The Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED) is a scientific
society located in Innsbruck encompassing the whole of Austria.
It was founded in 2000 as a non profit organisation. The ASED is the first Scientific Society on Eating Disorders in German speaking countries.
The activities of the ASED are interdisciplinary, unifying all
academic and clinical professions aiming at improvement of early
detection, treatment, prevention and research of eating disorders
as well as the development and support of health promotion regarding
eating behaviour, body & self-image in order to reduce the incidence
of eating disorders. The ASED is dedicated to expanding public
understanding of eating disorders triggered by a social thinness-obsession
and prejudices against certain body- or weight forms.