The iaedp™ Foundation Seeks Nominations for Members of Distinction

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These awards are about honoring eating disorder professionals while also serving to acknowledge all deserving members who help to research and to empower those who suffer with eating disorders and who provide service in many other areas, including local iaedp chapter development, treatment program development, goodwill ambassadorship and encouraging healthy relationships in a community.

These awards are about honoring eating disorder professionals while also serving to acknowledge all deserving members who help to research and to empower those who suffer with eating disorders and who provide service in many other areas, including local iaedp chapter development, treatment program development, goodwill ambassadorship and encouraging healthy relationships in a community.

“Our dedicated members are the reason for iaedp’s success and growth,” said Bonnie Harken, iaedp’s Managing Director. “Our organization awards recognize members for their outstanding support as well as their contributions to eating disorder treatment.”

Member nominations for recognition at the 2017 iaedp Symposium event is a time to showcase member talent, dedication and membership service efforts. The awards -- given annually during iaedp’s Symposium -- will once again be a key part of the upcoming program held March 22 - 26, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Resort.

The iaedp selection committee -- the group’s Board of Directors -- is looking for nominations of members who have gone above and beyond for the following awards:

  • The “Spirit of iaedp Award” will be given to a member of iaedp for 10 years or more who demonstrates consistent service and loyalty to iaedp’s mission. Certification not required of this person.
  • The “Member of the Year Award” will honor 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 iaedp Foundation also presents Special Recognition Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards at its discretion and is seeking member nominations for these awards as well.

For consideration for elevated membership status as a Fellow of iaedp, candidates’ collective contributions over time are 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.

Requisites and nomination for each award can be found by visiting the iaedp Foundation here.

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. Registration information for the 2017 iaedp Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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