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Cultural Competency a Focus at Upcoming Symposium

PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cultural competency and understanding of different cultural perspectives is a special focus for eating disorders treatment professionals who care for diverse patients. To support this effort, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp.com) will offer six Spanish-only sessions that address the latest in eating disorders treatment, causes and science at its 2020 iaedp™ Symposium.


The annual conference will take place March 26-29 at the Omni at ChampionsGate where nearly 100 presentations and workshops will address a variety of topics concerning eating disorders treatment.


"Many of our international members prefer the Spanish presentations, and other members are bilingual to better serve their Hispanic patients," said Blanche A. Williams, Director of International Development at the iaedp™ Foundation.


"During the last few years, the Spanish-only presentations have grown due to our strong international attendance and the popularity among the hundreds of attendees who find the Spanish-only presentations insightful as treatment providers."

The Spanish-only sessions scheduled to take place at the iaedp™ 2020 Symposium will

be offered at the following dates and times:


1.    Thursday, March 26, 2020: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 2.    Thursday, March 26, 2020: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 3.    Thursday, March 26, 2020: 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. 4.    Friday, March 27, 2020: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 5.    Friday, March 27, 2020: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 6.    Saturday, March 28, 2020: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


About the iaedp™ 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 iaedp™ 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 iaedp™ 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; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.

The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists and Simple Practice.


More information about all aspects regarding iaedp™ and its 2020 Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.


SOURCE iaedp Foundation

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