Eating Disorder Events & Conferences Calendar

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Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund

Depression and Eating Disorders

KIrsten Haglund

January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
With Special Guest – Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

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January 2019

January 5: Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association — Beth’s Hour for Hope & Inspiration. Details: Beth’s Hour for Hope and Inspiration is a free monthly open forum, unique to MEDA, where an individual who has recovered from an eating disorder visits to share their story of recovery. Anyone who is interested in learning about the recovery process, or supporting a loved one who is struggling, are welcome to attend. There are no requirements. The presentations are followed by questions and a guided discussion by a MEDA clinician. Location: MEDA’s office in Newton Time: 10:00 am EST / 7:00 am PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

January 9: The Renfrew Center — Professional Webinar: A Guide for Therapists – Transforming Clients’ Food Misconceptions. Details: Presented by Heather Russo, MA, MFT, CEDS. She is the Regional Assistant Vice President & Site Director of The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles. This presentation will explore how food trends have worked their way into the very psyches of our clients and what clinicians can do to help them transform the meaning and role of food in their lives. Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

January 15-16: Sheppard Pratt – Adult Mental Health First Aid. Details: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Healh First Aid is for everyone! Location: 1925 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

January 16: The Renfrew Center — Professional Webinar: Guilt, Denial, Surprise, Compassion – Helping Families Navigate Their Emotions to Enhance Recovery Support. Details: Presented by Ashley Moser, LMFT. She is the Site Director of the Renfrew Center of Charlotte. This webinar will offer strategies for professionals to engage the entire family as they learn to respond to their own emotions in ways that support long term recovery. Attendees will explore family members’ common responses to the discovery of their loved one’s eating disorder. The presentation will include strategies for clinicians to identify how the family can balance their own emotional needs in addition to serving as a recovery support to their loved one. Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

January 17: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Depression and Eating Disorders. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC. Camille Williams is the Eating Disorder Program Coordinator for Timberline Knolls. She supports the development of curriculum, supervises the eating disorder specialist, and provides group therapy. She also educates and trains all staff on campus and advocates for eating disorder awareness through publications. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

January 23: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Ph.D., RYT-500. Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is an inspirational speaker and author of Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body. Jennifer provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

January 25-26: Center for Change — 2019 Center for Change National Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals. Details: Keynote Speaker: Adele Lafrance, PhD: Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders Other Presenters Include: 1. Tammy Beasley, RD, CEDRD: The Science & Language of Hope: Nutrition Therapy’s Restorative Role 2. Margherita Mascolo, MD, CEDS: The Treatment of Medical Complications in Eating Disorders 3. Lynette Taylor, SCMT, MT-BC & Leslie Johnson, MAEd, SCMT, MT-BC: Music Therapy: Tuning in to Heart, Mind and Body 4. Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS: Orthorexia Nervosa: Pathologically Healthful Eating vs. Pathologizing Healthy Habits 5. April Hackert, MS, RDN, CEDRD: The Power of Pleasure: Embracing the Joy of Eating Well 6. Quinn Nystrom, M.S.: The Path to Recovery: Best Practices for Provider-Patient Communication 7. Michael E. Berrett, PhD, CEDS: The Secret Sauce of Psychotherapy” Location: 1790 N State St. Orem, UT United States Time: Additional Information: here. (Pub)

January 30: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Considerations of Inpatient Eating Disorder Care in the Orthodox Jewish Community. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Heather Gilliam and Claire GishTime: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

February 2019

February 6: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Dancing with ED: Recovery, Restoration, and Release. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Amy Waddle. Amy Waddle is a former pre-professional classical ballet dancer and eating disorder survivor. Her lifelong battle with bipolar two disorder and triumph over suicide inspired her advocacy work. She is an award-winning eating disorder recovery advocate, and speaker, member of the Suicide Prevention Council of San Luis Obispo, certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Q.P.R. for suicide prevention trainer, and speaker for the Stamp Out Stigma Speakers Bureau. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

