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2012 Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference Features Nation’s Leading Experts

Registration Now Open for Educational Conference for Professionals Showcasing Innovative Eating Disorders Treatment Strategies, Highlighting Trends and Addressing Upcoming Changes in the Field Denver, Colorado has emerged as a national hub for the treatment of eating disorders. This August, the experts who elevated Denver to this status, along with a group of other highly regarded professionals, will gather in the Mile High City to share trends, new research and emerging best practices in the field of eating disorders treatment at the 4th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference. Formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference, the event will be held August 10-11, 2012, and is hosted by the Eating Recovery Center Foundation, a non-profit organization established to promote education, research and patient access to treatment. “In the eating disorders field, it is imperative that we share resources, best practices and promising research in order to help our patients achieve the best outcomes possible,” said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, chief executive officer and founding partner of Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery. “The Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference is a forum in which professionals and advocates alike can learn from each other, collaborate and share the innovative practices that are moving our field forward.” This interactive educational program features plenary speakers, panel discussions and Q&A sessions, and supports connection and collaboration among attending physicians, clinicians, nurses, dietitians, advocacy organizations and other members of the eating disorders treatment community. Highlights of the 2012 eating disorders conference include:

  • Eating Disorders in the DSM-V: What Might We Expect?; Joel Yager, MD, FAED
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Action; Enola Gorham, LCSW, CEDS
  • The State of Evidence-Based Treatment in the Field of Eating Disorders; Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS
  • Updates in Refeeding Practices for Adolescents with Anorexia in the Inpatient Setting; Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAED, FSAHM, FAAP, CEDS
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Eating Disorders: A New Adjunct to Treatment; Emmett Bishop, MD, FAED, CEDS

The 2012 Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference will again be held at the Denver Marriott City Center. Prior to July 12, 2012, registration for professionals is $150 and includes all sessions, 12 continuing education credits, conference handouts and resources, lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and periodic refreshment breaks. Single-day registration is $100. Student-discounted registration is $125 and $75 for single-day attendance. Space is limited and registration prior to the event is recommended. Register instantly online at EatingRecoveryCenter.com or by mail after completing the registration form. This year, Eating Recovery Center will also offer conference attendees the opportunity to attend a pre-conference four-hour ethics workshop. Titled "Should Gandhi Have Been Force Fed: Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders," the workshop will be held Friday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to the start of the general conference. Presenters include eating disorders treatment expert Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, chief clinical officer of Eating Recovery Center; Rev. David W. Kenney, MA, MA, Cand. D.Be., of The Clinical Ethics Consultancy; and Andrew Braun, MBA, chief operating officer of Eating Recovery Center. Workshop registration costs $25 with conference registration and $50 without conference registration. The new Eating Recovery Center Foundation (ERCF) was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) foundation with a three-fold purpose: to provide professionals in the eating disorders field with education and development programs that increase their knowledge and strengthen clinical treatment skills; to support research initiatives that deepen our understanding of these illnesses and how they can best be treated; and to create a fund that provides financial grants to Eating Recovery Center patients who require financial assistance. For more information or to register for the 4th Annual Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference, visit http://bit.ly/EatingDisordersConference2012 or call 877-218-1344.

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