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HEDS 2019 Conference Call for Presentation Proposals: Inclusion in Recovery: Exploring the Margins of Eating Disorders

May 25, 2018 - June 1, 2018

We are currently seeking Presentation Proposal Applications

We are excited to announce The Houston Eating Disorders Specialists (HEDS) conference Inclusion in Recovery: Exploring the Margins of Eating Disorders on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Norris Conference Center in CityCentre.

The HEDS 2019 Conference Committee invites you to submit a presentation proposal OR poster presentation for our upcoming conference on February 23, 2019. Professional presentations form the backbone of our conference, and we look forward to a diverse and rich curriculum selection. New this year will be time devoted to poster presentations based on research or educational topics as well. The conference will be limited to professionals only. We are excited about our two keynote speakers, Linda Bacon, PhD and Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS, and conference presentations.

The committee is seeking presentations that directly relate to the theme “Inclusion in Recovery.”  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: eating disorders in males, LGBTQ+ populations, binge eating disorder, Health At Every Size®, trauma, athletes, and woman over 40.

Our Keynote Speakers:

Linda Bacon, PhD

Author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight and Co-Author of Body Respect: What conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight.

Dr. Linda Bacon is fostering a global transformation to a more just world, where all bodies are valued, respected, and supported in compassionate self-care. A professor and researcher, for almost two decades, Dr. Bacon has taught courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition; she has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in the top scientific journals.

Bacon earned her PhD in physiology from the University of California Davis, where she currently serves as an Associate Nutritionist.  She holds addition graduate degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism.   With a rare dual perspective combining academic expertise and clinical experience, Bacon is adept at providing a link between scientific research and practical application.

For more information please visit: www.lindabacon.org.

Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS

Founder and CEO The Body Image Therapy Center (located in Maryland and DC) Author of Man Up to Eating Disorders

Andrew Walen is a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and self-esteem. He currently serves a President of the executive board for the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED). He was also a founding board member of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). He has appeared on The Today Show, was featured in the New York Times, and interviewed for film documentaries, television, radio as an expert in the field of eating disorders and body image.

Walen is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Social Work in Nashville. He also is a published singer/songwriter and performs regionally.

For more information please visit: www.thebodyimagecenter.com and www.andrewwalen.com



Submission Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018

Notification of proposal and decisions on presentations will be made by Monday, June 15, 2018 with notification at that time via email. 




May 25, 2018
June 1, 2018
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