Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Please submit events to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Events must have educational and/or therapeutic purposes in the area of eating disorders targeting patients, relatives, therapists, and other health care providers. Please do not submit commercial events or events focusing on other, remote topics. Submission will be checked by the Electronic Media Committee and you will receive notification upon acceptance (to be published on the AED Events Calendar, with approval to cross-post your event in the AED Online Community) or decline of your event.

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2017


March

iaedp 2017 Symposium
Henderson, NV USA
March 23 - March 26
Improving the Odds: Clinical Competency in Eating Disorders Treatment - iaedp Symposium 2017's program is being created by a group of professionals like you who work in therapeutic settings with patients. It is our goal to provide an exciting, quality program that is applicable to your needs when working with patients. Keynote and Pre-Cert Course information is below, along with registration, hotel, and transportation information.

ANZAED Autumn Workshop Series
Hyatt Regency Sydney
March 23 - April 6
We are really excited to announce that the 2017 Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Autumn Workshop Series is being held in gorgeous Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March. Noosa has world famous beaches, tranquil natural beauty, and fantastic shopping and dining options on Hasting Street. The program isSubmissions are invited for the 15th annual conference of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sydney Harbour. Abstracts are sought for 15-minute oral presentations, posters, and 90 minute in-conference workshops.

All submission info is on the conference website. Please note the following closing dates:

  • Workshop submissions close Friday 24th, March 2017
  • Oral and poster submissions close Friday 7th, April 2017

International submissions are particularly welcome, with the conference theme: Creating Connections: Harboring Knowledge. For any inquiries, please contact jeremy.freeman@anzaed.org.au, or +612 8007 6875.



May

Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference
Toronto, Canada
May 11 - May 12
6th Biannual Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre will be hosting its 6th biannual Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference in Toronto at the Chestnut Conference Centre on May 11 and 12, 2017. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.nedic.ca/conference-20



June

World Eating Disorder Action Day
June 2
World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families and the medical and health professionals who support them. Uniting activists across the globe, the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. The inaugural #WorldEatingDisordersDay, a predominately virtual event, will take place on June 2, 2017, with many countries carrying out local "live" activities.

Weight Stigma Conference
Prague, Czech Republic
June 7 - June 8
The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, sociology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, law) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma. The conference is taking place in the same location as the International Conference on Eating Disorders, giving attendees the opportunity to attend two great conferences over 5 days in the same location.

Abstracts are currently being accepted for oral presentations and sessions until March 1st; poster abstracts are being accepted until April 1st.


International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) 2017
Prague Congress Center, Prague, Czech Republic
June 8 - June 10
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet colleagues and gain insight on emerging science in the eating disorder field, all the while basking in the whimsical grandeur of one of the oldest cities in the world. Clinical Teaching Day/Research Training Day, June 7th.

11th Conference Czech PPP
Prague, Czech Republic, Psychiatric Clinic, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University
June 9 - June 10
Can Reform Improve Psychiatric Care for Eating Disorders?

This conference is held in conjunction with the International Conference on Eating Disorders and is only a short walking distance from the Prague Convention Centre.



August

9th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference
Denver, CO
August 4 - August 5
Across two days in Denver, Colorado, the 9th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference will explore practical applications in prevention, detection, treatment, and patient outcomes for eating and related disorders. Esteemed experts and emerging thought leaders in behavioral healthcare will discuss ideas worth spreading and future directions in eating disorder treatment across several formats, including general sessions, panel sessions, and small-group breakout sessions.


November

FINAL REMINDER - Now ACCEPTING PROPOSALS for the Renfrew Conference, DEADLINE for Submission MARCH 10, 2017
Philadelphia, PA USA
November 10 - November 12
The below event was approved by the AED Electronic Media Committee for posting.

The 27th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Integrating Science, Creativity and Clinical Wisdom

Philadelphia Airport Marriott, November 10 - 12, 2017

Being a highly effective eating disorder therapist is a process, not a destination. As our patient population has become increasingly more complex and diverse, research has provided us with a growing body of evidence-based practices (EBPs). As a result, clinicians now face the daunting task of mastering new, cutting edge treatment approaches and integrating them into our well established and uniquely nuanced practices. In order to provide the quality of care our patients require and deserve, we must evolve along with the field.

Conference 2017 will examine the challenge of learning new skills at different points in the professional "lifespan". These can include the incorporation of innovative therapeutic approaches and evidence-based practices, the integration of clinical intuition, creativity and wisdom, as well as the critical role of supervision.

Accepted proposals should fall into one of four program tracks: Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), Skill Development, Diversity, and Feminist-Relational. Click Here for more information and details.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Patrick Kennedy; Roxane Gay; Janet Treasure, OBE, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych & Adele Lafrance Robinson, PhD; and Panel discussion with Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, Rachel Calogero, PhD, Marcella Raimondo, PhD, MPH and Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD.

Deadline for proposal submission is March 10, 2017. For more information and complete guidelines, visit www.renfrewcenter.com or contact Kavita Patel at kpatel@renfrewcenter.com.