From Across the Desk

In this issue, several articles point out ways to improve patients’ access to care, including a new algorithm measuring readiness for change and Web programs to encourage patients to go beyond the initial diagnosis of an eating disorder to acceptance of and participation in treatment.

Another very successful IAEDP Annual Symposium has concluded, and plans are already underway for the next Symposium, scheduled for March 26-29, 2020, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando, FL.  A call for presentations for the 2020 meeting is now open.

Awards to Outstanding Members of IAEDP

Five members were singled out for their special contributions to the organization. Congratulations go out to:

Member of  the Year – Jessica Baker, PhD, CEDS

Spirit of iaedp™ – Martha Womack, PhD

Special Recognition – Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Honorary Certification – Ralph Carson, PhD, RD, LD, CEDRD

Lifetime Achievement – Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Four Symposium Scholarship winners were announced:

Rachel Rose, MA was awarded the Christine Hartline Scholarship

Emily Gaber, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, andAlicia Jennerjohn, RDN, CD received Erin Riederer Foundation Scholarships

Brooke Savage, RN, received  the Richard (Dick) Wilson Scholarship

And finally, the winner of the “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” 

Body Image Art Competition is the Rogers Behavioral Health – FOCUS Adult Residential Program, for their entry, “Boys in Dresses.”  –MKS

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