“The 2019 Symposium attracted a record number of attendees who participated in more than 60 presentations and workshops,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director of the iaedp™ Foundation.
PALM DESERT, Calif. (PRWEB) March 12, 2019
At the 2019 Symposium for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™), February 7 - 10, a record of more than 950 attendees gathered at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, California, to learn the latest research for eating disorder treatment, from treatment approaches and compelling patient histories of recovery to the latest findings from brain research. The conference theme, “Instilling Passion into Treatment and Recovery,” reflected the rapidly changing field of eating disorders diagnosis and treatment.
“The 2019 Symposium attracted a record number of attendees who participated in more than 60 presentations and workshops,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director of the iaedp™ Foundation. “The level of engagement was inspiring as professionals from all over the U.S. and many countries joined together, all seeking the latest information available today about the treatment of eating disorders.”
Keeping with Symposium tradition, the winners of the 8th annual body image mannequin art competition, “Imagine Me Beyond What You See,” were announced:
First Place - “Boys with Dresses” by Rogers Behavioral Health of FOCUS Adult Residential Program; Oconomowoc, WI
Runner Up – “Disconnected Wires” by Phaedra Silke (19) of Fraser North Eating Disorders Program, Child and Youth Mental Health; Port Moody, BC, Canada
Honorable Mention - “Our Return” by Alsana Luna of Residential Treatment Center; Thousand Oaks, CA
The Professionals Choice Award - “Who Am I?” by the Center for Discovery; Freemont, CA with a record of 13,237 online votes plus the onsite ballot voting at Symposium
The iaedp™ Board of Directors’ Awards Committee announced the winners of the 2019 awards:
Spirit of iaedp™ Award: Martha Womack, PhD
Member of the Year Awards: Jessica Baker, PhD, CEDS-S
Special Recognition – Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS
Excellence in Leadership Award – Holly Finlay, MA, LPCC, CEDS, F. iaedp
Lifetime Achievement Award: Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED, the Chief Science Officer and Director of the Family Institute for Eating Recovery Center
Finally, with all Symposium attendees anticipating the 2020 iaedp™ Symposium location and dates, the reveal was made:
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida; March 26-29, 2020
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. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.
The iaedp™ Foundation’s Presidents Council, which provides organization support, includes: Alsana; Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center For Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Focus Treatment Centers; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; Silver Hill Hospital; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; and Willow Place.
The iaedp™ Foundation is proud of supporting sponsors for the 2019 iaedp™ Symposium:
Bronze Sponsors: Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Centers and Pine Grove Behavioral Health
More information about all aspects of iaedp™ at iaedp.com.