Italian Society of Eating Behavior Psychopathology (SIPA)
Partner Organization since September 2012
The Italian Society for Eating Behaviour Psychopathology (SIPA in the Italian language) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization, whose purpose will be to promote the study of the psychopathology of Eating Behaviour and of disorders of Eating Behaviour, to favour all the initiatives connected with its main topic, to establish and maintain relationships with Italian and foreigner Institutions and Societies sharing similar finalities. It intends to represent a national reference point for all who are interested in the normal and pathological psychology of eating behavior, in the Disorders of Eating Behaviour, in the investigation of factors determining a pathological behavior and in the treatment of pathological symptoms. It intends to divulge the knowledge related to these topics and to stimulate the occasions of meetings and communications between subjects interested in the topic. It intends to promote research, to support the prerogatives of those who work in the field, to organize groups of investigation on topics of common interest, to organize meetings, educational and technical progress courses. Italian Society of Eating Behavior Psychopathology (SIPA)
Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders / Società Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare (SISDCA)
Partner Organization since November 2015
The Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders. Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity (SISDCA in the Italian language) is a non-profit scientific association and was founded in 1991.
SISDCA is a multi-professional society including physicians from different medical specialties (child psychiatry, clinical nutrition, endocrinology, internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult psychiatry, etc.), psychologists, and dieticians. It is open also to nurses, social workers, and teachers and cooperates with parents and patient organizations to promote advocacy. A multidisciplinary setting has been considered ideal for approaching eating and weight-related disorders. It is also most worthwhile to encourage and strengthen studies on connections between obesity, eating disorders and body image disorders.
SISDCA intends to recruit people who work and conduct research in the field of eating disorders in various parts of Italy, in different working environments, and with different specialties to develop a multidisciplinary team approach to early detection, assessment, treatment, and integrated prevention of eating and weight-related disorders; to facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge and clinical experiences through formal and informal meetings; to promote multicenter research with appropriate methodology; to organize training and continuing education courses for health and mental health professionals who work in the field of eating and weight-related disorders; to influence public authorities with regard to treatment and prevention of eating and weight-related disorders; to establish and maintain contacts with similar organizations in other countries.
SISDCA has also promoted a scientific journal on eating and weight disorders: Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity -. since 199 (http://www.springer.com/medicine/psychiatry/journal/40519).