“While you can’t replace the impact of a live event with a virtual one, we came very close with the first virtual Symposium, especially considering the unlimited accessibility to all of the Symposium presentations," said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at the iaedp Foundation.
PEKIN, Ill. (PRWEB) September 08, 2020
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™), which successfully conducted its 2020 Symposium completely online in a virtual format due to Covid-19, will close the program for the 2020 Virtual Symposium on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. after nearly four months of 24/7 accessibility for all participants.
Concurrently, iaedp™ also will close its Call for Proposals for the group’s 2021 Symposium on September 8, 2020. This is in readiness for the planning and preparation for the 2021 iaedp™ Symposium currently scheduled for February 17 – 21, 2021.
“For more than 30 years, the iaedp™ Symposium has relied on our in-person event to provide all of our attendees with the required training as well as networking opportunities,” said Bonnie Harken, Managing Director at iaedp™. “While you can’t replace the impact of a live event with a virtual one, we feel we came very close with the first virtual Symposium, especially considering there were no schedules to keep and accessibility to all of the Symposium presentations were available to participants for just over four months.
“When the pandemic hit, we were able to provide an alternative that showcased the outstanding professionals who delivered fantastic presentations,” Harken said.
“With the close of our Call for Proposals for 2021, we are now planning for next year. We will let all members and Symposium friends know what to expect from us next year very soon,” Harken said.
For more information about iaedp™, MemberSHARE and other iaedp™ programs and chapter information, 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. 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 Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Veritas Collaborative; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Walden Behavioral Care; and KIPU.