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Eating Disorder Events & Conferences Calendar

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Featured Events:

2017 ACUTE Symposium: Improving Medical Care
for Eating Disorders

Denver, Colorado
February 15 – 17, 2017

Medical and mental health professionals are encouraged to attend
this symposium to review medical complications and effective treatment
for clients struggling with severe eating disorders. Contact Rachel Byrne
at 303-602-5550 for more information or Register Here. (Pro)

 Eating Disorder Retreats – Maui, Hawaii


Maui, Hawaii
June 22 – 26, 2017

A retreat is a special period of time or “time out” from life’s stressors.
A time for you to focus on yourself and finding the support you need
to keep moving forward in the direction of recovery. Are you struggling
with relationships, balancing your life, flexibility, or moving to the
next stage of your recovery? Learn from the industry’s top therapists,
doctors, and other treatment professionals as they help motivate you
for your continued journey on the path to recovery. Register here. (Pub)

February, 2017

February 12: Circle of Understanding: You are Not Alone. Time: 2:00pm EST. Location: Adath Israel Synagogue – Toronto, Ontario. Details: Sponsored by NIED, this event includes a panel of experts examining the impact of eating disorders and sharing their insights with the eating disorder community, including those struggling, their loved ones, and fellow professionals. Contact: (Pub)

February 12: All of Me Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion. Time: 5:30pm EST. Location: West Newton Cinema – 1296 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02465. Details: This screening includes a panel discussion with director Bess O’Brien and MEDA staff. RSVP here. (Pub)

February 13: All of Me Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion. Time: 6:30pm EST. Location: Assumption College – 500 Salisbury Street, Kennedy Hall, Alden Auditorium, Worcester, MA 01609. Details: This screening includes a panel discussion with director Bess O’Brien and MEDA staff. RSVP here. (Pub)

February 14: Embrace – Girls’ Night In. Time: 8:00pm Local. Details: Watch Embrace, a powerful documentary about body image and empowerment, with friends from all over North America this Valentine’s Day! More information. (Pub)

February 15: “It’s Not About Food, It’s About Feeding” Webinar. Time: 1:00pm EST. Details: Join Sierra Tucson’s Dr. Tena Moyer as she examines the developmental, attachment and polyvagal considerations of eating disorders and disordered eating in this interactive webinar. Register here. (Pro)

February 15-17: 2017 ACUTE Symposium. Location: JW Marriott Cherry Creek – Denver, CO. Details: This symposium, themed “Improving Medical Care for Eating Disorders,” features guest speaker Dr. Philip S. Mehler. Contact: 877-ACUTE-4-U (Pro)

February 16-17: Jessica Setnick’s Eating Disorders Bootcamp. Location: Tucson, Arizona. Details: This two-day workshop for professionals will provide personalized training on eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, how to address difficult situations that arise with clients, and much more. Register here. Contact: (Pro)

February 19: Project HEAL SoCal Harry Potter Yoga Class. Time: 3:00pm PST. Location: Wanderlust Hollywood – 1357 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Details: Join the Southern California chapter of Project HEAL for this fun fusion of yoga and the wizarding world of Harry Potter! More information. Contact: (Pub)

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: (Pub/Pro)

February 24-25: Jessica Setnick’s Eating Disorders Bootcamp. Location: Lincoln, Nebraska. Details: This two-day workshop for professionals will provide personalized training on eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, how to address difficult situations that arise with clients, and much more. Register here. Contact: (Pro)

February 25: 20th Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference. Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm PST. Location: Lewis & Clark College, Templeton Center, Stamm. Details: This conference features keynote speaker Thomas Lynch, PhD, founder and developer of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT). Breakout sessions include topics of DBT, digestive health and eating disorders, and more. Register here. Contact: (Pro)

February 26: The Baltimore Premiere of The Student Body Film. Time: 2:00pm EST. Location: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt – 6501 N. Charles St., Towson, MD. Details: In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, you’re invited to a free screening of the award-winning documentary THE STUDENT BODY that challenges bullying and body shaming in schools. Screening is followed by a Q&A with father-daughter filmmakers, Michael & Bailey Webber. Register here. Contact: (Pub)

March, 2017

March 1: Learn How to Build Body Confidence in Your Child: Coffee and Conversation with MEDA Founder, Rebecca Manley. Time: 9:30-10:30am EST. Location: MEDA Office – 288 Walnut St, Suite 130, Newton, MA 02460. Details: Join this free discussion on how to support your child’s body image and promote body positivity. More information. Contact: (Pub)

March 2: FREE CE Webinar, “Yoga Therapy for Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery”Description: This free, interactive webinar will engage participants in experiential and didactic learning about how connecting to one’s body can lower symptomatology in both traumatized and eating disordered clients. The importance of the mind/body connection will be discussed, and clinicians will learn to help clients find safe resources and ease within their bodies. Continuing Education: Upon completion of this live webinar, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for one (1) C.E. hour. Ekern Enterprises, Inc., has been approved by NBCC for NBCC Credit. Ekern Enterprises, Inc., is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-2794.  More Information and Registration here(Pub)

