Events

After the Oscars…Our Meeting of the Academy

 

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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) will be hosting its 26th annual conference in our own backyard this year! From March 13-16th, The Sheraton Times Square will be the site of the largest multi-disciplinary gathering of this professional society, which boasts close to 1,700 members from 51 countries. ICED (International Conference on Eating Disorders) is the premier gathering place for professionals and advocates engaged in research, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders. This year’s theme is “Start Spreading the News: Education, Dissemination and the Science of Eating Disorders.” As usual, you will be able to meet and hear from many of our team.

Wednesday, March 13th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Teaching day

GRANT EXPECTATIONS: CRAFTING GRANT PROPOSALS TO CLOSE THE FUNDING GAP IN EATING DISORDER RESEARCH.  Stephen Wonderlich, PhD, Joanna Steinglass, MD, Mark Chavez, PhD Hans Hoek, MD, PhD

Successful grant writing requires a specialized skill set, particularly for new investigators. However, many professionals, especially those early in their career, receive little or no formalized training in grant preparation. This session is dedicated to training interested individuals in grant writing skills and strategies.

Thursday, March 14th, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

GOALS AND TARGETS AND RANGES, OH MY! DEFINING WEIGHT RESTORATION IN EATING DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. Nicole (Nikki) Pagano, MS, LMSW, Katharine Loeb, PhD, Jennifer Northridge, MD, Jennifer Brown, MS, RDN

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how weight restoration estimates differ for children, adolescents, and adults, and how a multidisciplinary team can arrive at and present a unified message about weight recovery for patients and their families. This session will provide an overview of what clinical variables to consider when estimating weight targets and ranges for children, adolescents, and adults; the impacts malnourishment has on growth and development and how to estimate growth potential; and how to communicate information about the growth curve, including hypotheses about target ranges to parents, families, and other treatment providers within the family-based therapy framework.

ALL HANDS ON DECK: FOSTERING SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF EATING DISORDERS. Kathryn Coniglio, BA, Ann Haynos, PhD, Carolyn Becker, PhD, Erin Reilly, PhD, Joanna Steinglass, MD, Shirley Wang, BA

Panelists will discuss how to build relationships with collaborators early in one’s career, how to continue to foster collaborations after leaving an institution, how to develop intra-institutional collaborations outside one’s discipline, and how to collaborate with groups outside of academia.

Friday, March 15th, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Meet the Experts

Do you have a particular question you would like to ask an established expert? Pre-registration is required for these sessions. Evelyn Attia, MD will be available to address psychotherapy/treatment of eating disorders, and Laurel Mayer, MD will take questions about medical complications of eating disorders.

Friday, March 15th, 2:45 PM-4:45PM

Paper Session

NEUROBIOLOGY OF FOOD CHOICE ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF RESTRICTIVE EATING. Joanna Steinglass, MD, Karin Foerde PhD, B. Timothy Walsh MD, Daphna Shohamy PhD

This discussion will highlight that dietary restriction is characteristic of anorexia nervosa (AN) and subthreshold AN, that such restriction is remarkably persistent, and that dorsal striatal circuits are engaged when individuals with AN make decisions.

Saturday, March 16th, 11:15 AM-12:45 PM

Workshop

NOT EATING, AND NOT ON AN EATING DISORDERS UNIT – MANAGING ANOREXIA NERVOSA FROM A PSYCHIATRY CONSULTATION-LIAISON PERSPECTIVE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. Evelyn Attia, MD, FAED, Alyson Gorun, MD, Joanne Garduno, MA, MS, PMHNP-BC, Ezra Gabbay, MD, Sean Kerrigan, MD, Samantha Knowlton, MD, Janna Gordon-Elliott, MD

The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss the management of severe eating disorders in medical hospital settings. This workshop will use a severe and enduring case of adult AN, treated in a tertiary care medical center, to illustrate clinical principles of comprehensive evaluation, medical stabilization, milieu management, ethical considerations, and transfer decisions to specialized settings.

Posters from our team will be on display throughout the conference as well:

Thursday, March 14th, 6:45PM – 8:15PM

  • Weight Suppression, Resting Metabolic Rate, and Related Hormones in Bulimia Nervosa. Rachel Korn, BA, Michael Lowe, PhD, Haley Davis, BS, Melissa Riegel, BS, Kirstie Herb, Hallie Espel-Huynh, Alexandra Muratore, PhD, Elin Lantz, Janet Schebendach, PhD, RD, Laurel Mayer MD
  • Probing the Habit Centered Model of Anorexia Nervosa by Measuring Habit Strength. Lauren Davis BS, Evelyn Attia MD, Janet Schebendach PhD, Deborah R. Glasofer PhD, Teresa Rufin AB, B. Timothy Walsh MD, Joanna Steinglass MD
  • Suicidality in Hospitalized Adolescents with Eating Disorders. Matthew Shear, MD, Sean Kerrigan, MD, Evelyn Attia, MD, Annabella Hochschild, BA

Saturday, March 16th, 9:30AM – 11:00AM

  • Preliminary Findings on the Longitudinal Outcome of Inpatients with Anorexia Nervosa. Teresa Rufin, AB, Rachel Korn, BA, Lauren Davis, BS, Yuanjia Wang, PhD, Peng Wu, MS, Joanna Steinglass, MD, Laurel Mayer, MD, B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Evelyn Attia, MD, Deborah R. Glasofer, PhD
  • Evaluating the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Peer-Mentorship Intervention in Eating Disorders: An Academic-Community Partnership. Mylene Wilhelmy, MD, Lisa Ranzenhofer, PhD, Annabella M. Hochschild, BA, Kaitlin Sanzone, BA, B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Evelyn Attia, MD

We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in ICED 2019. And we hope that you will please find us at one of the talks or posters listed above, as a favorite part of this conference is meeting new attendees and reconnecting with old colleagues and friends!

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