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The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 10:16 AM
Location: Omni William Penn Hotel
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Details: Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the core issues associated with eating disorder treatment. It is ironic that although our clients are focused on and obsessed with their bodies, they remain virtually disconnected from the experience of living in their bodies. This seminar will address the intricate interplay between brain, body and beliefs (why we believe what we believe). Repetition of messages and experiences become internalized and influence not only self-perception and self-talk, but the body itself. Negative reinforcement often becomes imprinted in the client's bodymind, feels "true" and serves as the client's identity. Attendees will learn body-focused strategies designed to help clients reclaim their "authentic" self. Lecture, demonstration/experiential exercises and video clips will be utilized.
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Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Health and Wellness Expo
Date: April 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Ritchie Coliseum
City: College Park
State: MD
Details: This Health and Wellness Expo will give attendees the opportunity to see what healthy options are available on the market, particularly focusing on the options available in a college environment. The goal is to promote a healthy self and well-being because if you eat and feel better, your body is able to be better. There will be an assortment of tables and booths where nutritionists, healthy food, exercise and eating disorder specialists will be set up to help attendees see what healthy options there are and how to make a healthy choice when it comes to food, exercise and lifestyle.
Contact: Katarina Pisini



Body Equity : Self-Esteem in the Balance
Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 8:45 AM
Location: Canada
City: Toronto, ON
State:
Details: On April 16th and 17th, NEDIC will be hosting our bi-annual Body Image and Self-Esteem Conference: Body Equity - Self Esteem in the Balance. Our keynote and session presenters represent a strong program of individuals with experience in a range of topics related to body image, self-esteem, food and weight issues, health and nutrition, race, and gender and sexuality. This conference is a unique opportunity in Canada to learn more about current research, evidence-based practices and innovative outreach in a multi-disciplinary, action-oriented environment. Noted Speakers Include: • Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair – Leading expert in child development and family relationships • Dr. Linda Bacon – Internationally recognized authority on weight and health. • Dr. Elizabeth Meyer – Author and expert on gender, bullying & harassment and sexual diversity • Kathy Kater, LICSW– Internationally known author, speaker and psychotherapist specializing in the treatment and prevention of body image, eating and weight-related concerns. Visit the conference website for more information: http://nedic.ca/conference-2015
Contact: 416-340-4156 or NEDIC@uhn.ca



Renfrew's 30th Anniversary Celebration for Professionals
Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: The Renfrew Center
City: Coconut Creek
State: FL
Details: This is a milestone worth commemorating! Over the years, Renfrew has expanded to 16 locations throughout the country and treated more than 65,000 adolescent girls and women struggling with eating disorders. Please join us to celebrate this special anniversary. Meet The Renfrew Center's Founder and President, Sam Menaged, tour our site, learn about our programs, and network with colleagues. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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Restoring the Psyche: Finding Soulful Balance in Our Lives
Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: The Center for Balanced Living, 8001 Ravines Edge Court
City: Columbus
State: OH
Details: Keynote speaker R. Brian Denton, PsyD, will present "The Mindful Way to Self Care Ethics." Participants can choose from a lunch workshop. "EMBER Yoga-Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience" by Michele Vinbury (Yoga on High) or "Restoring the Psyche" by John Campo, MD (Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) and Laura Hill, PhD (The Center for Balanced Living). A panel of persons in recovery will discuss "Self Care in the Journey of Recovery from Eating Disorders." Psychologists and social workers/counselors can receive up to 6 CEU hours, with 3 in ethics. Open to families as well as professionals.
Contact: Lori Johnson, 614.896.8251



Champaign-Urbana, IL NEDA Walk
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: University of Illinois Arboretum
City: Urbana
State: IL
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



Nashville, TN NEDA Walk
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: E.S. Rose Park
City: Nashville
State: TN
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



Charlottesville, VA NEDA Walk
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Nameless Field- University of Virginia
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
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



