Eating Disorder Hope Announces Third Virtual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2018

Jacquelyn Ekern
Eating Disorder Hope
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Redmond, OREGON: Eating Disorder Hope, a global leader in online resources and education for mental health issues, hosts its third virtual conference, “Blasting Through Bias: A Deep Dive Into Underserved Populations and Global Issues,” Thursday, December 6, 2018.

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Presentations will feature thought-leaders and clinicians from across the spectrum of eating disorder treatment expertise, including Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), dietician Maggie Garrity, Director of Nutrition Services at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Dr. Scott Moseman, Medical Director at Laureate Eating Disorders Program and Travis Stewart, Director of Marketing and Business Development at McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers.

The conference will address bias affecting underserved populations, explore applications of neurobiology and movement therapy in eating disorder treatment, and offer an examination of the shifting views of the body across history and philosophical and faith traditions. Conference attendees will receive two continuing education credits.

“Through my personal and professional experience, I’ve seen that a key component to eating disorder recovery is understanding the specific needs of different populations,” said Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association. “Despite similar rates of eating disorders among non-Hispanic Whites, Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians in the United States, people of color are significantly less likely to receive help for their eating issues. I’d like to thank ED Hope for providing a platform to discuss the need for more sensitivity from eating disorders providers in order to overcome barriers to treatment for African Americans who are in need of eating disorder support.”

Diverse and innovate treatment methods will also be evaluated for their effectiveness and success. “Movement is essential to eating disorder recovery and similar to the relationship with food – it is about progress, not perfection. Our goal is to teach a step-by-step approach for incorporating joyful movement,” says Maggie Garrity, RD, LDN, of her presentation, which she will co-present with Natalie Breitmeyer, a dance/movement and yoga therapist.

The virtual conference begins Thursday, December 6 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. Registration is $30 per person.

About Eating Disorder Hope: Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. The organization began with the help and advice of colleagues, professors, and other organizations specializing in eating disorders. Eating Disorder Hope was founded in January 2005. Eating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.