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Find eating disorder treatment conferences, presentations, university functions, and more on our constantly updated calendar of events for the year.

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November 14 – 16: The 24th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The ‘Practice’ of Practice.”  Location: Philadelphia Airport Marriott.  Effective treatment of eating disorders is both an art and a science. Yet there remains a daunting gap between what research offers and what clients require. Clinicians are caught in a murky middle – treating these most deadly psychiatric diagnoses, making one critical decision after another – while continually managing their innermost feelings and fears. They must integrate their acquired wisdom and lived experience with the best evidence based care, knowing that neither alone is likely to be sufficient.  The “Practice” of Practice offers an opportunity to explore how eating disorder clinicians actually “mind the gap,” incorporating new approaches and research findings – all as they respond in real times, with real lives, in their offices each day.  Now Accepting Proposals for the 24th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, Submission Deadline: March 14th, 2014.  More information  (Pro)

May 1-3: 19th National MEDA Conference, “Clarity and Complexity: The Many Facets of Eating Disorders Treatment”, Needham, MA.  The 2014 MEDA Conference will spark a cross-discipline conversation on eating disorders and body image. Presentations will provide unique and dynamic perspectives to better understand the current research and concrete skills necessary to treat these disorders.  Location: Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494.  More information and registration.  (Pro)

 


April, 2014

 

April 2 – 3: Eating Disorders Coalition National Spring Lobby Day:  This is one of the most important events all year — and an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials or their staff about legislation that will impact all those affected by eating disorders. Lobby Day will be kicked-off with an optional reception on April 2nd from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm. If you plan to attend the reception please make sure that you select that option when registering for Lobby Day.  More information and registration(Pub)

April 6:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Boston, MA.  Time: 9:00 AM.  Location:  Newton North High School.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 6:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Tampa, FL.  Time: 8:00 AM.  Location:  Al Lopez Park, Tampa, FL.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 11:  Willamette Valley Oregon iaedp Chapter Educational Event with Anna Kowalski, MFT & Pilar Bradshaw, MD, FAAP.  Please join us for breakfast, professional networking and an educational presentation by Anna Kowalski, MFT ~ Associate Clinical Director, Monte Nido & Affiliates “Family Hunger: Helping the Family to Heal Their Relationships with Each Other, Self and Food” and Pilar Bradshaw, M.D., F.A.A.P. ~ Eugene Pediatrics “Finding the hidden ED: Diagnosing and Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care Setting.” Three (3) Continuing Education Units (CEU) awarded.  More information and registration.  (Pro)

April 11: 7th Annual Maudsley Parents Conference, “The Current Role of FBT in Combating Eating Disorders.”  Please join us as we bring together leading experts in the field for a half-day conference exploring the current state of treatment as well as new directions and hope for the future.  Who should attend?  Treatment providers, families, friends and others involved in outreach and advocacy.  Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown & Gateway, Cleveland, OH.  Time: 1 – 5 PM.  Register online at www.maudsleyparents.org (Pro, Pub).

April 12:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk-Waco, TX.  Time: 10:30 AM.  Location:  Baylor University Fountain Mall.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 12:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk-Abilene, TX.  Time: 8:00 AM.  Location:  Grover Nelson Park, Abilene, TX.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 13:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk-Columbus, OH.  Time: 10:00 AM.  Location:  Fred Beekman Park.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 16:  2014 Free Webinar Series, Presented by The Renfrew Center and Facilitated by Lara Pence, PsyD, Director of Alumni Affairs, and featured guests.  “Holding onto Recovery: Preventing Relapse and Moving Onward.”  Time: 12pm – 1pm & 8pm – 9pm EST.  These one hour webinars are open to anyone in recovery or currently struggling with disordered eating.  More information and registration(Pub)

April 17:  “Understanding Male Eating Disorders” Workshop, presented by MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too).  Location:  Manchester, Lesbian and Gay Foundation.  Time: 10AM – 5PM.  Our key workshop ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ is delivered to professionals to encourage excellent professional practice by tackling the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. We aim to give professionals a better understanding of eating disorders in men so professionals can become more responsive to men’s needs and recognise the barriers sufferers feel they face when approaching treatment and recovery.  For more information, contact: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk (Pro)