Pennsylvania Lobby Day
Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pennsylvania State Capitol
City: Harrisburg
State: PA
Details: Help protect Pennsylvanians and fight for better education programs that could lead to early intervention and prevention of eating disorders in the state. Join us for PA Lobby Day to educate Pennsylvania legislators on why HB 433 is vitally important.
Contact: kdolan@myneda.org



Everybody Knows Somebody Luncheon For the Feeding Hope Fund
Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Old Oaks Country Club; 3100 Purchase St
City: Purchase
State: NY
Details: Everybody Knows Somebody Luncheon to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association's Feeding Hope Fund will be on April 21 at 11AM EST. World Renowned, Plus Size Model, Emme, is the events special guest speaker. If you need additional information please contact Joanna Green at Jgreen@myneda.org
Contact: Jgreen@myneda.org



Academy for Eating Disorders - ICED 2015
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 3:49 PM
Location:
City: Boston
State: MA
Details: Mark your calendar and plan to attend ICED 2015 in Boston, April 23-25, 2015, as we host the premier gathering of eating disorders professionals and advocates. Help us break another record – more than 1300 attendees in 2014!
Contact: http://www.aedweb.org/ICED2015/index.php



Port St. Lucie, FL NEDA Walk
Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Tradition Square
City: Port St. Lucie
State: FL
Details: he 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



Boston, MA NEDA Walk
Date: April 26, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Newton North High School
City: Newton
State: MA
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



Fairfield County, CT NEDA Walk
Date: April 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Sherwood Island State Park
City: Westport
State: CT
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



Treating Complex Cases: A Collaboration Between Outpatient Clinicians and Higher Levels of Care
Date: April 29, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:
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Details: The goals of this webinar are to support clinicians in independent practice in collaborating with teams in higher levels of care. Through this training, clinicians will have the opportunity to enhance their assessment and diagnostic skills to effectively manage patients with eating disorders and co-occurring disorders and to identify points in treatment where referral for more intensive care is advised. A case vignette will be presented to identify how to prioritize clinical needs and utilize the multidisciplinary team to maximally benefit the patient. "How" and "when" to engage peer, familial and professional supports will also be presented.
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The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Date: May 1, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Omni William Penn Hotel
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Details: Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the core issues associated with eating disorder treatment. It is ironic that although our clients are focused on and obsessed with their bodies, they remain virtually disconnected from the experience of living in their bodies. This seminar will address the intricate interplay between brain, body and beliefs (why we believe what we believe). Repetition of messages and experiences become internalized and influence not only self-perception and self-talk, but the body itself. Negative reinforcement often becomes imprinted in the client's bodymind, feels "true" and serves as the client's identity. Attendees will learn body-focused strategies designed to help clients reclaim their "authentic" self. Lecture, demonstration/experiential exercises and video clips will be utilized.
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Renfrew's Open House & 30th Anniversary Celebration for Professionals in Los Angeles, CA
Date: May 1, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Details: The Renfrew Center, the nation's first residential eating disorder facility and largest treatment network, invites you to tour our new site. Meet Renfrew's Founder and President, Sam Menaged and our Los Angeles staff, learn about our programs, and celebrate Renfrew's 30th Anniversary. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The Renfrew Center of Los Angeles 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 601 Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Dallas, TX NEDA Walk 2015
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Children's Medical Center at Legacy
City: PLano
State: TX
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



Washington, NJ NEDA Walk
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Meadow Breeze Park
City: Washington
State: NJ
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



Seattle, WA NEDA Walk-
Date: May 3, 2015
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



Hickory, NC NEDA Walk
Date: May 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lenoir-Rhyne University - Shaw Plaza
City: Hickory
State: NC
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



