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The Academy for Eating Disorders offers a wide variety of resources, information, education and networking opportunities to further your career. We invite you to join the AED today and become a member of this vibrant community committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention.

Benefits of AED Membership

  • Digital access to the International Journal of Eating Disorders

  • Discounted registration for ICED, AED's Annual Conference

  • Access to AED's online webinar library

  • Free registration for AED webinars and discounted registration for online courses

  • Educational opportunities, scholarships, and grants

  • Access to a global, multidisciplinary network of professionals

  • Access to AED's Special Interest Groups 

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AED Member Types


This membership is for professionals who hold an advanced degree, meeting the degree requirements in their field, are trained and have experience in the field of eating disorders, or are involved in public or professional activities related to eating disorders organizations or the field of eating disorders.


This membership is for patients, carers, and other non-professionals who have no professional affiliation with eating disorder research or treatment.


The New Professionals category is designed to encourage student to become regular members of the AED as they develop their career in eating disorders. New professional members:
  • must have been an AED student member within the last two years.
  • are eligible for the new member discount for a maximum of two years
  • may utilize the Introductory Rate discount for one year or the New Professional Rate for two years, not both.


This membership offers a one year reduced rate to new AED members or those returning to AED after a hiatus of five years or longer.


This membership is for individuals who are between undergraduate and graduate school (currently not in a degree granting program). Restricted to a maximum of three years.


This category is only for members who are currently in a degree granting academic or a formalized training program (this includes but is not limited to undergraduate/tertiary and graduate educations, postsecondary education, fellowships, internships, residencies and medical registrars).

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        2024 Membership Dues



        In order to reflect the international nature of our organization’s mission and membership, AED uses a tiered dues structure with fees based the World Bank's world development indicators.

        Zone One is made up of high-income countries, Zone Two of upper-middle income countries, and Zone Three of lower-middle income and low-income countries, as defined by the World Bank. Find your country's classification here

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