Eating Disorders Coalition joins
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T)
in offering a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill
Thursday, November 29, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dirksen Building, Room 430
10% IS UNACCEPTABLE
The 10% fatality rate in eating disorders is unacceptable. In this briefing speakers will provide data and testimonials on the heart-wrenching death rate associated with eating disorders and call on Congress and the general public to throw off the stigma and pass legislation to save lives.
Mark Chavez, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health
Amy Snyder, Mother
Julie O’Toole, MD, MPH, Founder and Medical Director of Kartini Clinic
Joan Riederer, Mother and Justin Riederer, Brother
Laura Collins, Executive Director of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders)
Declaring an end to hiding and the beginning of parents standing up and taking their place to call for better statistics gathering, research funding, professional credentialing, and evidence-based treatment dissemination.
Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D., Policy Director, Eating Disorders Coalition
Open to the public.
Boxed Lunches will be provided.
This briefing is coordinated with the office of Senator Harkin.