The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is pleased to be hosting its seventh biennial Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference. The conference will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto on Thursday May 9 & Friday May 10, 2019.
This Conference is a unique opportunity in Canada to share and to learn more about the current research, evidence-based practices and innovative outreach in a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented environment.
We are currently seeking submissions for a poster session to be held at the conference – more scheduling details to follow.
We invite individuals whose area of study or research involves eating disorder research, treatment, or prevention (including critical media literacy and early intervention) to submit a proposal for inclusion in a poster session. Conference 2019 is framed around the theme of Radical Unlearning, providing attendees a non-judgmental, compassionate space in which to challenge norms and navigate new ideas. Encompassing equity, innovation and positive body identity, this theme calls for unlearning and unpacking negative and erroneous messaging that people have been subjected to. This Call for Posters should be considered guidance as to what potential topics may be suitable, and should not be considered exhaustive.
Attendees join us from many disciplines, and may include child and youth workers, dietitians, educators, fitness professionals, nurses, psychologists, public health professionals, social workers, and therapists, as well as affected individuals or their loved ones/caregivers.
Important Dates: October 15, 2018: Submissions are due for review by the NEDIC Conference Steering Committee.November 5, 2018: Presenters will be contacted.November 9, 2018: Agreements will be sent.November 16, 2018: Final biography and abstract due; these will be posted on NEDIC.ca and used in the program. Signed agreements due to NEDIC.
Questions? Send us an email at email@example.com.