2017 Events

May 13, 2017, 12 pm

Dinnie and Dooley Ride-a-thon for Eating Disorder Awareness and Treatment

London, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by the WaterStone Foundation

One of Canada’s first female equestrians and international horse judge Dorinda (Dinnie) Greenway, age 96, will ride her retired Canadian Sport Horse Randule (Dooley) to raise funds for eating disorder treatment on Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mother’s Day weekend. The ride is also timed to raise awareness for the upcoming 2nd Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day (June 2, 2017). The courageous Dinnie and Dooley will be riding into town from their farm in Arva, Ontario to pick up groceries at their local Loblaw’s in London, Ontario. Dinnie, who lost her granddaughter (Michale, age 27) to anorexia, is collecting pledges to help those with eating disorders access treatment. All proceeds from the ride will go towards the WaterStone Foundation, a registered Canadian charity raising money to support its vision: to create healthy lives free from eating disorders.

For more information visit: http://www.waterstonefoundation.ca


May 29, 2017, 5-7 pm

An Evening of Networking & Community Education

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by The Arbutus Collective

An opportunity to unite eating disorder professionals, activists, parents/carers, and educators to cultivate a community approach for comprehensive care.

For more information, please see the event flyer.

June 1, 2017, 12 pm

TV Interview

CTV News at Noon in Alberta, Canada

Sue Huff, the executive director of the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta, will be interviewed on CTV News at Noon.

June 1, 2017, 6:30-10:30 pm

WaterStone Foundation Third Annual Garden Party Fundraiser for Eating Disorder Awareness and Treatment

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by the WaterStone Foundation

WaterStone Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual Garden Party, an incredible evening at a beautiful private home in the West end of Toronto to raise awareness and funds for eating disorder treatment in Canada. Thanks to all our supporters in 2016, WaterStone Foundation was able to provide $170,000 to 4 hospital eating disorder programs in Ontario and $50,000 in financial aid for specialized eating disorder treatment. See the invite on the WaterStone Foundation website. Help us make this year even better by registering now for this meaningful and powerful evening: http://www.waterstonefoundation.ca/waterstone-foundation-events/2017/6/2/3rd-annual-garden-party


June 2, 10:00 am EST

Multilingual Global Webinar

Sponsored by iaedp’s International Chapter

iaedp’s International Chapter President Juana Poulisis is joined by its Chair of Central America Rosanna Mauro de Maya, Representative for Italy Anna Scelzo, Representative for Bulgaria Elisaveta Pavlova and Representative for Canada Susan Osher for a global discussion about the treatment of and Professional training for Eating Disorders. FREE Registration https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6930973138853909250


June 2nd, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Eating Disorder Organizations Open Houses in Brisbane, Australia

Sponsored by the Eating Disorder Network QLD – a professional network of service providers dedicated to the prevention, treatment and support of those with an eating disorder and their carers.

The following organisations that offer services and support to people with eating disorders will open their doors to share their expertise, services offerings and more…

The Eating Issues Centre & The Eating Disorders Association
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Address: 89 Sherwood Road, Toowong QLD 4066
Phone: 07 3844 6055

The Eating Issues Centre (TEIC) and The Eating Disorders Association (EDA) are holding an artwork and photo exhibition showing pieces contributed to by clients. Get involved in a crane making experience, meet TEIC and EDA staff, and hear stories of recovery from individuals and families.

Eating Disorders Outreach Service
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Address: 2 Finney Road, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Phone: 07 3100 7500

The Eating Disorders Outreach Service, Queensland Health (EDOS) would like to invite you to our Open House session where Director Dr Warren Ward will discuss some of the latest treatments available and a ‘big picture’ overview. The EDOS Carer Consultant, Sarah, will also share some of her lived experiences of how eating disorders affect families, and the EDOS Day Program facility will be open for a tour. We look forward to welcoming you for the presentations and a light lunch.

Centre For Integrative Health
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Address: 89 Sherwood Road, Toowong QLD 4066
Phone: 07 3161 0845

Kate Pollard, Dietician, and Alanah Dobinson, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, from Centre For Integrative Health, will facilitate an interactive session on the positive and negative impacts of diet and exercise on the body, both with and without an eating disorder. The differences outlines will include various metabolic, hormonal, musculoskeletal, neurological and psychological responses, and information on how to keep your body functioning well.