Binge Eating Disorder: Medical, Nutritional & Psychotherapeutic Interventions
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Maneeley’s Banquet Facility, 65 Rye St.
City: South Windsor
State: CT
Details: Walden Center for Education and Research announced today that it will sponsor a free conference, “Binge Eating Disorder: Medical, Nutritional & Psychotherapeutic Interventions,” from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility, 65 Rye St. “Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, yet medical professionals often aren’t sure how to treat patients who have it,” according to James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care. “We’ve designed this conference to provide a broad range of healthcare professionals with the information they need about medical, nutritional and psychotherapeutic treatment.” The conference will feature two presentations. Dr. Greenblatt will discuss, “Food Addiction: The Biology of Appetite and Binge Eating Disorder,” and Laurel Watt-Aldredge, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Holliston, Mass., will discuss, “Therapeutic Interventions for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder.” The conference will be especially valuable for physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, social workers, mental health professionals, guidance counselors and dietitians. Registration will take place from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Admission is free. The cost for dietitians, nurses, therapists and psychologists seeking continuing education credits (CEUs) is $15. For more information, contact Kristin Brawn, MPH at kbrawn@waldenbehavioralcare.com. To register, visit www.waldencenter.org.
Contact: Contact Kristin Brawn, MPH at kbrawn@waldenbehavioralcare.com. To register, www.waldencenter.org



Complex Treatment for the Complex Eating Disorder Client: Integrating ACT and Experiential Strategies
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
City: Orlando
State: FL
Details: This seminar provides acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) strategies and experiential, expressive methods to provide powerful treatment resources for the practitioner. The psychological complexity of eating disorder clients – diverse race, culture, sexual orientation and age – who present with one or more co-occurring disorders and, all too often, a history of treatment failures, will be addressed. Attendees will learn to assess the appropriate level of care, prioritize treatment targets and address the temporal order of treatment. This presentation will also incorporate use of body/mind approaches and innovative methods for the clinician. Lecture, demonstration exercises and video clips will be utilized.
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The Power of Creativity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Conversation
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:
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Details: In a departure from Renfrew’s usual PowerPoint format, this webinar will feature an in-depth conversation between Susan Kleinman, a seasoned dance/movement/therapist and Rebecca Berman, a clinically trained social worker on the art of incorporating creative and innovative techniques into the therapeutic process. These techniques are useful for enhancing engagement with the client’s authentic self and creating and sustaining an active, collaborative relationship for growth. Attendees will learn skills for implementing techniques derived from many concepts that underlie creative arts therapies.
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8th National HEAL (Healthy Eating and Living) Conference
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Hilton Biltmore Park
City: Asheville
State: NC
Details: Join T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating and Eating Recovery Center for the HEAL Conference 2015, a workshop offering five (5) CE credit hours and an opportunity to network with fellow eating disorders treatment colleagues. The conference features a presentation by Dr. Emmett Bishop and by Beth Riley.
Contact: thecenternc@gmail.com



The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Minneapolis Marriott West
City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Details: Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the core issues associated with eating disorder treatment. It is ironic that although our clients are focused on and obsessed with their bodies, they remain virtually disconnected from the experience of living in their bodies. This seminar will address the intricate interplay between brain, body and beliefs (why we believe what we believe). Repetition of messages and experiences become internalized and influence not only self-perception and self-talk, but the body itself. Negative reinforcement often becomes imprinted in the client's bodymind, feels "true" and serves as the client's identity. Attendees will learn body-focused strategies designed to help clients reclaim their "authentic" self. Lecture, demonstration/experiential exercises and video clips will be utilized.
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Renfrew's 30th Anniversary Celebration for Professionals
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: The Renfrew Center
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Details: This is a milestone worth commemorating! Over the years, Renfrew has expanded to 16 locations throughout the country and treated more than 65,000 adolescent girls and women struggling with eating disorders. Please join us to celebrate this special anniversary. Meet The Renfrew Center's Founder and President, Sam Menaged, tour our site, learn about our programs, and network with colleagues. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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National Eating Disorder Association Fashion Show & Performing arts
Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location:
City: philadelphia
State: PA
Details: This will be a night involving music, an all body shapes runway show, dancing and various performing artists. Money collected at door will go directly to my Philadelphia NEDA Walk team (Walk Out of Your Shadow). At the event there will also be booths with education pamphlets on eating disorders and the opportunity to join the NEDA Walk. (Date and time are not exact)
Contact: Phone: 267-432-6146



