Brain, Mind & Family: New Science, New Treatment, New Hope


Professional Learning Day at NEDA 2010 Annual Conference

Date: Monday, October 11, 2010 — 9 AM
Registration and breaksfast at 8 AM

Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, NY
at NEDA’s Building Bridges to Recovery conference
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 USA
Phone: 718-246-7000
Toll-Free: 1-800-436-3759

Cost: $125

Featured Speakers:

Walter-Kaye Kate-Tchanturia Janet-Treasure
Walter Kaye, MD Kate Tchanturia, PhD Janet Treasure, PhD,

Table of Contents:

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for health professionals seeking advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders. Physicians, psychotherapists, dietitians and nurses are encouraged to attend. Participants must be registered for at least one day of the NEDA Annual Conference to be eligible to attend the Learning Day.


Upon completion of this program, participants shall be able to

  • Discuss premorbid traits and appetite regulation in eating disorders in order to aid the development of better treatments.
  • Recognize the implications of neuroscience findings for the understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
  • Review recent research on the impact of eating disorders on carers and its implication for intervening with carers.

Program Agenda:

8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Russell Marx, MD, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
9:30 – 10:45 am Collaborative care: Skills sharing with families to improve eating disorder outcomes
Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP, FRCPsych, Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London/South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

10:45 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Neuropsychology from research laboratory to
clinical practice

Kate Tchanturia, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry
King’s College London/South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch (included)

1:30 – 2:45 pm Do people with eating disorders have disordered eating? New insights into puzzling symptoms
Walter Kaye, MD, University of California, San Diego Medical Center Eating Disorder Treatment and Research Program
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm Panel discussion with Dr. Treasure, Dr. Tchanturia and Dr. Kaye

Full Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of Princeton HealthCare System that the faculty and sponsor disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). There is no commercial support or funding for this activity.

Continuing Education Credits:

Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PHCS designates this education activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Princeton HealthCare System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by NJSNA, an accredited approver by the American Nurses credentialing center’s COA. Provider # P115-1/08-11 5.25 contact hours are provided for this activity. Princeton House Behavioral Health is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. National Certified Counselors participating in this activity will receive 5 continuing education clock hours. Princeton House Behavioral Health, provider # 1193, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Princeton House Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 clinical social work continuing education clock hours. Continuing Professional Education credits for Registered Dietitians have been applied for. Other professionals who attend will also receive a certificate of completion, which may be submitted for consideration to the appropriate certification board.

Room Rates and Reservations:

  • Special room rates of $199/night are offered. Please mention the National Eating Disorders Association to receive the group discounted rate.
  • Reservations by phone: 718-246-7000
  • Online Reservations

Those interested in attending the UMCPP Professional Learning Day must register for at least one day of the NEDA 2010 Annual Conference. Professional Learning Day registration fee includes sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks and all session materials. The separate NEDA 2010 Annual Conference registration fee includes sessions, Saturday and Sunday breakfasts, lunches and breaks, conference social functions and all session materials. Refunds can be provided on or before September 30, 2010, minus a $35 processing fee for requests submitted electronically to or by fax to 952.884.5680. No refunds after this date.

For more information about NEDA 2010 Annual Conference and registration, please visit .

About the Eating Disorders Program at UMCPP

The Eating Disorders Program at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro is committed to providing the highest quality medical, psychotherapeutic and nutritional care. The program provides effective and compassionate treatment for adults, adolescents and children who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. The goal of the Eating Disorders Program is to help patients recover physically and emotionally in a warm, caring environment that offers acceptance, safety and support. Because of our location in an acute care hospital, we emphasize thorough and efficient treatment of any medical complications while simultaneously addressing the psychological issues underlying eating disorders.

The intensive, multidisciplinary treatment program is designed to facilitate meaningful and lasting change. Treatment of the whole patient is emphasized, as eating disorders are illnesses that affect the individual physically, emotionally and socially. Combining a psychosocial approach with the latest advances in nutritional and medical treatment, the program is comprehensive in order to address all aspects of a patient’s care. The treatment team includes board certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors, registered dietitians, registered nurses, certified teachers, and board certified consulting physicians.

Russell Marx, MD serves as the program’s Medical Director. He is the author of It’s Not Your Fault and presently serves as Treasurer for the National Eating Disorders Association. He is joined by Associate Medical Director Kenneth Willis, MD, Attending Physician Dena Friedman, MD, and Program Director Melinda Parisi, PhD.

If you would like to learn more about the Eating Disorders Program, please call 609.853.7575 or 877.932.8935, or visit our website at