Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
Student Center Theater Auditorium
Be a part of the regions’ most informative and professional conference with national speakers who specialize in eating disorder treatment. A day of education and information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body dysmorphia and related conditions. Learn about the causes, complications and the treatments that are involved. Presenters will discuss the biological, medical, psychological and environmental factors that play a role in the onset and treatment of these life-threatening conditions. Also learn from patients in recovery who will share their experiences and offer hope and guidance through their personal stories.
Also, gain valuable information from our exhibitor’s areas. Last year’s exhibitors and sponsors included ED-180, Oliver-Pyatt Centers, Avalon Hills, Timberline Knolls, Rosewood Centers, Eating Recovery Center, Sierra-Tucson, Center for Discovery, Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, and Project HEAL.
8:30 am: Opening Gathering, Exhibitors, Networking and Coffee
PART I – The Psychology, Biology and Science of EDs
9:30 am:A Better Understanding of Eating Disorders (Jeremy Hilton – Avalon Hills)
10:00 am:The ED Spectrum – From AN to BN to BED (Dr. Golee Abrishami – Center for Discovery)
10:30 am:Recovery Talk – Gina
10:45 am:Medical and Heath Complications of EDs (Dr. Joel Jahraus – Oliver-Pyatt Centers)
11:15 am:Recovery Parents/Family (McKenna & Family)
11:30 am:The Brain, Research and Body Image (Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo – ED-180)
12:00 Noon Lunch
PART II – All About Patients & Recovery
1:00 pm:DBT/ACT and the Language of EDs EDs (Jancy Wickstrom – Timberline Knolls)
1:30 pm:Recovery Talk – About My Therapist – Jen
1:45 pm: Insurance, Advocacy with Eating Disorders (Douglas Stern, Esq. – Abrams & Fensterman)
2:15 pmRecovery Talk – (Liana Rosenman – Project HEAL)
2:30 pm: Children, Maturity & Men –Expanding Numbers (Dr. Seda Ebrahimi, Cambridge)
45 Minute Break
PART III – What to do Next
3:15 pm:Partners in Recovery – How Love Ones Can Offer Support (Jennifer Lombardi – Eating Recovery Center)
3:45 pm:Recovery Talk – Gabrielle
4:00 pm:Finding Recovery – Expectations in Treatment (Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo, ED-180)
4:30 pm:Panel Discussion with Audience
*Conference schedule subject to last minute changes.
EXPANDED EXHIBITORS AREA OPEN 8:30am-5pm for additional information and support from some of the very best centers in the U.S. including Avalon Hills, Cambridge ED Center, Center for Discovery, Eating Recovery Center, ED-180 Treatment Programs, Oliver-Pyatt Centers, Timberline Knolls, Monte Nido, Balance Treatment Center, Kantor & Kantor, Metro Behavioral Health, Renfrew Centers, Rogers Memorial.
NEW! Treatment and Recovery Gallery in the exhibitors’ area features artwork and creative pieces from patients who have been working towards recovery. A unique perspective of eating disorders that gives further insight into the minds of those who fight the battle.