(Vienna, 23 March 2017) The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) based in the USA is the world's largest association for research, education, treatment and prevention in the field of eating disorders and, since 2005, has been awarding its own Leadership Awards for Clinical, Administrative or Educational Service. This year the award is going to Andreas Karwautz, Head of the Eating Disorders Unit at MedUni Vienna’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
The AED bestows this award on people who have provided outstanding service in terms of leadership, research, education and clinical practice for those suffering as the result of an eating disorder.
Karwautz is delighted, saying "As the first Austrian to join this small group of esteemed colleagues, it is not only a great honour for me but also for MedUni Vienna." Previous awards have gone to: 2016 Evelyn Attia, 2015 Eric van Furth, 2014 Richard Kreipe, 2013 Debbie Katzman, 2012 Rachel Bryant-Waugh, 2011 Judy Banker, 2010 Howard Steiger, 2009 Ulrike Schmidt, 2008 Ron Thompson, 2008 Roberta Sherman, 2007 Pat Fallon, 2006 Michael Strober, 2005 Robert Palmer.
About Andreas Karwautz
Andreas Karwautz is Head of the Eating Disorders Unit at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, President of the Austrian Society for Eating Disorders (ÖGES) and immediate past-president of the Austrian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (ÖGKJP). Together with Gudrun Wagner, he is currently heading up the Horizon2020 "Icare" project for the prevention of psychiatric disorders in adolescents and young adults and the "Succeat" project for supporting the relatives of those suffering from eating disorders.
For more information about the AED: http://www.aedweb.org/