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Seminar – Airbrushing: A Touchy Subject






Date: Friday 22nd November 2013

Time: 10.30am – 4pm (tea/coffe/lunch provided)
European Parliament Offices, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

This event, hosted by Nessa Childers, MEP, will provide a forum to review, discuss and debate the often contentious topic of airbrushed, photo-shopped or digitally enhanced media images.


10.30 am Registration, Tea & Coffee
11.00 am Welcome Remarks – Nessa Childers, MEP
11.10 am The Altered Image – Fiona Flynn Dascalescu, Youth Development Officer, Bodywhys
11.15 am The State of Perfection – Dil Wickremasinghe, Newstalk FM
11.45 am Is the Genie out of the Bottle? Sexualisation and the Online Influence – Colman Noctor, Psychotherapist, St. Patrick’s Hospital
12.15 pm My World Survey – Dr. Barbara Dooley, UCD
12.45 pm What standards in advertising? – Orla Twomey, Asst CEO Advertising Standards Authority
1.00 pm Lunch (included)
2.00 pm Cultural perspectives: why private troubles are public issues – Derek Chambers,
2.30 pm Media portrayal of eating disorders: Friend or Foe? – Prof. Fiona McNicholas, Lucena Clinic
3.00 pm Get Real – Sheena Horgan, author of ‘Candy Coated Marketing’
3.30 pm What next? – Open Forum: Dr. Shari McDaid, Mental Health Reform
3.45 pm Closing Remarks – Nessa Childers, MEP

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