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If you’re not a Twitter-user or you can’t join a “live” chat, you can still take in all the information—at your own pace—by visiting our past Twitter chats section.

Join us for the Next #AEDchat 

Integrating Patient/Carer Perspectives in Research

Monday, August 1st @ 12 pm EDT

Judith Banker
 Is the founder and executive director of the Center for Eating Disorders, Ann Arbor, Michigan ( She is also Lead Consultant to the Huron Oaks Eating Disorder Recovery Program, a partial hospitalization program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Past president and Fellow of the AED, Judith currently sits on the AED Finance Committee and the AED Advisory Board. She is the 2011 recipient of the AED Award for Clinical, Educational or Administrative Leadership. 

Judy Kransa

Judy Krasna, mother of four, is an eating disorders parent advocate in Israel. She is the co-chair of the AED's Patient/Carer Committee who also works with the Israeli Association for Eating Disorders as a parent consultant. Judy heads F.E.A.S.T's Israel task force and writes an eating disorder blog from a parent perspective

Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community

Thursday, August 18th @ 2pm EDT

Sarah Boateng
I am currently the Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. My previous posts included: Vice -Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. I graduated from Harvard College in 1979 and the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1983. I completed my training in Pediatrics at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1987 and then did a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Mt. Sinai from 1987-88


It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat


Save the date for these upcoming chats:

August 2016 

Date: Monday, August 1st at 12 pm EDT 
Topic: Integrating Patient/Carer Perspectives in Research
Guests: Judy Baker, Judy Kransa

Date:Thursday, August 18th @ 2pm EDT
Topic: Eating Disorders in the LGBT Community
Guest: Sarah Boateng

Past Twitter Chats:

Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly 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 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.


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