Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference Features Nation’s Leading Experts

Registration Now Open for Educational Conference for Professionals Showcasing Innovative Eating Disorders Treatment Strategies, Highlighting Trends and Addressing Upcoming Changes in the Field

Denver, CO, July 03, 2012 - Denver, Colo., has emerged as a national hub for the treatment of eating disorders. This August, the experts who elevated Denver to this status, along with a group of other highly regarded professionals, will gather in the Mile High City to share trends, new research and emerging best practices in the field of eating disorders treatment at the 4th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference. Formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference, the event will be held August 10-11, 2012, and is hosted by the Eating Recovery Center Foundation, a non-profit organization established to promote education, research and patient access to treatment.

“In the eating disorders field, it is imperative that we share resources, best practices and promising research in order to help our patients achieve the best outcomes possible,” said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, chief executive officer and founding partner of Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery. “The Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference is a forum in which professionals and advocates alike can learn from each other, collaborate and share the innovative practices that are moving our field forward.”

This interactive educational program features plenary speakers, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, and supports connection and collaboration among attending physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians, advocacy organizations and other members of the eating disorders treatment community. Highlights of the 2012 eating disorders conference include:

* Eating Disorders in the DSM-V: What Might We Expect?; Joel Yager, MD, FAED

* Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Action; Enola Gorham, LCSW, CEDS

* The State of Evidence-Based Treatment in the Field of Eating Disorders; Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS

* Updates in Refeeding Practices for Adolescents with Anorexia in the Inpatient Setting; Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAED, FSAHM, FAAP, CEDS

* Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Eating Disorders: A New Adjunct to Treatment; Emmett Bishop, MD, FAED, CEDS

The 2012 Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference will again be held at the Denver Marriott City Center. Prior to July 12, 2012, registration for professionals is $150 and includes all sessions, 12 continuing education credits, conference handouts and resources, lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and periodic refreshment breaks. Single-day registration is $100. Student-discounted registration is $125 and $75 for single-day attendance. Space is limited and registration prior to the event is recommended. Register instantly online at EatingRecoveryCenter.com or by mail after completing the registration form.

This year, Eating Recovery Center will also offer conference attendees the opportunity to attend a pre-conference four-hour ethics workshop. Titled "Should Gandhi Have Been Force Fed: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders," the workshop will be held Friday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the start of the general conference. Presenters include eating disorders treatment expert Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, chief clinical officer of Eating Recovery Center; Rev. David W. Kenney, MA, MA, Cand. D.Be., of The Clinical Ethics Consultancy; and Andrew Braun, MBA, chief operating officer of Eating Recovery Center. Workshop registration costs $25 with conference registration and $50 without conference registration.

The new Eating Recovery Center Foundation (ERCF) was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) foundation with a three-fold purpose: to provide professionals in the eating disorders field with education and development programs that increase their knowledge and strengthen clinical treatment skills; to support research initiatives that deepen our understanding of these illnesses and how they can best be treated; and to create a fund that provides financial grants to Eating Recovery Center patients who require financial assistance.

For more information or to register for the 4th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference, visit http://bit.ly/EatingDisordersConference2012 or call 877-218-1344.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, partnering with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California, as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or confidentially chat live on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

HealthEdSolutions.com Special Section Helps Professionals Expand Their Careers in Healthcare

Professional Development Special Section Offers Insights and Advice to Healthcare Professionals Seeking to Grow Their Careers

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 03, 2012 - To help anyone who is looking to grow a career in healthcare better understand training and certification needs and options, Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses, today released a Professional Development special section. This article library, available at www.HealthEdSolutions.com, is intended to keep healthcare professionals and first responders informed about and engaged in their personal career growth.

“It is vital that professionals in any field stay up to date on certifications and maximize professional growth opportunities in order to move forward in their careers,” said Melissa Marks, president of HES. “At Health Education Solutions, we are committed to helping professionals in the healthcare field learn the skills they need to be successful as they pursue new career opportunities.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment among healthcare occupations is expected to increase by 29 percent between 2010 and 2020, resulting in a projected 3.5 million new jobs. This significant growth will also drive a broad range of new opportunities for individuals already employed in a healthcare position.

The Professional Development special section offers a variety of resources related to changing career focus, planning a career path and seeking needed certifications. This special section, along with a variety of other healthcare-focused resources, is available in Health Education Solutions’ online resource library at HealthEdSolutions.com. The online resource library is a free tool for healthcare professionals and first responders who are seeking resources to stay informed about healthcare trends and advances. The library also helps them stay up to date on opportunities and resources for career advancement.

For professionals with a career in healthcare who are in need of life support certifications, Health Education Solutions offers an online advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course and online pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course. These courses were developed in partnership with Union College. Health Education Solutions additionally offers the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HeartCode ACLS Part 1 course for individuals whose employers require AHA ACLS certification.

Healthcare professionals can also access a variety of online healthcare courses through Health Education Solutions, including basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), stroke, automated external defibrillator (AED), first aid and bloodborne pathogens training. Courses are designed for healthcare professionals who need certification, as well as individuals who want to be prepared to provide care in the event of an emergency.

For individuals with careers in healthcare who are preparing for the ACLS and PALS exams, Health Education Solutions offers certification and recertification tests and quizzes. Practice tests cost $35 and closely mirror the ACLS and PALS exams, and are timed with 50 multiple-choice questions. Professionals who purchase the practice tests can apply a portion of their fee to the purchase of the full certification course. ACLS and PALS practice quizzes, offered free of charge, each include five sample questions.

About Health Education Solutions:
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Extra-wide European Walnut Flooring in Stock for The First Time at Urbane Living

Extra-wide European walnut flooring is now available from Urbane Living

London, UK, July 03, 2012 - For the first time, customers have the opportunity to buy extra-wide engineered European walnut flooring from trusted supplier Urbane Living.

European walnut flooring is ever-popular thanks to its distinctive grain patterns and warm colour finish. Meeting growing customer demand for wider planks, Urbane Living can now offer the floorboards in widths of 240 - 500mm and lengths of 2,000 – 4,000mm as required by customers.

Adam Robertson, co-founder of Urbane Living, commented: “The unique point about these boards is that they are available for the first time with incredibly wide widths, up to 500mm wide and 2 to 4m in length.”

He added: “They are manufactured to a very high standard with the same timber on the bottom layer to act as a counter balance layer for added stability.”

Homeowners can rest assured that their floor will last too - European walnut flooring is harder than American walnut flooring, which makes it less susceptible to dents. It’s also highly sought-after for its polished finish. Opting for extra wide walnut flooring provides the additional benefit of allowing users to appreciate the grain of the wood. This varies from piece to piece but can include more natural wood with interesting knots across the surface, or a smoother dark piece of material if preferred.

Wider flooring was identified as a key interiors trend at the Dotomex 2012 exhibition - an international wood flooring trade show which was held in Hanover, Germany earlier this year. The trend for wide-plank wood flooring fits in with the increasing demand for natural, eco-friendly flooring options, which looks set to continue to grow in popularity.

The flooring is sold in 1m2 units and is priced at £140.68 ex. VAT ( £168.82 inc. VAT)

Stephanie Goh
Urbane Living
Unit 102, The Light Box
111 Power Road, London W4 5PY
020 7138 3838