Pre-Conference Seminar Prepares Medical Professionals to Recognize, Treat Early Signs

 iaedp Foundation Provides First-Time CME Offering Before the 2011 Symposium in Phoenix, March 3 – 6

 PHOENIX (January 18, 2011) – According to a 2010 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), most physicians will see patients with eating disorders, which is why the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) is introducing a CME pre-conference seminar on March 2 titled “Eating Disorders: Physicians in the Trenches, Mobilizing Resources for Effective Treatment.”  The six-hour program provides useful, practical training for medical professionals who do not specialize in eating disorders, but are often the first medical professional to see the signs and symptoms that their patients are suffering with disordered eating. 

            During their careers, many medical professionals come across patients struggling with eating disorders and related problems. Since patients are more likely to recover when disordered eating is detected and treated early, the iaedp Symposium pre-conference seminar is specifically designed to teach psychiatrists, primary care physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and insurance providers how to recognize, evaluate and mobilize the resources needed to treat patients with eating disorders across the spectrum of ages, scenarios and with varying degrees of malnutrition and medicalcomorbidity and necessity. 

 The curriculum for the seminar stems from over two years of collaborative work by the iaedp physician task force, who also will lead the 2011 pre-conference program. Members of the iaedp physician task force are: Dr. Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., Dr. Jennifer Guadiani, Dr. Pauline Powers, Dr. Diane Mickley, Dr. Kim McCallum and Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, who all share concern about the lack of preparation for identifying, diagnosing and treating eating disorders physicians receive in their formal education and training. Their goal was to design a program to meet the needs of medical professionals who serve as the crucial entry point to the medical system – and road to recovery – for patients. 

Each of the task force members hold academic appointments at universities, in addition to being involved in daily patient care. Their combined expertise offers unmatched training for attendees.  For more information about the pre-conference seminar, go to http://iaedp.confex.com/iaedp/2011/webprogram/Session1783.html

For information on the conference go to http://www.iaedp.com/coming%20soon.htm

About iaedp:

Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions.

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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Dec 16 2010


 
Eating Disorders Rising Problem in Orthodox Jewish Women
The Jerusalem Post – 15 Dec 2010   Health experts say eating disorders are a serious, underreported disease among Orthodox Jewish women and to a lesser extent others in the Jewish community, as many families are reluctant to acknowledge the illness at all and often seek help only when a girl is on the verge of hospitalization Study:  Soldiers Use Extreme Methods to Meet Military Weight Rules  
USAtoday.com – 7 Dec 2010    Soldiers are dangerously starving themselves, gobbling diet pills and laxatives – even resorting to costly liposuction surgery – all to meet the Army’s weight standards and avoid losing their careers, according to military personnel who spoke to Army Times.  Study indicates 12% of Teens in Argentina have Eating Disordersmomento24.com 9 Dec 2010
Maria Bello, President of Aluba, who conducted this study was a presenter at the International Forum, at iaedp Symposium 2010 in Orlando FL.
 

Look for Your iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure in Your Mailbox in the Next Few Days!
iaedp Office – 15 Dec 2010  The printing press has stopped, the postage and addresses added, and your copy of the brochure will arrive very soon!  After incorporating in 1985, iaedp held it’s first conference in 1987.  So Symposium 2011 continues the legacy in its 24th conference offering a program designed for you, the professional who works with patients in a therepeutic setting!  You can also download a copy of the brochure in PDF format.  Want to review the session descriptions, presenters bios, and more?  http://www.iaedp.com/coming%20soon.htm 

 

Complete articles and links were in our weekly newsletter, Inside iaedp:  Eating Disorders in the News.  If you would like to join our mailing list, please go to www.iaedp.com.  The sign up box is in the lower left hand column!

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iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure is coming to your mailbox!

The presses are rolling!  Watch for your copy of iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure in your mail box in the next week!

Click here to look at a preliminary brochure:  http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/Page%20Flip%20Brochure%20Nov%203%202010.pdf

Click here to review the schedule, presentations, and abstracts:  http://iaedp.confex.com/iaedp/2011/webprogram/meeting.html

Why “Evidenced Based Treatment and Treatment Based Evidence”? will focus on the realities and challenges of our work with eating disorder clients – the essence of treatment. Current research has now validated as effective many of the treatment protocols that we, as clinicians, have utilized over the years. However, there are still those protocols that promote higher levels of functioning and recovery for our clients, but have yet to be supported by scientific evidence. It is our objective to bring forward and address those themes, topics, strategies, tools, and protocols that we know are powerful, transformative, and life-altering for our clients and their families.

iaedp Symposium 2011

Act now to be part of this outstanding program!

 

  • 28 Breakout Workshops
  • 4 Keynote Speakers
  • Master Training Series
  • Exceptional Lunch Speakers
  • Powerful Networking Opportunities
  • Exciting Art Exhibit and Reception
  • Red Carpet Film Premiere
  • Up to 29.5 hrs ce/cme


Value Pricing!

