June 03, 2020

Special Eating Disorder Track Offered at 2020 Virtual ERF Conference 

Statistics show that more than 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder (ERC, 2020). Twenty million women and 10 million men will suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders, which means that about 10 percent of Americans will be impacted by these diseases at some point in their lifetime. 

Over 70% of those who have an eating disorder won’t receive treatment, as there are misconceptions of treatment, lack of education and misdiagnoses keeping them from seeking professional care and support. At Eating Recovery Center, we know that 80 percent of those who do seek treatment will improve or fully recover. That’s why educating professionals and equipping them with the tools and resources they need to help those impacted by these disorders is so important to us.  

Since we’re gearing up for World Eating Disorders Action Day this week, we’re discussing the upcoming 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. This two-day virtual event will feature an Eating Disorders track and Mood, Anxiety and Trauma track with more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading eating disorder and mental health experts. 

 If you are a professional in the eating disorder field, this event comes highly recommended to not only receive thorough training on eating disorders and their treatment, but to also earn up to 34.5 CE credits.  

Those suffering from eating disorders often feel isolated and hopeless. You can help them navigate the challenges of these disorders and find the path to recovery. Plan your attendance at this year’s ERF conference to learn more about how you can help you patients and clients. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from the Eating Disorder track.   

Friday, September 11: Eating Disorder Sessions  

“Intricacies of Treating Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorders (ARFID)” 

Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS; Medical Director - Childhood & Adolescent Services, Chief Clinical Education Officer and Executive Ambassador at Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health 

Brooke Butler, RD; Nutrition Manager 

“On the Deeper Side of ED: From the Patient to the Professional” 

Ryan Sallans, MA, speaker and the author of Second Son and Transforming Manhood

“(Atypical) Anorexia Nervosa: Everything You Need to Know (Including Why the Very Diagnosis Shows Weight Bias)” 

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS-S, FAED; Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic and author of Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders 

“ACT Applications for Mental Health Providers and Dietitians” 

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS; Regional Managing Direction, Clinical for ERC | Insight 

“Cognitive Remediation Therapy in the Treatment of ED” 

Kim Anderson, PhD; Clinical Director for ERC | Insight 

Saturday, September 12: Eating Disorder Sessions 

“Advances in ED Treatment Protocols for Diabetic Patients” 

Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, FAAP;Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer for ERC | Insight. 

“Controversies and Comorbidities in Treating BED” 

Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS; Medical Director for Insight Behavioral Health 

Lindsay Birchfield, MS, RD; Sr. Clinical Dietitian at ERC 

“Mastering Collaboration Across Levels of Care” 

Allison Chase, PhD, CEDS; Regional Managing Clinical Director at ERC | Insight 

Harry A. Brandt, MD; Regional Medical Director at ERC | Insight, Eastern Region 

Steven F. Crawford, MD; Medical Director at ERC | Insight, Maryland 

“RO-DBT: Examining Behavioral Targets" 

Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S; Regional Managing Clinical Director for ERC | Insight 

“Updates in Eating Disorders Research” 

Renee Reinecke, PhD; Director Research, ERC | Insight 

Registration is now open! Don't miss out - Early Bird pricing ends June 15, 2020. Save up to $70 on your virtual conference package. 

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