PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- When International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp™) officially opens its 2020 Symposium on March 26 at the Omni at ChampionsGate in Orlando, it will begin as it has for the past 34 years with the traditional Presentation of the Colors featuring flags representing leadership of iaedp™ US Chapters and the International Chapter along with other professionals who travel from all parts of the globe each year to advance learning, share groundbreaking information and engage with the world's most renowned and committed eating disorders professionals.

2020 marks a milestone that acknowledges and congratulates the commitment of the impressive iaedp™ International Chapter Chairs lineup, led by its President, Dra. Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, CEDRD-S of Costa Rica. The leadership in attendance this year represents seven of our eight countries/regions around the world including:

  • Dra. Rosanna Mauro de Maya, MS, CEDRD-S, President
  • Elisaveta V. Pavlova, PhD, CEDS, Chair of Bulgaria
  • Anna Scelzo, MS, Chair of Italy
  • Aridia Vasquez, MD, RD Co-Chair of Dominican Republic
  • Zuleika Morillo, MD, Co-Chair of Dominican Republic
  • Julieta Vélez-Belmonte, PsyD, Chair of Mexico

Caryl James, PhD, Chair of Jamaica
Mary Mbulwa Mnjama, MA, Chair of Kenya
"This year's "A Vision of Hope" theme truly reflects our international initiative inspired by the dedication and innovation of our International Chapter Chairs along with this year's largest global attendance which will be displayed prominently during our Symposium Opening Flag Procession," says Blanche Williams, MS, Director of International Development at iaedp™.

"Our presenters and presentations reflect our professional consideration and inclusion of our global eating disorders family, including a large number from Spanish speaking countries, who attend our renowned track of presentations in Spanish," continues Williams.

In fact, this year's Symposium features seven sessions presented in Spanish only, addressing the latest in eating disorder treatment, causes and science – much like the other nearly 70 other sessions that are in English. The 35th annual iaedp™ Symposium will take place over four days, March 26 - 29, and will feature presentations, workshops and various special events. Registration information can be found at

Pre-symposium activity kicks-off on Wednesday, March 25, with the return of the popular core courses for certification.

The Symposium's opening day on Thursday, March 26 features the conclusion of the core courses and the grand opening lunch – prior to start-up of the presentations that continue through Sunday, March 29.

Learn more about the International Chapter's leadership, events, and more.
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About the iaedp™ Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. is an iaedp™ business journal and online member resource to learn about noteworthy member achievements, continuing education webinars and U.S. and international chapter activity and events; for more information, visit MemberSHARE.

The Presidents Council provides iaedp™ support and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Center for Discovery; Eating Recovery Center; Willow Place; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; The Meadows Ranch; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; Turning Tides Eating Disorder Treatment Center; Veritas Collaborative; Focus Treatment Centers; Alsana Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery Centers; Silver Hill Hospital and Walden Behavioral Care.

The 2020 iaedp™ Symposium is proud to announce Bronze Sponsors: ViaMar Health, Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists, Simple Practice, Transcend ED and Fairwinds Treatment Center.

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