Panel Discussion

Addressing the Barriers to Eating Disorder Recovery

Join Eating Disorders Nova Scotia and a panel of experts to discuss the social, systematic and brain-based barriers that keep people with eating disorders from accessing treatment and achieving recovery.


Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Social Worker who has spent the last 26 years working as a transformational leader in health services and in health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care. He is the author of It's Not about Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada

Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan (Dr. AJ) is a family doctor practising in Halifax. She was involved in one of the earliest pilot sites for Shared Mental Health Care in Nova Scotia at the Cowie Clinic. She currently practices in an urban, community based practice in Peninsular Halifax which models collaborative care across medical and complementary disciplines of healthcare.

Dr. Aaron Keshen is clinical co-leader at the Nova Scotia Health Authority Inpatient and Outpatient Eating Disorder Programs. In addition to this clinical work, Dr. Keshen has authored several eating disorder related articles in peer reviewed journals and is a primary investigator in several grant funded studies in the field of eating disorders.

Laura Mofina has been an EDNS peer mentor for over two years. She has experience in providing individual and group peer support to people in recovery, and maintains recovery from an eating disorder herself. She is trained in many holistic modalities and offers consulting in nutrition, reiki, and aromatherapy to clients in the HRM.

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Monday, February 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Halifax Central Library
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