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Two Keynote Speakers Kick-Off the 2020 iaedptm Symposium

PEKIN, Ill., Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Each year for the past 33 years, the iaedptm Symposium has delivered a program unmatched anywhere else in the world, providing an educational experience for healthcare professionals who treat those with eating disorders. And in 2020, the 34th iaedptm Symposium will prove no differently by once again providing a program of over 100 presentations and networking events, a unique art competition and many other activities that make the four-day conference one of the most significant in the field of eating disorders treatment.

Slated for March 26-29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Friday, March 27th will be an exciting kick-off with two keynote speakers scheduled to deliver their presentations.

At 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 27th, Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, is scheduled to present. Dr. 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 also has 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 was an Associate Editor for the journals Depression and Anxiety and Behavior Therapy. She currently serves on eight editorial boards.

Scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on March 27 is John Levitt, PhD, CEDS, FAED, F.iaedp. Dr. Levitt 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, which will focus on understanding research and how to use measurement tools in the therapeutic process throughout treatment, will be introduced by Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, and President of the iaedpTM Board of Directors. Dr. Cabrera will share with the audience why iaedpTM believes that this topic is important for patients, providers and third party payors.

About the iaedptm Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. MemberSHARE.iaedp.com is an iaedptm business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.

The Presidents Council provides iaedptm support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; and Silver Hill Hospital.

The 2020 iaedp Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsor: ViaMar Health.

More information about all aspects regarding iaedptm and its 2019 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.


SOURCE iaedp Foundation

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