16th Annual Eating Recovery Conference on Eating Disorders and Pathlight Conference on Mental Health

August 21 - 23, 2024


CE/CME/CNE Credits



Why Attend?

Explore an advanced curriculum built on the collective strength of past conferences and specially designed to help you identify and navigate future challenges. Learn how data and research are creating new pathways forward for eating disorders and mental health treatment.

Discover best practices you can integrate into patient care immediately.

Build your confidence and competence in treating complex cases and helping your patients reach their recovery goals.

Embrace unique perspectives from a diverse group of providers representing multiple backgrounds, cultures, and lived experiences.

Engage in an interactive experience that will open your mind and benefit your patients.

Partner with experts in the academic and treatment arenas to move the field forward.

Why Virtual

Create a personalized learning experience. Choose from one or both conferences. Watch live or on-demand.

Get answers to your questions. Attend a Clinical Consultation, where you can meet with our experts, ask questions about clinical care, or explore challenging cases.

Speak your mind. Interact through live chats and Q&A sessions.

Build your community. Engage with respected, trusted mental health colleagues from across the country.

Save time and money. Enjoy simplified credentialing. Save on accommodations, meals and travel.

Never miss an insight while still getting all the benefits of in-person networking, socializing, and more.

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Expand Your Expertise

Stay ahead of evolving trends in eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders. Attend the premier educational conference for mental health professionals.

Our can’t-miss virtual event is packed with topics vital to mental health clinicians in 2024. Join us and:

  • Interact with experts who will examine the latest advances in treatment
  • Foster meaningful connections and build your community
  • Explore diverse perspectives and engage in provocative discussions designed to move the field of mental health forward

Let’s Shape The Future Together

We Believe That The Biggest Breakthroughs In Mental Health And Eating Disorders Care Come From Provocative Academic Conversations About The Most Challenging Issues. That’s Why We Encourage You To Be An Active Participant In The Conference. Speak Your Mind, Challenge Your Assumptions, And Help Us Chart A Vibrant Path Forward Together.

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Choose Your Experience

Select the conference and pricing tier that meets your needs. Register early and save!

Register before June 25 and save with Advanced Early Bird Pricing.

Advanced Early Bird Pricing

(May 15 - June 25)

Dual Registration - $109
Individual Registration - $69

Early Bird Pricing

(June 26 - August 1)

Dual Registration - $159
Individual Registration - $119

Regular Pricing

(August 2 - August 19)

Dual Registration - $209
Individual Registration - $169

Who Attends?

More than 1,000 of your colleagues attend the Eating Disorders and Mental Health Conference each year. You’ll interact with:


You play a crucial role in assessing, diagnosing and treating eating disorders and co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. You continually seek new ways to collaborate with your peers and help your patients through enhanced medication management and improved therapies.


Mental Health Therapists

You stay up-to-date on the latest treatment modalities, including DBT, CBT, ACT, ERP, FBT and EFFT. You’re driven by a passion for providing a safe and confidential environment where your clients and their families can find lasting healing from eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders.



You’re dedicated to helping people with eating disorders develop healthier relationships with food. You seek the latest guidance on meal planning, delivering personalized guidance and driving positive behavior change.



You help build trust with patients and provide ongoing support as they navigate different levels of care. You’re on the lookout for ways to educate your patients and help them overcome ambivalence as they continue their journey toward healing from eating disorders or mood and anxiety disorders.



You’re often the first to notice signs of eating disorders or mood and anxiety disorders in your students. You seek ways to detect problems earlier so you can help educate your students, get them the help they need, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions.


College athletic departments

You understand the unique pressures to perform that student athletes face. You’re always striving to enhance your knowledge of eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders so you can encourage athletes to seek help.


Advocacy and nonprofit organizations

You play a vital role in building communities that raise awareness and inspire change. You’re constantly seeking updated information about eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders so you can advocate and educate for the populations you serve.


Hear From Past Attendees

"This was wonderful, the format was great and really engaging. You could see the passion, but it was also well grounded in research/literature and very professional in delivery and advice."

Nicole B.

"Great presentation!! So encouraging and gives me hope for my complex patients--what great work these providers have done and still are doing!! Would be great to collaborate with them more."

Kristyn S.

