AED Online Library

For Members Only

One of the benefits of membership in the Academy for Eating Disorders is access to our Virtual Library of educational webinars below, which allows you to learn about current practices and research within the Eating Disorder Community at your convenience, 24/7.

The Virtual Library is currently open to the public through October 15th.

If you are not a current AED member, or you wish to learn more about membership in order to gain access to the library, follow this link.

Upcoming Webinars

The AED Educational Programming Committee offers webinars throughout the year. Check back often and watch your email for information on upcoming webinars.
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Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 2 PM (EST)

Introduction to Molecular Genetic Methods in Eating Disorders Research
Speaker: Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD
Moderators: Katherine Schaumberg/Shannon O'Conner

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About This Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of Molecular Genetic Methods in Eating Disorder research. Dr. Yilmaz will discuss steps to implement methods such as genome-wide association studies, polygenic risk scores, and genetic correlation. In addition, she will explore methodological considerations in this research such as imputation, population stratification, and power. She will identify ways in which these methods can further eating disorder research and discuss current limitations in our understanding of genetic risk for eating disorders.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Yilmaz is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. As a neurogeneticist and NIMH K01 award recipient, Dr. Yilmaz’s research focuses on the genetics of eating disorders, cross-disorder examination of the genetic and environmental risk for anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder, mitochondrial variation in eating disorders, and genetics of body weight regulation. She is one of the lead analysts of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) Eating Disorders Working Group and a member of professional organizations such as the Academy for Eating Disorders, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, and American Society of Human Genetics

Glenn WallerSep 12, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)

Weight bias, internalization, and eating disorders: What do we know and what do we do
Speaker: Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD

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About This Webinar

This webinar will focus on the topic of weight bias, providing an overview of definitions, real-world examples, and empirical support for its negative impact on health. In particular, the adverse effects of internalizing weight bias will be discussed, including implications for eating disorders. The webinar will end with an overview of potential interventions for preventing and reducing weight bias and its internalization.

Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pearl received her BA from Duke University and her PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University. Dr. Pearl’s research focuses on weight bias and its associated health outcomes in individuals with obesity. She also investigates strategies for reducing weight bias and its internalization. Her work is currently supported by a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH.

Past Webinars 

Medical care standards guide (the purple book)

Recognizing and Managing Medical Emergencies in Patients with Eating Disorders
Recorded on July 27, 2018

Reconocimiento y Manejo de Condiciones Médicas Extraordinarias en Pacientes con Trastornos Alimenticios
Recorded on September 6, 2018

ED Forms & Recovery

Binge Eating Disorder
Recorded on January 30, 2017

Recovery in Eating Disorders
Recorded on November 16, 2017

Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa (SE-AN)
Recorded on August 17, 2016

Genetics & Neurobiology

The Genetics of Eating Disorders
Recorded on September 12, 2016

Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
Recorded on November 3, 2017