This month we introduce our new interim Chairperson, long-term volunteer Wiebke Gailer. Wiebke has taken over the role from Tim Boyle, who recently moved offshore, and she will lead EDANZ until a new Chair is elected at the Annual General Meeting in May. EDANZ would like to thank Tim for his contribution to EDANZ's governance since September 2021 and wish him every success in his busy new position.
FEAST of Knowledge is a virtual conference taking place on Monday February 27 from 4am – 10am NZ time. Registration will allow you to watch the webinar in your own time so no need to get up early! This is a full day of cutting-edge presentations and interactive discussion opportunities with leading experts in eating disorders.
Presentation topics include navigating transitions, preventing relapse, finding good treatment, addressing suicidality and self-harm, the neurobiology of eating disorders, avoiding collusion with the eating disorder, tolerating distress, physical activity during recovery, and more!
The keynote speaker is Dr Christine Peat, Director of the US-based National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED). Dr Peat will be discussing ways to collaboratively improve the state of eating disorders treatment. You can view the complete programme on the registration page.
The cost to attend is US$60 for an individual and US$100 for a family (limit of 3 caregivers).
EDANZ is delighted to announce that international expert Dr Laura Hill, PhD, FAED is offering a one-day introduction to TBT-S in Auckland at the Greenlane Clinical Centre on Tuesday, 14 March 2023. This event is for clinicians. For more information and to register, visit the event page.
Researchers at Deakin University are inviting New Zealand families to take part in an online study to understand how and why personality traits, characteristics, and behaviours associated with autism spectrum disorder and anorexia nervosa are related.
They are interested in the presence of these traits and behaviours among parents of children who have been formally diagnosed with autism or anorexia, as well as parents whose children do not have either condition. Parents can take part if their child is 13 years or older. Click the below link to find out more.