Tysons, VA
In Person

Learn from the Leaders: Foundations in Data-Informed Care

Jun 7, 2024 | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EDT)
In Person
6.5 CE Hours

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Learn from the Leaders is an in-person education and networking event organized by ERC Pathlight. The event features several thought leaders including Dr. Anne Marie O'Melia, Dr. Kim Anderson, Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Dr. Steven Crawford, Dr. Charles Brady, Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, Caitlin Royster and others who will be discussing various topics related to their field. It is a great opportunity for attendees to learn from the experts and network with other professionals.


8:00 AM-8:30 AM | Welcome

8:30 AM-10:00 AM | 80 Years After Ancel Keys: Where We Came From and Where We Are Headed in the Treatment of Eating Disorders  
Steven F. Crawford, MD, Lisa Tuchman MD, MPH, and Anne O’Melia MS, MD, FAAP, CEDS-S *1.5 CE Available

This is a revision of the medical updates talk we have been giving in TX and WA reviewing what we know still to be true about the biology of eating disorders and starvation along with medical advances such as ketamine treatment, changes in the clinical presentation of ED in the case of AAN and weight inclusive care, etc.

10:00 AM-10:15 AM | Break

10:15 AM-11:45 AM | Eating Disorders, OCD and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)  
Charles Brady, PhD, Matthew Pierson, MD and Ellen Brandenburg, LCSW-C *1.5 CE Available

This presentation will begin with a brief review of OCD subtypes, how OCD presents in conjunction with eating disorders, how we treat co-occurring OCD and ED, when TMS is clinically indicated and how it is applied in the case of co-occurring ED and OCD

11:45 AM-12:45 PM | Lunch

12:45 PM- 1:45 PM | Cultural Adaptations of Evidence-based Approaches in the Treatment of Eating Disorders  
Geraldine DeLaRosa, PhD, Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS, and Rachel Engelhart, RD, LPC *1.0 CE Available

This presentation will review cultural differences in eating disorder treatment, highlighting specific adaptations for the Latina/o/x and Jewish populations. The aim is to highlight cultural influences on the clinical presentation of eating disorders and to discuss cases examples to demonstrate how we can modify our treatment approach to accommodate different cultural identities.

1:45 PM- 2:00 PM | Break

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM | Complex Comorbidity: Case review of Co-occurring ARFID, Trauma, and OCD  
Kim Anderson, PhD, CEDS, Lori Schwartz, MD, Kaitlin Slaven, MD, Caitlin Royster, RD, LDN *1.0 CE Available

In this presentation leaders will review complex ARFID cases that present with co-occurring conditions such as trauma and OCD. The aim is to highlight complex ARFID cases and demonstrate how we integrate approaches such as CPT and ERP in conjunction with CBT-AR and FBT to treat the most complicated patients.

3:00 PM- 3:15 PM | Break

3:15 PM- 4:45 PM | RODBT: Working with the Overcontrolled Client 
Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S *1.5 CE Available

Dr. Astrachan-Fletcher will delve into working with overcontrolled patients, particularly those on the autism spectrum. Controversies surrounding the use of RODBT in these individuals will be addressed from both provider and patient perspectives, emphasizing the integration of trauma-informed care into practice.  

4:45 PM- 5:00 PM | Closing Statements

*Continental Breakfast, Coffee bar, Snacks, and lunch will be provided*

If you have questions about this event, or need more information, please reach out to [email protected]

*A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to the ERC Pathlight Foundation to cover out of pocket costs for qualified patients in treatment with ERC and Pathlight*

*Please RSVP by Thursday, May 23th, 2024*

Available Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 clinical continuing education credits.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 6.5 continuing professional education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6815 Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Eating Recovery Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Eating Recovery Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0232.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0280.

Eating Recovery Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0756.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

All Eating Recovery Center, LLC sponsored educational activities are presented in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Wendy Foulds Mathes at [email protected].

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