Live satellite teleconference on eating disorders set Thursday, Feb. 25 at Francis Marion University
FLORENCE -- The Mental Health Association in Florence County and Francis Marion University will bring a live satellite teleconference on eating disorders to the Florence area Thursday, Feb. 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The live, interactive satellite teleconference will be in the Cauthen Educational Media Center, Room 228A. For information about the teleconference, call the MHA in Florence County office at 843-661-5407.
The public is invited to attend the teleconference.
The teleconference is a 90-minute broadcast, addressing compulsive overeating, body hatred, anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. Intended for mental health counselors, dieticians, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and other members of the medical, education, and psychological communities, the teleconference is approved for two CE credits for nurses, social workers, therapists, and counselors.
Sponsored by America’s Continuing Education Information Network and endorsed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the National Mental Health Association, the teleconference program is produced by Florida’s Visionary Productions, Inc.
Hundreds at various national interactive receiving sites will view the teleconference on Thursday, Feb. 25, set during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
The teleconference will answer questions, give information, and assist local professionals in dealing with identifying and treating eating disorders. The broadcast features nationally-known experts, including Dr. David B. Herzog, M.D., Jane Hirschmann, C.S.W., Sonia Kragh, M.D., and Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D.