April 17:  Academy for Eating Disorders Tweetchat, “Understanding Insurance Advocacy in Eating Disorder Treatment”, with Lisa Kantor.  More information @ www.aedweb.org (Pub)

April 23: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Reclaiming the Body: Helping Clients with Eating Disorders Understand and Embody Somatic Resources”  Presented by Jenn Edwards LPC, R-DMT.  Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

April 24-26:  BEDA National Conference. Location: Denver Colorado, at the Westin Denver Downtown. April 24th will be a teaching day for clinicians, and the conference will begin on April 25th. www.bedaonline.com (Pro)

April 26: “A Step at a Time” Dallas NEDA Walk.  The Elisa Project and National Eating Disorders Association are co-hosting our third annual fundraiser, “A Step at A Time,” in memory of Elisa McCall and all those who suffer with eating disorder illnesses. Our celebration will be held Saturday, April 26th at Gore Park. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. / walk begins at 9:00 a.m. $25 Registration Fee for Adults and $10 for Kids, start putting your teams together today!  More information and registration. (Pub)

April 27:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Washington, DC.  Time: 10:00 AM.  Location:  National Mall.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

April 30:  2014 Webinar Series for Professionals, Presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation, “When Winning is Everything: Eating Disorders in Athletes.”  Presented by:  Ryann Smith, RD, LDN.  This webinar will define characteristics, risk factors and dangers of athletes struggling with disordered eating, exercise issues and eating disorders. The complicated relationship between the eating disorder and sport/exercise will be examined. Professionals will learn how to directly challenge athletes’ unhealthy mindset and behaviors, incorporate interventions, and make grounded recommendations.  More information and registration. (Pro)

 


 

 

May, 2014

 

May 1-3: MEDA National Conference. Location: Needham, MA at the Sheraton Hotel. May 1st will be Training Day for Clinicians. More information at www.medainc.org/events (Pro)

May 3:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Syracuse, NY.  Time: 9:00 AM.  Location:  Long Branch Park.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

May 3:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Las Vegas, NV.  Time: 8:00 AM.  Location:  Faith Lutheran Middle and High School.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

May 3: 2nd Annual Conference on Eating Disorders, Long Island, NY.  Location: Hofstra University, Student Center Theater, Hempstead, Long Island, NY.  Time: 8:30AM – 5PM.  Details:  As a way to give back to the community, the Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders brings an exceptional day of information and education about eating disorders, their treatment and recovery presented by nationally acclaimed eating disorder experts with stories and introductions by individuals in recovery.  This is the only conference of this caliber that is offered completely at no charge thanks to the support of the conference sponsors.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this amazing event at Hofstra.  Free registration and information at www.eatingdisorderconference.com (Pub)

May 4:  “Walk Towards Recovery”, University Eating Disorders Walk, Boston University.  Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM.  Registration is from 10 – 11 AM.  Location: Nickerson Field, Boston University.  Featured Speakers include Gail Schoenback of the  F.R.E.E.D. Foundation, Dr. Kim Dennis (CEO and Medical Director of Timberline Knolls), Doris Smeltzer of Andrea’s Voice Foundation, and Constance Rhodes of FINDINGbalance.  Walk registration fee: $10.  Funds raised will help fund treatment scholarships for college students struggling with an eating disorder.  To register or learn more, visit www.walktowardrecovery.com (Pub)

May 9:  “Understanding Male Eating Disorders” Workshop, presented by MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too).  Location:  Newcastle, CastleGate Centre.  Time: 10AM – 5PM.  Our key workshop ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ is delivered to professionals to encourage excellent professional practice by tackling the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. We aim to give professionals a better understanding of eating disorders in men so professionals can become more responsive to men’s needs and recognise the barriers sufferers feel they face when approaching treatment and recovery.  For more information, contact: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk (Pro)

May 14:  2014 Webinar Series for Professionals, Presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation, “Social Media, Technology and Eating Disorders: When Tweeting, Posting, Pinning and Tumbling Become a Barrier to Recovery.”  Presented by:  Lara Pence, PsyD, MBA.  This webinar will explore how social media and technology presents issues that we, as professionals, must navigate carefully with our clients. From Facebook shame, to obsessive App calculating, to Tumbling image-overload, we will discuss how clinicians can work with clients to step away from the technology and move towards recovery. We will also address, how to promote positive and healthful use of social media outlets.  More information and registration. (Pro)

