2015 NEDA Conference

Share. Learn. Belong.

October 1-3, 2015 | San Diego, CA

Schedule At-A-Glance

NEDA Conference Workshop Tracks:

All attendees are welcome to attend any session; please use these track descriptions as a reference point to determine the tracks and sessions best tailored to your interests and expertise. Please note that the agenda of scheduled sessions may be subject to change.

Individual, Family & Friends: Family members and individuals who want to learn more about eating disorders, skills for helping a loved one and tools for self-care. These sessions will highlight practical, actionable information.

Family Special Topics: Family members and individuals who are interested in learning more about special interest topics. These sessions will highlight experiential and interactive components.

Educator, Outreach & Activist: Family members, individuals, activists and educators who are interested in learning about innovative programs, tools and techniques to promote prevention and raise awareness about eating disorders.

Clinical Tools: Professionals treating eating disorders who want to expand their clinical skillsets and their knowledge of evidence-based interventions, new treatment approaches and current research.

Professional Roundtables: Professionals treating eating disorders who would like to meet with established professionals in the field and participate in moderated discussions around specific topics. These sessions are not didactic presentations; they emphasize conversation and collaboration. Attendees should come prepared to ask questions and actively engage in the discussion.

Support & Recovery Roundtables: Family members and individuals who would like to meet other attendees with similar experiences, with whom you can discuss what you’re learning and share strategies for coping and self-care. These are facilitated discussions for those who are personally affected, loved ones of those affected, and those who have experienced loss.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Body Project Facilitator Training

Free for registered attendees. Space limited; RSVP required.

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration and check-in

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Eating Disorders 101

Mary Pabst, LCSW

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Social

Refreshments provided. Open to all.

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Family & Friends Kick-Off Dinner

Open to all, space limited. Ticket purchase required.

Friday, October 2, 2015

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration and check-in

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and NEDA Buddy Meetings

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hospitality lounge open

9:00 am - 10:30 am

General Session One

Flipping the Script: How the Media Landscape Affects Our Youth and What We Can Do About It
Keynote Presentation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Director of the 2011 award-winning documentary
Miss Representation

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Exhibit hall viewing and refreshment break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 1

Individual, Family & Friends

Navigating Levels of Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

Kathleen Kara Fitzpatrck, PhD, FAED

Educator, Outreach & Activist

Marginalized Voices: Cultural Competency and Eating Disorders

Pia Guerrero
Gloria Lucas
Pia Schiavo-Campo
Dagan VanDemark

Professional Roundtables

Implementing Family-Based Treatment

Jessie Menzel, PhD
Roxanne Rockwell, PhD

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Exhibit hall viewing and lunch

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 2

Individual, Family & Friends

Caring for the Caregiver

Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW

Educator, Outreach & Activist

Creating Change and Raising Awareness: New Thoughts on Advocacy Efforts in Eating Disorders

Norman Kim, PhD
McCall Dempsey, BA
Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT
Kathleen MacDonald, BA
Kristine Vazzano, PhD, LP
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C

Clinical Tools

What Men Bring to Therapy: Gender Sensitive Psychotherapy of Men with Eating Disorders

Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Erin McGinty, LPC, NCC

Professional Roundtables

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

General Session Two

Food for Thought: Using Neurobiology to Understand Symptoms and Develop Better Treatments for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Walter H. Kaye, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego
Director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program, University of California San Diego

Guido K.W. Frank, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Children's Hospital Colorado

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Exhibit hall viewing and refreshment break

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions 3

Individual, Family & Friends
Educator, Outreach & Activist

The Power of Connection: The impact of social media on the eating disorder experience

Danielle Bernat-Sabo, MA, PhD Candidate
Melissa McLain, PhD, CEDS
Claire Mysko, MA

Clinical Tools
Professional Roundtables

Marginalized Voices and Gender Sensitivity

Chase Bannister, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
Douglas Bunnell, PhD

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Break

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Social

Refreshments provided. Open to all.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration and check-in

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and NEDA Buddy Meetings

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hospitality lounge open

9:00 am - 10:45 am

General Session Three

Family Panel: Making Waves: Stories of Recovery and Activism

Moderated by Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F. iaedp, CEDS
Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Eating Recovery Center
Chief Clinical Officer, Eating Recovery Center

Panelists: Eric Ceballos, Kelly Childs, Iris Mosah, Lori Price, Doug Schueler, and Faith Yesner

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Exhibit hall viewing and refreshment break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions 4

Individual, Family & Friends

What is Support?: Guidance and best practices for supporting a loved one struggling with an eating disorder

Liana B. Abascal, PhD, MPH
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F. iaedp, CEDS
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Educator, Outreach & Activist

College & Eating Disorders: How to Support a Student in a University Environment

Georgianna Elliott, MA, RD, LD
Chelsea Kronengold

Hope W.Levin, MD

Kelly Senesac, MA, LMFT
Professional Roundtables

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Exhibit hall viewing and lunch

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 5

Individual, Family & Friends

Family Based Nutrition Therapy: Creating a Supportive Environment

Amy Helms, MS, RD, LD, CLT
Deb IoVoli, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS
Educator, Outreach & Activist
Professional Roundtables

Case Consultation: Guidance and collaboration around clinical challenges

Amy Baker Dennis, PhD
Tamara Pryor, PhD, FAED

Stephen Wonderlich, PhD

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Exhibit hall viewing and refreshment break

3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

General Session Four

Feeding Hope: Advancements and Innovation in Eating Disorders Research

Moderated by Walter H. Kaye, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego
Director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program, University of California San Diego

Panelists: Daniel Le Grange, PhD; Joanna Steinglass, MD; Christina Wierenga, PhD; and Denise Wilfley, PhD