  • All Suite Luxury Resort

(Only $139 single, double, triple occupancy)

 Meals Included in Registration Fee:

  • Networking Breakfasts (Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Networking Receptions (Thur, Fri)
  • Three Networking Luncheons (Thur, Fri, Sat)
  • Continuing the Legacy Banquet and Program

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Why should you attend? There is nothing more important than bringing people together to reaffirm the path forward!

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Inside iaedp: Is the Ballerina Eating Too Many Sugarplums? Dec 10 2010

 
Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?
The Frisky.com – 8 Dec 10

Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman’s character not only shows signs of anorexia-she’s also bulimic. I had hoped this wouldn’t seem glamorous to teens and women seeing the movie since, well, Natalie’s character also totally loses it in a downward spiral. But apparently that’s not the case.   

American Academy of Pediatrics Revised Policy Statement on the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Revised Policy – December 2010

Pediatricians are called on to become involved in the identificationand management of eating disorders in several settings and atseveral critical points in the illness. In the primary carepediatrician’s practice, early detection, initial evaluation,and ongoing management can play a significant role in preventingthe illness from progressing to a more severe or chronic state.In the subspecialty setting, management of medical complications,provision of nutritional rehabilitation, and coordination withthe psychosocial and psychiatric aspects of care are often handledby pediatricians, especially those who have experience or expertisein the care of adolescents with eating disorders. In hospitaland day program settings, pediatricians are involved in programdevelopment, determining appropriate admission and dischargecriteria, and provision and coordination of care. Lastly, primarycare pediatricians need to be involved at local, state, andnational levels in preventive efforts and in providing advocacyfor patients and families.

Judging The Bodies In Ballet
The dancer cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy, “looked as if she’d eaten one sugarplum too many,” and that her Cavalier, “seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm.”   
NYT 4 Dec 2010 – Some correspondents have argued that the body in ballet is ‘irrelevant.’ Sorry, but the opposite is true. If you want to make your appearance irrelevant to criticism, do not choose ballet as a career. The body in ballet becomes a subject of the keenest observation and the most intense discussion. I am severe – but ballet, as dancers know, is more so.”  The dancers he was critiquing are pictured in the picture on the left.  Then he defends his words in another article. 

The Huffington Post Responds
09 Dec 2010
Regarding the issue that is drawing most attention in Mr. Macaulay’s original article on NYC Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker and in his subsequent piece, “Judging the Bodies of Ballet” — his comments on the dancers’ physical appearance — I am compelled to ask that we put this into perspective. When we speak of ‘plump’, ‘fat’, or ‘chubby’ ballet dancers, particularly those working for professional companies, we are referring to men and women who are most certainly below the medically recommended weight for their height. They are just not thin enough to meet the critics ideals. These individuals, under any other circumstance, are considered ‘skinny’ to ‘dangerously thin’. 

These articles appeared in this week’s issue of Inside iaedp.  If you would like to get the full details, please join our mailing list at www.iaedp.com (The sign up box is in the lower left column of the page). 

Editorial Note:  iaedp does not endorse the content of any news story; we only report it.  It is not our goal to approve or condemn any news printed in our newsletter; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (when available on the site of origination). We believe that current events and news/publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and be knowledgeable about new research. 

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Inside iaedp: Is Victoria’s Secret Peddling Eating Disorders? Dec 3 2010

 Give yourself a special present this holiday season!  Join us in March in sunny, warm Phoenix for Symposium 2011!  Click http://www.iaedp.com/coming%20soon.htm to review the exciting program details.  It won’t be the same if you aren’t there!

Eating Disorders in the News Dec 3, 2010  
Victoria's SecretIs Victoria’s Secret Peddling Eating Disorder Porn? 

CBS Online – 2 Dec 10

It’s “eating disorder porn,” says Harvard pediatrician Dr. Michael Rich. “They are a fantasy that drives you to extreme behaviors which require overcoming normal physiological and instinctual survival drive.”  Rich heads the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, which studies how kids are affected by images in movies, television and the Internet. He and other health professionals interviewed by CBS News worry that the ultra-thin models like those who appeared on the Victoria’s Secret show are pushing young women into unrealistic ideals and, in some cases, eating disorders.  “For most women, being 6’2″ and 112 pounds with big boobs and tight abs is just not doable,” …..   

top model 2010America’s Top Model Winner Sends Wrong Message
Examiner.com – 2 Dec 10

What kind of messages is “America’s Next Top Model” sending to young girls when the latest winner 19-year old Ann Wards waist is so small that a man can fit his hands around it?  Ann Ward is 6’2″ and very thin. 

 
booksBooks on Prescription Scheme

WalesOnline.CO.UK 2 Dec 10

Doctors in Wales can now prescribe 32 books to help patients deal with mental health conditions ranging from eating disorders to stress.  These include titles on dementia to help people suffering from the disease manage their condition.  The books are available on prescription to borrow for free from every local library across Wales, as well as four prisons. 

These articles and links are part of the latest edition of Inside iaedp.  If you don’t receive our e-newsletter, you can join our mailing list at www.iaedp.com.  (Sign Up Box is in left column near the bottom of the page).

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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Nov 18 2010

toddlerEven Preschool Girls Favor Being Thin, Study Finds
by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor 17Nov10

Girls as young as 3 are already emotionally invested in being thin, to the point where some even will avoid touching game pieces that depict a fat individual, a small study on preschoolers suggests.

