National Eating Disorders Association Conference Oct. 4-6 in San Diego
Offers Families Information, Access to Experts and Advice on how to
Navigate Health Care System
COSMOGirl! Editor Chandra Czape Turner, COSMOGirl Speaker
NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 10 million women and one million men suffer from diagnosed eating disorders; many more have symptoms that have yet to be clinically identified and treated. How does one identify an eating disorder? How does a family mobilize to help an affected member and alleviate the tremendous strain on relationships?
These and other questions will be addressed by families and renowned eating disorder professionals at the National Eating Disorder Association's (NEDA) Annual Conference October 4-6 at the Doubletree Hotel Mission Valley in San Diego. Open to the public, the two-day conference will feature programs designed specifically for both families and eating disorder treatment professionals. A special half-day Educators Seminar will take place Thursday, October 4, to provide teachers, administrators and nurses in K-12 schools with information on how to identify students at risk and help them get treatment.
Featured speakers include Chandra Czape Turner, executive editor, COSMOGirl!, who will talk about the role and responsibility of the media to promote a healthy body image among girls and women; Walter H. Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry, UC San Diego and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and eating disorder expert; Michael Strober, PhD, director, Eating Disorders Program and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA and Jessica Weiner, motivational speaker, author, and Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.
Some of the nearly 40 programs include:
-- My Child has an Eating Disorder: How Can I Help?
-- Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs: The Journey of a Loved One to<
|SOURCE National Eating Disorder Association|
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