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iaedp™ Symposium 2020 - A Vision of Hope

iaedp™ Symposium 2020's program is being created by a group of professionals like you who work in therapeutic settings with patients. It is our goal to provide an exciting, quality program that is applicable to your needs when working with patients.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/26/2020 to 3/29/2020
When: March 26-29, 2020
8:00 am
Where: Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, Florida  33896
United States
Contact: Marie Grover
800-800-8126 x 82

Online registration is available until: 3/29/2020
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iaedp™ Symposium 2020 - A Vision of Hope 

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Championsgate (Orlando), FL
March 25-29, 2020



A wonderful environment to refresh, relax, and network with other eating disorders professionals exchanging ideas in a forum designed especially for you! 

Register Now for the iaedpTM Symposium 2020!
Or  downloadable PDF registration form is also available

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Exhibitor & Sponsor Information!
Hotel Information:
A discounted hotel rate of  $234.00 per night has been negotiated with the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  The easiest way to book your room is ONLINE.  You may also call 1-800-843-6664 and mention the iaedpTM symposium to receive the discounted rate.  Discounted rooms are limited and available on a first come/first serve basis and the room block will sell out, so book your rooms early.  The last day to reserve your room under the iaedpTM group rate is Thursday, February 20, 2020

Shuttle Information:

From Orlando (MCO) International Airport

A discounted rate has been negotiated with SuperShuttle

 WU3RG DISCOUNT VALID DATES: March 24-30, 2020 
WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations. 
DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off you roundtrip reservations made online.  Discount does not apply to exclusive vans (which are already discounted).  RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.


Volunteer Information:
Each year iaedp™ is lucky enough to have a great group of volunteers who help us make the iaedp Symposium an amazing experience for our attendees! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the this survey. Please DO NOT register as a volunteer until you have been given official notification you have been accepted as a volunteer.





Scholarship Information:

Each year iaedpTM awards scholarships based on need.  First-time iaedp™ Symposium attendees or iaedp™ members who have a financial hardship are eligible to apply.If you are interested in applying for one of the scholarships listed below, please fill out the this application.  Applicants will be notified in early November of their scholarship application status. Please DO NOT register until after you receive notification in November on the status of your scholarship application.

Scholarships Available:

Christine Hartline (1) This scholarship covers all registration fees & includes a $1000 check to offset transportation & hotel expenses.
Dick Wilson (1) This scholarship covers the cost of one full symposium registration. It doesn't cover any additional costs (pre-conference sessions) or travel expenses.
Erin Riederer Foundation (2) This scholarship provides financial support towards completion of the iaedp™ Certification process. Clinicians seeking the Traditional Certification route are encouraged to apply by stating reasons why certification is important to them & how this scholarship will support the process. Preference given to those clinicians operating in Wisconsin. 
Financial Aid(10) These scholarships cover a majority of symposium registration fees. Recipients pay a $350 registration fee.



iaedp™ Symposium 2020 Keynote Presenters Announced!

FRIDAY, March 27, 10:30 am

Dr. Sabine WilhelmDr. Sabine Wilhelm is the Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.   Dr. Wilhelm is recognized as a leading researcher in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and tic disorders, and has published 240 articles and reviews on cognitive functioning, prevalence and treatment outcomes of these disorders. She has also given more than 220 invited lectures and presentations on these subjects. Dr. Wilhelm has published seven books on OCD, BDD and tic disorders. She has been a mentor to more than 40 junior investigators in the field. Dr. Wilhelm is the Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and she serves on the Scientific Council for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as on the Tourette Syndrome Association Behavioral Science Consortium.   Dr. Wilhelm is currently President for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Dr. Wilhelm was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy. She currently serves on eight editorial boards. In 2002, she was awarded the Claflin Distinguished Scholar in Medicine Award. She was named a Beck Institute Scholar in 2003 and was also the Scientific Program Chair of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held in Boston in June 2010. Dr. Wilhelm has been the principal investigator or site principal investigator of seven NIMH-funded research grants. She is also the principal investigator of several privately funded clinical research studies investigating medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy and other treatments for OCD, BDD and tic disorders in children and adults.  

