EDCT Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary
October 9, 2012 (Nashville, TN)— EDCT celebrated its ten-year anniversary on October 4, 2012 at the home of Linda and Rock Morphis. Co-founders Ovidio Bermudez, MD and Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED spoke to an intimate group of past and present board members, donors and staff and recalled their first conversation at a breakfast meeting which propelled the creation of the task-force from which the organization took root.
“When I came to Vanderbilt there was no organized eating disorder effort anywhere. There were individual groups and individual practitioners, but we wanted to raise the bar and create partnerships. We created the EDCT to facilitate and improve the level of play in the eating disorder community,” said Bermudez, an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of eating disorders.
What began as a task-force quickly became a coalition of both professionals and community members dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting those affected by disordered eating.
Executive Director Liz Llewellyn elaborated on the organization’s tag line, Changing the Conversation. Changing Lives, adding, “Often, we’re not just changing conversations but starting them—bringing the reality of eating disorders out into the open, where people can talk about them, better understand them, recognize just how many people are affected by them, remove some of the stigma that has traditionally accompanied them, and, most of all, offer people help and hope.”
EDCT wishes to thank all who have been involved in the growth and support of the organization over the last decade.