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2016 NEDA Conference
“The Sky’s the Limit: Advances & Insights in
Eating Disorders Treatment & Prevention”

September 29-October 1, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

This annual conference aims to unite the eating disorder community through education, collaboration, and advocacy efforts. Activities include workshops, making connections through the NEDA Buddy Program, and nightly mixers. The conference is open to anyone in the eating disorder community, including those in recovery, loved ones, professionals, and researchers.
Contact JGreen@myneda.org for more information.

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Project HEAL’s 2nd Annual Fighting for 500 Gala

October 27, 2016
San Francisco, California

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Join Project HEAL’s nationwide efforts to send individuals to treatment who could not otherwise afford it. Themed “Fighting for 500,” this gala aims to raise funds to send all of the approximately 500 applicants Project HEAL receives per year to treatment. Register here or contact arwen@theprojectheal.org for more information.


July, 2016

July 7: Eat, Breathe, Thrive Yoga Course. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST. Location: MEDA – 288 Walnut St., Suite 130, Newton, MA 02460 Details: Learn how to break free from destructive eating habits and increase self-esteem by practicing yoga and learning techniques in this class. Contact: rbmonroe@medainc.org (Pub)

July 7: “BodyMatters and Eating Disorders” Google Hangout. Time: 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join us as Sarah McMahan, Director of BodyMatters Australasia discusses BodyMatters.  For more information. (Pub)

July 8: “Exposure and Response Prevention in Eating Disorder Treatment: Using In Vivo and Imaginal Techniques to Cultivate Safety in the Midst of Fear” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Norman H. Kim and Lisa Arroyas will present on prevention of eating disorders using in vivo and imaginal techniques. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

July 8-9: Eating Recovery Center’s 6th Annual National Alumni Retreat. Time: 8:30 a.m. UTC. Location: Hudson Gardens – 6115 S Sante Fe Dr., Littleton, CO. Details: This special event is open to Eating Recovery Center alumni. Contact: alumni@EatingRecoveryCenter.com (Pub)

July 12: Recovery Night. Time: 6:30 p.m. CST. Location: 2265 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

July 13: “Embodiment, Shame & Play” Webinar. Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST Details: This webinar will explore the role shame plays in eating disorder development and treatment. Contact: deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pub/Pro)

July 14: Eat, Breathe, Thrive Yoga Course. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST. Location: MEDA – 288 Walnut St., Suite 130, Newton, MA 02460 Details: Learn how to break free from destructive eating habits and increase self-esteem by practicing yoga and learning techniques in this class. Contact: rbmonroe@medainc.org (Pub)

July 14: “Eating Disorders and Southern Smash” Twitter Chat. Time: 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join us as McCall Dempsey of Southern Smash discusses her program. For more information. (Pub)

July 20: “Tips on Being Brave” Twitter Chat. Time: 4:00 p.m. PST Details: Hosted by The Renfrew Center featuring Dr. Lara Pence and Eating Disorder Hope’s own Crystal Karges, this Twitter chat will provide tips and encouragement for individuals on their recovery journey. Contact: info@edhnetwork.com (Pub)

July 20: Recovery Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. PST. Location: 1700 Westlake Ave. North, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98109. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

July 22: “Treating Comorbidity: Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Sarah Chipps presents on the comorbidity between eating disorders and substance abuse, and concurrent treatment. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

July 28: “Neurobiology and Eating Disorders” Webinar. Time: 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join our special guest Walter H. Kaye, M.D., Director Eating Disorders Program Professor, UCSD Department of Psychiatry.  For more information. (Pub)

July 29: Memphis Lunch & Learn. Time: 11:30 a.m. CST – 1:00 p.m. CST. Location: Seasons 52 – 6085 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. Details: Focusing on the topic of “Creating a Life Worth Living: Building Quality of Life in Eating Disorders Treatment,” Dr. Nicole Siegfried will present on how clinicians can improve quality of life for their patients. Contact: info@renewedsupport.org (Pro)


August, 2016

August 10: Recovery Night. Time: 6:30 p.m. PST. Location: 2020 East 29th Ave., Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99203. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

August 11: “What is an ARFID and How Do We Get Rid of It: RED FEET Therapy Proposal” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Mary Sanders will present on ARFID and innovative treatment techniques. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