May 21:  2014 Free Webinar Series, Presented by The Renfrew Center and Facilitated by Lara Pence, PsyD, Director of Alumni Affairs, and featured guests.  “Navigating Social Media: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?”  Time: 12pm – 1pm & 8pm – 9pm EST.  These one hour webinars are open to anyone in recovery or currently struggling with disordered eating.  More information and registration(Pub)

May 21: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Creating a Life Worth Living: Building Resilience and Quality of Life in Eating Disorders Treatment”  Presented by Dr. Nicole Siegfried, CEDS.  Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

May 26 – 27:  Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference, Surfers Paradise, QLD Australia.  This conference will encompass contemporary best practice, multidisciplinary care and research into the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatments relating to eating disorders and obesity. It will also examine Government and Health Sector Initiatives. It will bring together clinical practitioners, academics, mental health experts and public health administrators from Australia. Shared information will include: On-going Research and Outcomes, New Knowledge Developments: programs and strategies , Latest evidence and guidelines on early diagnosis and successful case management, New Treatments, Research Validation of Early Intervention Strategies, Prevention Strategies: examine and review effectiveness, Translational Research – from lab bench to the clinic and individual patient, Discussion on Best Practice, Government and Health Sector Initiatives.  For more information, visit www.eatingdisordersaustralia.org.au (Pro)

May 31: Bridge to Recovery Walk, Sponsored by the River Centre Foundation, “Color Me Beautiful”.  The Walk will be held at Olander Park in Sylvania, Ohio, with onsite registration beginning at 9am, and the Walk commencing about 10am.  Following the walk,we will again have a raffle, scale smashing, time of personal affirmations, and a cook out. If you care to donate used scales, we’d be happy to let you smash them! By registering online, you will receive a complimentary event T-shirt. Shirts will be available the day of the Walk for an additional fee. Online registration will be closed on May 15, 2014 to allow adequate time to order the shirts.  More information and registration. (Pub)


 

June, 2014

 

June 7:  Eating Disorder in Sport Conference, Hosted by The Victory Program at McCallum Place & Saint Louis University.  We are pleased to announce a “Call for Proposals” for an Eating Disorders in Sport conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 7, 2014. We are accepting proposals for 1 hour workshops, 15 minute paper presentations, and posters.  Proposals must include: title, abstract (brief summary to be printed in brochure, detailed summary of workshop, presentation, or poster, CV’s of presenter(s).  Deadline for submission of Proposal: March 15, 2014.  Send Proposals with required information to Roberta Sherman or Ron Thompson.  More information at www.thevictoryprogram.com (Pro)

June 11:  2014 Webinar Series for Professionals, Presented by The Renfrew Center Foundation, “The Renfrew Difference.”  Presented by:  Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS & Gayle Brooks, PhD.  This webinar will provide an overview of the history of The Renfrew Center and how our original treatment philosophy has withstood the test of time as well as evolved to incorporate new evidenced based treatment modalities. From our distinction of being the first free-standing residential facility in the U.S., to the expansion of our 14th facility you will learn how our continuum of care provides seamless treatment at every level and how our unsurpassed experience of treating more than 65,000 patients has allowed us to individualize and customize treatment.  More information and registration. (Pro)

June 14:  National Eating Disorder Association, NEDA Walk – Kansas City, MO.  Time: 8:30 AM.  Location:  Berkley Riverfront Park, Kansas City, MO.  The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research.  Contact: walks@myneda.org (Pub)

June 18:  2014 Free Webinar Series, Presented by The Renfrew Center and Facilitated by Lara Pence, PsyD, Director of Alumni Affairs, and featured guests.  “What are You Craving?  Exploring the Elements of Binge Eating Disorder.”  Time: 12pm – 1pm & 8pm – 9pm EST.  These one hour webinars are open to anyone in recovery or currently struggling with disordered eating.  More information and registration(Pub)

June 25: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Facing the Challenges of Embodied Work with Clients with Eating Disorders, Part II”  Presented by Mary Beth Weinstock, PhD.  Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

 


 

July, 2014

 

