VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Columbia River Eating Disorder Network is holding its seventh annual conference on Friday, March 1, at Washington State University Vancouver.

Titled “Partners in Eating Disorders Research and Practice: A Dedication to Lori Irving,” the conference pays tribute to the life and work of WSU associate professor of psychology Lori Irving. Irving founded the CREDN in 1995 and served as coordinator until her untimely death last April.

CREDN brings together education, counseling and health care professionals working toward education and prevention of eating disorders. Continuing education credits, or clock hours, are available for nurses, dietitians, licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed professional counselors (LPC) and school personnel.

The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the WSU Vancouver lecture hall. Featured are presentations by Holly Hoff, director of programs and media relations for the National Eating Disorders Association; Michael Levine, professor of psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio; and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, associate professor in the School of Public Health at University of Minnesota. Each worked with Irving on programs and research geared toward eating disorder awareness and prevention.

For more information on the conference and registration, call (360) 546-9720. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.