August 12-13: 8th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Conference. Location: Denver Marriott City Center – Denver, Colorado. Details: The title of this conference is “Advanced Practices & Innovative Tools: Using Big Data to Improve Outcomes for Patients, Families and Providers,” aiming to educate mental health professionals on how to use technology to pull and analyze information benefitting clients. Contact: hfarmer@EatingRecoveryCenter.com (Pro)

August 18: “Back to School and Body Comparison” Google Hangout. Time: 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join us as Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, Fiaedp, Vice President, Professional Development, for The Renfrew Center Foundation discusses body comparison as it becomes time to return to school.  For more information. (Pub)

August 18-20: 7th Annual Southeastern Eating Disorder Conference. Location: Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort – Miramar, FL. Details: This conference will present on both innovative treatments for eating disorders and evidence-based treatments. Contact: 770-434-4568 (Pro)

August 19: Navigating the Dialectics in Recovery: Eating Disorders and DBT. Time: 9:00 a.m. EST. Location: West Palm Beach Event Hall – West Palm Beach, FL. Details: Jancey Wickstrom presents on DBT and how it can be useful in the treatment of eating disorders. Contact: info@allianceforeatingdisorders.com (Pro)

August 19: Own Your Curves Fashion & Health Expo. Time: 5:30 p.m. EST. Location: Tysons Corner Center – McLean, VA. Details: Participating in this fashion show are young men and women and adults of all shapes and sizes who promote body positivity while walking the runway. (Pub)

August 25: “Experimental DBT for Eating Disorders and Addiction” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Monika Ostroff presents on DBT therapy for treating eating disorders and addiction. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

August 25: “Proud2BMe” Twitter Chat. Time: 9:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join us as we discuss Proud2BMe, their organization and advocacy.  For more information. (Pub)

August 26-27: ANZAED 2016 Conference. Location: Rydges Latimer Hotel – Christchurch, New Zealand. Details: This conference, themed “Building Blocks to Understanding,” includes workshops and keynote speakers Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., and Roger Mulder, Ph.D. Contact: anzaed@anzaed.org.au (Pro)


September, 2016

September 7: Recovery Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. EST. Location: 25550 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200, Beachwood, OH 44122. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

September 8: “The Rejected Body: Dreamwork in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Melissa Daum presents on dreams and their role in the treatment of eating disorders. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

September 8: Recovery Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. PST. Location: 673 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 330, Lacey, Washington 98503. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

September 8-9: The Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders. Location: The Durham Convention Center — Durham, North Carolina. Details: This symposium for medical and mental health professionals features eating disorder advocates Jennifer Gaudiani, M.D., CEDS; Rachel L. Levine, M.D.; Kitty Westin, M.A., and more. Contact: 919-908-9730 (Pro)

September 9: “Understanding the Facts About Binge Eating Disorder”  Webinar. Time: 3:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. PST. Details: Please join us with special guest – Allan S Kaplan MD MSc FRCP(C), Senior Clinician/Scientist, Chief of Research at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and Vice Chair for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto discusses Binge Eating Disorder.  For more information. (Pub)

September 12-13: Eating Disorders Congress. Location: Philadelphia, PA. Details: Aiming to educate professionals and the public about eating disorder awareness and prevention efforts, this conference will include guest speakers and interactive seminars. The focus of the weekend is “Eating Disorders Threats, Treatments, and Prevention.” Contact: eatingdisorders@conferenceseries.com (Pro)

September 16: Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa Workshop. Time: 8:00 AM. Location: Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC. Details: This workshop allows clinicians to gain insight into how family-based treatment can help children with anorexia nervosa, and ways to apply this to their own clients. Contact: train2treat4ed@gmail.com (Pro)

September 16: Project HEAL SoCal Gala. Time: 7:00 p.m. PST. Location: West Hollywood Hills. Details: This gala, sponsored by Reasons and honoring Lisa Kantor of Kantor & Kantor, includes cocktails, a silent auction, and live music. All proceeds from the evening go toward the Project HEAL treatment grant. Contact: california@theprojectheal.org (Pub/Pro)

September 17: National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk. Time: 9:00 a.m. PST. Location: 700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR. Details: Jenni Schaefer will be speaking at the NEDA Walk in Portland, Oregon this year. Contact: kori.elizabeth.hill@gmail.com (Pub/Pro)

September 23: “Self-Compassion Spectrum of Recovery” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM. Details: Ann Saffi Biasetti presents on self-compassion in the context of eating disorder recovery. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