"I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn and increase my professional growth through this conference. Thank you for providing a platform of higher-learning for all specialty providers to assess and treat our patients with refreshing and updated scientific-based evidence."

Michelle V.

"ERC continues to provide thoughtful, timely conversations about issues that are relevant in the field. I come away from these discussions invigorated and equipped to return to the office."

Amber M.

"This helped give me confidence in what I am already doing in practice. This was a great presentation. I loved seeing the multi-disciplinary team host a presentation together."

Melissa M.

"This was the absolute best online seminar I have ever attended."

Julie R.


Don't miss valuable content from both conferences. Before checking out, preview the agendas and speakers for both conferences!

*Speakers and agenda are subject to change


Wednesday, August 21, 2024
  • Welcome and Introductions

    8:45am - 9:00am


    • Ken Weiner, MD, CEDS, FAED

      Founding Chairman

    • Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFAACAP

      Chief Medical Officer

Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Welcome and Introductions

    8:45am - 9:00am


    • Ken Weiner, MD, CEDS, FAED

      Founding Chairman

    • Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFAACAP

      Chief Medical Officer

Friday, August 23, 2024
  • Welcome and Introductions

    8:45am - 9:00am


    • Howard Weeks, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFAACAP

      Chief Medical Officer

    • Ken Weiner, MD, CEDS, FAED

      Founding Chairman

Meet our speakers and storytellers

Our presenters are professionals just like you. They’re passionate about helping people with eating disorders and mood and anxiety disorders, and they’re driven by their personal stories. Learn more about our speakers and discover the “why” behind what they do.

Elizabeth Wassenaar, MS, MD, CEDS-S, DFAPA

Regional Medical Director

Ileana Calinoiu, MD

Medical Director

Allison Nitsch, MD, FACP, CEDS

Medical Director | ACUTE

Maryrose Bauschka, MD


Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S

Regional Clinical Director

Anne Marie O'Melia, MS, MD, FAAP, CEDS-S

Chief Clinical and Quality Officer

Charles Brady, PhD

Consultant for Mood & Anxiety Program

Matthew Pierson

Medical Director | ERC Pathlight Maryland

Leah Young, LCPC

Clinical Manager

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How to Attend

  • Join from wherever. Interact with all presentations from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Make tight connections. Attend networking and breakout sessions and collaborate with your peers.
  • Bring your curiosity. Participate in the robust Q&A for all virtual sessions.
  • Never miss an insight. Join in the live sessions. Need to take a short break during a session? No problem. You can watch replays at your convenience and still earn up to 30.0 CE/CME/CNE credits.
  • Get on-demand access to all sessions immediately following the conference. Access the on-demand replays through Dec. 31, 2024.


Nonprofits play a vital role in creating a robust community of care for providers and their patients. This year, several nonprofit partners will present on beneficial resources beyond treatment, with sessions that deliver valuable content for organizations that enhance the way we approach, treat and discuss mental health.

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Help Us Spread the Word!

By attracting the largest and most diverse group of professionals possible, we’ll create an even better conference for the benefit of you and your patients. Help us advance the field by sharing updates about the conference with your connections on social media. Use the hashtag #ERCConference and #PathlightConference


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Registration FAQ

  • I’m having trouble registering. What should I do?

    If you have difficulty registering, please try the following troubleshooting tips: 

    • Register using the Chrome web browser. 
    • Ensure that your billing address and ZIP code exactly match the information on your credit card. 
    • Ensure you are using a card we accept. We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and JCB via our secure payment gateway, Authorize.net.

    If none of these solve your registration problem, please reach out to [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

  • What comes with my registration?

    Conference registrants have access to all sessions.

General FAQ

Continuing Education FAQ

  • Do I receive continuing education credits for attending?

    Yes! We are proud to offer continuing education credits for counselors, psychologists, nurses, physicians, social workers and dietitians. Our national accreditations can qualify as credits for other mental health licensures as well. Please check with your licensing body to determine if our accreditations are accepted for your continuing education needs. You can earn up to 15.0 CE/CME/CNE credit hours per conference. Continuing education credits for the Eating Recovery Pathlight Foundation (ERPF) conferences are sponsored by Eating Recovery Center, LLC. 

  • What type of CE credits are available?

    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 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 continuing professional education units (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

    Eating Recovery Center 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.

