Current Topics
Recognizing the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

There are many serious medical issues that at times, can be associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and the issues may stand in the way of an individual being able to recover from their eating disorder. In this presentation, Dr. Anna Vinter will talk about some of the common medical complications of eating disorders and explain about what we know about the most effective ways to treat these issues.

Date & Time: October 28, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Anna Vinter, MD, Medical Director and Psychiatrist at Eating Recovery Center of California

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 Passcode: 157474

Treatment for Eating and Mood/Anxiety Disorders: How to Gain a Life Worth Living

The prevalence of eating, mood, and anxiety disorders is more common than many assume.  This presentation discusses ways to treat both sets of disorders and common issues that our patients suffer from, such as, substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety.  After this presentation, you will know more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, anxiety disorders, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, trauma, and substance abuse.

Date & Time: September 23, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Lara Schuster Effland, LCSW, Director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at Insight

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders and College Students: Making Peace with the Freshman 15

The rates of eating disorders among college students are estimated at 10-20% for women, and 4-10% for men. Learn why students today are at increased risk for developing eating disorders, and how you can better help yourself or your family member prevent the development of an eating disorder or manage recovery on campus.

Date & Time: August 26, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Sarah Chipps, PsyD Lead Therapist at Eating Disorder Treatment of NY

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 Passcode: 157474

Selective Eating: The Role of Sensory Sensitivity, Gut Feelings, and Disgust

In this presentation, Dr. Nancy Zucker will share information on the “who, what, when, and why” of Selective Eating. She will discuss current research and treatment strategies to assist parents and individuals who struggle with selective eating.

Date & Time: July 22, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Nancy Zucker, Ph.D., Director at Duke Center for Eating Disorders

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 Passcode: 157474

Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder

In this presentation, Allison Walford, Family Therapist at Eating Recovery Center, will provide practical tools to create a recovery-focused environment to help someone with an eating disorder. She will discuss ways in which family members, friends and treatment professionals can be partners in recovery including being present, asking the right questions, opening up, embracing acceptance and supporting committed action toward one's values.

Date & Time: June 24, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Allison Walford, MS. LPC, CACII, Family Therapist at Eating Recovery Center

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders and Adolescents

Do you ever wonder if your adolescent is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough”? What help is available for adolescents with eating disorders? How can you support an adolescent during their eating disorder treatment? These questions and more will be answered during Eating Disorders and Adolescents.

Date & Time: May 27, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Jillian Lampert, PhD, RD, LD, MPH, FAED, Senior Director at The Emily Program

Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Passcode: 157474


Our Eyes are Broken: Eating Disorders and Body Image in the Public Eye

This presentation will discuss body image in the public eye and how it contributes to eating disorder behaviors. Specifically, Dr. Dennis will examine the impact of media, culture and the digital age on shaping how we see ourselves and our bodies.

Date & Time: April 22, 2014,  1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Kim Dennis, MD CEO and Medical Director at Timberline Knolls

Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders and OCD: A Clinical Perspective

Once thought of as needing two separate treatment approaches, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorders can actually be treated together through a joint approach. This webinar will summarize the relationship between OCD and eating disorders, while discussing treatment strategies.

Date & Time: March 25, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, FAED, FAPA  Medical Director of Eating Disorder Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital

Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders in Athletes

In this presentation, we will be looking at the common characteristics found in both athletes and people with eating disorders. We will review similarities and support systems around the athlete.

Date & Time: February 25, 2014,  1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Robin Boggs Choquette, Psy. D., L.C.P.C. and Jackie Rhew, M.A., LPC., C.A.D.C, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health System

Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840  U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534  Passcode: 157474

Dying to be Thin: An Introduction in Nutrition and Eating Disorders

This presentation will provide an overview of adolescent eating disorders and proper nutrition. We will also discuss the confusing/conflicting media messages and the use of appropriate nutrition messages when talking with adolescents.  At the end of this enlightening hour, you will be able to take away resources you can use to promote a healthy body image and how to talk about eating disorders more effectively.

