Eating Disorder Conference: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should attend the conference?
A: The conference is designed to appeal to psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nutritionist, nurses, physicians, mental health students, and other clinicians as well as anyone in the media interested in building public awareness about eating disorders.
Q: What types of eating disorders are discussed?
A: The majority of the topics presented center on eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder as well as related issues such as body image perception and distortion, purging disorders, and exercise addictions. This conference is not an obesity-focused conference nor does it address dieting programs for obesity. The majority of the information has a neuroscience focus but is presented at a level that most health care providers will understand.
Q: How much does a conference cost?
A: While The Long Island Conference on Eating Disorders was a free conference, other conferences, workshops and lectures listed on this site may charge for attendance. Please go the the specific conferences websites or contact the conference hosts for additional details.
Q: Who is the event organizer and hosts?
A: The conference is planned, organized and presented by Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorder Programs in Logan, UT that provides a full-range of treatment options with multi-disiplinary personnel including physicians, therapists, nutritionists and other clinicians who specialize in eating disorder treatment.
Q: Do I need to register?
A: Yes. It is highly recommended that you register to reserve your seat as seating is limited.
Q: When should I arrive to the conference?
It is best to arrive as early as possible when the conference begins. Early arrival will also allow you better seat selection and an opportunity to network.
Q: Will I get a chance to ask questions?
A: Yes. There will be a panel discussion at the end of the conference to take questions and offer advice and guidance.
Q: How technical is this conference?
A: The presenters are aware that the audience consists of individuals with varying degrees of eating disorder awareness, understanding and education. Most of the information provided is well understood by the general population as well as professional clinicians. Even issues of a technical nature are translated and demonstrated so that those without a clinical background can understand the basic concepts.