Manna Fund Golf Classic- Kansas City
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Deer Creek Golf Club
City: Overland Park
State: KS
Details: This year, Manna is partnering with McCallum Place, our featured treatment center, to place a recipient from Missouri or Kansas in their inpatient or residential program as a result of our Manna Fund Golf Classic – Kansas City. Our goal is to raise $30,000 or more to place an individual in their program for up to 90 days. We are excited to announce that Brian McRae, pro-baseball player, who played for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays from 1990 to 1999, is going to be our Honorary Chair for this inaugural tournament! Manna Fund will be selecting an applicant from Kansas or Missouri for treatment at McCallum Place, which is in St. Louis. McCallum Place is also working on establishing it's presence in Kansas City for eating disorder treatment.
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Philadelphia, PA NEDA Walk
Date: May 31, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Philadelphia Zoo
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
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



Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Date: June 3, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: New Haven Lawn Club
City: New Haven
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, empowering clinicians with the knowledge and perspective necessary to effectively treat eating disorders. 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 and, thus, a more potent and creative treatment process. Strategies culled from body-oriented therapies will be explored through film clips, demonstration and experiential exercises, small group discussion and videotaped material from clinical sessions. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship will be highlighted and the therapeutic use of intuition and creativity will be addressed. Participants will receive a resource packet which includes a bibliography, assessment guides and descriptions of experiential exercises.
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The Slippery Slope of Eating Disorders
Date: June 3, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:
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Details: The degree of severity around body image issues often signals an indication that a patient is moving closer to the edge of the slippery slope leading to eating disorders. Where is the line at which eating and body image issues cross into disordered eating and beyond? When is it time to recommend a higher level of care? How can professionals best support patients with this transition? In this webinar, attendees will learn to identify the signs that a patient is caught in a downward spiral and will be provided with resources to empathically challenge distorted perceptions and beliefs. Information regarding how to communicate the dangers ahead on that treacherous slope while keeping the relational bridge to the client intact will be discussed.
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Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Date: June 5, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Westchester Marriott Hotel
City: Tarrytown
State: NY
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, empowering clinicians with the knowledge and perspective necessary to effectively treat eating disorders. 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 and, thus, a more potent and creative treatment process. Strategies culled from body-oriented therapies will be explored through film clips, demonstration and experiential exercises, small group discussion and videotaped material from clinical sessions. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship will be highlighted and the therapeutic use of intuition and creativity will be addressed. Participants will receive a resource packet which includes a bibliography, assessment guides and descriptions of experiential exercises.
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Eating Disorders in Sport Conference
Date: June 5, 2015
Time: 4:28 PM
Location: Hilton Frontenac Hotel
City: Saint Louis
State: MO
Details:
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Renfrew's 30th Anniversary Celebration for Professionals
Date: June 11, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: The Renfrew Center
City: Boston
State: MA
Details: This is a milestone worth commemorating! Over the years, Renfrew has expanded to 16 locations throughout the country and treated more than 65,000 adolescent girls and women struggling with eating disorders. Please join us in Boston to celebrate this special anniversary. Meet The Renfrew Center's Founder and President, Sam Menaged, tour our site, learn about our programs, and network with colleagues. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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Kansas City, MO NEDA Walk
Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Berkley Riverfront Park
City: Kansas City
State: MO
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



Hamilton Township, NEDA Walk
Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 2206 Kusher Road, Hamilton, NJ 08690
City: Hamilton Township
State: NJ
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



Pittsburgh, PA NEDA Walk
Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Hartwood Acres Performance Area
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
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



St. Louis, MO NEDA Walk
Date: June 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Tilles Park
City: St. Louis
State: MO
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



