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Upcoming events


An important part of the NEDC’s role is to foster and promote professional learning.  If you would like to have your event listed here, please contact us.

 

The Butterfly Foundation Dove BodyThink and Early Intervention workshops


The Butterfly Foundation's Early Intervention Workshops help professionals working with young people to recognise and respond appropriately to early warning signs of disordered eating and clinical eating disorders. Visit the Butterfly Foundation website for 2013 dates, locations and registrations.

 
 

Eating Disorders Training 2013

The Eating Disorders Training and Evaluation Cenre (EDTEC) at the Princess Margaret Hospital in WA offer a number of professional workshops throughout the year. These workshops are facilitated by clinical multidisciplinary staff of the Eating Disorders Program.

Did you know that:

  • Body Image is the number one concern in Australian youth aged 12 to 25 (Mission Australia, 2011).
  • Disordered eating increased two-fold among Australian males and females from the 1990s to 2000s.
  • One in five Australian teenage girls experience some form of disordered eating.
  • Disordered eating can cause serious physical, psychological and social harm with those who have body image disturbance more likely to engage in dangerous diets, excessive exercise, and substance abuse.
  • Adolescent females who diet at a severe level are 18 times more likely to develop an Eating Disorder within 6 months.
  • MANY PEOPLE WITH BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS DO NOT ACCESS HELP, BUT HELP IS AVAILABLE!

To discuss your training needs or request information and resources for health professionals, please contact the training coordinator on 9340 7012 or via email: ulrike.osullivan@health.wa.gov.au.

Download the flyer for more details.

 

Eating Disorders and Obesity

The Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference is being held from the 26 May to 27 May 2014 at QT Hotel, Gold Coast.

This conference will encompass contemporary best practice, multidisciplinary care and research into the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatments relating to eating disorders and obesity. It will also examine Government and Health Sector Initiatives.

It will bring together clinical practitioners, academics, mental health experts and public health administrators from Australasia.

Important dates:
• Call for Abstracts: Now Open
• Abstracts close: 31st October 2013
• Notification to Authors: 11th November 2013
• Draft Program available: 9th December 2013
• Early Bird Registration Ends: 17 February 2014

Visit the conference website for more details.

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