MEDA’s 2020 Conference will provide the latest treatment modality updates for eating disorder diagnostic criteria per the revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and how this impacts people across all populations.  The conference will also highlight the need for advocacy and promotion of policies to eliminate and prevent eating disorders.  The 2020 MEDA Conference looks forward to highlighting various evidence based treatment modalities, while working within a multidisciplinary team approach, and educating providers about how to advocate for patient care across all populations.



1. Examine longstanding medical myths of eating disorders

2. Determine the dangers of diet culture and summarize how it contributes to the development of eating disorders 
3. Recognize and interpret clinical challenges for minority populations suffering from eating disorders
4. Identify HAES techniques that can be implemented into your clinical practice
5. Detect ways in which the LGBTQ population may experience stigma and shame in treatment. 
6. Evaluate how the role of social media negatively impacts body image and self-esteem
7. Examine clinical applications for treatment of eating disorders and common comorbidities
8. Analyze treatment priorities for gender diverse clients with eating disorders
9. Explain the impact of trauma on the development of eating disorders
10. Compare nutritional interventions for clients suffering with eating disorders and chronic illness


MEDA'S 2020 Conference is a course designed for doctors, nurses, psychologists, mental health clinicians, social workers, other healthcare professionals, students, and other professionals who focus on the treatment and care of patients with eating disorders and subclinical eating disorders. We organize the event to offer education to meet the needs of both highly experienced providers and those new to the field.


 Friday single-day registration: 6 continuing education credits.

 Saturday single-day registration: 7.5 continuing education credits

Full Conference (two-day registration): 13.5 continuing education credits



Full refunds for any reason will be made up to May 3, 2020. After May 3, 2020 a $100 service fee will be deducted from your refund.

Registration Rates

*Please note that these rates include cost of Continuing Education Credits as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks*


Special note for MEDA Professional Members, Partners and Presenters:  You will need a special promotional code to register.  It will be sent to you soon or contact us at to get the code.


Early Bird Registration Rates (Ends April 7, 2020 at midnight) 
One-Day $270, Two-Day $490
Full-time Students: One-Day $120, Two-Day $210

Registration Rates (Ends May 7, 2020)
One-Day: $335, Two-Day: $545
Full-time Students: One-Day $150, Two-Day $240

At the Door Rates (May 8 and 9, 2020) 
One-Day $355, Two-Day $565


10% Discounted admission is available for:

Groups of three or more individuals from the same organization

MEDA Professional Members

Contact us at to receive the discount code needed at check out.


Boston Marriott Newton: 2345 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, Massachusetts 02466

Nearest Airport Boston Logan International Airport—BOS

Please note: The hotel does not provide shuttle service

A limited number of discounted rooms rates are available. Mention the MEDA Conference when making your reservations. OR CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservations online.


Remember that with all of the excitement and educational opportunities a conference brings… exhaustion and stress can follow! Please remember to take the time to listen to yourself, take breaks when you need, and stay hydrated throughout the conference program. If at any point you need assistance or support just locate a MEDA staff member or volunteer. 

CANCELLATION POLICY - Full refunds will be made up to May 3, 2020. After May 3, 2020 a $100 service fee will be deducted from your refund.

Venue Details
Boston Marriott - Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts, 02466, United States
To HEAL, EDUCATE and EMPOWER our community to support the people, families and other community members impacted by eating disorders, to stop the spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection, and to promote greater acceptance of all body types.