February 7: The International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation — 2019 Symposium. Details: Instilling Passion into Treatment and Recovery – Rekindle your passion as a clinician and help your patients transfer the passion they have for their eating disorder to life-affirming recovery. The program at iaedp™ Symposium 2019 is being created by a group of professionals like you who work in therapeutic settings with patients. Location: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, 74-855 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, California 92260 Time: 8:00 AM PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 9: National Eating Disorders Association — SC NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Columbia, University of South Carolina Time: 9 AM – 12 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 11: Academy for Eating Disorders — Auckland 1-Day Intro to TBT-S – Clinician & Carers. Details: Hosted by EDANZ, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: Venue TBA, Auckland, AU Time: 8:30AM – 2:30PM NZ. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 15: Academy for Eating Disorders — Sydney 1-Day Intro to TBT-S Clinicians & Carers. Details: In a one day format, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: Sydney University, Charles Perkins Centre, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown, 2006, AU Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM AU. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 16: National Eating Disorders Association — FL NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Crane Roost Park, Orlando, Florida Time: 9 – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 19: Academy for Eating Disorders — Brisbane 1-Day Intro to TBT-S Clinicians & Carers. Details: In a one day format, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre Bowen Bridge Rd & Butterfield St., Herston Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM AEST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 19: Academy for Eating Disorders — Brisbane 4-Day TBT-S Training. Details: 4-day training will provide knowledge & skills to provide TBT-S in more extensive settings, such as a 5-day format, or in weekly inpatient & outpatient individual & group settings. By the end of the training will understand: *What, why, how & when to apply TBT-S *Temperament & brain-based skills for both client and supports *Temperament & brain-based explanations for symptoms & using skills *Optimal use of the multifamily format in TBT-S *Demonstrations of experiential activities Location: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre Bowen Bridge Rd & Butterfield St., Herston Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM AEST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 20: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Athletes, Eating Disorders, and Movement/Exercise in Recovery. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS. Amanda Schlitzer Tierney, MS, CSCS is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds her Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Amanda is currently the Co-Chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology: Eating Disorder Special Interest Group. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

February 20: Academy for Eating Disorders — Cracking the Code: Strategies for Success in Early Career Grant Writing. Details: In this webinar, two awardees of federal grants, Dr. Kendra Becker and Dr. Jason Lavender, will provide instruction, advice, and experience related to writing career development grants, with a focus on the U.S. National Institutes of Health mechanisms of F32 and K awards. The goal of this discussion will be to provide concrete tools and exemplars to enhance the potential for funding success among new investigators in the eating disorders field. Time: 5 – 6 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 23: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness –8th annual celebrating everyBODY South Florida Walk. Details: Our theme for the walk this year is Not One More: not one more life lost, not one more child taken, and not one more precious moment destroyed by this insidious disease. More than 700 individuals attended last year’s walk, raising much needed funds for our local community. Help us continue to raise awareness and offer direct support to those struggling with eating disorders. The 2019 “celebrating everyBODY: a walk for eating disorders awareness” brings together hundreds of people to walk and raise funds for our community. Location: 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498 Time: 9 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 23: National Eating Disorders Association — TX NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square; Denton, Texas Time: 9 – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 23: National Eating Disorders Association — Orange County, CA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square; Denton, Texas Time: 8 – 10 AM PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 24: National Eating Disorders Association — Twin Cities, MN NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Mall of America; Bloomington, Minnesota Time: 9 AM – 11 PM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 24: National Eating Disorders Association — Atlanta, GA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-5104, United States Time: 9 AM – 11 PM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 24: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness –8th annual celebrating everyBODY South Florida Walk. Details: Our theme for the walk this year is Not One More: not one more life lost, not one more child taken, and not one more precious moment destroyed by this insidious disease. More than 700 individuals attended last year’s walk, raising much needed funds for our local community. Help us continue to raise awareness and offer direct support to those struggling with eating disorders. The 2019 “celebrating everyBODY: a walk for eating disorders awareness” brings together hundreds of people to walk and raise funds for our community. Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 33607 Time: 9 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 25: Academy for Eating Disorders — Melbourne 1-Day Intro to TBT-S Clinicians & Carers. Details: In a one day format, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: TBD Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM UTC + 10:00. Additional Information: here. (Prof / Pub)