July 1:  “Understanding Male Eating Disorders” Workshop, presented by MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too).  Location:  Brighton, Space for Change.  Time: 10AM – 5PM.  Our key workshop ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’ is delivered to professionals to encourage excellent professional practice by tackling the misconceptions surrounding eating disorders. We aim to give professionals a better understanding of eating disorders in men so professionals can become more responsive to men’s needs and recognise the barriers sufferers feel they face when approaching treatment and recovery.  For more information, contact: sam@mengetedstoo (Pro)

July 23: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “The Multigenerational Aspects of Eating Disorders: The Effect of Legacy Burdens on Family Dynamics”  Presented by Christine Schneider, LCSW.  Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

 


 

 

August, 2014

 

August 13: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Evidence Based Advances in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention and Schema Therapies”  Presented by Katie Thompson,MS, LPC, NCC & Erin McGinty, MS, LPC, NCC. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

August 15-16: 6th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference. Now in its sixth year, the Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference is held each year at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Denver, Colorado. The 2014 two-day event will explore the research, trends and emerging best practices shaping the field and offer the opportunity to learn from and connect with the leaders that develop standards of excellence and drive innovation in the treatment of eating disorders. An interactive, educational program supports networking and collaboration among key disciplines in the eating disorders treatment community, including physicians, therapists, dietitians, nurses, social workers and advocacy organizations. Continuing Education and Continuing Medical Education credit hours will be available.  More information and event details will be available soon at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com, including information about online registration for the 2014 conference!  If you have questions about the conference in the meantime, please contact Sarah Gilstrap, Professional and Consumer Resources Manager, at 720-258-4008 or sgilstrap@EatingRecoveryCenter.com.  (Pro)

 


 

September, 2014

 

September 17: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Eating Disorder Clients In their Own Words: The Use of the Narrative”  Presented by Noah Bruce, Psy.D. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

September 2014 ANAD Eating Disorder Conference, “Wellness Not Weight.” For more information coming soon.

 


 

October, 2014

 

October 16-18: 2014 NEDA Conference, “Thinking Big – Uniting Families & Professionals in the Fight Against Eating Disorders”.  Location: San Antonio, TX.  The Call for Proposals for the 2014 NEDA Conferernce is now underway! For more information about application guidelines or to submit a proposal, please visit conference.myneda.org.  Registration is currently not open for the 2014 NEDA Conference. Sign up for our email list to receive updates about the 2014 NEDA Conference.  (Pub)

October 16 – 18:  Eating Disorders Alpbach 2014, The 22nd International Conference, “Be Different – Be Yourself”, Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria.  All sessions are open to sufferers, carers/relatives, and clinicians/researchers.  In cooperation with the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders and Innsbruck Medical University.  For more information, email: info@netzwerk-essstoerungen.at, www.netzwerk-essstoerungen.at(Pro, Pub)

October 22: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Understanding Castlewood’s Nutritional Philosophy”  Presented by Chelsea Martin, RD. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

 


 

November, 2014

 

November 14 – 16: The 24th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, “Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The ‘Practice’ of Practice.”  Location: Philadelphia Airport Marriott.  Effective treatment of eating disorders is both an art and a science. Yet there remains a daunting gap between what research offers and what clients require. Clinicians are caught in a murky middle – treating these most deadly psychiatric diagnoses, making one critical decision after another – while continually managing their innermost feelings and fears. They must integrate their acquired wisdom and lived experience with the best evidence based care, knowing that neither alone is likely to be sufficient.  The “Practice” of Practice offers an opportunity to explore how eating disorder clinicians actually “mind the gap,” incorporating new approaches and research findings – all as they respond in real times, with real lives, in their offices each day.  Now Accepting Proposals for the 24th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference, Submission Deadline: March 14th, 2014.  More information  (Pro)

November 19: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Complicated Consumption: Our Polarized Relationships with Nourishing our Personal Humanity”  Presented by Katie Thompson, LPC, NCC. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

 


 

December, 2014

 

December 10: Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Complimentary Webinar, “Holiday Webinar”  Presented by Dr. Nicole Siegfried, CEDS. Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST. 1 CEU available.  To register, visit: www.castlewoodtc.com/resources/webinars. For more information, please contact Deanna James at deanna.james@castlewoodtc.com (Pro)

 

Page Updated & Reviewed By: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC on April 9, 2014
Published on EatingDisorderHope.com, Eating Disorder Information Help & Resources

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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.

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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. :)

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