PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) announces its 2011 Symposium March 3-6 at the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak in Phoenix. The 24th annual program will bring together eating disorder specialists and medical professionals from across the United States by providing further training on the treatment of disordered eating. As part of the symposium, attendants will be part of the red-carpet premiere of Darryl Robert's America the Beautiful: Body Mass Index, the sequel to his highly-acclaimed 2008 film America the Beautiful about self-image in the United States. Artist Fritz Liedtke will also exhibit his photography series Skeleton in the Closet. Four keynote speeches, sixteen master training sessions with a renowned faculty, and forty nine workshop presenters round-out the action-packed conference.
Established in 1985, iaedp provides educational programs and training standards for eating disorder specialists and other medical professionals caring for those suffering from the full spectrum of disordered eating. The group offers a highly respected certification process for specializing in eating disorder treatment and provides lectures and presentations for treatment professionals by treatment professionals experienced in all forms of the disease.
The 2011 Symposium offers four days filled with training sessions and instructive presentations including four keynote speakers: Ralph Carson, RD, PhD, Pauline Powers, MD, Peter Levine, PhD, and Kathy Steele. Dr. Carson has been involved in the clinical treatment of obesity and eating disorders for over 30 years and recently published the book Harnessing the Healing Power of Fruit. Dr. Powers is a nationally recognized eating disorders expert, with several books and over seventy published scientific articles about obesity and eating disorders. Dr. Peter Levine is the author of Waking the Tiger and the brand new In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, where he explores the interconnections between evolutionary neurophysiology, animal behavior and trauma. Kathy Steele co-wrote The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization.
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.