Friday, March 27, 2:00 pm

John Levitt PhD, CEDS, FAED, F.iaedp has more than 40 years’ experience working with eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, and the complex relapsing client.  He has been an active participant in the fields of eating disorders, family therapy, and trauma as a clinician, consultant, program developer, supervisor/trainer, and presenter. He has taught widely, co-authored one book, co-edited three other books, and has numerous publications.
Dr Levitt’s presentation will focus on understanding research and how to use measurement tools in the therapeutic process through out treatment.  

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDSDena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, President iaedpTM Board of Directors, will introduce Dr Levitt and will share with the audience why iaedpTM believes that this topic is very important for patients, providers, and third party payors.    
Saturday, March 28, 10:30 am

Gina Barreca PhD has appeared, often as a repeat guest, on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR and, yes, on Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor, It’s Not That I’m Bitter, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse, and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League. Of the other six books she’s written or co-written, several have been translated into to other languages–including Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and German.  Called “smart and funny” by People magazine and “Very, very funny. For a woman,” by Dave Barry, Gina was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine. Novelist Wally Lamb said “Barreca’s prose, in equal measures, is hilarious and humane.” Her latest book is If You Lean In Will the Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? is filled with insight, lessons, comfort and confessions.   If You Lean In cheers and challenges women to come together and speak up. 

Gina’s award-winning weekly columns from The Hartford Courant are now distributed internationally by the Tribune Co.; her blog for Psychology Today has well over 6 million views. Gina’s work has appeared in most major publications, including The New York Times, The Independent of London, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cosmopolitan, and The Harvard Business Review. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Gina’s also the winner of UConn’s highest award for excellence in teaching.

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 pm
The Brain Comes Alive with the Sound of Music: Innovative Treatments for Eating Disorders Clients through Music Therapy
Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, NMT and Ralph Carson, PhD, CEDRD

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, MT-BC, FAMI, NMT, is a board certified music therapist with 18 years of clinical experience and degrees in music therapy, education, and counseling. She has completed advanced training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and is a fellow through the Association for Music and Imagery. She is also trained in Neurological Music Therapy and is an endorsed facilitator with Remo in HealthRhythms Group Empowerment Drumming. Heiderscheit has conducted research utilizing guided imagery and music with adults in chemical dependency treatment and utilizing music to reduce stress and anxiety during mealtimes with eating disorder patients. She is collaborating on a research grant through the National Institutes of Health to study the use of music intervention to reduce sedation in mechanically ventilated patients. Heiderscheit has authored articles and book chapters on the use of music therapy in various settings. She is a graduate faculty member at the Center for Spirituality & Healing and clinical music therapist with The Emily Program.
Ralph Carson, LD, RD, PhD is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist with over 40 years of experience currently Senior Clinical and Scientific Advisor for the Eating Recovery Center and BED Program and a consultant for Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Center in Hattiesburg, MS. He is an active member on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and author of The Brain Fix: What’s the Matter with Your Gray Matter, over 20 scientific published articles and several textbook chapters.  Dr Carson will review the research and literature on the use of music in therapy. 

Sunday, March 29, 8:00 am

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. He authored Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts; Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist s Memoir; Action Methods in Group Psychotherapy: Practical Aspects; American Snake Pit: Hope, Grit, and Resilience in the Wake of Willowbrook.  His newest book (on bookshelves in the spring) is about hope and includes practical interventions to use with patients to instill hopefulness.


 iaedp™ Foundation Core Courses for Certification and Educational Designation will be offered at Symposium 2020!


We are excited to once again offer these four core courses in a two day, 12 hour track at Symposium 2020.  These courses are an excellent way to fulfill the prerequisite foundation courses for Certification or the Educational Designation.

The courses will begin on Wednesday and conclude on Thursday and are offered as a separate track for $375 as a stand alone registration, or combined with a Full Symposium 2020 registration for an additional $250.  The cost of the courses includes a printed book with all session PowerPoints and handouts. 

The Core Courses may be taken to satisfy the requirements for the Educational Designation, Certification or may be taken simply as a refresher.  If you are pursuing certification, all other prerequisites regarding education, experience, and supervision apply.  Both the Educational Designation and Certification require a successful completion of a written final examination post-symposium. 