September 29- October 1: 2016 NEDA Conference “The Sky’s the Limit.” Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago – Chicago, IL. Details: This annual conference aims to unite the eating disorder community through education, collaboration, and advocacy efforts. Activities include workshops, making connections through the NEDA Buddy Program, and nightly mixers. The conference is open to anyone in the eating disorder community.
Contact: JGreen@myneda.org (Pub/Pro)


October, 2016

October 11: Recovery Night. Time: 6:30 p.m. CST. Location: 2265 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

October 13: “Restricting and Dieting Managers, Bingeing, Purging and Overexercising Firefighters, and Ashamed Exiles” Webinar. Time: 12:00 PM ET. Details: Deborah Klinger presents on issues such as restricting, dieting, bingeing, purging, and overexercising. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

October 14: Center for Hope’s 5th Annual Eating Disorders Symposium. Location: Nevada Museum of Art – Reno, Nevada. Details: This symposium featuring keynote speaker Stuart Murray, Ph.D., will include stories of recovery and interactive presentations by eating disorder experts. Contact: ksedinger@crchealth.com (Pro)

October 19: Recovery Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. PST. Location: 1700 Westlake Ave. North, Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98109. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

October 20-22: Eating Disorders Alpbach 2016 – 24th International Conference. Location: Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria. Details: This international conference will focus on treatment modalities for all types of eating disorders. Submissions are currently being accepted for workshop presenters. Contact: info@netzwerk-essstoerungen.at (Pro)

October 21: 13th Annual Renewed Eating Disorders Conference. Location: Millennium Maxwell House Hotel – Nashville, Tennessee. Details: This conference for eating disorder professionals aims to address updates in treatment while fostering collaboration and networking among specialists in the field. Contact: info@renewedsupport.org (Pro)

October 21: Reading Between the Lines When Treating Children and Pre-Teens with Eating Disorders. Time: 8:00 a.m. CST. Location: Betty Ford Five Star Kids Program – Irving, TX Details: This conference presents on how to treat children and pre-teens struggling with eating disorders. Contact: info@dfwiaedp.com (Pro/Pub)

October 27: Project HEAL’s 2nd Annual Fighting for 500 Gala. Location: The St. Regis Hotel – San Francisco, California. Details: Join Project HEAL’s nationwide efforts to send individuals to treatment who could not otherwise afford it. Themed “Fighting for 500,” this gala aims to raise funds to send all of the approximately 500 applicants Project HEAL receives per year to treatment. Register here. Contact: arwen@theprojectheal.org (Pub/Pro)

October 27-29: BEDA 2016 Annual Conference. Location: Parc 55 Hotel – San Francisco, California. Details: This conference aims to educate professionals on binge eating disorder (BED) and issues affecting this population. One of the featured general sessions titled “First Do No Harm: Challenging Weight Bias as Health Professionals in a Weight-Obsessed Medical Model” includes speakers Marcella Raymond, Ph.D., MPH, and Jessica Setnick, M.S., RD, CEDRD. Contact: lizabeth@bedaonline.com (Pro)

October 28: “On Being a (Mindful) Spectator” Webinar. Time: 12:00 PM ET. Details: Danielle Doucette presents on practicing mindfulness while being a friend or family member of an individual suffering from an eating disorder. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)


November, 2016

November 9: Recovery Night. Time: 6:30 p.m. PST. Location: 2020 East 29th Ave., Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99203. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)

November 10: “Action and Yoga: Evidence Based Yoga Breath Work and Acceptance and Commitment and Therapy” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Susan Schrott presents on yoga and the role it plays in eating disorder treatment. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)

November 11-13: The 26th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals. Location: Philadelphia Airport Marriott – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Details: The theme of this conference is “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan and in Diverse Populations.” Speakers will explore developmental stages and transitions, race and ethnic diversity, gender, and sexual identity issues. The program will examine the ways in which intersecting forms of oppression may affect the development and treatment of eating disorders. Featured speakers include Anne-Marie Slaughter, Ph.D., JD, Diana Foscha, Ph.D., Gayle E. Brooks, Ph.D., Rachel Levine, M.D., and Rachel Simmons, A.B. Contact: kpatel@renfrewcenter.com (Pro)

