NEDIC Shades of Grey Conference

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre’s Third Bi-annual Conference

 

Body-Image and Self-Esteem: Shades of Grey

May 2 – 3, 2011

89 Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

 

 

Register now – http://www.nedic.ca/2011ConferenceRegistration.shtml

 

Keynote Speakers:


Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD,
author (with Carol Gilligan) of the ground breaking book Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development; Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketer’s Schemes and Packaging Boyhood: Saving our boys from superheroes, slackers and other media stereotypes.


Natalie Beausoleil, PhD
, co-founder of the Body Image Network, and academic whose research examines youths’ experiences of and meanings of their bodies, health and fitness; and the social production of gender, body, health and illness through popular, medical and scientific discourses


Margo Maine, PhD, FAED,
author of The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect; Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters and the Pursuit of Thinness; and Body Wars: Making Peace With Women’s Bodies.


Allyson Mitchell, PhD,
melds feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the body.

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Mindfulness and emotional development
  • Weight -focused bullying
  • Binge – eating: understanding and working with it
  • Packaging Girlhood: media and marketing influences on girls
  • Body- image issues among adult women
  • Social inequities and weight and shape issues
  • Disordered eating and substance use/abuse

 

See the whole program at www.nedic.ca