Innovative Presentations Wanted for Annual Eating Disorders Conference

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Date: Sept. 17, 2002 For Release: ImmediatelyInnovative Presentations Wanted for Annual Eating Disorders Conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.?Penn State?s “Ninth Annual Eating Disorders on Campus: The Institutional Response” will explore innovative and effective strategies for assessing, treating and preventing eating disorders and body image disturbance in the collegiate setting. The organizers are seeking “best practices” workshops on campus-based programs for the prevention of, and intervention in eating disorders.

Submitted proposals should present an unusual or imaginative approach, have demonstrated effectiveness, use resources efficiently and have the potential to be implemented by different types of higher education institutions. The submission deadline has been extended to Oct. 15, 2002.

The conference will be held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, on June 6-7, 2003. This program is designed for university and college professionals in student health and counseling, including psychologists, counselors, physicians, nurses, physicians? assistants, health educators and dietitians. Professional staff in residence life or student affairs, athletic trainers and coaches, researchers and faculty can also benefit from attending. Secondary school psychologists, counselors, health professionals and teachers, as well, may find this program useful.

For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit the conference Web site: For information about other upcoming programs at Penn State, visit this Web site: ##KVD##(Editor?s contact: Katie Frieden, 814-863-5144, [email protected])Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.U.Ed.OCE 03-0512bkh/jbs