The 2019 Conference Presenters:
Special Guest Presenter
Bio to follow soon:
Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo is a Board Certified psychiatrist and specialist in the treatment of eating disorders. He is the Founder and Medical Director of ED-180 and as well as the Founder and Host of the Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders. Dr. DeSarbo has presented on the neuroscience of eating disorders both nationally and internationally and continues to bridge the gap between research scientists, the clinical field and the public. Dr. DeSarbo’s practice includes the treatment of over 400 active patients at any given time as well as overseeing the ED-180 outpatient programs in Garden City, N.Y. He is currently completing work on a soon to be released book Translation: Demystifying the Neurobiology of Eating Disorders.
Dr. DeSarbo is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his psychiatric training through the New York University (NYU) residency training program at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. where he was first introduced to the treatment of patients with eating disorders. He has served as a Board Member of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Long Island, was the Producer of the Eating Disorder News Network, and was the Managing Director of the Eating Disorder Medical Group. Currently, Dr. DeSarbo is developing one of the most comprehensive educational course for clinicians to better understand the brain and the neuroscience of eating disorders and related mental health issues and how to incorporate this knowledge into the clinical setting with patients. At ED-180 he also oversees the training of therapy interns from local universities as well as the training of resident physicians on rotations from local hospitals.
Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience in Asheville, NC
Dr. Ed Hamlin is a psychologist and the Clinical Director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience in Asheville, North Carolina. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position as Professor at Western Carolina University and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, he conducts research and presents workshops regarding applied neuroscience and brain/mind relationships. He serves as a consultant and supervisor for the clinical staff at a number of facilities throughout the world. He has practiced neurofeedback and applied psychophysiology since the mid-1980s and has taught and utilized these techniques in a variety of settings. He has a particular interest in neuroplasticity and the potential for changing maladaptive brain organization patterns. His current research projects involve examining the impact of early abuse and neglect on the developing brain and how to correct maladaptive patterns.