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AED Twitter chats - Join the Conversation!

The AED has begun a series of regular Twitter chats (#AEDchat) on timely topics with corresponding experts. View, join in on upcoming chats and follow AED on Twitter. 

Check out how the AED proudly supported BEDA's Weight Stigma Awareness Week, Sept. 23-27, 2013


Next #AEDchat: (see below for easy instructions to join the chat)



Twitter February 14, 1:00 pm EST* 

"connecting bodies with hearts: teaching kids to care, not compare"

With Kathy Kater, LICSW


Moderators: Ashley Solomon and Lauren Muhlheim

Get a head start - follow Kathy now on Twitter:

*Find your converted time here


UPCOMING CHATS - Mark your calendars and watch for more information:

February 25, 3:00 pm EST (During NEDA Week)
"How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers"
With Eric von Furth and Johanna Kandel

March 13, 5:00 pm EST
"Eating Disorder Memoirs"
With Carrie Arnold and Jenny Thomas

April 17, 3:00 pm EST
"Understanding Insurance Advocacy in Eating Disorder Treatment"
With Lisa Kantor/office

Read/Learn About Past Twitter Chats

How Mobile Apps are Changing the Face of Eating Disorder Recovery (Jan. 15, 2014)

Making Eating Disorders Genetics Approachable & Meaningful: What are ANGI, AN25K and Charlotte's Helix? (Dec.16, 2013)

Fatness: A Health Crisis? (Dec. 13, 2013)

Muscle Dysmorphia and Muscularity-Oriented Disordered Eating  (Nov. 14, 2013)

Food Rules - Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? (Sept. 17, 2013) 

Dr. Jenny Thomas and Jenni Schaefer on their recently released book: Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? (June 18, 2013) View flyer 

Midlife Eating Disorders (April 18, 2013)

Men Get Eating Disorders Too (March 14, 2013)

What is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a predefined hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.

It's easy to join in the chat!

1. Go to
2. Enter the name of the chat: #AEDchat
3. Read the posts related to this and/or sign in to add your tweets.

Note: Tweetchat will add the chat locator (#AEDchat) each time for you.

Don't have Twitter account yet? It's easy to create an account here. Then you'll be ready to follow the AED Twitter chat using hashtag #aedchat.

Tips to Using Social Media Professionally 

Read these tips compiled by the AED Social Media Committee.

Check back here and watch your inbox for upcoming #AEDchats.