2018 iaedp™ Symposium: To the Bone of Anorexia, Biblical Pressures to Modern Day Vogue

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At this year’s iaedp™ Symposium, the presentation, “To The Bone of Anorexia: Biblical Pressures to Modern Day Vogue,” will reveal history’s secrets about anorexia, from biblical times to modern day reality, to focus on the difficult reality of recovery given modern media influence. The presentation team also will concentrate on exploring the medical complications of severe malnutrition, which are often a fear for professionals who are on the forefront of treating and advocating for their clients.

The history of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, spans from biblical times to the modern era. Whether fasting was used as a means to escape unwanted marriages, break free from corporeal limitations to reach nirvana or as a way to deal with other stress and trauma in life, there are lessons to be learned from history in order to avoid past mistakes and understand the evolution of this illness.

At this year’s iaedp™ Symposium, the presentation, “To The Bone of Anorexia: Biblical Pressures to Modern Day Vogue,” will reveal history’s secrets about anorexia, from biblical times to modern day reality, to focus on the difficult reality of recovery given modern media influence. The presentation team also will concentrate on exploring the medical complications of severe malnutrition, which are often a fear for professionals who are on the forefront of treating and advocating for their clients.                         

This didactic workshop, and more than 70 other poster presentations and special networking and social events, will take place during the 2018 iaedp™ Symposium at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, March 22 – 25.    Primary presenter, Margherita Mascolo, MD, CEDS will review for attendees not only the history of anorexia nervosa beginning with biblical times, but also the evolution of anorexia through the ages and examine the poorly understood constellation of medical symptoms and psychological factors through time and how physicians attempted to understand and define the condition.                                                In addition, Dr. Mascolo will focus on the medical complications of severe malnutrition and discuss the underlying pathophysiology of starvation, refeeding and purging as well as provide evidence-based treatment modalities for the most common complications.

Co-presenter, Johanna Kandel, founder of The Alliance for Eating Disorders, additionally will share her road to recovery and how she navigates the world as a recovered woman.

For information about how to register for this year’s iaedp™ Symposium, go to iaedp.com

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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