2016 iaedp™ Symposium Showcases Nation’s Leading Eating Disorder Professionals

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The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) kicks off its 30th annual Symposium February 18 – 21, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla. and will feature nationally recognized professionals addressing new treatments and research concerning eating disorders.

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp) kicks off its 30th annual Symposium February 18 – 21, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla. and will feature nationally recognized professionals addressing new treatments and research concerning eating disorders. The keynote faculty provides the extraordinary training sessions and instructive presentations during the four-day Symposium.

Kicking off day two of the 2016 iaedp Symposium with a presentation on “Intergenerational Effects of Trauma” is Rachel Yehuda, PhD and Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she is also Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division. Dr. Yehuda is a recognized leader in the field of traumatic stress studies, and as such, has authored more than 250 published papers, chapters and books in the field of traumatic stress and the neurobiology of PTSD.

Dr. Yehuda’s contribution to the 2016 Symposium will be enhanced by her current interests which include the study of risk and resilience factors, psychological and biological predictors of treatment response in PTSD, genetic and epigenetic studies of PTSD and the intergenerational transmission of trauma and PTSD. Dr. Yehuda also has a current federally funded clinical and research program that involves local as well as international students and clinicians.

About iaedp: Established in 1985, iaedp is recognized for its excellence in providing education and training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, from anorexia to bulimia to binge eating and obesity. The organization offers a rigorous certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders. For more information about iaedp, visit iaedp.com.

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