Eating Disorders Simplified

Buck Runyan

Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 at 7:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Buck Runyan is the executive director for Remuda Ranch at the Meadows eating disorders critical care units and in-patient, residential programs. His presentation is an overview of what eating disorders are and, more importantly, what they are NOT. It covers the components of addiction, personality and temperament and focuses on how to talk about eating disorders in a way that encourages healing and recovery. Runyan has more than 20 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders. Prior to joining Remuda Ranch he had a private practice in Southern California treating clients with eating disorders, self-injurious behavior and bariatric surgery. Eating Disorder and Body Image Awareness Week

Cosponsored By:
  • Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

Sign-ins are after the event concludes. For lectures in the Memorial Union, go to the information desk in the Main Lounge. In other academic buildings, look for signage outside the auditorium.

Lecture Etiquette

  • Stay for the entire lecture and the brief audience Q&A. If a student needs to leave early, he or she should sit near the back and exit discreetly.
  • Do not bring food or uncovered drinks into the lecture.
  • Check with Lectures staff before taking photographs or recording any portion of the event. There are often restrictions. Cell phones, tablets and laptops may be used to take notes or for class assignments.
  • Keep questions or comments brief and concise to allow as many as possible.