News and Dates from Aimee Liu
January 1, 1970Dear Friends,
I want to let you know about a couple of upcoming dates, as well as an extremely important and useful new resource from the Academy for Eating Disorders.
First, the dates:
1. I'll be speaking at a fundraiser for the new McCallum Foundation in St. Louis on Friday evening, April 24.
Proceeds from the event, to be held at the Randall Gallery, will help defray the costs of eating disorder treatment for patients who have limited or no insurance. For more info about the event, please contact:
2. I will be presenting at the Academy for Eating Disorders annual conference in Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday, May 2. The panel, which will include my fellow AED Advisory Board members Dr. Cynthia Bulik and Susan Ringwood, is titled "The Role of VOICE as a force for recovery and societal change." If you are attending the conference I hope you will join us! For more about the conference visit www.aedweb.org
And now for the new AED resource, actually a position paper: "Eating Disorders are Serious Mental Illnesses."
This is the most succinct summary of the current scientific understanding of eating disorders that I have read, and it is a POWERFUL tool in the fight for insurance coverage and public awareness about the truth of these BIOCHEMICALLY BASED SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESSES.
The paper was written for publication in the Intl. Journal of Eating Disorders and should be mandatory reading for everyone and anyone with an interest in eating disorders.