Be-YOU-tiful Me Project
Date: June 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: still figuring out
City: Flemington
State: NJ
Details: We want to host an Event that would have workshops. We want to video tape prior to the event kids and adults answering the question either do you love yourself, do you love your body, ect. and I want to show the video first and have you guys then have Nicole and me and proud to be me and if we could get jenni shaefer to come that will be amazing and judy avrin and the falk sisters. then after everyone can go to all the workshops we have set up. a photo therapy booth will be there where people will stand around a table and answer the questions through the photos on the table and at the end they will have that clear picture of what they want their life to be like. Then a smashing scale thing, and then an activity where you have three chairs on one side and three chairs next to them the one side is you sit in one chair and its 5 years in your ed where are you then 10 and then 15 then you go to the other side and its your 5 years in recovery where are you and then 10 and 15. then a selfie booth and then we want childcare if people who have little ones so they can come and we will have them do activities regarding self love. we will have a journal booth and venues to buy things also. then at the end we want people to have a little thing of sparkle we will have out and then everyone will throw it in the air and leave not letting anyone or ED dull their Be-YOU-tiful sparkle! we wil also have food around too and water and juice.
Contact: (908)-399-8840



Men Get Eating Disorders Too National Conference
Date: July 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: United Kingdom
City: Brighton
State:
Details: Our programme of speakers includes an eclectic mix of people working to improve understanding and awareness of men with eating disorders. Confirmed speakers and presenters includeDr Russell Delderfield as key-note presenter (MGEDT Trustee and PHD Student on the experiences of men with eating disorders), Ulla Raisanen (Senior Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford), Dr Laura Markham (Clinical Psychologist at Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Great Ormond Street London), Laura Benton (Founder of B.O.D.Y.), Danny Bowman (Body Dysmorphia Campaigner), Paul Donald (Founder and Chairman of Men and Boys Eating and Exercise Disorders Service - Scotland) and Pam and Chris Nugent of The Laurence Trust) in Northern Ireland, Jenny Langley (author of 'Boys Get Eating Disorders Too'). Other presenters/speakers and workshops are to be announced in due course. The main theme of the conference is improving the experience men with eating disorders receive in treatment and community support services. The presentations and workshops will explore the barriers and how these can be overcome by sharing ideas and best practice. Sub-specific themes also covered include exploring body image in men in the 21st century including exercise disorders and body dysmorphia. For further information about the conference and bookings information please see the MGEDT website and/or contact us.
Contact: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk



Portland, ME NEDA Walk
Date: August 8, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Baxter Boulevard- Back Cove Trail
City: Portland
State: ME
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



Integrative Addiction 2015
Date: August 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
City: Myrtle Beach
State: SC
Details: Integrative Addiction Institute, one of the leading pioneers in natural and holistic addiction treatment, will be conducting an Educational, Functional and Integrative Addiction conference for doctors, counselors, nurses and addiction therapists. The conference will be August 21-23 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This new frontier in Addiction Medicine will be conducted by the most influential group of leading visionaries specializing in the latest advances in natural and integrative addiction medicine, under the theme “The Future of Integrative Addiction”. One of the key subjects will be eating addiction, obesity and eating disorders.
Contact: Sharon Phillips, 954 540 1896



