The conference also offered 39.5 CME and 40 CE credits, which are available for purchase through 2021 by simply registering here.
During ICED, the Academy for Eating Disorders also announced a newly completed report presenting the social and economic cost of eating disorders in the United States, in collaboration with Deloitte and the Harvard Strategic Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED). Overseen by a steering committee of experts in psychology, medicine, economics, and lived experiences with eating disorders, the report emphasized the $65 billion annual cost of eating disorders (Fiscal Year 2018-2019). Dr. S. Bryn Austin, Director of STRIPED and Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital, summarized the report by stating, “Eating disorders are common. Eating disorders are deadly, and eating disorders are costly.” This message was echoed throughout the larger conference.
Building on the success of ICED 2020, ICED 2021 will again be a virtual conference. Applications for fellowships, grants, and scholarships and presentation abstracts are now being accepted for consideration for ICED 2021. In 2021, the conference theme will be “Cultivating Inclusivity and Diversity Across Research and Practice.”
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is an international professional association committed to the leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention. The goal of the AED is to provide global access to knowledge, research, and best treatment practice for eating disorders. For additional information, please contact Elissa Myers at (703) 626-9087 and visit the AED website at www.aedweb.org.