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Released: 4-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
AED Announces 2020 ICED Awards and Honorees
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2020 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds Kentucky's New Eating Disorder Council
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AED commends the Kentucky Senate and House and Governor Andy Beshear for passing a Bill that established the Kentucky Eating Disorders Council with the goal of raising awareness, providing education, and improving access to care for all Kentuckians with eating disorders.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 11:10 AM EST
AED Publishes Nine Truths about Weight and Eating Disorders
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The Academy for Eating Disorders has published a new document for their Nine Truths program on weight and eating disorders.

Released: 19-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
To Combat A Deadly Mental Health Illness, Researchers, Clinicians, and Thought Leaders from Around the Globe are Gathering in London
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To Combat A Deadly Mental Health Illness, Researchers, Clinicians, and Thought Leaders from Around the Globe are Gathering in London at the Academy for Eating Disorders European Chapter conference with the Faculty of Eating Disorders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Released: 6-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
AED and STRIPED Team Up with Deloitte to Conduct a Comprehensive US Economic Impact Study
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AED and STRIPED Team Up with Deloitte to Conduct a Comprehensive US Economic Impact Study

Released: 17-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Avoidable Deaths Occurring Due to Lack of Physician Training about Eating Disorders
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This this report represents an important opportunity to address better training among physicians around eating disorders.

Released: 24-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Dr. S. Bryn Austin, AED President, Shares Insights on the WW Kurbo App as Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2019 Commences
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AED President Dr. S. Bryn Austin responds to WW Kurbo app in honor of Weight Stigma Week

Released: 17-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
AED Signs on to Support New Legislative Initiative – The Nutrition CARE Act
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) supports the introduction of the Nutrition Counseling Aiding Recovery for Eating Disorders (CARE) Act that was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress.

Released: 27-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
AED and NAMED Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and National Association for Males with Eating Disorders Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’

25-Feb-2019 3:55 PM EST
Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows
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Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

25-Feb-2019 3:40 PM EST
The Treatment Plenary at the International Conference on Eating Disorders to Address the Evidence for Short-Term Treatments for Eating Disorders
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The Treatment Plenary at the International Conference on Eating Disorders to address the evidence for short-term treatments for eating disorders

Released: 6-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EST
The Academy for Eating Disorders Releases Position Statement on “The Fast Track Trial”
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently issued a position statement on considering the risk of eating disorders and associated problems when evaluating the risks of human research participation.

25-Feb-2019 3:55 PM EST
ICED Sociocultural Plenary to Address Eating Disorders in the LGBTQ+ Community
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ICED Sociocultural Plenary to address eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community

25-Feb-2019 3:45 PM EST
2019 International Conference on Eating Disorders, March 14-16, 2019 in New York, NY
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The Academy for Eating Disorders announces its annual International Conference on Eating Disorders, taking place March 14 - 16, 2019 in New York, NY

Released: 25-Feb-2019 3:45 PM EST
AED Announces 2019 ICED Awards and Honorees
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AED Announces 2019 ICED Awards and Honorees

Released: 4-Dec-2018 12:45 PM EST
Academy for Eating Disorders Patient-Carer Committee becomes the Experts by Experience Committee
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The AED Patient-Carer Committee changed its name to Experts by Experience to better reflect the composition of its members.

Released: 16-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
AED Applauds SAMHSA for Its Grant to Create a Training Center for Eating Disorder-Related Education in the Community
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On September 21, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), led by Christine M. Peat, Ph.D., with a grant for $3.75 million over five years to develop a training center for eating disorder-related education in the community. Dr. Peat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry

Released: 3-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees. Each year, AED presents a number of awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and confers AED Fellow honors during its Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on Saturday, April 21, 2018, beginning at 7:45AM.

Released: 20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
What’s the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Eating Disorders? Find out at the International Conference on Eating Disorders
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Eating disorders affect individuals worldwide, can be lethal, and represent an enormous cost in healthcare treatment and lost productivity. Scientists are beginning to understand how the gut microbiome—the bacteria that reside in the gastrointestinal tract—play a role in the development and treatment of eating disorders. The 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy for Eating Disorders April 19-21, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, will address this important issue.

