October 16-18, 2014
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Overview of NEDA Conference Agenda

Agenda of scheduled sessions may be subject to change.


Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:00 – 8:00 pm Registration and Check-In  
4:00 – 4:30 pm NEDA Buddy Meeting  
4:30 – 5:00 pm First-Time Attendee Orientation  
5:00 – 6:00 pm Eating Disorders 101 G. Terence Wilson, PhD
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Social | Refreshments provided. Open to all.  
7:15 – 9:00 pm Family & Friends Kick-Off Dinner
Featuring a family Q&A hosted by Jenni Schaefer, author, speaker and NEDA Ambassadors Council Chair
– Sponsored by CRC Health Group
(Open to all, space limited. Ticket purchase required.)
Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Check-In  
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Hospitality Lounge open  
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast
NEDA Buddy Meeting
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and Awards Presentation  
9:15 – 10:00 am

GENERAL SESSION 1 Keynote Presentation

Rebooting Recovery: How to Use Tech as an Ally for Healthy Connection, Community and Resilience

Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD
Author of the Best Nonfiction 2013 book by the Wall Street Journal, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

10:00 – 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Viewing and Refreshment Break  
10:30 – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions 1  
  Educator/ Outreach How to Turn Obesity Professionals Into Allies: Navigating Misconceptions and Underlying Interests to Find Common Ground in Eating Disorders Prevention S. Bryn Austin, ScD
  Family Partnering with the Courts: An Exploration in Utilizing Civil Commitment and/or Guardianship to Increase Access to Treatment and Accountability for Recovery Brad E.R.Smith, MD
  Diversity Eating Disorders and LGBTQ Communities Chase Bannister, MDIV, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
  Co-Occurring Conditions and Special Issues What to Expect When You're Expecting: How Eating Disorders Impact Family Planning, Pregnancy and Postpartum Lesley Williams, MD
Claire Mysko, MA
  Treatment If Binge Eating Disorder is a Control Problem, Drug Research and Neuroscience May Provide Insights for More Effective Assessment and Treatment Kevin Wandler, MD, CEDS
Ralph Carson, PhD, RD
  NEDA Hosted Get Inspired…plan a NEDA Walk Julie Steinberg
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Exhibit Hall Viewing and Lunch  
1:15 – 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 2  
  Educator/Outreach and Diversity Train Wrecks, Talk Shows, and Power Tools: A Historical Perspective and Future Goals Regarding Media and Eating Disorders Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, FAED, CEDS
Michael P. Levine, PhD, FAED
  Family, Treatment, Co-Occurring Conditions and Special Issues An Intensive, Multi-Family Treatment Program for Adolescents with Eating Disorders Stephanie Knatz, PhD
June Alexander, Author
Roxanne Rockwell, PhD
2:30 – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Viewing and Refreshment Break  
3:00 – 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions 3  
  Educator/ Outreach Eating Disorders and School and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Among University Students: Policy and Practical Implications Anna Filipova, PhD
Cheri Stoffel, MPA
  Family The Role of Family Therapy and Education in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED
Grant Salada, LCSW
Jamie Manwaring, PhD
  Diversity Eating Disorders in Asian American Communities Panel: Strategies for Outreach and Considerations in Care Hannah Jackson, PhD, MPH
Lisa Lee
Megan Shott, BS
  Co-Occurring Conditions and Special Issues Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injury in Patients with an Eating Disorder Nicole Garber, MD
Sindhu Idicula, MD
  Treatment Treating Medical Complications in Children and Adolescents with Feeding and Eating Disorders Debra Katzman, MD
  NEDA Hosted Become a STAR Leader: Advocating for Eating Disorders Research, Resources and Access to Care Kerry Dolan
  Support & Recovery Roundtable Series For Families and Friends Who Have Lost a Loved One

For Those Dealing with Grief or a Sense of Loss Associated with a Loved One’s Ongoing Struggle
4:15 – 4:45 pm Exhibit Hall Viewing, Raffle and Refreshment Break  
4:45 – 6:00 pm GENERAL SESSION 2

Biological Underpinnings: Eating Disorders, Gene-Environment Interactions and the Epigenome

Howard Steiger, PhD
Director, Eating Disorders Program, Douglas University Institute, Montreal, Canada
Professor, Psychiatry Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Social | Refreshments provided. Open to all.  
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Check-In  
8:00 am – 5:45 pm Hospitality Lounge open  
7:30 – 8:45 am Breakfast
NEDA Buddy Meeting
9:00 – 9:15 am General Session Welcome and Awards Presentation  
9:15 – 10:45 am GENERAL SESSION 3