June 2, 2017, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Panel Discussions

Favaloro Univeristy (Universidad Favaloro), Buenos Aires Argentina, SDDRA Auditorium, Av. Belgrano 1728, CABA

Sponsored by Universidad Favaloro

The event will be open to students of medicine, psychology, nutrition, and the public. Well-known researchers and clinicians will be speaking. Topics include: prevention and treatment of eating disorders in adolescents, therapeutic interventions in the treatment of eating disorders, interdisciplinary treatment of eating disorders, involvement of family members in treatment of eating disorders, and identifying ARFID.


June 2nd, 15-17 hrs

Eating Disorder Conference

Colegio de Psicólogos de Tucuman, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Eating Disorder Conference free and open to the public. Featured speaker: MG Dante O. Tolosa.


June 2nd, 2017, 3-6 pm

Presentation and Art Museum Tour

Classical Art Museum, University Sapienza p.le Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 – Rome (RM) Italy

Sponsored by the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders (SISDCA)

This event will be open to the public to learn more about eating disorders and the impact the disease has on individuals and families from researchers who work in the field. Presentations will be followed by a guided tour of the Classical Art Museum.

For more information visit: http://sisdca.it/html/pag/Evento.asp?id=125


 June 2nd, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm

10th Annual Candlelight Vigil

Denver, Colorado

Sponsored by The Eating Disorder Foundation

The Eating Disorder Foundation invites you to join in a community gathering to honor the memories of those taken by this terrible illness, the lives of those who continue to struggle, and those who have found their way to the light of recovery. Open House with light refreshments at 7:30pm.

For more information visit: http://eatingdisorderfoundation.org/upcoming-events/


June 2nd, 2017, 19:30-23:30

Interactive eating disorder awareness and recovery quiz and discussion

Ontmoetingscentrum Genadedal, Velderblok 2A, Kessel-Lo, Belgium

Sponsored by The Association of Anorexia Nervosa-Bulima Nervosa (ANBN)

This event will be open to the public to participate in an interactive quiz and discussion about eating disorders and how it has affected those who are in recovery from an eating disorder.

For more information visit: www.anbn.be


 June 2nd, 2017, 7:30 pm

CN Tower Edge Walk to Raise Awareness of Eating Disorders

CN Tower 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

Organized by Sandy Provost and Lisa Burns

Help raise awareness of eating disorders by taking a walk on the edge of Toronto’s tallest attraction. Join others in the eating disorder community to walk around the circumference of the roof of the CN Tower.

Contact Sandy Provost (sandy.provost1234@gmail.com) for more information.


 June 5, 2017, doors open at 6:30 pm, event runs from 7:00-9:00 pm

Eating Disorder Symposium

The Salvation Army Erin Mills Church 2460 The Collegeway Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1V3

Sponsored by National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)

All are welcome to attend this FREE symposium about eating disorder recovery. Panelists include eating disorder specialists involved in the comprehensive and expansive care of an individual with an eating disorder. The panel discussion will be followed by a conversation about how to maintain eating disorder recovery.

For more information visit: http://nied.ca/symposia/


October 2, 2017, 1:00-5:00 pm

About Eating Disorders – New Knowledge and Increased Awareness Symposium

Aula Medica, Nobels väg 6, Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Sponsored by Karolinska Institutet Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation (CEDI) and Stockholm’s Centre for Eating Disorders (SCÄ)

This symposium on eating disorders is open to all. The symposium presents the latest research on causes of and treatment of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. We will also highlight the problem of eating disorders in sports and hear stories about how it might be when one’s siblings suffer from an eating disorder. The symposium is part of the lecture series KI Conferences and will be held in Swedish, except a lecture in English. Pre-registration required.

Visit their facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689183211378293/


Virtual Events

Now until May 30th

Video collection of thoughts of people who have known someone with an eating disorder

Global – Facebook Page Pensieri e parole, uno sguardo alla vita (Thoughts and words, a look at life)

Sponsored by the Association Wings of Life (Ali di Vita Association, Italy – Padua) and Daniela Bonaldi

From now until May 30th all those who have known someone with an eating disorder (patients, parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, clinicans, researchers, siblings, and others) are invited to share their thoughts about this illness, what they are experiencing or have experienced, giving voice to other feelings and emotions that may otherwise me confined. Please share your thoughts through words, images, drawings, or videos on the Facebook page, Pensieri e parole, uno sguardo alla vita (Thoughts and Words, A Look at LIfe), a collaboration between Daneila Bonaldi (Goccecolorate.wordpress.com) and Association Ali Di Vita (Association for Eating Disorders). Thoughts collected will be used to make a video with which to express what is not always easy to share with words. This video will be released on June 2nd, World Eating Disorder Day.