International Conference and Exhibition on Gastrointestinal Therapeutics
Date: August 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Melia valencia de congresso
City: Valencia, Spain
State: NV
Details: International Conference and Exhibition on Gastrointestinal Therapeutics August 25-27, 2015, Valencia, Spain, Europe Advanced therapeutic options and treatment procedures for gastrointestinal disorders OMICS International is pleased to announce its annual conferences in 2015 and 2016. One of the premier annual conference is Gastrointestinal Therapeutics Meeting. Open Minded International Conferences (OMICS) are determined to put forth a platform for eminent personalities to share their expertise and research at Gastrointestinal Therapeutics, Spain, Europe. The conference throws light on thought provoking topics and recent research in the field of Breast cancer like, gastrointestinal Carcinogenesis and Therapeutics, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment and Management, Gastrointestinal Bleeding- Treatment and Management, Pancreatic diseases and Treatment, Emerging therapies for Viral Hepatitis and Liver Fibrosis, Treatment for Functional GI disorders, Gastrointestinal Pharmacotherapy, Gastrointestinal therapeutic endoscopy- Advancements and Challenges, Gastric bypass surgery, Recent Advancements and Current research in Gastrointestinal Therapeutics. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world covering all the aspects of gastroenterology. Gastro-2015 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of gastro diseases. It also provides the chance for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the fields of Gastrointestinal therapeutics. It helps in promoting the advancement of gastroenterology. It provides a platform for organizations, companies, associations, societies, institutions, statutory bodies and other authorities and individuals interested in the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology is a specialty that tends to receive relatively little attention from a policy perspective and compared with other specialties, attracts relatively little charitable research funding. There have been increases in the incidence of most gastrointestinal disorders in Europe which have major implications for future healthcare provision. Gastrointestinal cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Europe. It is also the most common cancer in men and the second most common in women after breast cancer. This gastric bypass surgery event is a general need for further research into the incidence, prognosis and public health burden of many gastrointestinal disorders across Europe and a particular need for more studies from Eastern Europe, along with pan-European and multinational studies. For more details please visit- http://gastro.conferenceseries.com/ Recent studies of market value of gastrointestinal therapeutics shows differences in different parts of the world. The gastrointestinal (GI) therapeutics market for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), and Crohn’s disease (CD) in the eight major markets (8MM) — the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada and Japan — is expected to decrease in value from $6.8 billion in 2012 to $6.6 billion by 2019, at a negative Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 0.3%, forecasts business intelligence provider GBI Research. The upcoming patent expiry of various major drugs in gastric surgery and other gastrointestinal diseases will register unfavorable growth in European markets. The patent expiries will harm the overall market value and the entry of generics and biosimilars will also have a strong impact on sales. The major factors currently stabilizing the market include the increasing prevalence of GI diseases, growing awareness of the importance of detecting these diseases early and the availability of effective diagnostics creates an urgent need for organizing this gastrointestinal surgery conference. OMICS Group, the World Class Open Access Publisher and Scientific Event Organizer is delighted to host “International Conference and Exhibition on Gastrointestinal Therapeutics” during August 25-27, 2015 at Valencia, Spain. This gastrointestinal conference highlights the theme “Advanced therapeutic options and treatment procedures for gastrointestinal disorders”. Gastro-2015 mainly focuses on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for gastric diseases. The conference discusses the latest research outcomes and technological advancements in the field and brings together leading gastroenterologists, surgeons, physicians, research scholars, students along with industrial and pharma professionals to exchange share their views on critical aspects of gastroenterology research. This event brings together Presidents and Eminent Personalities to explore opportunities on emerging platforms in the field of gastrointestinal therapeutics. With members from around the world focused on learning about latest diagnostic and treatment procedures of various gastrointestinal diseases and all the related aspects of gastrointestinal diseases this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the entire world. From the workshop and speech of the eminent people of gastroenterology, you can update your knowledge about current situation of gastroenterology and receive name and recognition at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers with their ultimate talks on the most recent techniques, tactics, and the avant garde technologies in gastrointestinal therapeutics are the hallmarks of this gastric endoscopy conference. A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event: http://gastro.conferenceseries.com/sponsors.php
Contact: gastro@omicsgroup.com



Chicago, IL NEDA Walk
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Lincoln Park- Diversey Harbor
City: Chicago
State: IL
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



Madison, WI NEDA Walk
Date: September 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 1602 Vilas Park Dr.
City: Madison
State: WI
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



New York, NY NEDA Walk 2015
Date: October 4, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Foley Square
City: New York
State: NY
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



El Paso, TX NEDA Walk
Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Ascarate Park
City: El Paso
State: TX
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



Baton Rouge, LA NEDA Walk
Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Baton Rouge Riverfront Plaza and Levee
City: Baton Rouge
State: LA
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



Eating Disorders Alpbach 2015
Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Congress Centrum Alpbach Austria
City:
State:
Details: Anorexia & Bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Adipositas/Obesity. The 23rd International Conference to celebrate the 25 years jubilee of the Austrian Netzwerk Essstoerungen
Contact: info@netzwerk-essstoerungen.at



BEDA Conference
Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location:
City: Hollywood
State: FL
Details: Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Annual Conference. Registration Opens April, 2015!
Contact: http://bedaonline.com/contact-us/