This track is also appropriate for professionals who are new to the field to receive a comprehensive introduction to eating disorders treatment. 

Space for these popular courses is limited, and they will reach capacity prior to the Symposium.  No onsite registrations will be allowed.  Register early to secure your place in these classes!

Course titles are:  Overview of Eating Disorders, Therapeutic Treatments for Eating Disorders, Nutritional Therapy for Eating Disorders, and Medical Treatment of Eating Disorders.  Each course is a 3 hour workshop.   

WEDNESDAY - 03/25 - AM Session
Core Course 1 - Overview of Eating Disorders 

This introductory course in eating disorders will provide an overview of eating disorders from a social justice perspective with attention to the diverse people who experience eating disorders and the systemic barriers they may face in obtaining a diagnosis and accessing treatment. We will discuss how weight stigma impacts people in bodies of all sizes and provide education about Health at Every Size ®. Factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder, including neurobiological findings, genetic influences, and bio-psychosocial implications, will be addressed. Symptom manifestation and presentation in conjunction with diagnostic criteria will be presented.

Core Course 1 Presenters

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS is a psychologist, fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS) and approved supervisor for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She directs Eating Disorder Therapy LA in Los Angeles and is able to provide teletherapy in California and New York. She provides cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults and family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents and adheres to Health at Every Size ® principles. She is certified in FBT for adolescent eating disorders and is the author of When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder: Practical Strategies to Help Your Teen Overcome Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating, published in 2018. Dr. Muhlheim holds leadership roles in several professional organizations including the AED, iaedp LA Chapter, and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association. Dr. Muhlheim is the Eating Disorders Expert for Verywell (formerly and is Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Information website, Mirror-Mirror Eating Disorders. She presents nationally to parents, professionals, and trainees. She is active on social media and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.

Buck Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS-S, F.iaedp has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders in residential and inpatient settings as well as private practice. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as a Program Director, Chief Operations Officer and Clinical Director. For a number of years, Buck had a private practice in Redlands, CA providing family and individual therapy for a broad range of mental health issues including marital and family relationships, mood disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, and bariatric surgery. His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, and an iaedp Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor. Buck completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University.  Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™) Board of Directors since 2010. He is the current past-President of the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of iaedp. Buck remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee. He was the founding chapter president for the first of iaedp's regional chapters in 2004 and has been involved with the development of multiple regional US chapters.

WEDNESDAY - 03/25 - PM Session
Core Course 2 - Therapeutic Treatments for Eating Disorders
This course offers a basic introduction to best practice treatment modalities for feeding and eating disorders. It will preview empirically supported treatment methods as well as emerging therapies. Topics discussed include coordination and collaboration within treatment teams, suicide screening and safety measures, diagnosis and treatment planning including determining appropriate levels of care, and treatment modalities. Evidence based treatments, motivational approaches and emerging therapies currently in practice and under empirical review will be presented with references for further study. Specific attention will be given to diversity and historically overlooked/underserved populations.

Core Course 2 Presenters

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in eating disorders and related issues for over 35 years. A Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Dr. Maine is author of: Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond; Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research- Practice Gap; Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders; The Body Myth; Father Hunger; and Body Wars. The 2007 recipient of The Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, 2014 recipient of the Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award  and  2015 NEDA Lifetime Achievement Award, she served as senior editor of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention for 25 years. A member of the Renfrew Foundation Conference Committee, and their Clinical Advisory Board, and the Walden Clinical Advisory Board, Maine is a 2016 Honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. She lectures nationally and internationally on eating disorders and maintains a private practice, Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, in West Hartford, CT. She loves the earth and gets up early every day to enjoy it.

