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February 25, 2018

Shattering Stigma, Advocating for Change - featuring KITTY WESTIN

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018 we invite you to join us for a FREE community event:


Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Keynote, Q&A, Meet & Greet Reception 

The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 North Charles Street

Towson, MD 21204
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REGISTRATION: Attendance is FREE but space is limited. Online registration is now closed. Please check-in onsite at the event to register. Doors open at 1:30 PM. 


KITTY WESTIN founded the Anna Westin Foundation (now known as The Emily Program Foundation) following the death from anorexia of her daughter, Anna, in 2000. Kitty is an advocate for people affected by eating disorders and has become a nationally and internationally recognized authority on the impact mental illness has on individuals, their families and the community.

Kitty Westin presenting a TED Talk

Kitty is a licensed psychologist and past president and current board member of both The Emily Program Foundation, a Minnesota-based 501c3 on a mission to eliminate eating disorders and the Eating Disorders Coalition, a national advocacy organization based in Washington D.C.

She has received numerous awards for her advocacy work and has written several book chapters and articles related to eating disorders advocacy and the impact they have on society.

An important milestone for Kitty was being present on December 13, 2016 when President Obama signed into law the ground-breaking health care initiative, the 21st Century Cures Act. The Cures Act includes extensive language from the Anna Westin Act, a bill that will improve access to treatment for eating disorders and education of all health care professionals.


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