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Beyond Appearances conference: understanding eating disorders

Length: 60 minutes  +
This conference is addressed to adults.

This conference presents the impacts of social pressure surrounding thinness, the development of difficulties related to eating, and body image appreciation. The conference also addresses the nature of eating disorders, different issues related to these disorders, and some methods for communicating with people suffering from eating disorders.

Cost : 200$/conference **Travel expenses will apply for requests outside of Montreal and the surrounding area.

For further information or to reserve a conference, please contact Mélanie Guénette-Robert, Coordinator of educational activities and the prevention component at ANEB.

Specific conference goals:

  • To recognize the possible impacts caused by messages in our society about weight and appearance;
  • To acquire knowledge about the diagnostic criteria of eating disorders;
  • To understand the fact that some risk factors can influence the development of eating disorders;
  • To recognize the possible consequences of, and issues relating to, eating disorders;
  • To identify basic principles of communicating with and helping someone struggling with an eating disorder.

Conferences are adapted to the specific needs of each centre.

CHARITY NUMBER: 89 141 4195 RR 0001