Beth Hartman McGilley, Ph.D., FAED, CEDS, is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, athletes, trauma, and grief. A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, she has practiced for over 35 years, writing, lecturing, supervising, directing an inpatient eating disorders program and providing individual, family and group therapy.  She has presented, edited and published extensively in the field of eating disorders, including being a former journal editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, and co-editor for the book: Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research/Practice Gap. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. McGilley has been a chair or member of numerous committees for the AED since its inception, a member of the Renfrew Conference Committee and a core curriculum teacher for IAEDP certification students. Dr. McGilley also specializes in applications of sports psychology and performance enhancement techniques for athletes at all levels of competition. She was the sports psychology consultant for the Wichita State University Women’s Basketball team from 2005-2008. She was the co-founder and co-chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) Eating Disorders Special Interest Group from 2007-2012.  Dr. McGilley co-founded and for 12 years served as the President of the Healing Path Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in Kansas. She was a 2008 graduate of the Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fellows Training program. Her hobbies include competitive cycling, hiking, writing, and time with her therapy dog, Wheeler the Healer.

Jessica Baker, MS, PhD, CEDS  is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and Supervisor, currently in private practice in Milton, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Dr. Baker has worked in the field for over 20 years. She began working with this population during her graduate training at the University of Georgia, the University and Florida, and Emory University. She continued this work in her professional career at the Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences, Women’s Center (MARR). Recognizing the need for more intense programming for dual diagnosis patients, Dr. Baker created a disordered eating program at MARR. There, she provided individual/group/community therapy, and professional training and supervision. Dr. Baker has served on the faculty at the University of Georgia, Brenau University, and Georgia State University. In her private practice she specializes in treating patients with eating disorders and addiction as well as mood disorders, life transitions and personal growth/empowerment. As a member of the EDIN’s Professional Speaker’s Network, she also speaks at numerous events around the Atlanta area: schools, parenting groups, community organizations, professional organizations, etc. These presentations address issues such as building a healthy relationship with food, body, and self; eating disorder awareness and prevention; and non-diet nutrition. Dr. Baker is a longstanding member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She serves on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of iaedp as the Certification Chair and is as a member of the International Certification Committee.

THURSDAY - 03/26 - AM Session
Core Course 3 - Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders 
Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders discusses the role of the registered dietitian and nutrition therapy addressing clinical assessment, refeeding issues and medical/ethical concerns within all levels of care. The registered dietitian's integration of therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT and ACT will be highlighted.

Core Course 3 Presenters

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD-S, is the Founder/Executive Director of Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative, F.E.E.D. IOP. (Family and Friends Eating Events and Direction) and P.E.A.C.E. (Professional Eating and Coaching Events) programs of New York, Owner/Director of Nutrition Counseling Specialists and Eating Wellness Programs. Sondra is a nutrition therapist with 30 years of experience and a recognized leader in the field of eating disorders and body wellness. She is a licensed clinical nutritionist, certified eating disorder specialist, consultant, and treatment advisor. Sondra received the IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialists Award, the National Eating Disorders Association Excellence in Practice Award and the SCAN Excellence in Practice Award.  In Oct 2017 Sondra was awarded NEDA's Legacy Award. Sondra is the author of the Eating Disorder Learning/Teaching Handout Series Manual and contributing author to the recently published book- Eating Disorders in Special Populations. Sondra presents regularly at national conferences for professionals and the public. As a NEDA media spokesperson, she brings awareness to prevention, education and treatment and appears regularly in the media including PBS, Good Morning America, Fox 5 News, ABC, CBS and Anderson Cooper.

Beth Harrell, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD-S - Beth Harrell began her work with eating disorders in 1995 in inpatient/residential setting.  Since then she has worked in all levels of care and with AN, BN, BED and ARFID ages 8-78. Beth spent the last 8 years working in outpatient care with children and adolescents and has a special place in her heart for kids whose eating disorders are missed because of their weight.  She is an active member of the MO Eating Disorders Council since 2014 and provides training for RDs across the state, she serves on the board for the Body Balance Coalition in Kansas City, and has been on iaedp's Certification Committee for the past 5 years and as Director of Certification since May 2017



THURSDAY - 03/26 - PM Session
Core Course 4 -  Medical Treatment of Eating Disorders
The integration of medical and mental health issues can make accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients with eating disorders difficult. This course covers medical diagnosis, evaluation and management based on patient history, physical findings and diagnostic measures. Common co-morbid illnesses and evidence-based treatment for all ages will also be discussed.