Date & Time: January 28, 2014,  1:00 – 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Alice Merritt MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD, Nutrition and Dietetic Services Manager at Veritas Collaborative

Toll/International: 1-719-325-4840   U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1-888-287-5534  Participant passcode: 157474

Past Topics
Eating Disorders: An Addictive or Psychiatric Illness?

Eating disorders are often complex problems that create lots of confusion and frustration for those looking for the right kind of help. This seminar takes a look at eating disorders as addictive illnesses and explores the problems that usually accompany them. Also, suggestions for treating both the addictive and emotional aspects of eating disorders will be discussed.

Date & Time: October 22, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Marty Lerner, Ph.D.  Executive Director at Milestones in Recovery

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Battling Our Bodies: Understanding the Impact of the Media and the Diet Industry on our Bodies

Media, the diet industry and the culture of dieting in America all play a powerful role in how women view their bodies. In this seminar, we’ll explore these influences and how they can lead to developing a negative body image. The seminar will also discuss seven ways women can improve their negative body image.

Date & Time: September 24th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Nicole Hawkins, PhD, Director of Clinical Services, Center for Change

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders: An Epidemic

Eating disorders are complex illnesses that require assessment and treatment with a skilled treatment team. Eating disorder rates are increasing in our culture, and these disorders affect men and women of all ages, as well as children.  This presentation will offer basic diagnostic information, statistics, and care plan information.  As the diagnostic criteria has recently changed, it is our hope that more individuals will receive the treatment that is needed for this complex illness. 

Date & Time: August 27th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Elisha Contner Wilkens, MS, LMFT, CEDS and Megan Moran, MS, RD, LD, Program Director, Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services, LLC

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Eating Disorders and Self-Esteem

This presentation explores the various factors that shape self-esteem, and the effects of low self-esteem on eating disorders. The goal of the presentation is to provide a greater understanding of how changes in behavior and attitude can greatly influence one's sense of self-worth.

Date & Time: July 23rd, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Steven Crawford, MD, Associate Director, Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Family and Friends: Part of the Treatment Team for Eating Disorders

During this presentation, Kitty Westin from The Emily Program Foundation will discuss the importance of family members and friends in the treatment of and recovery from an eating disorder. She will talk from personal experience and present practical tips on how to recognize when someone is struggling, how to effectively communicate, and how to help prevent eating disorders.   

Date & Time: June 25th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Kitty Westin, M.A., L.P., The Emily Program Foundation

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

How to Manage Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

This presentation will talk about the complications of eating disorders and pregnancy; explain the treatment team members and their roles; how to manage an eating disorder during pregnancy, as well as discussing post-natal matters.

Date & Time: May 28, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Denise Styer, PhD, Clinical Director of PHP and IOP at Alexian Brothers Center for Eating Disorders and Self-Injury 
Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Forward Together: Toward Informed Consumership of Eating Disorder Care

Eating disorders turn lives upside down and can be a scary experience for families and those suffering with these devastating illnesses. Families want to ensure their loved ones receive the best care possible, yet the chaos of illness often hinders knowing just where to start or what to ask. Together with Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Chase Bannister, participants will learn key considerations to help navigate the road ahead with confidence.

Date & Time: April 23, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Chase Bannister, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

Weighing the Issue: Getting to the Heart of the Matter with Binge Eating Disorder

In this seminar, participants will learn about binge eating disorder from the presenter’s slides and through listener activities. Short and long-term strategies as well as resources will be provided for individuals suffering with binge eating disorder and their loved ones. Please have paper and a pen available to participate in the exercises during the presentation.

Date & Time: March 26, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD, LLC
Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.4840 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.888.287.5534 Passcode: 157474

When Eating Disorders and Addictions Collide

Eating disorders and substance use disorders share many common features and often occur together. This presentation will review such similarities, as well as explain appropriate treatment options.

Date & Time: February 26, 2013; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Kim Dennis, MD, Medical Director, Timberline Knolls
Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 US/CAN Toll Free:1-888-287-5534 Passcode:157474

Eat, Breathe, Pause

Mindfulness can help your loved one change their relationship with food, eating, and their bodies. This presentation will help families understand how mindfulness helps with being fully present in the world and increases awareness without criticism or judgment.

