The Academy for Eating Disorders, the international eating disorders professional organization, has announced a policy change around the wording of the formerly “Patient-Carer Committee.”

Now called “Experts By Experience” and co-chaired by F.E.A.S.T.’s incoming Board Member, Judy Krasna, this group of volunteers from around the world do work to promote collaboration and inclusion of patients, families, and treatment professionals.

A press release from the AED describes the reasoning and the meaning behind the change.

As members of the Friends of AED, our organization congratulates the Committee and the AED on this forward-thinking and thoughtful decision. We look forward to more good work from the committee and our own collaborations with the Academy.

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