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2016 Eating Disorders Conference: Enhancing Motivation and Engagement in Treatment
Date: May 20, 2016
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Details: This one day CME/CEU conference will provide a comprehensive review of recent evidence-based research on eating disorders. Topics covered will include the role of anxiety in the onset and maintenance of these conditions, emerging epigenetic insights into the etiology of these disorders, the management of severe anorexia nervosa, and strategies for managing binge eating behavior. Workshops will provide practical clinical skills to assist in overcoming ambivalence towards treatment and to maximize patient motivation and engagement. The conference will bridge the interests of clinicians and researchers. WHO SHOULD ATTEND This activity is intended for psychiatrists, pediatricians, adolescent medicine specialists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, registered dieticians, occupational therapists, educators, and others interested in the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders.
Contact: Tracey Farrow: tjames7@jhmi.edu or 410-955-3863



Seattle, WA NEDA Walk
Date: May 21, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Seattle Center
City: Seattle
State: WA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Hartford Marriott Downtown
City: Hartford
State: CT
Details: Many patients with eating disorders suffer from co-morbid conditions, warranting complex treatments which incorporate the best that art and science have to offer. This workshop weaves together the most current research, treatment trends and clinical insight. Conceptualizing eating disorders as biopsychosocial phenomena puts to rest the validity of any dichotomy between the biology and the psychology of lived experience. Plato's philosophical stance that "the cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole" underscores an emerging treatment paradigm blending holistic approaches with traditional practices to produce a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts. Strategies culled from body-oriented therapies will be explored through film clips, demonstration and experiential exercises. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic use of intuition and creativity will be addressed.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



The Renfrew Center - Integrating Brain and Body: Mindfulness, Metaphor and Experiential Methods
Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: The Century House
City: Latham
State: NY
Details: Eating disorders can present treatment challenges for even the most experienced clinician. The entrenched nature of the illness makes for a formidable foe in the therapy room. To add to the complexity of treatment, the physicality of eating disorder symptoms can sometimes hide the less obvious, but equally serious, issue - fusion with thoughts and emotions. A key element in this seminar will be how to facilitate addressing these deeper issues. Mindfulness as a clinical intervention will be explored, discussing both the most recent research on therapeutic mindfulness and what that specifically means for the practicing clinician. The application of mindful awareness to move the client from a position of avoidance of emotion to acceptance of emotion will be demonstrated. Participants will explore how to implement experiential methods designed to circumvent cognitive fusion and will learn strategies for decoding spoken words as well as the unspoken language of the body. The power of metaphor and creativity as treatment tools will be taught through film clips, literature/poetry/music, experiential exercises and breakout groups.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



The Renfrew Center - “But It’s Just a Glass of Wine!” – A Closer Look at the Intersection of Alcohol Use and Eating Disorders
Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: This webinar will take an in-depth look at the complexity of alcohol use in patients with eating disorders. We will review the ways in which alcohol has an impact on both the physical and mental health of this already vulnerable population. Clinical decisions involving a requirement for the total abstinence versus harm reduction in treatment will be addressed.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



#TellOregon
Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location:
City: Portland
State: OR
Details: Hi, we are an organization advocating for mental illness/eating disorders, with a message of hope. delivering awareness and a message of hope for those suffering.We are putting on an event and we interested in how we could partner with Neda. We see for mental awareness week people put on events with Neda,but can organizations still partner the same way at other times to deliver the same type of content? We are interested in learning more how we could be a help to deliver facts/awareness at our event. Thanks
Contact: Micheleronk@gmail.com 503-804-7437



Art Jam
Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Milton High School Cafeteria and Auditorium
City: Milton
State: WI
Details: This event is a fundraiser for NEDA, as well as a way to bring awareness to eating disorders in our community. This event will feature a silent art auction, an art gallery, and readings of poetry and prose.
Contact: projectmariarockcounty@gmail.com



Strides for Strength Walk
Date: June 19, 2016
Time: 9:01 AM
Location: Mil Dam Park
City: Huntington
State: NY
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Own Your Curves Fashion & Health Expo
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Tysons Corner Center
City: McLean
State: VA
Details: The Own Your Curves Fashion & Health Expo is committed to not only changing the way we see fashion, but also improving self-esteem and health consciousness within the fashion industry. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, we want to provide you a glamourous fun-filled event for all to enjoy. From young women and men to adults, our focus is healthier lifestyle choices and making styles, trends and fashion that cater to individuals of all shapes and sizes.
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Eating Disorders Congress
Date: September 12, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Philadelphia,USA
City: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Details: We are happy to welcome you to the official website of Eating Disorders Congress during September 12-13, 2016 at Philadelphia, USA. The aim of the Eating Disorders meetings is to provide a platform for academicians and practitioners from multiple disciplines to debate and deliberate on social change that is encompassed by innovation and technology. Eating Disorders conferences aim to gather experts in the field to share their knowledge.
Contact: 1-702-508-5200