February 25: Academy for Eating Disorders — Melbourne 4-Day TBT-S Training. Details: 4-day training will provide knowledge & skills to provide TBT-S in more extensive settings, such as a 5-day format, or in weekly inpatient & outpatient individual & group settings. By the end of the training will understand: *What, why, how & when to apply TBT-S *Temperament & brain-based skills for both client and supports *Temperament & brain-based explanations for symptoms & using skills *Optimal use of the multifamily format in TBT-S *Demonstrations of experiential activities Location: CEED exact venue to be confirmed; Melbourne Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM UTC + 10:00. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

February 28: The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt – Building a Strong Recovery: 10 Tools That Can Help Along the Way. Details: Presented by Steven Crawford, M.D. – Eating disorder recovery is hard work. If you’ve experienced ups and downs or feel stuck at any point along the way, you’re not alone. In this presentation, Dr. Crawford will share insight from his three decades of work with patients and observations from our senior clinical staff about strategies and tools that are associated with long-term positive outcomes in recovery. Attendees will walk away with ten actionable ideas to guide next steps, boost motivation, enhance stability and strengthen skills. Location: 6501 N. Charles St, Towson, MD, United States Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 2019

March 3: The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt — When Pseudoscience Becomes Trendy: An Exploration of Clean Eating, False Health Claims and Eating Disorder Risk (1.5 CEU). Details: In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019 we invite you to join us for a FREE educational event featuring Keynote Speaker, Suman Ambwani, Ph.D. This joint community/professional event will delve into the allure of “clean eating” and other pop culture health trends while breaking down the research on their outcomes and the potential eating disorder risks associated with them. During her talk, Dr. Ambwani will introduce ideas on how to reduce eating disorder risk by shifting the focus from individual to systemic factors. Time for audience discussion and Q&A will follow.Join us after the presentation for refreshments and a meet-and-greet with the speaker, local colleagues, and the CED staff. This event is approved for 1.5 CEU hours for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors. Location: 6501 N. Charles St, Towson, MD, United States Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM EST Additional Information: here(Pub)

March 6: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Involving the Family in Eating Disorder Recovery. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Amanda Stutz, MA, LPC. Amanda Stutz, MA, LPC earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Amanda has been trained in several treatment modalities, including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Schema Therapy. Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

March 2: National Eating Disorders Association — Treasure Coast, FL NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Tradition; Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34987 Time: 8AM – 10AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 2: National Eating Disorders Association — Tuscaloosa, AL NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Tradition; Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34987 Time: 1PM – 3PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 5: Academy for Eating Disorders — Adelaide 1-Day Intro to TBT-S Clinicians & Carers. Details: In a one day format, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: To Be Confirmed Learning Centre at Glenside Health Services 226 Fullarton Road, Glenside, SA 6065 Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM ACST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 7: Academy for Eating Disorders — Perth 1-Day Intro to TBT-S Clinicians & Carers. Details: In a one day format, learn about the following *Introduction to TBT-S including *Basics of neurobiology of eating disorders *Menu of traits & heritability *Developing neurobiology literacy (clinicians and carers): *Using neurobiological understanding to work with the person with AN & their family/supports *Negotiating and developing behavioural contracts *Helpful tools for family/supports and clients” Location: Venue to be confirmed, Perth, Western Australia Time: 8:30AM – 4:00 PM AWST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 13: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Sandy Swenson. Sandy Swenson is the mother of two sons—one of whom struggles with addiction. Author of The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction, Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children, and Readings for Moms of Addicts App. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

March 14-16, 2019: The Academy of Eating Disorders – ICED 2019 Conference – Education, Dissemination, & the Science of Eating Disorders. Location: Sheraton Times Square, New York, NY.  Details: A Clinical Teaching Day and a Research Training Day are also being offered on March 13th.  Location: New York, NY. Additional Information: here(Pro)