Core Course 4 Presenters

Philip S. Mehler, MD, CEDS, FACP, FAED, As President of Eating Recovery Center and Founder and Executive Medical Director of ACUTE at Denver Health, Dr. Philip Mehler is the designated head of medical services across Eating Recovery Center’s full national treatment spectrum, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient levels of care. Prior to joining Eating Recovery Center in 2014, Dr. Mehler served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Dr. Mehler began his career at Denver Health more than 30 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine. He is the Glassman Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and has conducted research into the optimal treatment of the most severe cases of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. He founded ACUTE at Denver Health in 2004 and continues to serve as its Executive Medical Director. Dr. Mehler has authored more than 440 publications, including 3 textbooks, Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is now in its third edition. Dr. Mehler was the recipient of the Academy of Eating Disorders 2012 Outstanding Clinician Award, has been recognized among the “Best Doctors in America” for the past 22 years in a row, and was voted the “Top Internist in Denver” multiple times by 5280 magazine. Dr. Mehler is a member and fellow of the Eating Disorders Research Society and the Academy of Eating Disorders, as well as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. He has lectured extensively on a national and international level as the leading medical expert on the topic of medical complications of eating disorders. In 2014, Dr. Mehler was honored with the Silver & Gold award, the highest achievement conferred on an alumnus of the University of Colorado Medical School for outstanding contributions to medicine. He is an Alpha Omega Alpha & Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado. 

Anna Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS, Dr. Anna Tanner is Vice President of Medical Services for Veritas Collaborative. She is a board-certified Pediatrician who has specialized in the care of complicated adolescent patients, in particular patients with
eating disorders, throughout her career. Dr. Tanner received her BA cum laude from Williams College, and completed medical school and residency
at Vanderbilt University. She served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University and is currently on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and a Fellow in the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.



Imagine Me Beyond What You See Body Image Art Competition

Imagine Me Beyond What You See Art Competition was designed to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. Our multimedia art contest is open to everyone; however, iaedp™ is expressly asking treatment centers and private practices who have art therapists or who use art to work with clients, to submit entries created by them.

Entries are accepted from July 15 through December 15 of every year. All media forms are welcome, including visual, three-dimensional, mixed media art, poetry/spoken word and dance/performance art. Judging is based on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition/design/choreography/performance and the overall impression and presentation.

All entries submitted must include a 300-word description/inspiration along with a two to three sentence biography of the artist or group. A list of multi-media materials/content must be provided along with a submission of four photos of the art form in high (300+) resolution jpeg format that shows at least four different angles. Photos will be enlarged, so quality is important. Poetry and/or spoken word should be submitted in writing and/or one to two minute You Tube video link. Dance/performance must be submitted in one to two minute You Tube video link. All entries require signing an artist release.

First Place, Runner Up, Honorable Mention and Professionals Choice awards will be presented during a special Award Ceremony duringiaedp™ Annual Symposium.

Contact Blanche Williams for all inquiries about submissions or becoming a Sponsor. Submit all entries to or (800)-800-8126 x 83.

iaedp™ Symposium 2020 Pricing Information

Symposium 2020 Registration Fees include all symposium workshops, and special events from March 26-29, 2019. Core Course classes also require an additional fee.

On or Prior to December 21, 2019
$700 iaedpTM Member
$675 iaedpTM Chapter Member
$650 iaedpTM Certified Member
$775 iaedpTM Member
$400 Full Time Student /Retired Prof
$325 Pre-approved Volunteer
$400 International Attendee
650 Group Attendee – 3 or more**
On or After December 22, 2019
$750 iaedpTM Member
$725 iaedpTM Chapter Member
$700 iaedpTM Certified Member
$825 Non iaedpTM Member
$450 Full Time Student / Retired Prof
$325 Pre-approved Volunteer
$450 International Attendee
$700 Group Attendee – 3 or more**

One Day Registrations - Does not include Core Courses or Pre-Conference sessions.
Thursday $425 Friday $425 Saturday $425 Sunday $225

