Issue 53 | National Director’s Special Announcement
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National Director’s Special Announcement
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this special edition of the NEDC e-Bulletin, as we launch the new NEDC website.
Completely redesigned with you in mind, the NEDC site has a fresh look and feel, together with improved functional features such as access to a database of over 4000 scientific research papers and an upgraded online NEDC Members’ Space.
As a key component of the NEDC digital platform, the website will now play an even more effective and efficient role in disseminating NEDC publications and resources to increase awareness of evidence based practices in eating disorders prevention, early identification and treatment for professional groups, families, young people and the general community.
We encourage you to explore the new NEDC website at www.nedc.com.au. The NEDC team also welcomes any feedback via our online “Help us improve” form on the bottom right hand corner of the new website, or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
National Director, National Eating Disorders Collaboration
We have revamped the NEDC with you in mind - streamlining menus, simplifying navigation, building a responsive layout for all platforms and providing more resources and information.
You now have easy access to four main categories of expertise:
- Eating Disorders
- Professional Development
- Research and Resources
- Support and Services
Importantly, the website features a brand new NEDC Members’ Space, allowing members to customise their experience by, for instance, favouring preferred resources and saving events.
You can now also share your events and/or your academic research, access a comprehensive database of over 4000 scientific research papers, and stay abreast of best practice in preventing and treating eating disorders with an E-Learning section dedicated to professional development (see below).
You will have access to the most detailed information on support and services organisations in Australia in relation to eating disorders.
We hope you enjoy the website’s new features and look forward to your feedback, which you are welcome to provide anytime via our online “Help us improve” form on the bottom right hand corner of the new website.
If you require more general information, please email: email@example.com
1: New NEDC Research and Resources Section
Our new Research and Resources Section is teeming with useful information and tools.
The main component of the Research and Resources Section is the new NEDC research portal, which includes a research database, or clearing house, of over 4000 peer-reviewed journal articles, resources and publications, all published between 2009 and the previous quarter.
Articles can be searched by browsing the different clearing house categories or by entering a specific key term in the search box. For each article, a link has been provided to the abstract or, in some cases, the free, full text. Where the full text is not available, you may need university or hospital library access to obtain a copy of the full article.
There are 2 pathways to execute the search of the information that users are after:
- Traditional google-alike search for keywords or/and key phrases with the further opportunity to narrow your search by using the filter provided
2. Buttons for pre-selected listings of the resources for particular audience or\and topics:
An upgraded feature too of the NEDC website is the opportunity to list your academic research or study on our website. We are publishing Australian studies related to eating disorders only, provided they meet ethics approval and other strict criteria, including NEDC membership.
Alternatively, the website also provides access to a list of current Australian studies should you wish to participate in any.
2: Revamped Membership Section
NEDC membership provides a host of benefits, including the opportunity to receive valuable information before it becomes public, as well as special requests to provide expert opinion or participate in specific research.
In addition, our new website features a brand new NEDC Members’ Space, allowing you to customise your experience by, for instance, favouring preferred resources and saving relevant information on upcoming events and organisations.
Join more than 2600 like-minded people in Australia and register here. It’s free!
Registrations for the 2018 NEDC Members' Meeting are now open. This year’s theme is “Eating Disorders in Primary Care”, with a special welcome to Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
The two day meeting will be held at the Rydges Sydney Central, in Surry Hills, on 1-2 June 2018, with the option to attend both days or just one day.
Members’ Meetings are convened by the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) to enable our diverse and invaluable membership to come together, share knowledge and discuss national standards, workforce development, prevention, early intervention and treatment of eating disorders.
The event is free. Register here.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to:
• Engage with key eating disorder experts and PHN stakeholders to build an integrated approach to eating disorders
• Learn about evidence-based initiatives in primary care
• Explore opportunities for collaboration with the nation-wide eating disorders workforce
• Engage with NEDC plans and projects including providing suggestions, requests and recommendations
• Access opportunities for local and national professional networking
• Gather a suite of evidence based resources from NEDC and a range of other key stakeholders
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