March 16: Sheppard Pratt — Adult Mental Health First Aid. Details: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone! Location: 1925 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 16: National Eating Disorders Association — San Diego, CA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Liberty Station NTC Park Time: 9 AM – 11 AM PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 17: Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders — FEAST of Knowledge NYC 2019. Details: This one-day event follows the Academy for Eating Disorders annual conference in New York City and will feature speakers from that conference who will present their work in condensed form especially for parents and caregivers. The theme of the event this year, appropriate to being in New York City, is “The Dance.” The dance of genes and environment, of parents taking over and letting go of control during recovery, and of physical movement and exercise. Location: Caveat Theater 21 A Clinton Street New York, NY 10002 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 17: National Eating Disorders Association — Phoenix, AZ NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Denny Chimes; Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401 Time: 6AM – 9AM MST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 28-30: National Eating Disorders Association — 20th International Congress on Nutrition and Health. Details: Theme: Explore the Possibilities towards the success of good health – Share your Ideas. Location: Stockholm, Sweden Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 30: National Eating Disorders Association — Wilmington, NC NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Wrightsville Beach Park, North Carolina Time: 8 AM – 10 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

March 30: National Eating Disorders Association — Tulsa, OK NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Veterans Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma Time: 9 AM – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 2019

April 6: National Eating Disorders Association — Washington, DC NEDA Walk. Details: Together, we’ll be raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. We walk to inspire others. We walk away from stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, but we’re in this fight together and we’re walking to win! Sign up today to take a stand against eating disorders. Location: Constitution Gardens; The National Mall, Washington DC Time: 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 6: National Eating Disorders Association — Peoria, IL NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Bradley University, Peoria Illinois Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 6: National Eating Disorders Association — St, Louis, MO NEDA Walk. Details: Together, we’ll be raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. We walk to inspire others. We walk away from stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, but we’re in this fight together and we’re walking to win! Sign up today to take a stand against eating disorders. Location: Tilles Park, Ladue, Missouri Time: 9 AM – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 6: National Eating Disorders Association — Nashville, TN NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee Time: 11 AM – 1 PM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 6: National Eating Disorders Association — Montclair, NJ NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Anderson Park, Montclair, New Jersey Time: 10 AM – 12 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 10: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Internal Health & Gut Microbiomes. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with Erika Ebbel Angle. Erika Ebbel Angle received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2012 from Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2002 Erika founded Science from Scientists, an award-winning National nonprofit focused on improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) attitudes and aptitudes for children aged 9-13. Time: 12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

April 12: Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association — MEDA’s 24th National Conference: Call for Proposals! Details: Moving Forward with MEDA: Catalyzing Change in Eating Disorder Treatment; The 2019 MEDA Conference will explore in detail the most recent knowledge related to the field of eating disorders. We seek cutting edge treatment approaches. More specifically, the conference will focus upon bringing together the newest and most creative approaches to treatment and applying them with flexibility to those who are struggling. Location: The Marriott Newton Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 13: National Eating Disorders Association — Pittsburgh, PA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Schenley Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Time: 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 13: National Eating Disorders Association — Oklahoma City, OK NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Time: 9 AM – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 13: National Eating Disorders Association — Los Angeles, CA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Tongva Park, Santa Monica, California Time: 9 AM – 11 AM PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Grand Rapids, MI NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Ada Park, Ada, Michigan Time: 9 AM – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Indianapolis, IN NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Garfield Park – Indy Parks and Recreation; Indianapolis, Indiana Time: 9 AM – 11 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Raleigh, NC NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Pullen Park; Raleigh, North Carolina Time: 10 AM – 12 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 23: Sheppard Pratt — Adult Mental Health First Aid. Details: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone! Location: 1925 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093 Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 26: Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association — Networking with a Purpose: Featuring Center for Discovery – Speaker & Topic TBD. Details: “Networking with a Purpose” is a FREE professional networking and training event often hosted by one of our partner treatment centers. Premier eating disorder professionals present on a variety of subjects related to eating disorders and their treatment. It is an event that occurs throughout the year. Location: MEDA offices Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Philadelphia, PA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Xfinity Live; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Time: 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 27: National Eating Disorders Association — Fort Wayne, IN NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Parkview Field; Fort Wayne, Indiana Time: 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Richmond, VA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Pullen Park; Raleigh, North Carolina Time: 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 14: National Eating Disorders Association — Iowa City, IA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Iowa City Park; Iowa City, Iowa Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 27: National Eating Disorders Association — Notre Dame, IN NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana Time: 11 AM – 1 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 27: National Eating Disorders Association — Salt Lake City, UT NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Liberty Park; Salt Lake City, Utah Time: 10 AM – 12 PM MST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