Core Courses for Certification and Educational Designation
Core Course registration is first come/first serve and courses will fill up. No On-Site registrations will be allowed
Wednesday, Wednesday March 25th and Thursday, March 26th
$375 Core Courses Only- Includes the cost of the book
$250 Core Courses in addition to full symposium registration – includes the cost of the book

*Groups are defined as 3 or more registrants from the same company, organization or iaedp chapter.  To receive the discount groups need to either be submitted together.  (This offer excludes the registrations included in the exhibiting package or complimentary or discounted registrations for faculty)   Group rates will not be available after January 16,2020

Discounts cannot be combined with other offers, including registration types (Certified, Chapter, Student, International, Retired etc) which are already discounted. Discounts cannot be applied after the fact. 

Workshop presenters will receive a code for discounted full symposium registration with their proposal acceptance.  This code is valid for iaedpTM Member or Non-Member registration only.  It is not valid with otherwise discounted memberships such as Certified, Chapter, International, Student or Retiree memberships.  It is also not valid off one day registrations. Presenters with more than two presenters in their session should contact the iaedp office at 800-800-8126 x82 or prior to registering for discount information.  

To request accommodations for the symposium sessions, please contact the iaedp office at 800-800-8126 x80 or

Discounts, including promotion codes, CANNOT be combined or applied after the fact.  Exhibitors & Sponsors: No Cancellations or refunds Individual Registrations: Cancellations (Including core courses) received prior to December 1, 2019 will receive a refund less a $200 cancellation fee.  Cancellations received on or after December 2, 2019 will receive a refund less a $350 cancellation fee. There will be no cancellations issued after December 23, 2019.  All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing either by e-mail to or by mail to iaedpTM, PO Box 1295, Pekin, IL  61555-1295.   

Prior to the symposium, grievances can be sent in writing via email to  During the symposium, grievances can be addressed at the registration table.  After the symposium, grievances can be addressed via the symposium evaluations or sent in writing via email to

The participant will be able to:  (1) identify and treat individuals with anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating; (2) discuss drug therapies currently used to treat eating disorders; (3) describe alternative methods for the treatment of eating disorders, such as dialectical behavior therapy, psychodrama, movement therapy, art therapy, and gastric bypass surgery and (4) explain dual diagnosis issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder, Axis II components and addictions.

Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses, Counselors, Other Healthcare Professionals.
Participants will: update their research knowledge and competency, increase and acquire new skills, receive information on certification, and have networking/referral opportunities, as well as obtain continuing education credits.


The 2020 iaedpTM symposium offers a maximum of 28 Continuing Education Credits from Wednesday 03/25 through Sunday 03/29, including additional charge core courses on Wednesday and Thursday.  A maximum of 23 Continuing Education Credits are offered from Thursday 03/26 through Sunday 03/29.

Continuing education is offered through co-sponsorship with iaedp™ and the following institutions:

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may participate in this education activity as ANCC accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreement.

Commission on Dietetic Registration.
iaedp™ is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
This activity has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors as consistent with established standards for alcoholism and chemical dependency education and training Provider #301.

iaedp™ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. iaedp Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

New York Mental Health Counseling Board
CE Learning Systems, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0072.

National Association of Social Workers
This program is approval by the National Association of Social Workers (886585375-8429) for 28 continuing education contact hours.  Please note: This NASW approval is NOT valid in the following states: New York, Michigan, West Virginia, New Jersey, Idaho or Oregon.

New York Social Workers
CE Learning Systems SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0060. This event is currently pending approval.

New York Creative Art Therapists Board
CE Learning Systems (d/b/a, is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0008

A continuing education certificate for iaedp™ Symposium will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Individuals who register for the Symposium prior to 03/25/19 will receive an e-mail sent to the email  used for registration from CE-Go Approximately 3 days before the event.  After the symposium another e-mail will go out and will include everyone who registered on-site.  Attendees wishing to receive CE's for the iaedpTM Symposium 2020 will need to utilize the iaedpTM Symposium app to check into sessions.

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete evaluation forms for each session you attended (evaluations may be completed immediately after the session has concluded)
  • Complete an overall event evaluation at the conclusion of the Symposium
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 888-498-5578 or by email at