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AED Applauds SAMHSA for Its Grant to Create a Training Center for Eating Disorder-Related Education in the Community

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.,...
16-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees

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...
3-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What’s the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Eating Disorders? Find out at the International Conference on Eating Disorders

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...
20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Extending the Reach of Treatment and Prevention Approaches for Eating Disorders

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....
13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Recovery From an Eating Disorder: How Do We Define It? What Does It Look Like? And Should It Always Be the Focus?

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.
6-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community

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...
28-Nov-2017 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

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).
17-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems

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...
30-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention. Our goal is to provide global access to knowledge, research and best treatment practice for eating disorders. For the public via its website, AED provides education on eating disorder symptoms and treatment recommendations. AED helps researchers connect and collaborate with each other and keep abreast of recent developments in eating disorders research. . AED's main event is the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), a scientific conference that spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician; ICED is attended by leading international researchers and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field. Media are invited to attend the ICED.


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