Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Working Together for Recovery: Families and Professionals as Partners in Eating Disorder Treatment

Bethesda Marriott Hotel
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
October 5, 2009, 1:30-5:00

The afternoon program brings together two leading researchers in the field of eating disorders to talk about how families and treatment providers can work together toward recovery. Learn about research into the neurobiology of eating disorders, and how parents and professionals can partner to best advantage. Maudsley Parents co-chair Harriet Brown tells her family's story of struggling with anorexia nervosa and offers strategies for families going through it. The program includes time for Q & As and offers an opportunity to meet and mingle over coffee. We hope to see you there!

Who should attend? Family members, friends, treatment providers, activists and others involved in outreach and advocacy

Walter Kaye, MD
New Insights into the Neurobiology of Eating Disorders: What Families Should Know
Genetically-influenced personality traits and powerful neurobiological drives play an important part in eating disorders. Understanding these processes helps families develop insights into the symptoms that occur in ED, so they are better able to understand, interact, and shape more adaptive coping strategies. In addition, such insights are important for providing the foundation necessary to develop more effective treatments. Read more about Dr. Kaye here.

Daniel le Grange, PhD
Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: The Maudsley Approach
Families can play an active and positive role in treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Understand the scientific support for family-based treatment and learn specific strategies families can use. Read more about Professor le Grange here.

Harriet Brown, Maudsley Parents Co-chair
Family-based Treatment in Action: One Family's Experiences
A parent perspective on putting family-based treatment into action and ten things everyone should know about anorexia nervosa. Read more about Harriet Brown here.

Register online at

Early bird registration through September 14 $25/person
Regular registration from September 15 $40/person

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