Lived Experience Advocacy & Engagement SIG

Lived Experience Advocacy & Engagement


The Lived Experience Advocacy & Engagement SIG will broaden the Experts by Experience Committee’s mission to integrate the depth and diversity of lived experience, wisdom and knowledge of patients and loved ones into AED’s programs and services.  Together we will broaden the connection between lived experience and AED around the globe.



  • Enhance the quality of eating disorder research, treatment, education and preventative initiatives to expand the opportunity for dialogue between professionals and individuals with lived experience.
  • Increase visibility and generate a larger community to implement various ideas/projects and share research based information that may otherwise be limited by the committee’s membership.
  • Amplify a greater diversity of voices and perspectives within our community and make broader connections across the numerous other SIGs within AED.

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