Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Introduction: The 12th Annual Conference of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Academic journal article Journal of Eating Disorders

Introduction: The 12th Annual Conference of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

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Author(s): Anthea Fursland[sup.1] and Jeremy Freeman[sup.2]

The 12th annual conference of The Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders was held on 22-23 August 2014 at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia. 68 Oral papers and 14 Posters were presented following review of the Scientific Committee chaired by Dr. Anthea Fursland and A/Prof Susan Byrne, and are published in this supplement. Over 250 delegates attended the conference.

Keynote talks were by A/Professor Kelly Vitousek, from the University of Hawaii: More similar than strange: The power of "normal" explanations in the treatment of eating disorders and Prof. Tracey Wade of Flinders University: How do genes and the environment work together to increase risk for eating disorders? The conference also involved two Plenaries, Body Image (Jessica Smith, Phillippa Diedrichs, Beth Shelton and Susan Paxton) and Binge Eating Disorder (Kathleen Chinn, Fiona Sutherland, Emma Dove and Amy Lampard). …

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