Renowned Eating Disorder Specialist Visits Bermuda

Community Invited to Attend Open Meeting

Professor Janet Treasure, an internationally-renowned psychiatrist and eating disorder specialist, will be in Bermuda to educate the community about eating disorders – how to identify them; where to go for help; role of key stakeholders and use of medication in treatment.

Parents and interested members of the community are invited to Professor Treasure’s presentation on Friday, March 24, 2006 in the Bermuda High School for Girls Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

A separate presentation will be held for healthcare professionals on Monday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Worship Centre across from Liberty Theatre. The fee for this presentation is $30, which includes a light meal.

Professor Treasure has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for more than 20 years. She works at the Eating Disorder Unit at the South London Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust, a leading centre in clinical management and training of eating disorders. The unit provides eating disorder services for a population of two million in south East London and accepts specialist referrals from throughout the United Kingdom.

Professor Treasure was awarded the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award in Research in 2004. This award honours an individual who has developed new knowledge through research about eating disorders that has measurably impact on the field and is internationally respected.

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