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April 9, 2016

Eating Disorders: State-of-the-Art Treatment 2016

An annual symposium for treatment providers

 Eating Disorders: State-of-the-Art Treatment

A one-day training opportunity in Baltimore featuring 5 keynote sessions and 5 breakout workshops presented by leading experts from the US, Canada and the UK.

2016 CED Symposium Speakers

2016 Symposium Presenters (from left to right)

Carlos Grilo, PhD
Allison Kelly, PhD, CPsych
Ivan Eisler, PhD, CPsychol, FAcSS, FAED
Martin Antony, PhD
Nancy Zucker, PhD 


Binge Eating Disorder: A new era of diagnosis and treatment
Carlos Grilo, PhD,

The Phenomenology and Management of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Nancy Zucker, PhD,

The Nature & Treatment of Perfectionism
Martin Antony, PhD

Our Brains Need Compassion, and So Our Bodies Do Too:
An examination of self-compassion’s contribution to body image

Allison Kelly, PhD, CPsych

Family Dynamics in Eating Disorders
Ivan Eisler, PhD, AcSS


A. Clinical Issues in Assessment, Treatment Formulation and Treatment Delivery in Binge Eating Disorder

Clinical Skills in the Treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Treating Perfectionism

Calming the Self-Critical “Eating Disorder Voice” with Compassion

An Inside Look at Family Interventions in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2016 (7:30AM-5:15PM)  

WHERE: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 North Charles St., Towson, MD 21204

REGISTRATION: Register online at or click the Register button above. Online registration will close on 11:59 pm on 4/6/16 and only on-site registrations will be accepted after that time.

You may also download the program brochure.

FEES: Symposium fee is $190 by April 1st, and includes event registration, all program materials, 7.5 continuing education credits, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and refreshments during breaks.

Discounts are available for full-time students providing written documentation and for employees of Sheppard Pratt Health System and its affiliate agencies. All discounted options expire April 1st.

Registration fee for all participants after April 1st is $210.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Physicians, psychologists, counselors, social workers, dietitians, and all health professionals involved in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Approved for 7.5 CME, CEU and CPE.  Please scroll down to the end of the page for official accreditation statements and information.


Closest Airport: Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is approximately 30-35 minutes from Towson.

Closest Train Station: Baltimore Penn Station is approximately 15-20 minutes from Towson.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel. These rooms will be offered at a discounted rate for symposium attendees. The hotel is located 2 miles from the conference center and will provide free shuttle service to/from the symposium (by request). There are a limited number of rooms available and they will fill up quickly. The group discount will expire March 18, 2016 or when all rooms have been booked. If booking online, you must utilize the link below to receive the discount.

Book a Room at the Group Rate today or call 410.321.7400 and mention that you are with The Center for Eating Disorders Symposium group.


Carlos M. Grilo, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at the Yale University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Previously, Dr. Grilo served as Director of Psychology at the Yale Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Grilo's primary research focus is on binge eating, eating disorders, and obesity and his secondary interests include psychopathology, addictions, and co-morbidity. Dr. Grilo has served as Principal Investigator on ten grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as co-Principal Investigator on four NIH grants, and as Co-Investigator on numerous additional NIH grants. Dr. Grilo has also served as mentor/co-mentor on several successful NIH mentored-career awards. Grilo currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of ten professional journals. Dr. Grilo has published 370 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, 20 chapters on binge eating disorder and obesity, over 320 abstracts at scientific meetings, authored one book (Eating and Weight Disorders), and co-edited one book (Treatment of Eating Disorders).

Allison Kelly, PhD is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She is also a registered psychologist and has a small private practice in eating disorders, in which compassion-focused therapy guides much of her work. Dr. Kelly did her Ph.D. at McGill University on self-compassion interventions for self-critical, shame-prone individuals. She first became interested in studying – and cultivating – self-compassion in eating disorder sufferers during her pre-doctoral clinical training at the Douglas Institute's Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Kelly began her research program on this topic during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital's Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Kelly has now published numerous peer-reviewed articles on self-compassion, shame, and eating pathology, and has received several grants to continue this research. She has led research presentations and clinical workshops on self-compassion at numerous eating disorders programs, and at national and international conferences.

Ivan Eisler, PhD, CPsychol, FAcSS, FAED is Emeritus Professor of Family Psychology and Family Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College, London. He is also the joint Head of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Eisler has for many years been part of a clinical research team developing and evaluating psychotherapies for eating disorders as well as treatments for depression, substance misuse, self-harm and chronic illness. He is best known for the work he and his colleagues at the Maudsley Hospital and King's College London have done in developing an eating disorders specific family therapy approach (often referred to as the "Maudsley approach" or "Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa") that is widely accepted as the leading evidence based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa.

Martin M. Antony, PhD is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University, where he was also founding Graduate Program Director for the MA and PhD programs in Psychology. He also holds faculty appointments at McMaster University and the University of Toronto, and he is Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. In 2009-2010, Dr. Antony was President of the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Antony has published 29 books and more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, mostly on the assessment and treatment of anxiety-based problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and perfectionism. He is also a fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Royal Society of Canada and has received a number of career awards for his contributions to research, training and education. Dr. Antony has given more than 300 workshops and presentations to health care professionals from across North America, Europe, and Australia.

Nancy Zucker, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders (DCED), an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Dr. Zucker received her BA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her MA and PhD in Psychology at Louisiana State University and completed her clinical internship at the Duke University Medical Center in 2000. Dr. Zucker's clinical interests focus around developing novel treatments for individuals with eating disorders and children who struggle with weight management. This line of research also includes the integration of family members into effective treatment strategies. Dr. Zucker's research lab studies individuals who have difficulty detecting, interpreting, and/or using signals from their body and using this information to guide adaptive behavior, particularly in interpersonal contexts. Their primary populations of study are individuals struggling with eating disorders and feeding disorders of childhood.


Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt Health System is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt Health System is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 CEU hours for Psychologists. Psychologists should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt Health System is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 7.5 CEU contact hours in Category 1 credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt Health System has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt Health System is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is approved for 7.5 clock hours for National Certified Counselors. 

Dietitian Statement: The Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has approved this activity for 7.5 CPEs for Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians.

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