November 18: “Integrating Yoga into Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment” Webinar. Time: 1:00 PM ET. Details: Debra Benfield presents on integrating yoga into outpatient eating disorder treatment. Contact: blanche@iaedp.com (Pub/Pro)


December, 2016

December 8: Recovery Night. Time: 6:00 p.m. PST. Location: 673 Woodland Square Loop SE, Suite 330, Lacey, Washington 98503. Details: Recovery Nights, held quarterly through The Emily Program, are an opportunity for those in recovery to hear inspirational recovery stories from staff, alumni, and community members. Contact: 888-364-5977 (Pub)


January, 2017

January 27-28: Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals. Time: TBD. Location: Center for Change – 1790 North State Street, Orem, UT. Details: Stay tuned for more details! Contact: tamara.noyes@uhsinc.com (Pro)


February, 2017

February 22: NEDAW Event at State University of New York at Cortland. Time: 7:00 p.m. EST. Location: Corey Union Function Room – 22 Graham Ave., Cortland, NY. Details: Jenni Schaefer will present during Wednesday’s on-campus NEDAwareness Week event. Contact: lauren.herman@cortland.edu (Pub/Pro)


March, 2017

March 10-11: MEDA’s 22nd Annual Conference. Time: TBD. Location: Boston Marriot – Newton Details: Check back for updates! Contact: info@medainc.org (Pub/Pro)

March 23-26: 2017 iaedp Symposium “Improving the Odds: Clinical Competency in Eating Disorders Treatment.” Location: Green Valley Resort and Spa — Las Vegas, Nevada. Details: iaedp’s annual symposium will be held in Las Vegas in 2017 and will be held on improving eating disorder treatment in a clinical setting. Contact: iaedpmembers@earthlink.net (Pro)


June, 2017

June 8-10: 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders.  Clinical Teaching Day.  Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic.  Stay Tuned for More Information. (Pro)

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Dr Barbara Homrich March 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I am very interested in attending the conference in San Antonio Texas October 2014. I am unable to find specific information. I’d like to plan advance and use timeshare, thus looking for more conference details. Thank you.

jacquelyn22 March 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Hi Dr. Homrich,

Thank you for your question. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) conference in San Antonio will be an excellent conference. We attend this conference each year and find it to be very helpful for both eating disorder treatment providers and sufferers. I hope we see you there! Here is further info on the NEDA Conference. 🙂

Dagan VanDemark August 20, 2014 at 4:27 am

Hello! Hoping you might add ANAD’s conference to your list- it is Sept. 19th at the Chicago Marriott in Naperville, IL. Link here: http://www.anad.org/get-information/anadeatingdisordersconference/
Thank you very much!!

Cheers,
Dagan VanDemark
Founder, T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders

Crystal Karges MS, RDN, IBCLC August 22, 2014 at 6:27 am

Hi Dagan! Thank you for this information! We would be happy to add this conference to our calendar. Take care!

Megan Riley November 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

Hello! I’m from Inner Door Center in Royal Oak, MI and I was hoping to add our event(s) to the calendar. We are having a speaker series called Family Matters in Eating Disorder Treatment.
The dates are:
December 10, 2014
March 11, 2015
June 10, 2015
September 9, 2015

Here is the link: http://innerdoorcenter.com/index.php/component/content/article/64-sample-data-articles/joomla/extensions/modules/articles-modules/105-speaker-series

Thank you!

Megan Riley
Marketing Coordinator
Inner Door Center

Crystal Karges MS, RDN, IBCLC November 13, 2014 at 6:21 am

Hi Megan!

Thank you for sharing these events. I would be happy to add them on our calendar for you! Take care and thank you!

Kate Sayre December 16, 2014 at 5:54 am

Hello,

Unfortunately at Duke we won’t be bringing Jenni Schaefer to campus in February. We’ve decided to go in a different direction for our Celebrate Our Bodies week that week. Please remove the information from this list as I’m getting inquiries about it.

Thank you,
Kate Sayre

Crystal Karges MS, RDN, IBCLC December 16, 2014 at 7:34 am

Hi Kate!

Thank you for letting us know. I have removed the event from this page.

Thank you!

Crystal

Tammy Holcomb April 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Any word on SEED Conference? I believe it is in August this year in Savannah, but I haven’t seen anything online about it.

Crystal Karges MS, RDN, IBCLC April 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for letting us know Tammy! Our team is researching it and should have it added to our Events Calendar shortly. Thank you for being part of our community!

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