Released: 13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Extending the Reach of Treatment and Prevention Approaches for Eating Disorders
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Eating disorders are serious illnesses with the highest mortality rate of all psychological disorders. Although it’s commonly believed they affect only young women, eating disorders actually affect all genders, ages, weights, and ethnicities. Traditionally, treatment for eating disorders has emphasized care by psychologists, physicians, and other health care providers. Unfortunately, however, most of those with eating disorders receive no treatment

Released: 6-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
Recovery From an Eating Disorder: How Do We Define It? What Does It Look Like? And Should It Always Be the Focus?
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People who have eating disorders, their loved ones, and their health care providers usually see “recovery” as the end goal of treatment. However, it’s not clear how to best define recovery from an eating disorder.

Released: 28-Nov-2017 7:45 AM EST
Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community
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In an effort to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently released an infographic based on an article written by multiple current or former editors and associate editors of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED), “Speaking of That: Terms to Avoid or Reconsider in the Eating Disorders Field.”

Released: 17-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST
The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).

Released: 30-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems
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Last week, 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) urging the re-inclusion and inclusion of eating disorders surveillance questions within the CDC national surveillance systems.

Released: 6-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
AED Celebrates the Work of the Eating Disorders Coalition in Obtaining Eligibility for Research Funding for Eating Disorders to Help Military Service Members and Families
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After months of negotiations and two Continuing Resolutions, Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government's FY 2017 budget on May 5th. This budget package represents the first time that Congress permitted federal research funding to help our military members and their families affected by eating disorders.

Released: 30-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT
AED Releases New Global Blueprint to Promote Healthcare Rights for Patients with Eating Disorders
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce the release of the World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights, an important document developed by the AED’s Patient/Carer Committee in an effort to promote excellence in eating disorders care by leveraging patient, carer, and professional partnerships.

Released: 17-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds France’s New Law to Protect the Health and Safety of Fashion Models, Address Eating Disorders
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The Academy for Eating Disorders applauds the stance taken by France to rein in fashion industry pressures on professional models to be extremely thin as a condition of employment.

2-May-2017 7:05 AM EDT
International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals
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International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals

Released: 14-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders
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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposed replacement bill threatens to aggravate the already difficult environment for obtaining care for individuals with eating disorders and other mental illnesses.

Released: 30-Jan-2017 7:05 AM EST
New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children
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New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

Released: 16-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST
International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Embrace Diverse Perspectives in Treatment, Prevention and Research
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The Academy for Eating Disorders announces that its 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders, which is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, will embrace diverse perspectives in treatment, prevention and research.

Released: 15-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
The Academy for Eating Disorders Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling
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The Academy for Eating Disorders Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling

Released: 9-Dec-2016 7:05 AM EST
U.S. Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation
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The AED Applauds the U.S. Congress for Passing the First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation

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Released: 30-Nov-2016 1:55 PM EST
AED's Nine Truths About Eating Disorders
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In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here's what they sound like across the globe!

Released: 20-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT
Medical Comorbidities Linked with Binge-Eating Disorder: Important Information for Clinicians and Primary Care Physicians
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Reston, VA (September 20, 2016) Results from a new study reveal that binge-eating disorder (BED) is associated with increased risk of multiple medical comorbidities.

Released: 20-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT
Comorbilidades Médicas Ligadas al Trastorno por Atracón: Información Importante para Clínicos y Médicos de Primer Contacto
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Reston, VA (Agosto 22, 2016) Los resultados de un nuevo estudio revelan que el trastorno por atracón (TpA) está asociado con un riesgo incrementado de múltiples comorbilidades médicas.

Released: 11-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT
Una Legislación Clave de los Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria es Aprobada por la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos como Parte de la Ley de Ayuda de Familias en Crisis de Salud Mental
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Reston, VA, Julio 8, 2016 – Una mejora potencial de los problemas de salud mental que van desde los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria al suicidio se ha convertido más esperanzadora y con mayores posibilidades de lo que era hace sólo unos días. La Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos ha aprobado la Ley histórica de Ayudando Familias en Crisis de Salud Mental de 2015 (HR 2646) – un proyecto de ley que significa un paso hacia adelante en el movimiento de la salud mental.

