Upcoming Webinars


Upcoming Webinars
                                                                                                       

•Expanding your Toolkit: Publicly available ‘big data’ for global eating disorders research

Date/Time:
February 22, 2024, 10:30 am- 11:30 am

This webinar is hosted by the Assessment & Diagnosis and Epidemiology & Public Health SIGs. Please join the SIG to register.

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Description:

Two SIGs are joining together (Assessment & Diagnosis and Epidemiology/Public Health Practice with a panel of five presenters to discuss how to use publicly available data for global eating disorders research.



Speakers

  • Emilio Juan Compte
    Dr. Emilio Juan Compte is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Peñalolén, Chile. Dr. Compte’s research interests include Eating Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorders, Muscle Dysmorphia, Night Eating Syndrome, Psychometrics, Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, and Structural Equation Modeling.
  • Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes
    Molly Painschab is a National Board Certified dual-licensed mental health and addiction therapist in Montana and has worked in the field since 2005. Molly is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders Substance Use Disorders Special Interest Group.

  • Amelia Austin
    Dr. Amelia Austin is a Postdoctoral Associate in Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. Austin’s research interests focus on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Dr. Austin’s work currently focuses on eating disorders, and they are also interested in the effects of childhood trauma, attachment relationships, and all things developmental psychopathology. 
  • Sook Ning Chua
    Dr. Sook Ning Chua is a clinical psychologist and founder of Relate Mental Health Malaysia, a not-for-profit mental health organization in Malaysia. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where Dr. Chua recently completed a MPH in Epidemiology. Dr. Chua has been engaged as an educator, clinical psychologist, researcher, and supervisor in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia, as well as the U.S. and Canada. 
  • Yasmin Ahmad Altwaijri
    Dr. Yasmin Ahmad Altwaijri is a Principal Scientist and Chairman of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Scientific Computing at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Rijadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Altwaijri is a leading researcher in the public health, mental health, and clinical research fields with a Ph.D. from Tufts University.

Moderator

  • Dr. Ariel Beccia
    Dr. Ariel Beccia is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) based at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital. Her research uses large population datasets and advanced epidemiological methods to examine the social and structural determinants of eating disorder inequities, with a particular focus on inequities affecting LGBTQ+ populations.

  • Dr. Christina Ralph-Nearman
    Dr. Christina Ralph-Nearman is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the Eating and Anxiety Treatment Laboratory (EAT Lab) at the University of Louisville. Her research uses large datasets to study the underlying mechanisms of eating disorders, as well as building digital personalized therapeutics for eating disorders.   

•Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorders and disordered eating

Date/Time:
February 23, 2024, 10:30-11:30 am ET

This webinar is hosted by the Genes & Environment SIG. Please join the SIG to register.

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Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic represented a significant and unprecedented environmental stressor. Emerging research suggests the pandemic may have both triggered the onset of eating disorders for vulnerable individuals and complicated the course and treatment for people with existing eating disorders and disordered eating. Young people, people with latent vulnerabilities, and people experiencing other environmental stressors (e.g., poverty) may have been particularly impacted. In this webinar, we will discuss recent research on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorders and disordered eating across the spectrum of severity, as well as implications for future research, screening, and treatment. 



Speakers

  • Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, PhD
    Dr. Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann is a Senior Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at RWTH Aachen University. She is also the current Editor in Chief of European Eating Disorders Review. Programming at SunCloud Health in Chicago, IL.
  • Jet Termorshuizen, PhD
    Dr. Jet Termorshuizen is a postdoctoral fellow in eating disorder genetics and epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet and is affiliated with the Eating Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.

  • Megan Mikhail

    Megan Mikhail, M.A. is a PhD student at Michigan State University, co-chair of the Genes and Environment special interest group, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Moderator

  • Caitlin Lloyd, PhD
    Dr. Caitlin Lloyd is a postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia University Center for Eating Disorders and co-chair of the Genes and Environment special interest group.

•The Nutrition Guidebook - a community resource for clinicians treating eating disorders 

Date/Time:
April 29, 2024, noon- 1:00 pm ET

This webinar is hosted by the Nutrition SIG. Please join the SIG to register.

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Description:

The Guidebook for Nutrition Treatment of Eating Disorders serves as a resource to clinicians who are providing nutrition interventions to individuals with eating disorders. While this guidebook is not intended to provide comprehensive medical nutrition therapy, it serves as an excellent foundation based on best available research and current best practices and offers benefits to clinicians with limited experience treating these disorders. This webinar will be valuable to nutrition professionals and also to clinicians in other fields, especially the mental health fields. 



Speakers

  • Marcia Herrin EdD, MPH, RDN, LD, CD, FAED
    Dietitian Marcia Herrin, who has a doctorate in nutrition education and master’s in public health nutrition, is the founder of Dartmouth College’s nationally renowned eating disorder treatment program for college students. She is a Clinical Professor at Dartmouth’s Medical school with an appointment in the Adolescent Medicine Faculty. She provides training to Pediatric Residents at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. She has treated eating disorder patients for over 35 years. She is the author of Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2013) and The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders (2007). Marcia received her doctorate in nutrition education from Columbia University. At the University of California-Berkeley, she received her masters degree and completed a dietetic internship. Marcia was honored as a fellow in the Academy of Eating Disorders in 2013. Marcia credits much of her success with patients with eating disorders and obesity to her own struggles with and recovery from these conditions    

  • Leah L Graves RDN, LDN, hon CEDRD-S, FAED
    Leah Graves is Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services for Accanto Health with brands The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative. She is a founding member and fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders who has treated individuals with eating disorders for more than 30 years. Leah has presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in addition to numerous regional conferences and has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders. She is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and clinical supervision.

  • Therese S. Waterhous PhD, RDN, CEDS, FAED
    Therese Waterhous is an eating disorder specialist currently doing consulting and training as part of a private practice, Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC. She has served on various committees and task forces for the Academy of Nutrition and
    Dietetics (AND), the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and is currently active on the Medical Care Standards Committee and the Nutrition Task Force of AED. She is one of the authors of the AED Nutrition Guidelines booklet. In 2016-2017, she received and has executed work on a grant from the local Coordinated Care Organization to train other health care professionals in three counties about eating disorder evaluation and treatment. She continues to teach and train clinicians in Oregon, including medical students, psychiatry residents, insurance company staff, county and state organizational staff and presents about eating disorders nationally.

Moderator

  • Kerri Heckert, MS, RD, LDN, CEDS-S
    Kerri is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Approved Supervisor and Co-Founder and Director of Nutrition at Main Line Center for Eating Disorders. Kerri serves as the co-chair for the Academy
    of Eating Disorder’s Nutrition Special Interest Group, Vice President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) and is an active member of the Academy of Eating
    Disorders’ Medical Care Standards Committee. Kerri has presented locally, nationally and internationally on pediatric eating disorders and has been published in peer reviewed journals, pediatric nutrition textbooks and the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. She has provided multiple trainings for clinicians, schools, eating disorder centers and community groups on preventing weight-based harm, fighting diet culture, and early recognition and rapid intervention for treating pediatric and adolescent eating disorders. Kerri also provides approved supervision for Registered Dietitians and other clinicians looking to specialize in treating eating disorders. 

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