Family Panel

Marginalized Voices: Learning from Diverse Perspectives on Eating Disorders

Moderated by: Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, CEDS, F.iaedp
Additional presenters: Angelina Avalos, Brian Cuban, Gerald J. Hemendinger, Tchaiko Omawale, Adam Radwan, Debbie Yarbrough
10:45 – 11:15 am Exhibit Hall Viewing and Refreshment Break  
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 4  
  Educator/ Outreach Innovative Tools and Strategies for Community-based Eating Disorders Prevention, Support and Advocacy  
    Stanford Research on The Body Positive Elizabeth Scott, LCSW
Kristen Lohse, PsyD doctoral student
    It Takes a Village: Community Involvement in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Katie Fraser, MS, LPCI
Megan Madsen, Certified Case Manager
Robin Houze, MS, LMFT
    Using Photovoice to Represent Fat Talk Heather Trepal, PhD, LPC-S
  Family Navigating Primary Healthcare: A Family's Guide Richard E. Kreipe, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED
  Diversity The Weight-Bearing Years: Eating Disorders and Body Image Despair in Adult Women Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
  Co-Occurring Conditions and Special Issues Guidelines and Principles for the Integrated Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders Amy Baker Dennis, PhD
  Treatment Gather Around the Table: Utilizing the Power of the Family in Treating Adolescent Binge Eating Kristine Vazzano, PhD
Melissa Knudson, RD
  NEDA Hosted Proud2Bme in the Age of Digital Alteration: Is There Such a Thing As Responsible Photoshop? Roy A. Cui, Melanie Klein
Claire Mysko, MA
  Spanish Lo Que Todos Los Profesionales y Familiares Deben Saber Sobre La Anorexia Nervosa Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS
12:30 – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Viewing and Lunch  
2:00 – 2:15 pm General Session Welcome and Awards Presentation  
2:15 – 3:30 pm GENERAL SESSION 4

Closing the Gap Between Researchers and the Public for Evidence-Based Prevention

Carolyn Becker, PhD, FAED
Professor, Psychology, Trinity University

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
Professor, School of Public Health and Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

C. Barr Taylor, MD
Professor of Psychiatry (Emeritus,active) Stanford Medical Center
3:30 – 3:45 pm Exhibit Hall Viewing, Raffle and Refreshment Break  
3:45 – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions 5  
  Educator/ Outreach The Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs of Social Media in Clinical Practice and Recovery Bridget Whitlow, MS, LMFT
Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS
Jenni Schaefer, BS
  Family Utilizing Neuroscience Research and Lessons Learned from Families: Exploring Effective Eating Disorder Treatment with Support Laura Hill, PhD
Sara Johnson,MSW, LISW-S
Scott Albrecht
Allison Albrecht
  Diversity Practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with a Focus on Addressing Issues Faced by Single Parent, Low Income, Interracial and Non-traditional Families Chelsea Fielder-Jenks, MA, LPC
Jondell Lafont-Garcia, LPC-I
  Co-Occurring Conditions and Special Issues Treating Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: Medical Complications, Meal Planning and Overcoming Barriers to Recovery Ann E. Goebel-Fabbri, PhD
Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN
  Treatment Integrative Cognitive-Affective Therapy (ICAT): An Emerging Evidence-Based Treatment Stephen Wonderlich, PhD
Carol B. Peterson, PhD, LP
  Spanish Tratamientos Basados en la Evidencia: Expandiendo el Acceso a Tratamiento en Poblaciones de Habla Hispana Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez, PhD
5:15 – 6:30 pm Support & Recovery Roundtable Series  
  Males Affected by an Eating Disorder  
  Eating Disorders within Underserved Populations  
  Sexuality and Gender Identity  
  Supporting Your Partner Through Recovery  
  For Dads: Tips for Supporting Your Child and Practicing Self-Care  
  For Moms: Tips for Supporting Your Child and Practicing Self-Care  
  Impact of an Eating Disorder on Siblings  
  Spanish Terapia Aceptacion y Compromiso Para Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria Para Las Familias Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS
Allison Walford, MS, LPC, CACII
  NEDA Hosted Finding Support Through the Struggles: Getting Past Roadblocks, Locating Resources, and Finding Connection Through the NEDA Navigators Program Douglas W. Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW
Diana Kalogridis, MA
Phoebe Megna
7:00 – 9:30 pm 2015 Scholarship Benefit Event

Event details will be announced, but you are guaranteed to have a good time! Join us for food, drink and good cheer. Funds support 2015 NEDA Conference Scholarships. (Optional. Open to the public. Ticket purchase required.)