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February 02, 2016

2016 Eating Disorders Awareness Month

2016 ED Awareness Month

Every February we have the opportunity to partner with other professionals, colleges, universities, businesses, community groups, and associations to spread the word about eating disorders.

Eating disorder awareness month is full of events that will be held across the country. Check out the following list of events to see what's going on near you.

In Florida:

Feb. 18-Feb. 21 we'll be at the annual IAEDP conference. If you are planning to attend the conference, please stop by our exhibit booth for more information about our services or just to say "hello." More information about this conference can be found on the IAEDP website.

In Ohio:

Feb. 22 from 6-8 PM at John Carroll University, Lombardo Student Center Jardine Room

As part of the Body Beautiful event, we are sponsoring the screening of Killing Us Softly 4 – Advertising's Image of Women. There will be a panel discussion after the showing of the film. 

Feb. 25 from 8:30-11 AM at Baker University Center

Chief clinical officer Dr. Lucene Wisniewski is presenting Athletes and Eating Disorders. This is a complimentary, professional continuing education event. To learn more or register click here.

Mar. 2 at 6 PM at The Emily Program-Cleveland, 25550 Chagrin Blvd, Ste 200, Beachwood, OH

Recovery Night is open to the community, current clients, and their families. We hope you can join us.

In Minnesota:

Feb. 10 at 6 PM at The Emily Program, 2265 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN

We're hosting Bridging Research and Reality, a quarterly community event done in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Eating Disorders Research department. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Dr. Carol Peterson will discuss Psychiatric Disorders that Co-occur with Eating Disorders. The Emily Program clients, family members, friends, treatment providers, and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. We look forward to a great discussion!

Dr. Peterson will provide an overview of psychiatric disorders that frequently co-occur with eating disorders including mood, anxiety, substance use, and personality disorders. Prevalence rates, diagnostic descriptions, and strategies for differentiating these disorders from eating disorder symptoms will be reviewed. Strategies for treating comorbid psychiatric conditions in the context of eating disorder treatment will also be discussed.

Download a printable flyer here.

Feb. 24 from 10 AM-4 PM at University of Northwestern Billy Graham Community Life Commons Building in St. Paul, MN

Open to all students, the University of Northwestern Wellness Fair will be a great place to gather resources on all types of health and wellness. The Emily Program staff will be set up in the exhibit area and available to answer questions or provider you with additional eating disorder resources.

Feb. 23 and Feb. 25

We are excited to be partnering with St. Paul Ballet for our third year to bring awareness to body image and eating disorders. Their campaign, Take Back the Tutu theme this year is "See Beyond Beautiful." Watch The Emily Program blog for statements from the company dancers about their perspective on "See Beyond Beautiful" on Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. You can see last year's "What is Beauty?" campaign here and here. And the first Take Back the Tutu blogs here and here.

Feb. 27 St. Paul Ballet is hosting a health fair from 4-6 PM at their Fairview location (655 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, MN (In the Living Word Church building)). The Emily Program will have a booth there. If you have questions, please stop by. This is open to the community.

Feb. 28 NEDA Walk at Mall of America

This event is open to the community. We'll have a booth set up so if you are in the area, you can swing by to say "hi." Learn more about the NEDA Walk.

Mar. 5 at 6 PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, MN

The Emily Program Foundation will host their annual gala. To learn more about unmaskED or buy your ticket, click here.

In Iowa:

The Emily Program (TEP) is a sponsor of Eating Disorders Coalition Iowa (EDCI) this year. Lisa Diers, director of nutrition and yoga manager at TEP, will be presenting on Saturday on Nourishing Body and Spirit. We'll also have an exhibit booth if you want more information about TEP or eating disorders treatment. You can find more information on the EDCI website.

In Washington:

Feb. 9 from 9-10 AM Journal Club at The Emily Program-Spokane, 2020 East 29th Ave, Ste 200, Spokane, WA

Journal Club is a time to gather with peers and community members to discuss and learn about a topic related to eating disorders. On Feb. 9 Krista Crotty will discuss how media impacts our sense of self. To learn more click here.

Feb. 10 at 6 PM at The Emily Program-Spokane, 2020 East 29th Ave, Ste 200, Spokane, WA

Recovery Night is a night of inspiration and hope. Shannon will talk about her recovery journey.

Feb. 29 from 9-11 AM at The Emily Program-Seattle, 1700 Westlake Ave. N, Ste 700, Seattle, WA

Dr. Mark Warren, chief medical officer at The Emily Program, will present on Males and Eating Disorders. This is a complimentary, professional continuing education event. To learn more and RSVP, click here.

In addition to educating others about eating disorders, we are excited to meet people who are interested in working with us! We'll hold a recruitment event in Seattle, Washington on February 22. Watch our blog for more information about the event and positions we're looking to fill. Of course, you can always check out our Careers page to browse current open positions.

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