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Next #AEDchat

“Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People”

October 3, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET

Find your converted time here.

Burgard  Smith

with Deb Burgard, PhD, and Joslyn Smith.
Moderator: Bridget Whitlow, LMFT

About Deb Burgard
Deb Burgard, PhD, is a psychologist practicing in Los Altos and the creator of the website. She is one of the founders of the Health at Every Size model that focuses on the day-to-day sustainable practices that support health and the elimination of weight stigma to improve the health of people across the weight spectrum. You may have noticed she loves hula hoops. She is a staunch advocate for recess, for all, for life.

About Joslyn Smith 
Prior to moving to Ithaca, New York, to focus energy on her healing and creative pursuits, Joslyn Smith was Senior Legislative Assistant for the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Public Interest Government Relations Office in Washington, DC. In that role, she led policy efforts addressing eating disorders and obesity prevention by bringing a Health At Every Size® perspective to federal legislative discussions. Before her employment at APA, Joslyn served as a congressional intern in the office of then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, working closely with the Senator’s health staff on issues related to health and mental health. Currently, Joslyn is a member of the Board of Directors for the Andrea’s Voice Foundation. 

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

October 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People
with Deb Burgard, PhD and Joslyn Smith

November 14, 1:00 p.m. ET
Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment
with Joe Kelly and Pamela Carlton

December 10, 3:30 p.m. ET
Medical Stabilization in Eating Disorders
With Ed Tyson, MD

Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"

A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.


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