Announcing…Opening Day of the 2017 iaedp Symposium

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The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, provider of educational programs and training standards for eating disorder specialists and other medical professionals caring for those suffering from the full spectrum of disordered eating, is proud to announce the opening of its 31st annual iaedp Symposium at the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas, March 22 - 26.

The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, provider of educational programs and training standards for eating disorder specialists and other medical professionals caring for those suffering from the full spectrum of disordered eating, is proud to announce the opening of its 31st annual iaedp Symposium at the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas, March 22 - 26.

The 2017 Symposium kicks-off with the start of pre-certification courses and will continue with seven keynote speakers and events as headliners, interactive workshops as well as the reveal of the “Imagine Me” mannequin art competition winners.

“The field of eating disorders is always changing, whether it is treatment methods, new research or a new healthcare system,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director of the iaedp Foundation. “The purpose of the Symposium is to provide a forum for eating disorder professionals to discuss these changes as well as educate and exchange information.”

The 2017 Symposium offers four days of training sessions, instructive presentations and special events. Highlights of the nearly 60 offered sessions include: family involvement in eating disorders, the use of body language to interpret the relationship between exercise and eating disorder etiology and insights into Binge Eating Disorder. Due to its extreme popularity, iaedp will once again offer its pre-certification courses onsite at Symposium 2017. With these courses, professionals who are new to the field or do not specialize in eating disorders can receive a first-hand, comprehensive introduction to eating disorder treatment.

The 2017 Symposium also will reveal the winners of the sixth annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art competition. Out of 15 total entries from treatment centers, private practices and individuals from around the nation, five were recently chosen as finalists, with the winners being announced and spotlighted at the Symposium.

For this year’s Symposium, the iaedp Foundation offers its new mobile application, a free interactive tool that makes it easy for attendees to plan and participate at the 2017 Symposium. The application, available online through the Apple iPhone “App Store” and Google Play, allows navigation of 10 multi-touch features so Symposium attendees can easily point and click on the different areas that encompass iaedp’s annual conference event.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Symposium,” said Harken. “With the return of pre-certification courses, record attendance and the submissions for Imagine Me Art Competition, plus the renowned speakers and featured workshops, the 2017 Symposium is the best yet.”

Exhibit space is still available for purchase for latecomers. Blanche Williams can be contacted at blanche(at)iaedp(dot)com for more information. Registration information, the 2017 program schedule and specific information about each presentation and all presenters at the 2017 iaedp Symposium can be found at http://www.iaedp.com.

About iaedp: Established in 1985, iaedp (http://www.iaedp.com) offers a highly respected certification process for specializing in eating disorder treatment.

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