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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.

Next #AEDchat

“Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment”

November 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET


with Joe Kelly and Pamela Carlton

Regardless of diagnosis, virtually all of our clients have men who care about them. This chat explains how to reach clients' male loved ones (MLOs) and use them as allies in treatment and recovery. Learn how to use the under-tapped MLO natural resource to improve outcomes and make you more effective.

About Joe Kelly
Author, men’s expert and eating disorders activist Joe Kelly provides evidence-based training to help professionals mobilize and utilize clients’ male loved ones, and also coaches men who have a loved one with eating disorders. He has keynoted or presented at numerous eating disorders conferences, including NEDA and Renfrew Foundation. Kelly co-founded the award-winning magazine New Moon Girls and his books include “Dads & Daughters®,” “The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect,” with Dr. Margo Maine, and the forthcoming “Yoga and Eating Disorders” with Carolyn Costin.

About Pam Carlton, MD
Pamela Carlton, MD, is founder of the Carlton Clinic for Eating Related Disorders in Mountain View, Calif., and author of “Take Charge of Your Child’s Eating Disorder: A Physician’s Step-by-step Guide to Defeating Anorexia and Bulimia.” An AED member, she has a decade of experience treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders and serves on the National Eating Disorders Association’s Clinical Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Carlton was on the clinical faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine and created the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s Adolescent Eating Disorder Parent Education and Support Program.

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:

December 10, 3:30 p.m. ET
Medical Stabilization in Eating Disorders
With Ed Tyson, MD

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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