    CE hours for each session are noted on the conference agenda. To earn credit for each session, you will be required to attend at least 90% of the session, pass a post-test with a score of at least 75%, complete an evaluation, and attest to your attendance and identity. To complete your continuing education requirements and download your certificate, you will need to register for our continuing education portal. You will receive an email inviting you to register or you can register by visiting the Navigating Continuing Education tab on the conference website.

  • How do I access my CE courses?

    We encourage all attendees to register for our CE portal prior to the conference.. If you are registered, you will be able to click on the CE link found on each webinar homepage and will be immediately directed to the CE materials for each course. If you haven't yet registered, you will need to do so before you can access course materials. There will be a registration link on the conference website.

    You can register now using this link and the code ERPFCON2023.

    For instructions on navigating the CE portal and the CE process please click here.

  • I tried to log in to the CE portal but my link is no longer valid. How do I access the portal?

    There are two links to access the CE portal. If you have previously accessed the portal and set up an account after attending one of our CE events, you can gain access using the login link. If you have not previously registered for the portal, you will use the registration link. If you receive a message stating that the registration link is no longer valid, you may already have an account with us. Please try to log in using the email and password you created previously. If you cannot remember your password, please email [email protected].  

  • What do I do if the portal does not recognize my username or password? 

    Please check that you are entering your email address and password correctly and that you are using the email address that you used to register for the conference. If you are still having difficulty, please email [email protected]. We are happy to help! 

  • I did not pass the post-test. Can I still get my credits?

    Passing the post-test with a score of 75% or higher is required to earn CE credit for each session. Good news: You can retake the test to get a passing score. By clicking the results button in the CE portal, you can review your answers to see which questions you have answered incorrectly.

  • Where do I find my CE certificates?

    Your CE certificates will be available for download under the achievements tab in the CE portal. When you have completed the CE requirements, you will see a green progress circle that says 100%. You can click on achievements and download your certificate to your device.

  • I am logged into the CE portal but it will not let me complete all of the requirements. How do I get help?

    We find that Chrome works best with our portal. If you have tried switching browsers and are still experiencing difficulty, please check that you have successfully completed each requirement before moving on to the next. Have you passed the post-test? Have you answered all of the questions in the evaluation? Did you sign the attestation? Of course, there may be an issue with the system that is preventing you from completing the requirements. If you have tried to troubleshoot and still cannot get through, please email [email protected]. We are happy to help!  

  • How can I reset my password? 

     Please email [email protected]. We are happy to help!

  • I watched the conference with a group. Can we all earn CE credits?

    Only individuals who have registered for the conference will be able to earn CE credits. If members of your group are registered for the conference, they will be able to access the CE portal and complete the requirements to earn credit. If you plan to watch the conference as a group, please contact [email protected] so we can set up the attendance record for your group. 

  • I want to watch the presentation again before completing my CE requirements. Can I do that?

    Yes! You can watch the recordings as many times as you’d like.  The sessions will remain active until December 31, 2023.

  • How long do I have to complete the CE requirements and earn my certificate for the conference?

    Conference presentations and CE materials will be available until December 31, 2023.

On-Demand Session FAQ

  • How do I enter an On-Demand Session?

    To view an On-Demand session, click on the session and enter your email address.  If you receive a message that “Login Failed,” check to make sure that you are using the email address you provided when you registered.

  • I am in the session.  Can I adjust my view of the Presentation Console?

    Yes, you may adjust your view of the Presentation Console by adjusting both the media window (where the speaker(s) will be shown) and the slide window (where the PowerPoint slides will be shown. You can do this by clicking and dragging the right-side of the windows.  You may also view either of these windows “full screen” by clicking on the small box in the upper right-hand corner of the window.  To return to the main viewing console from full-screen mode, click the “Esc” button on your keyboard.

  • Can I download the PowerPoint Slides?

    No, the PowerPoint slides are not available for download.  However, you may access the session as often as you would like to do on-demand through Dec. 31, 2023.

Technical Support, Requirements, Recommendations and FAQ

To access the conference and all content, attendees must have access to the internet.  We recommend you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The conference web platform does not support Safari.  To ensure you can hear the presentations, check that your speakers are working and are turned up (not on mute). While the conference can be viewed on a mobile device, we recommend viewing on a full-sized or laptop computer.If you do choose to view on a mobile platform, you should use Chrome.

