2018 iaedp™ Symposium Showcases Latest in Eating Disorder Treatments from Around the World

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The 32nd annual iaedp™ (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Symposium is just weeks away, and this year’s event continues the Symposium’s reputation for presenting the latest in new treatments and research concerning eating disorders. The action-packed conference takes place March 22 – 25, 2018 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida and features keynote speakers, presentations and workshops, pre-certification courses and special networking events.

“At the iaedp™ Symposium, professionals in the field are able to experience the diversity of information and research in one place,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp Foundation.

The 32nd annual iaedp™ (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) Symposium is just weeks away, and this year’s event continues the Symposium’s reputation for presenting the latest in new treatments and research concerning eating disorders. The action-packed conference takes place March 22 – 25, 2018 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida and features keynote speakers, presentations and workshops, pre-certification courses and special networking events.

In addition to the many workshops and educational courses, the winners of iaedp’s™ “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art Competition also will be revealed with the 15 entries spotlighted during the Symposium in a special poster gallery area. This unique annual art competition is an awareness-through-art campaign.

“There is no other opportunity in the field of eating disorders that presents the leading authorities from around the world in research and treatment of eating disorders to generate greater understanding among professionals,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp™ Foundation.

“At the iaedp™ Symposium, professionals in the field are able to experience the diversity of information and research in one place,” added Harken. The 2018 Symposium offers five days of training sessions and instructive presentations. Highlights of the more than 70-offered sessions include: family involvement in eating disorders, the use of brain imagery, Spanish-only presentations, significance of therapeutic support, gender and body image, managed exercise and eating disorders and insights into a range of eating disorder treatments, among many other topics.

Due to its extreme popularity, iaedp™ will once again offer its pre-certification courses onsite at the 2018 Symposium. With these courses, professionals who are new to the field or who do not specialize in eating disorders can receive a first-hand, comprehensive introduction to eating disorder treatment. Registration information can be found at http://www.iaedp.com. Also available at registration is the iaedp™ Symposium mobile app that assists attendees to plan and participate in Symposium activities.

About the iaedp™ Foundation: 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. The Presidents Council provides leadership to the organization and includes: Center for Change; Eating Recovery Center; Green Mountain at Fox Run; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; La Ventana Treatment Programs; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; Monte Nido & Affiliates; Pine Grove Women's Center; Remuda Ranch at the Meadows; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; and Veritas Collaborative.    

The iaedp™ Foundation proudly announces the supporting sponsors for the 2018 iaedp™ Symposium:
Silver and Event Sponsor: Avalon Hills
Bronze Sponsor: Breathe Life Healing Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Fairwinds Treatment Center
Bronze Sponsor: Pine Grove’s Women’s Center

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