Date & Time: January 22, 2013; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Ryann Smith, RD, LD/N, Nutrition Therapist, The Renfrew Center
Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-4840 US/CAN Toll Free:1-888-287-5534 Passcode:157474

Surviving the Holidays if You Have an Eating Disorder

For a majority of people with eating disorders the holidays are a stressful time that can lead to an increase in eating disorder behaviors. During this presentation, we'll cover information to help you understand the risk for binge eating and how other eating disorder symptoms can occur during the holidays. We'll also discuss specific steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of eating disorder behaviors, plus ways to increase the use of coping skills. The aim is to help you reduce eating disorder symptoms and improve personal growth and relationships during the holidays.

Date & Time: October 23, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Theodore E. Weltzin, MD, Medical Director of Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

Can You See My Pain Before I Disappear: The Co-Occurrence of Eating Disorders and Self-Injury

This presentation will focus on:

  • Understanding of the eating disorder diagnosis
  • Understanding of non-suicidal self-injury
  • Assessment and treatment of eating disorders and self-injury

Date & Time: September 25, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Denise Styer, Psy.D, Clinical Director of PHP and IOP at Alexian Brothers Center for Eating Disorders
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

How Family & Friends Can Best Help a Loved One Suffering from an Eating Disorder

This seminar is designed for family members and friends of those who are suffering with an eating disorder or related illness. It will address key truths about these illnesses, as well as offer guidelines and tools to help understand what the sufferer is experiencing so that loved ones can be as supportive as possible throughout the recovery process. Topics will include dealing with feelings of guilt and helplessness, defining roles, and staying engaged in the process.

Date & Time: August 28, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Michael E. Berrett, PhD., CEO, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Change
US/Canada Toll-free Number:
1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

Understanding Predisposing and Precipitating Factors for Eating Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know

This presentation discusses how genetics, environmental, and personal experiences can play a role in developing an eating disorder. The goal of the presentation is to help families better understand how they can help prevent the development of an eating disorder.
Date & Time: July 24, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, Medical Director at the Eating Recovery Center
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

 

Eating Disorders: Myths & Truths

Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions that require appropriate care and management by a team of mental health and medical professionals. Yet, there are many myths around eating disorders and their treatment that often keep people from getting appropriate care. This presentation will go over the truth about eating disorders and work to uncover the myths around eating disorders.

Date & Time: June 26, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Jillian Lampert Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D. Director of Communications, Outreach, and Research at The Emily Program
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

The Role of Continuing Care in Successful Management of Patients with Eating Disorders

Continuing care is very important to successfully managing patients with eating disorders. This presentation will focus on the importance of education about eating disorders, continuing care and the long term recovery process.

Date & Time: May 22, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Jeannie Anderson, LAADC, CADCII, NCACI, ACRPS, eGetgoing Online Counselor, CRC Health Group
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

Emerging Trends in Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

As the rates of eating disorder incidences occur in our culture, so do the various trends seen in eating disorder treatment. Eating disorders are now affecting men and women in their 30's and 40's, along with pregnant women. These trends along with the classic eating disorder diagnoses will be addressed in this presentation.

Date & Time: April 24, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Karen Beerbower, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD & Elisha M. Contner, MS, LMFT, CEDS Program Director / Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services, LLC
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

Understanding the Refeeding Process and Other Difficulties Involved in Eating Disorders Treatment

"Just eat" is a harmful phrase heard far too often by people and families of a person who's struggling with an eating disorder. An eating disorder is complex and affects the mental and physical health of the individual. This presentation will address a few key points in each area, offering those struggling with an eating disorder and caregivers with important, life-saving information.

Date & Time: February 28, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Chase Bannister, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer at Veritas Collaborative, LLC
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721

Expanding Your Toolbox: Coping Skills in Eating Disorder Recovery

What if completely refraining from eating disorder behaviors is not a realistic option? This presentation will provide examples of coping tools that have been used with success by those recovering from eating disorders. Other topics to be covered include: how to tell the difference between a slip and a relapse, what to do in case of a slip or a relapse, and tips for caregivers.

Date & Time: January 24, 2012 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Melanie Smith, LMHC, Program Director, The Renfrew Center
US/Canada Toll-free Number:
1.866.564.7440
International Toll Number: 1.719.785.1762 Passcode: 9026721