23rd Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference
Gender Diversity in the Treatment of Eating Disorders:
Best Practices and Affirming Care for
Transgender, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Clients
Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24, 2021
The 2021 Columbia River Eating Disorder Network
Conference has been cancelled.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Registrations will be refunded beginning this week (April 13, 2021)
A note from members of the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Board:
We are writing to inform you of the cancellation of the 2021 CREDN conference as is currently planned.
We want to take a moment to explain the reasons for these decisions. There were actions that occurred in communication, planning and scheduling for this conference that did not center the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming folx. As a primarily cisgender board, our blindspots around the planning of the clinical leadership panel enacted harm to our transgender and gender non-conforming and two spirit speakers. For this, we are deeply sorry.
In the past week, we received a letter from 5 of our speakers explaining the harm that has been caused to them and with their requests for changes to the conference. We are sincerely appreciative of their labor in sharing these points with us and challenging us to do better: we want to do better.
We want to be able to thoughtfully consider each point made and make changes. Lewis & Clark and CREDN have determined that it is not feasible to do so with 8 business days until the conference and in the interest of true accountability with integrity, we feel it will be best to postpone the conference while we continue conversations, consultation and planning.
Please know that we respect and appreciate each of yours’ time and interest in this important conference topic. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you with this last minute cancellation.
We are still committed to helping all of you access the perspectives and knowledge of the speakers scheduled to present during this conference on treating transgender and gender non-conforming clients with ED’s. Please stay tuned to our social media for further updates about this.
We understand this is likely to bring up questions and concerns for many of you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’d like to discuss this further.
Cayla Panitz, Jasmine Cejna, Dana Free, Caitlyn Lange and the entire CREDN Board”