Okasha Institute of Psychiatry at Ain Shams University in collaboration with the International Association of Eating Disorders Professional (iaedp™) announces the 2nd International Eating Disorders conference: Bridging the gap between eating disorders and other psychiatric morbidities.

Recently there has been a growing awareness of “Eating Disorders and other psychiatric comorbidities,” thus, this conference will highlight these important issues.

The conference’s main speakers will be opinion leaders in the field of  eating disorders, general psychiatry as well as policy and decision makers.

It is hoped that the exchange of knowledge in this congress between colleagues will promote the service offered to psychiatric patients.

You are invited to participate in this scientific event. We believe that it will be a fruitful scientific, and cultural experience.

            We will do our best in making your participation scientifically rewarding throughout the event.

Click here for more information and registration.

Conference in person and also available online. streaming. Stay tuned for more details.

Heba Essawy, MD, CEDS

Heba Essawy MD, clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. She has been the Medical Director of eating disorders clinics since 2013. For 28 years at the Institute of Psychiatry she has practiced writing, lecturing, supervising and directing outpatient eating disorders clinics.

She obtained her CEDS designation from iaedp™ in 2019 and became the first eating disorders certified specialist in Egypt. She is the Founder and President of First Egyptian Association for Eating Disorders. Her role has expanded treatment services to include pediatric, adolescents and adult populations. Heba is passionate about empowering and educating parents as well as their children. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and medication management in Cairo.

Heba has presented extensively, nationally and international conferences as well as provides campus-wide training. She has been published in academic journals and the popular media as well as contributing chapters to several books and appeared on a variety of local and national news and radio outlets.

Special Educational Partnership since October 2021
Heba Essawy, MD, CEDS and her organization, First Egyptian Association for Eating Disorders, are a Designated Educational Affiliate for iaedp™ to assist individuals in Egypt in attaining the status of Associate Designee, iaedp™ Institute on Eating Disorders.


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