March 2: The Good, The Bad & The Body Positive: Social media’s impact on recovery and how to make the most of it. Time: 7:00pm ESTLocation: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt – 6501 N. Charles St., Towson, MD. and streamed live via The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt’s Facebook Page. Details: A FREE workshop in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Social Media is a quickly evolving reality for people of all ages. This workshop will take a look at the impact of social media in general and the specific intersection of social media platforms with body image, self-esteem and eating disorder recovery.  Attendees will leave with specific strategies for staying recovery-focused in a digital world. More information. Contact: (Pub)

March 3: Eating Disorders & Athletes C.E. Event. Time: 8:30am CST. Location: McCallum Place – 231 W. Lockwood Ave., Suite 201, St. Louis, MO. Details: This presentation, featuring McCallum Place’s Dr. Riley Nickols, will examine the ways in which athletes are particularly vulnerable to the development of eating disorders and effective treatment for this population. Contact: (Pro)

March 4: More to Love Yoga Workshop with Rachel Estapa. Time: 12:00-2:00pm EST. Location: MEDA Office – 288 Walnut St, Suite 130, Newton, MA 02460. Details: Join this inclusive yoga workshop celebrating all body types. RSVP here. (Pub)

March 4: 6th Annual Celebrating everyBODY Walk. Location: Boca Raton, Florida. Time: 9am (EST) Details: The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is hosting a walk to raise awareness about eating disorders, promote the education of eating disorders, and spread the message of hope and recovery. Come on out and support! Contact: (Pub)

March 10-11: MEDA’s 22nd Annual Conference. Location: Boston Marriot – Newton. Details: The theme of this year’s conference is “Why Weight? Envisioning a New Future in Eating Disorder Treatment.” Behavioral health professionals and community members are encouraged to attend. Register here. Contact: (Pub/Pro)

March 17: Introduction to Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm PST. Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Room TBA. Details: This workshop for mental health professionals led by Kirsten McAteer, MA, LPC, NCC, examines RO-DBT and its effectiveness in the treatment of mental health disorders, including eating disorders. More information. Contact: (Pro)

March 21: NIED’s 56th Free Eating Disorder Symposium “Let’s Get Social: Social Media, Social Justice, and Social Support for Eating Disorders.” Time: 7:00pm EST. Location: 10 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2. Details: This symposium will feature Andrea LaMarre, MSc, PhD Candidate, speaking on the intersections of social media, social justice, and the eating disorder community. Contact: (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: (Pro)

March 24-25: ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series 2017. Location: Peppers Resort Noosa Beach – Queensland, Australia. Details: This workshop series includes core skills training and extended skills training to support and educate eating disorder professionals. Register here. Contact: (Pro)

April, 2017

More events coming soon.

May, 2017

May 7: Boston NEDA Walk. Time: 9:00am EST. Location: Newton North High School – 457 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460. Details: Join this NEDA Walk, sponsored by MEDA, to support those in eating disorder recovery. Register here. Contact: (Pub)

May 11-12: 6th Biannual Body Image & Self-Esteem Conference. Location: Chestnut Conference Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Details: Hosted by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), this conference features workshops on current research and evidence-based modalities. More information. Contact: (Pub/Pro)

June, 2017

June 8-10: 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED). Location: Prague Congress Centre – Prague, Czech Republic. Details: The theme of this conference is “Diverse Perspectives, Shared Goals,” uniting eating disorder professionals from across the world to discuss new research and trends. Vikram Patel, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker presenting on “Psychological Treatments for the World: Lessons from Global Mental Health for Eating Disorders.” More information. Contact: (Pro)

June 22-26: Eating Disorder Retreats. Location: Maui, Hawaii. Details: A retreat is a special period of time or “time out” from life’s stressors. A time for you to focus on yourself and finding the support you need to keep moving forward in the direction of recovery. Are you struggling with relationships, balancing your life, flexibility, or moving to the next stage of your recovery? Learn from the industry’s top therapists, doctors, and other treatment professionals as they help motivate you for your continued journey on the path to recovery. Register here(Pub)

July, 2017

July 14-16: EDA Big Book Step Study Workshop. Location: Techny Towers Conference & Retreat Center – 2001 Waukegan Rd.Techny, Illinois, 60082. Details: This inspirational weekend will include guest speakers, discussions on the EDA’s Big Book, and peer support for those in eating disorder recovery. Register here. (Pub)

August, 2017

August 4-5: 9th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference. Location: Denver, Colorado. Details: This conference, hosted by Eating Recovery Center, will explore practical applications of treatment modalities within the eating disorder population through general sessions, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. Contact: (Pro)

September, 2017

More events coming soon.

October, 2017

More events coming soon.

November, 2017

November 17: MGEDT National Conference. Location: Brighthelm Centre – Brighton, East Sussex. Details: Themed “Exploring Body Dissatisfaction in Men and Improving Their Self-esteem,” this conference is geared toward eating disorder professionals, students, and volunteers in the field. Men Get Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT) is a non-profit based in the United Kingdom that raises awareness and increases support for the male eating disorder community. Contact: (Pro)

December, 2017

More events coming soon.

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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:
Thank you very much!!

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:

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


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!


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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