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Conference 2017: Call for Workshops

Thank you for your interest! Submissions are now closed. We received an overwhelming number of exciting presentations, and presenters will be notified ASAP of the decision. 




6th Biennial Body Image & Self-Esteem Conference
May 11 & 12, 2017

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is pleased to be hosting its sixth biennial Body-Image and Self-Esteem Conference. The conference will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto on Thursday May 11 & Friday May 12, 2017.

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 workshop sessions (75 or 90 minutes).

We invite contributions from individuals who may be working in either eating disorder research, treatment, or prevention (including critical media literacy and early intervention).  This Call for Submissions should be considered guidance as to what potential topics may be suitable, and should not be considered exhaustive.

Conference 2017 is framed around the ideas of body acceptance, body equity, diversity, intersectionality, and self-esteem. Historically, portrayals of and research about individuals with eating disorders have not been fully representative of the diversity of individuals who are affected. Submissions are particularly welcomed from people who are working with eating disorders in marginalized and under-researched populations.

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:

September 7, 2016: Submissions are due for review by the NEDIC Conference Steering Committee.
September 20, 2016: Speakers will be contacted.
October 3, 2016: Contracts will be sent.
October 24, 2016: Final biography and abstract due; these will be posted on NEDIC.ca and used in the program. Signed contracts due to NEDIC. 

Questions? Send us an email at nedic@uhn.ca, attention: Suzanne Phillips.