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LaraB

Hi lovely people
just wondering is anyone else is planning to go to the FEAST of Knowledge online Conference on 14 June? I have signed up. It cost 50 Australian dollars. The hours are a bit odd if you are in the U.K. But doable. 

it would be nice to know if others are going. I have read about previous ones that were held in New York and other places and they sound like amazing opportunities to meet other parents and hear and interact with fabulous speakers. I would not have been able to go to Sydney so the fact it is online because of the pandemic is a really good opportunity. It would be nice to know if others were going too, so we could meet on zoom or whatever platform will be used. The draft programme looks very interesting especially the session comparing different kinds of treatment. Xx

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Then I will ‘see’ you there @LaraB

 

When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Kali

I'm "going"! Looking forward to it.

I was there last year and it was really a pretty amazing experience to be in an entire room full of families who had been through a similar situation. There were some strong and informative presentations: Dr. Laura Hill and Dr. Cynthia Bulik for example.

Here is a link to the FOK videos on Youtube from last years event:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7iEOFw-kQMYv1wHXW7AAtU_Yr122DGIL

Kali

Food=Love
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Foodsupport_AUS
I am "going" too. I look forward to "seeing" you there. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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MarcellaUK
I'm going and really looking forward to it. I was lucky enough to go last year. Hearing excellent speakers is definitely part of it, and I'm really looking forward to some of the programme, but being with other parents is also what makes it. Foodsupport_AUS, what should we bring along as snacks to complete the Aussie flavour of the event? The meals and eating together have been a really good part of previous events, but it will be very late or very early for some of us this time. 
Fiona Marcella UK
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LaraB
Please don’t say vegemite!!
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Foodsupport_AUS
For an Aussie flavour for sweet treats try for Violet crumble or Caramello bears, Shapes biscuits are delicious and come in all sorts of flavours. If you want to try things at home lamingtons, or sausage rolls can be a delicious idea. ANZAC biscuits are also delicious. In  fact you can just go to this blog and find lots of Aussie ideas. The Australia day collection gives some ideas 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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melstevUK
I have just registered.  I advise not to use the autofill boxes as the process freezes.  For anyone interested in going but who does not have the funds - there will be some funded places available so don't be afraid of asking.

Foodsupport_AUS, should they contact you if they are interested in obtaining a funded place?
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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Foodsupport_AUS
No idea, I will try to find out. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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evamusby_UK

Yes I am 'going'. There's a good piece here on what you get from this conference:

https://www.feast-ed.org/what-i-love-about-feast-of-knowledge/

I love that it's accessible to all of us this year via video as I've never attended one before (but I have been well impressed by some of the catchup on YouTube later)

 

Eva Musby, mother, author, produces lots of resources for parents at https://anorexiafamily.com and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EvaMusby/playlists
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Foodsupport_AUS
The updated program has been posted as well. The registration link along with the program are available on this page. 

Registrations are currently all paid registrations. There will be a few scholarship registrations offered at the end - donated by kind parents who want all to attend. There is something on the program for everyone, those deep in the trenches and those who have been at this for a while. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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CED123
I have just signed up but don't think I will make it to any sessions live.
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
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LaraB
@CED123 yay! Another U.K. Feastie going. 
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MarcellaUK
One of the great things about the format is that you don't have to be able to attend anything live. It will all be there for you, at your convenience whenever you can get there to join in. No travel. No clashes with your other responsibilities. On the other hand it will be possible for those of us who can, to experience it live and include the jet lag in our experience! 
Fiona Marcella UK
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Foodsupport_AUS
The biggest advantage of the live sessions is the option for interaction, questions etc.. The timing is such that it is unlikely that many will "get to" everything live unless you want jet lag in your experience. Yes there will be recordings/videos for later. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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CED123
A question: which I will also send in if I can find out how: will there be any discussion of either EMDR or psychedelics in treatment of Anorexia? and if so, which session is most likely to cover them?
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
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Foodsupport_AUS
I don't think these are specifically sessions at FOK, however I will pass your question on to see if there is an expert who may be familiar with these. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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CED123
Thanks food support but I figured out how to submit a Q so they probably have it 3 times now! I put it to the treatment panel.
Currently no light; only tunnel 🙁
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