  • The Audience URL in the email I received doesn't work.

    Please contact [email protected]. We are happy to assist.

  • Can I access the event from a different computer than the one I registered from?

    Yes, you can access the event via any computer. Be sure to use the e-mail address that you used when you registered. 

  • I am asked for a password when I try to view the event.

    If you are behind a firewall, your company may require a user ID and password in order to access the Internet, or you may have to reconfigure your proxy settings to access this event.We do not require a password to enter the conference website or to view sessions. If you are behind a firewall and you are trying to view an event that is in HTTP format, you may have to reconfigure your protocol to stream this event. Please check with your network administrator.

  • Pressing the "Launch Presentation" button doesn't do anything.

    If you have pop-up blocking software installed and it is active, it may be blocking the presentation console from opening. You may need to temporarily disable the pop-up blocking software in order to participate in the event.

  • I received a "Content not available" message.

    If you receive a message in the Media Player saying "Content not available" and are unable to access the stream, try refreshing your browser page. If this does not resolve, wait and try again later.

  • I received a message that the event is not currently available.

    You may see this message due to one of the following reasons:

    • The event has not yet been broadcasted.
      Verify the time and date of the live event to ensure the start time. The event may have only been available for live access.
    • The event you are trying to access has concluded but the on-demand version is not yet available. Please check back 3 hours after the conclusion of the original event to access the on-demand version.
    • The event may no longer be available.
  • I received an "HTTP not found" error message.

    128-bit Encryption is required for your operating system and browser.

  • Why is the sound working, but the video is freezing?

    This is usually because of network congestion. Network congestion manifests itself in different ways:

    • The sound works continuously, but the video freezes.
    • The program continually stops and rebuffers.
    • The player automatically stops, requiring you to click play again to resumeThe media player automatically stops, or it continually stops and rebuffers
  • Network congestion can occur at any time due to the following problems:
    • If you are connecting to the Internet through a slow connection, or over a congested wi-fi or cellular (mobile) network.
    • You are trying to access an event during peak Internet traffic hours.
    • If you are connecting to the Internet from a mobile device.
    • There is heavy traffic on your company network.
      • To alleviate network congestion, you may want to consider the following:
      • Upgrading to a faster connection
      • Minimize the number of applications you are running while accessing the event
      • Try accessing the event during an off-peak Internet traffic period.

    To alleviate these problems, consider reducing the number of applications you have running. If you are accessing an on-demand event, try accessing the presentation at a later time when network congestion may have lessened.

  • I can't hear anything (or the sound is very faint)

    Please make sure you have an up to date browser such as chrome or edge, that your speakers are connected, and the volume is turned on by clicking over to an alternate website (like YouTube).

    Verify that your speakers are plugged into the power outlet, turned on and up, and connected to the audio port of the computer. Your speakers or headphones must be plugged into the sound card, not into the sound out jack of the CD-ROM drive. If you still cannot hear any audio, check your system volume settings and the volume on the media player. If your system is properly set-up, then try adjusting the system volume settings:

    • Click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel.
    • Double-click on the Multimedia Icon.
    • On the audio tab, turn up the volume.
    • If it is grayed out, this is an indication that the system is not configured for sound.
  • I can access the event, but I cannot view the slides, or the slides are not flipping.

    Try refreshing the presentation by either hitting F5 on your keyboard or closing out and re-launching the presentation.

    If the event has already started, please wait a few moments. The slides are either synchronized with the event or are user-controlled and can be flipped using controls located below the slides.

  • My computer crashes when I try to access the event
  • I can't see the test video.

    Your media player may not be installed correctly, or your player may not be configured to stream the format of the event. Verify that the player has been installed correctly and check the player settings to verify that it is set up to receive the stream format.

  • I can see the test video, but I can't see the event video.

    This may be related to incorrect proxy settings in the media player. See here for more details: https://on24.my.site.com/Support/s/article/Webcast-Elite-Event-Help-Guide for assistance. Or you may not have permission to access live streams.

  • The video is choppy
    Video may be received in a choppy format due to network congestion. Please refer to https://on24.my.site.com/Support/s/article/Webcast-Elite-Event-Help-Guide for reference on network congestion.

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