The iaedp™ Foundation Recognizes Excellence in the Treatment of Eating Disorders at 2017 Symposium

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The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) will recognize select professionals in the treatment of eating disorders at its annual awards ceremony held during the 2017 Symposium in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Resort and Spa on March 22 – 26. Award nominations and applications are available at iaedp.com through Dec. 31, 2016.

“Our Board of Directors recognize organization members for some of the eating disorder industry’s highest awards,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp Foundation.

The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) will recognize select professionals in the treatment of eating disorders at its annual awards ceremony held during the 2017 Symposium in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Resort and Spa on March 22 – 26. Award nominations and applications are available at iaedp.com through Dec. 31, 2016.                                        

“Our Board of Directors recognize organization members for some of the eating disorder industry’s highest awards,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp Foundation. “Our organization recognizes members not only for their exemplary support but also their contributions to eating disorder treatment.”                                

Members, and in one instance, non-members, have several opportunities for award recognition at the upcoming 2017 iaedp Symposium.

The Spirit of iaedp Award is given to a member of iaedp for 10 years or more of service who demonstrates consistent loyalty to iaedp’s mission. Certification is not required for this award. The group also presents the Fellow of iaedp, a category of membership and honor available to highly committed and accomplished professionals.                

The New Professional Award recognizes a member of five years or fewer for innovative and substantial contributions to iaedp and the eating disorder treatment field. Possible contribution includes but is not limited to organizing a training event, supporting research through a fundraising program and assisting other new professionals in training.

The Member of the Year Award honors a member with six or more years of experience in the field who demonstrates noteworthy service to iaedp and consistently exceeds expectations for contributions to the iaedp conference, chapters, program development and good will ambassadorship.

The Special Service Recognition Award acknowledges special contributions whenever applicable from a person who may not fit another award category and are not required to be iaedp members.                    

For consideration for elevated membership status as a Fellow of iaedp, candidates’ collective contributions over time is evaluated. Guidelines identify but are not exclusive to iaedp members of five continuous years or more who have been in practice for a minimum of 15 years, are preferably Certified Eating Disorder Specialists and have demonstrated accomplishment and participation in the field through activities such as teaching, presentations, training, research, writing and innovative community projects. Each honoree will receive a special certificate of recognition and may include “F. iaedp” with other credentials.

Award recommendation forms are online at:
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1024628.
About iaedp: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. For information about registration, including lower rates for early registration, visit iaedp.com.

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