Released: 11-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT
Key Eating Disorders Legislation Passes the U.S. House of Representatives as Part of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
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Reston, VA, July 8, 2016 – Potential improvement in mental health issues ranging from eating disorders to suicide has become more hopeful and more possible than it was just days ago. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the historic Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (HR 2646) – a bill that signifies forward movement in mental health.

Released: 5-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the FDA Approval of A Mechanized Purging Device
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an obesity treatment device, AspireAssist. The device, which consists of a tube placed inside the user’s stomach and connected to a pump, is designed to encourage the patient to drain a portion of the content after every meal in order to assist with weight loss—essentially enabling purging. Some have called it a mechanized form of the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa.

Released: 5-Jul-2016 8:45 AM EDT
La Academy For Eating Disorders Expresa Su Preocupación Por La Aprobación Por Parte De La FDA De Un Nuevo Dispositivo Mecanizado De Purgación
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Reston, VA, Julio 5, 2016 – La Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de los Estados Unidos recientemente aprobó un dispositivo para el tratamiento de la obesidad, el AspireAssist. Este dispositivo, que consiste en un tubo que es colocado dentro del estómago y conectado a una bomba, está diseñado para alentar al paciente a drenar una porción del contenido del estómago después de cada comida para ayudarlo a perder peso – esencialmente permitiendo la purgación. Algunos han llamado a esto una forma mecanizada del trastorno de la conducta alimentaria, bulimia nervosa.

Released: 31-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
The Stars of the Upcoming Feature Film "To the Bone" Including Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Retta, Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders in Honor of World Eating Disorders Action Day, June 2, 2016
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The Stars of the Upcoming Feature Film "To The Bone" Including Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Retta, Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders, a public service announcement based on a document developed by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) to clarify public understanding of and dispel the many myths about eating disorders.

Released: 31-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Keanu Reeves Y El Elenco De “To The Bone” Estelarizan Las Nueve Realidades Acerca De Los Trastornos De La Conducta Alimentaria (TCA) En Honor Al Día Mundial De Acción Por Los Trastornos De La Conducta Alimentaria Junio 2, 2016
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Keanu Reeves y el elenco de To the Bone estelarizan las Nueve Realidades Acerca de los Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria, un anuncio de servicio público basado en un documento desarrollado por la Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) para aclarar al público el entendimiento de y disipar mitos acerca de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria.

Released: 13-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT
International Conference on Eating Disorders Is Building Bridges Across the World
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Reston, VA. April 13, 2016. Eating disorders know no boundaries. They affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. To assist the professional community in learning more about how to treat diverse individuals with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders will host the 2016 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) May 5-7 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Released: 24-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EDT
El Congreso Internacional De Trastornos De La Conducta Alimentaria Esta Creando Puentes Con America Latina
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Reston, VA. March 23, 2016. Los trastornos de la alimentación no conocen fronteras. Afectan a personas de todas las edades, sexos, culturas, formas y pesos, orientación sexual, y clase social. Para ayudar a la comunidad profesional a aprender más acerca de cómo tratar diversos individuos con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, la Academy of Eating Disorders patrocinará el Congreso Internacional de Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria que se llevará a cabo del 5-7 de Mayo, 2016 en San Francisco, California.

Released: 9-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EST
International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Address Challenging Social Justice Issues
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Reston, VA, March 9, 2016. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)--a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention—is highlighting the issue of social justice and inclusion at its annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), May 5th-7th 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Released: 24-Feb-2016 8:05 AM EST
International Conference on Eating Disorders to Address Risk Factors and Body Image
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Reston, VA, February 24, 2015. Eating disorders can be lethal, cost millions of dollars to treat annually, and affect individuals across the globe. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention--has announced their keynote speaker for the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), May 5-7, 2016, in San Francisco, CA.

Released: 9-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST
The Joint Commission Introduces Accreditation for Eating Disorder Treatment Programs based on Recommendations made by The Academy for Eating Disorders
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The Joint Commission (TJC) has agreed to add several new requirements to its accreditation review of behavioral health care organizations providing treatment for individuals with eating disorders and their families.

Released: 21-Jan-2016 11:00 AM EST
Individuals with Eating Disorders Are at Increased Risk of Death
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Results from a newly published study indicate that individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of death compared to the general population. Investigators found that individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) had a five times higher mortality rate than their same age peers


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