In commemoration of the 4th Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day (WEDOACT) on Sunday June 2, the iaedp™ International Chapter, led by its President Dr. Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, RD, CEDRD-S in Costa Rica, is proud to bring together our Global Chapter Chairs in Bulgaria, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, and the Middle East to collaborate with the this year’s focus “Eating Disorders Can’t Afford to Wait”!

The World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement uniting activists and professionals across the globe with the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone.

iaedp™ International Chapter WEDOACT Events will include a live local events and webinars to engage and inform the public and professionals in respective countries and regions.

Pre-Events Leading to World Eating Disorders Day

May 29, Wednesday 

iaedp™ International Chapter Spanish WEDOACT Webinar “El desarrollo de la Imagen corporal en los trastornos de conducta alimentaria/ The development of body image in eating disorders” presented by Mexico Chair,  Dr. Julieta Vélez, PsyD. Conducted in Spanish – 7:00pm Mexico Time – 9:00pm/ET USA                  REGISTER HERE

May 30, Thursday

iaedp™ International Chapter Bulgarian WEDOACT Webinar “Healthy weight with intuitive body care”/ Здравословно тегло с интуитивна грижа за тялото presented by International Chapter Chair of Bulgaria Elisaveta Pavlova PhD, CEDS – Conducted in Bulgarian Language – 11:00am/ET USA – 6:00pm/Bulgaria                 REGISTER HERE

May 31, Friday 

iaedp™ International Chapter Chair of Jamaica Caryl James, PhD, will present “How the media may be placing Jamaicans at risk for eating disorders” live at the Derek Gordon Research Conference at The University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica. Presentation begins at 2:30pm.

June 1, Saturday

June 1, Saturday
iaedp™ International Chapter President, Dr. Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, RD, CEDRD-S will present “Emotional implications of food:Tips to prevent eating disorders and promote the health of our children” Conducted in Spanish.                  9:00am-11:00am at Restaurant Búlali, Avenida Escazú in San Jose, Costa Rica.

June 2, Sunday WEDOACT Day

iaedp™ International Chapter Dominican Republic Co-Chairs Dr.Aridia Vasquez, MD and Dr. Zuleika Morillo of Renovatus by CPE will conduct 14 hours of Live Awareness and Action Talks beginning at 7:00am. Join them using Instagram: @renovatusbycpe and @dra.aridiavasquez
7:00 am – Awareness and action talk for Pediatric Residents of Robert Reid Cabral Hospital.
9.30 am – Awareness and Action activities within Dominico Americano School, Genesis School and Serafin de Asis Schools
End of the day: Awareness and action talk for the Psychology students at Catholic University of Santo Domingo                         

iaedp™ International Chapter Middle East Co-Chairs Riham Al-Reshaid and Dr. Khadeja Mousa and Co-Founders of Wise Mind Psychotherapy Center in Dubai, will host live Instagram videos every 2 hours starting at 9AM and ending at 9pm (GMT +4) on their Instagram page @wisemindcenter. They will invite guests from other areas in the Middle East.

Topics will include an overview of Eating Disorders, signs, symptoms, and how to help someone who may be struggling. Guests will share personal stories of recovery from Eating Disorders. Segments will conclude with a short Q&A.


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