April 27: National Eating Disorders Association — Boise, ID NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Julia Davis Park; Boise, Idaho Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

May – 2019

May 9-10: National Eating Disorder Information Centre 7th Biennial Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference – “Radical Unlearning”. Details: The conference has been organized around the theme RADICAL UNLEARNING, which calls for unpacking and unlearning negative and erroneous messaging to which people have been subjected. It will be a unique opportunity in Canada for attendees to share and learn more about current research, evidence-based practices, and innovations in the areas of eating disorder prevention and treatment. With a keynote speaker line-up that includes Sonya Renee Taylor and Lucy Aphramor, this interdisciplinary conference promises to be an exciting learning opportunity for anyone interested in body image, self-esteem, and eating disorders. Attendees will gain practical skills they can apply immediately in their practice settings, from clinics to classrooms and beyond. Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Additional Information: here. (Prof / Pub)

May 10: Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association — Networking with a Purpose: Featuring Center for Discovery – Speaker & Topic TBD. Details: “Networking with a Purpose” is a FREE professional networking and training event often hosted by one of our partner treatment centers. Premier eating disorder professionals present on a variety of subjects related to eating disorders and their treatment. It is an event that occurs throughout the year. Location: MEDA offices Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Additional Information: here. (Pub)

May 18: National Eating Disorders Association — Seattle, WA NEDA Walk. Details: Join a team of NEDA Warriors who are breaking barriers across the country by raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Together, we’ll fight stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. NEDA Walks are opportunities for us to share our stories of hope and make sure that no one has to struggle alone. Location: Seattle Center; Seattle, Washington Time: 10 AM – 12 PM PST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

May 21: Sheppard Pratt: Adult Mental Health First AidDetails: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone! Location: 8003 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236 Time: 18 AM – 12:15 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

May 22: Sheppard Pratt: Adult Mental Health First AidDetails: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone! Location: 8003 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236 Time: 8 AM – 12:15 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

June – 2019

June 17-18: National Eating Disorders Association — 5th Edition of International Conference on Clinical Oncology and Molecular Diagnostics. Details: Conquering Cancer with the Latest Advancements in Clinical Oncology. Location: Rome, Italy Time: TBD. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

June 18: Sheppard Pratt: Adult Mental Health First AidDetails: Mental Health First Aid is a public education program introducing the risk factors and warning signs of mental illness. Similar to first aid classes, you will learn how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis, how to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress, and how to connect a person to the appropriate help. Mental Health First Aid is for everyone! Location: 8003 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236 Time: 8 AM – 5 PM EST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

June 19: Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund. Topic: Living in Truth in Recovery. Details: Kirsten will be speaking with RaeLynn DeAngelis. Rae Lynn DeAngelis is the founder and executive director of Living in Truth Ministries. She’s also an author, speaker, wife, mom, and avid football fan. Rae Lynn’s greatest passion is to empower women through the promises of God. Time: 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST. EDH Facebook Page: here. (Pub)

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September 2019

September 23-24: Academy for Eating Disorders — Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) 2019 Annual ConferenceDetails: The 17th annual conference of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders where clinicians, researchers, and students will get together to share knowledge and ideas on the current understanding of eating disorders and their treatment. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Thursday 22nd August as well as post-conference workshops on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th August. The Keynote speakers will be Dr. Ulrike Schmidt and Professor Peter McEvoy. Location: Adelaide Australia Time: 9 AM – 10 PM ACST. Additional Information: here. (Pub)

October 2019

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