NEDIC Events

These events may be of interest to individuals who have a personal or professional interest in eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and related subjects. As we are a Canadian organization, most of these events, groups, conferences, and seminars are in Canada. 

To submit your listing for inclusion, please email us at nedic@ uhn.ca.

Zest for Life

Zest for Life is NEDIC's annual fundraiser. It is held in October of every year. This year, it is on Wednesday October 16th.  Visit nediczestforlife.ca for tickets and more!

Conference

NEDIC’s biennial body image and self-esteem conference is an interdisciplinary event that brings together dietitians, educators, fitness professionals, mental health clinicians, nurses, researchers, and individuals who have experienced eating disorders. Attendees come from across Canada to learn from a rich and varied lineup of speakers, sharing current research and its real-world application. #NEDIC2019 was held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto on May 9 & 10, 2019!  

Events

  • Silver Linings Foundation

    SUPPORT GROUPS SCHEDULED


    NEW support group for individuals ages 18 and older experiencing Binge Eating Disorder - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client

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    For parents and loved ones - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/

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  • Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support

    Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops 

  • Sage and Spoon

    Join the only ONLINE support group specifically for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are struggling with disordered eating or eating disorders

    Nalgona Positivity Pride is proud to host SAGE AND SPOON, a free support group that meets once a month online.

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  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Clinician Training

    Title: Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Clinician Training

    Description: The essence of EFFT is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child’s recovery, regardless of their age, level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment themselves. The clinician’s role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways – including recovery coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair. The model also involves a module for clinicians to support caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviours.
    The training model is designed to introduce newcomers to the approach and give them a working experiential knowledge of the model. Those with previous experience will have the opportunity to grow their expertise, increase and deepen their experiential practice, and further expand their skillset.
    This training includes experiential components and participants will learn techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models. Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary.
    This is an excellent learning opportunity for medical professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families.
    Link: http://www.anchorpsychology.ca/our-areas-of-specialization/


    Workshop Details

    Date:October 23-25, 2019
    Location:RA Centre, Courtside B
    2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7
    Time:9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Pricing:Student – $675
    Early Bird – $725 (Until October 1st, 2019)
    Regular – $750
  • The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

    The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals 
    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 
    Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: 
    Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection 
    NOVEMBER 9 - 11, 2018 
    Philadelphia Airport Marriott 
    17.5 CEs/CMEs Offered 

    Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, prejudice, loss of civility, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection.  Practitioners are tasked with helping clients navigate their way through emotionally-charged times by providing them with optimism, prompting dialogue that supports diverse needs and creating a sense of community. Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience. 
     
    Keynote Presentations: 
    Shame and Survival 
    Monica Lewinsky 
     
    Good and Mad: The Power of Anger 
    Rebecca Traister 

    Hope for the Future: Reinventing the Way We Work With Millennials 
    Ron Taffel, PhD 
     
    Psychotherapy Research for the People: Can Feminism and Science Co-exist? 
    Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD (Moderator) 
    Amy Banks, MD 
    Stephen Wonderlich, PhD 

    Featured Workshops: 
    The Barbara M. Greenspan Memorial Lecture  
    Embodied Journeys: Interconnected Pathways for Healing 
    Niva Piran, PhD, CPsych, FAED 
    This workshop explores the complex body journeys of girls and women, as described by the feminist developmental theory of embodiment, and validated in 171 interviews of diverse female subjects. The theory reveals paths for compassionate healing, and opens new possibilities for engagement with the world. 

    Social Justice and Eating Disorders: Let’s Move Forward Together 
    Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH & Andrea LaMarre, MSc 
    This workshop asks participants to reflect, authentically, on how to best create eating disorders treatment equity. 

    Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Increasing the Potency of the Therapeutic Relationship 
    Whitney Graff, PsyD 
    This workshop describes the fundamentals of FAP, illustrates its techniques with experiential exercises and applies FAP formulae to the treatment of eating disorders. 

    Keeping Hope Alive: Working with Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa 
    Laura Weisberg, PhD 
    This workshop explores the experience of working with this patient population, the emotional challenges that can arise and what, in spite of all, treating clinicians may still be able to provide. 

    Discovering Connection in a Disconnected World 
    Jaime Kaplan, PsyD 
    This workshop illustrates how clinicians can help eating disorder clients become more authentically visible, in both the real and the digital world. 

    For more information or to register please visit www.renfrewconference.com or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or kpatel@renfrewcenter.com.   

  • NIED's Townhall on Eating Disorders

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    Doors Open: 7:00 pm
    Event: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    For more information and to RSVP, email wendy@nied.ca

    Townhall on Eating Disorders.

    Join us for an open forum, Q & A evening with selected panelists ready to provide answers and insights to your Eating Disorders questions.

    Panelists include lived-experience individuals, parents, a family physician, a dietitian, and a therapist. Time for community discussion will be prioritized.

    Location:
    Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto,
    210 Wilson Ave,
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5M 3B1


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    Kernel of Wisdom Support Groups

    In Kernel of Wisdom’s 2 ED group options, clients benefit from: feedback on meals and mechanical eating; support to challenge feared foods and rules; peer sharing and connection; processing and guidance from professional facilitators; skill development in areas such as emotion regulation, urge surfing, or mindful eating; and similar insights and benefits as one gains in individual counselling.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE GROUPS AT: KERNELOFWISDOM.COM/GROUPS OR TEXT OR CALL 647-880-7118.

    DINNER + SUPPORT GROUP (LIVE)
    Date + Time: Monday evenings, 7pm-8:30pm
    Location: 235 Broadview Ave, Unit 4, TORONTO
    Duration: 75 minutes

    OR

    LUNCH + SUPPORT GROUP (DIGITAL WEBINARS)
    Date + Time: Friday afternoons, 12pm-1:00pm
    Online Webinar “Room” Software/Application: ZOOM conferencing (see www.zoom.us)
    Duration: 55 minutes

    All participants must be screened and approved by Joelle prior to starting. Groups will be capped at 8 participants. Enrollment will occur ongoing, as spaces become available.

    Join NIED for our 66th free eating disorders symposium, Townhall on Eating Disorders. This month, our open forum panel will feature those with lived-experience, parents, a family physician, a dietitian, and a therapist.

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