Join us June 15 from 10am to 12:30pm at CEDC!
CEDC treats individuals with eating disorders every day. We see how easy it is for the wrong messages about food and body image to take hold. That’s why it’s important to spotlight the journeys of those who have recovered and provide a platform for speaking out on the latest prevention efforts by community leaders and clinicians and also sharing best practices in promoting a healthy relationship with our bodies and food
10am – 10:10am: Introductions by Dr. Seda Ebrahimi, CEDC Founder & Director
10:15am – 10:40am: S. Bryn Austin, Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator and Director of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression working group at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital
10:45 – 11:05am: Rep. Kay Khan (D-11th Middlesex); Chairperson, Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; primary sponsor of Bill HD.2883 which restricts the sale of over-the-counter diet pills or dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building to persons under 18 years of age.
11:05 – 11:20am: Jen Petro-Roy is a former teen librarian, an obsessive reader, and a trivia fanatic. She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Massachusetts. She is the author of P.S. I Miss You, Good Enough, and You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery. Jen is an eating disorder survivor and an advocate for recovery.
11:20 – 11:35am: Alexandra Coppa – Miss Rhode Island 2018; advocate for mental health and eating disorders – Recovery Speaker
11:35 – 11:50am: Krista Murphy, RN – Recovery Speaker
11:50 – 12:20pm: Stephanie Lionetti, founder of Covery Box: Everyone Knows Someone, a mail order gift box company that offers beautifully packaged, recovery-friendly items of support and encouragement to those in residential treatment from loved ones at home. Stephanie’s mother Debbie, who helps with the business, is attending with Stephanie and will speak about eating disorders from a parent’s point of view.
12:20 – 12:30pm: Questions for all speakers
Who We Are:
The Cambridge Eating Disorder Center (CEDC) provides individuals suffering with eating disorders a comprehensive continuum of support services focused on their recovery. Our treatment programs focus on reducing the eating disorder symptoms while promoting the development of a healthy self that encompasses both emotional and physical well-being.
Where: CEDC lobby, 3 Bow Street, Cambridge MA 02138
When: June 15, 2019, 10:00am-12:30pm