Twitter Chats

AED Twitter Chats - Join the Conversation!

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

“Joining the March: United in the fight against eating disorders”

September 18, 2014
5:00 p.m. ET

Find your converted time here.

Join us as we chat with guests Becky Henry, Founder of Hope Network, LLC and Nancy Gruver, Founder of New Moon Girls, to discuss the upcoming M.O.M. (Mothers & Others) #MarchAgainstED and how loved ones can advocate for and support those struggling with an eating disorder.



“Let's Talk About Weight Stigma: A Twitter Convo”

September 24, 2014
3:00 p.m. ET

An #AEDchat in honor of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 22 - 26)

Moderated by Ashley Solomon, PsyD, Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, and Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

#AEDchat #WSAW2014


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: http://twubs.com/AEDchat. ("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:

September 18, 5:00 p.m. ET
A tweet chat in support of the MOM March (September 30, #MarchAgainstED)
with Becky Henry, Founder of Hope Network, LLC and Nancy Gruver, Founder of New Moon Girls

September 24, 3:00 p.m. ET
“Let's Talk About Weight Stigma: A Twitter Convo”
in honor of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 22 - 26)
Moderated by Ashley Solomon, PsyD, Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

October 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People
with Deb Burgard, PhD and Joslyn Smith

November 14, 1:00 p.m. ET
Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment
with Joe Kelly and Pamela Carlton


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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