The Renfrew Center Foundation Announces 20th Annual Conference

September 9, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — The Renfrew Center Foundation is hosting its 20th Annual Conference, Feminist Perspectives and Beyond: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future. Eating disorder professionals are invited to a thought-provoking weekend designed to further contribute to the evolution of the field of eating disorders. It will be held from November 12-14, 2010 at the Philadelphia Airport Marriot.

Gloria Steinem will deliver the Keynote Presentation, entitled Four Decades of Feminism: Reflections on Women and Eating Disorders. A pioneer and leader of the feminist movement for more than 40 years, Ms. Steinem offers fresh insight into a feminist understanding of socio-cultural and personality variables identified as key contributors to the development and treatment of eating disorders.

Since 1991, the conference has been dedicated to providing education and training for professionals. To commemorate two decades of rapid growth, outstanding scholarship and professional connection, Conference 2010 has invited experts in the field of eating disorders and women’s mental health to explore treatment, cultural influences, genetics and trends in neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology.

Presentations include:

  • A Retrospective on the Field of Eating Disorders, Craig Johnson, PhD and Michael Levine, PhD
  • The Intricate Dance of Genes and Environment in Eating Disorders, Cynthia Bulik, PhD
  • What Do We Do About Obesity: Challenges for the Eating Disorders Field, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH

Register before September 17, 2010 to receive the early registration fee. Included are meals and special events throughout the weekend. The hotel offers a discounted rate for Conference attendees.

For more information or to register for The Renfrew Center Foundation 20th Annual Conference, visit www.renfrew.org or call 1-877-367-3383.

About The Renfrew Center Foundation

The Renfrew Center Foundation is the non-profit arm of The Renfrew Center, the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility and largest treatment network with a comprehensive range of services in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Founded in 1990, the Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to advancing the education, prevention, research and treatment of eating disorders. The Foundation sponsors this annual conference, as well as numerous seminars throughout the country. To date, the Foundation has trained nearly 25,000 professionals.

SOURCE The Renfrew Center Foundation

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