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It’s a Small World After All: The Global Impact of Body Image in the Media

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Swan Hotel – Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
7:00 - 10:00pm

Cost $45 Members; $60 Non Members
Table of eight (8) guests for discounted rates are available

For sponsorship opportunities please contact
Christina Weiss 310.938.9729 or

Please RSVP to Christina Weiss by Monday, March 8, 2010
310.938.9729 or


Join iaedp - the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals during our 25th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida for a Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, March 13, 2010. This special evening will include an amazing presentation on the Global Impact of Body Image in the Media with Dr Victor Strasburger and a visual journey to creating the perfect media image with celebrity photographer Jeff Vespa. The evening will also include art, music, The Real Beauty Campaign, silent auction, entertainment and special guest appearances.

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Featuring the Real Beauty Campaign

The Southern California Chapters of iaedp have come together to create the “Real Beauty Campaign," an exhibit to explore personal visions of authentic beauty. This exhibit challenges the current media belief of what is beautiful by displaying individual representations of real beauty both inside and out. Created to combat these unrealistic and often dangerous ideals of weight, size, shape and beauty dependence that today’s media and fashion industry have pressed upon us. As Eating Disorders, low self/body esteem, and substance abuse continue to rise among our youth, we are hoping you will join in our Real Beauty Campaign to honor and celebrate National Eating Disorder Awareness. This exhibit includes voices and interpretations of authentic beauty from preschoolers through our senior population.


Featured Guest:

StrassburgerVictor C. Strasburger, M.D.
Brief Biography

Dr. Vic Strasburger is currently Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was graduated from Yale College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied fictionwriting with Robert Penn Warren. He went to Harvard Medical School and did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Children’s Hospital in Boston, and Paddington Green Children’s Hospital in London. He completed an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Strasburger has authored more than 120 articles and papers and 8 books on the subjects of adolescent medicine, and the effects of television on children and adolescents, including ADOLESCENT MEDICINE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE (2nd edition, 1998, Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, with Dr. Robert Brown) and ADOLESCENTS AND THE MEDIA (Sage, 1995). His most popular book is entitled, GETTING YOUR KIDS TO SAY NO IN THE 1990S WHEN YOU SAID YES IN THE 1960S (Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1993). His current book is a textbook: CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND THE MEDIA, co-authored with Barbara Wilson, Ph.D. and published by SAGE Publications in Newbury Park, California in 2002. He also has one published novel, entitled ROUNDING THIRD & HEADING HOME. He has served as Chair of the AAP’s Section on Adolescent Health, a member of the Committee on Communications, and a consultant to the National PTA and the AMA on children and the media. He has been featured several times on National Public Radio (NPR) and in Newsweek, and has appeared multiple times on “Oprah,” “The Today Show,” and “CBS This Morning.”

In the year 2000, Dr. Strasburger was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Adele Delenbaugh Hofmann Award, for outstanding lifetime achievement in Adolescent Medicine, and was the first receipient of the Holroyd-Sherry Award, given for media Advocacy work.

Dr. Strasburger lives in Albuquerque with his wife (a neuropsychiatrist) and his two children, Max (age 11) and Katya (age 9).

Featured Guest:

Jeff Vespa

Jeff VespaBrief Biography

Vespa is an artist, celebrity photographer and Co-founder and Executive Vice-President of the global digital photographic agency, WireImage. Vespa has been the West Coast Special Projects Editor for Los Angeles Confidential Magazine since 2003. In April 2009, he was named the Editor-at-Large of the new incarnation of LIFE Magazine, He is also responsible for the creation of the WireImage Portrait Studio that has become an integral part of independent film festivals worldwide and is the official photographer for the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals, where he captures the portraits of all attending stars.

Vespa's photos appear regularly in numerous publications including LIFE, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, Newsweek, People, US Weekly, Glamour, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Rolling Stone, GQ, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

In 2008, Vespa directed a short film called NOSEBLEED staring David Arquette. The movie had its international premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in the Semaine de la Critique section and has also been shown at over 25 other festivals around the world.

Featured Guest

Julie hayes nadlerJuli Hayes Nadler

Brief Biography

Juli has been a Registered Dietitian, specializing in eating disorders and body image related issues for almost 25 years. During this time she has helped many women accept, nourish and honor the body they were born with. She has worked in inpatient and private practice settings, with individuals and groups, and on college and high school campuses. She has a passion for helping her clients free themselves from the prison and pain of disordered eating.

For many years, Juli has also been a photographic artist, specializing in her “Celebrate the Skin You’re In” photography. She brings her experience and passion for celebrating women’s bodies in all shapes and sizes to this work. Her photo sessions are often a healing experience for women who have been brought up in a culture that tells us there is only one type of body that is worthy of celebrating.

"Juli's photos gently illuminate the true beauty and grace of the feminine spirit as it is reflected through the bodies of all women. The authenticity of these images are an antidote to the false, one-dimensional images we see in the media today. They invite us to celebrate the exquisite beauty of the embodied feminine soul." -Anita Johnston, Ph.D. author, Eating in the Light of the Moon.


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