The finding is troubling, since the pressure to be thin has been linked with a higher risk of eating disorders and depression, according to lead researcher Jennifer Harriger of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. 

The Psychology of Beauty
Sidney Morning Herald 16Nov10
Research suggests 75 per cent of people believe personality is revealed in the face, despite no scientific evidence that people with no eyelashes are less trustworthy or those with large eyes are more pure. But what if personality could be told by the face – not because particular features indicate a predilection for certain traits but because the faces with which we are born influence the people we become? 

 

surgeryBariatric surgery lap bands:  Surgically widening the stomach for the holidays
9news.com 17Nov10

DENVER – Most of us loosen our belts after our big Thanksgiving meal, but some people are doing something a little more drastic. The Denver Center for Bariatric Surgery has seen an increase in patients wanting to have their lap bands loosened just in time for America’s favorite food-oriented holiday. 

mindfulnessCan mindfulness help manage pain and mental illness?
Elizabeth Landau, CNN 16Nov10
(CNN) — In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise.  It was this jump that would cause former United States Army Ranger Monty Reed more than two decades of pain. Reed fell from about 100 feet after another parachute interfered with his descent. He broke his ankle and back and to this day has trouble walking and feels discomfort when he breathes.”I felt like the physical pain that I deal with every day was an enemy I had to fight,” says Reed, 45, of Seattle, Washington.  But eventually, says Reed, a therapy technique that incorporates mindfulness helped him deal with this pain and the flashbacks he got from various army training situations. 

These are the articles that appeared in the current issue of Inside iaedp:  Eating Disorders in the News.  If you would like to join our mailing list, please go to www.iaedp.com.  The sign up box appears in the lower left column of our home page.

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 Included in Registration Fees:
Outstanding Program Includes 28 Breakout Workshops 
Prominent Keynote Speakers (4 sessions)Influential Master Training Series with Distinguished Faculty Exceptional Lunch Speakers and ProgramsPowerful Networking Opportunities
Exciting Red Carpet Film Premiere, Art Exhibit, and Meet the Artists Reception
Extraordinary Event for your Continuing Education Needs
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Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Nov 11 2010

textingToo Much Texting Linked to Other Problems (including eating disorders)
New York Times – 9 Nov 10  –  A new study suggests that the high school students who spend the most time texting or on social network sites (or both) are at risk for a host of worrisome behaviors, including smoking, risky sex, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and absenteeism. The study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver, is based on data from questions posed last year to more than 4,000 students at 20 urban high schools in Ohio.  

twinkieThe Twinkie Diet
Psychology Today – 10 Nov 2010  –  Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, did an unusual experiment.  He ate snack cakes and other sugary, processed foods for ten weeks.  Delete meals, insert snacks.  This included things like Doritos, chips, sugar cereals, cookies, and lots of snack cakes etc.  Somewhere in the world Little Debbie is smiling. 

Why try this?  To prove a point.  Simply reducing your calories, no matter what you eat, will make you lose weight.  After 10 weeks, he lost 27lbs.  His cholestrol “improved” according to the results.  This is because he lost weight and his BMI, body mass index, moved from “overweight” into the “normal” range.

The point:  Being mindful of how much you eat matters.   

Catherine of AragonWas Henry VIII’s Wife Anorexic? Catherine of Aragon’s Secret Problem
Daily Mail UK – 9 Nov 2010

The warning signs were there. The teenage girl due to become England’s queen consort was not eating properly. Behind her back, worried letters were sent from one side of Europe to the other. In a sharp echo of the words used to describe anorexia, bulimia and today’s food-orientated illnesses, Catherine of Aragon was given to ‘disorderly eating’ – or so one close observer would go on to write in the early days of her marriage to Henry VIII.
Catherine is pictured here in 1530. 

Links to these entire articles were included in Inside iaedp:  Eating Disorders in the News November 11 2010.  To join our mailing list go to www.iaedp.com and you will receive each week’s interesting newsletter!

Symposium 2011 Registration is Quick and Easy!
Register during November and receive a $25 off coupon towards your next membership fee!
Included in Registration Fees:
Outstanding Program Includes 28 Breakout Workshops 
Prominent Keynote Speakers (4 sessions)Influential Master Training Series with Distinguished Faculty Exceptional Lunch Speakers and ProgramsPowerful Networking Opportunities
Masters’ Training Series
Exciting Red Carpet Film Premiere, Art Exhibit, and Meet the Artists Reception
Extraordinary Event for your Continuing Education Needs
Save!  Advantageous Pricing on the All Suite Luxury Resort ($139 single, double, triple occupancy)
Save!  Meals Included in Registration Fee:
Networking Breakfasts (Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)*Networking Receptions (Thur, Fri)*Three Networking Luncheons (Thur, Fri, Sat)*Continuing the Legacy Banquet on Thursday Evening with Special Entertainment* 

Pre Conference Sessions on Wed (extra fees required)
Exhibitor Information Available at iaedp.com

Registration and Complete Session Details:  www.iaedp.com

 

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