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Annual Eating Disorder Network Conference

2023 Annual Eating Disorder Network Conference

Registration is now OPEN for the 2023 West Virginia Eating Disorder Network Conference, jointly provided by the CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine and the West Virginia Eating Disorder Network. This year we have divided presentations across two dates. Participants may register for either or both presentations. Please see the attached brochure!



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Registration Fee: All Non- CAMC/WVU/Vandalia Health participants: $25 each program
No Charge for any Residents / Students or CAMC / WVU-Charleston / Vandalia Health faculty or staff
You may register online at https://camcmed.netdimensions.com. If you have any questions about registration, please email Eric Holt at Eric.Holt@vandaliahealth.org. For students, please create an account on the registration site, then email Eric Holt who will register you at no fee.

March 16, 2023- 12:30pm-2:00pm (Via Zoom)  
Diet Culture Pitfalls, Actual Nutrition Needs of Kids and Teens and How to Support Them  
Helenia Sedoski, MS, RD, LD 
Learning Objectives Include:
• Learn the diet culture talk that has a negative impact and can be triggering for disordered eating 
• Learn the basics of what kids and teens need to support their bodies, nutritionally 
• Learn how to support kids and teens to dismiss diet culture and meet their bodies without judgement 
Helenia Sedoski has been a registered dietitian for nearly 12 years. She has worked in a variety of roles from teaching to clinicals to menu modifications for daycares to help meet the guidelines. For the last 11 years she has focused on increasing her skill level in eating disorder treatment. She has also become involved in public policy by representing the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as the public policy chair where she continues to advocate for increased access to appropriate eating disorder support. 
March 23, 2023- 12:30pm-2:00pm (via Zoom)  
Optimal care in eating disorder treatment: Recognizing and reconciling complex ethical issues 
Anne Kubal, Ph.D., CEDS-S  
Learning objectives Include: 
1. Identify relevant ethical principals involved in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. 
2. Describe how specific competing ethical principles complicate ethical decision making in the treatment of eating disorders. 
3. Analyze both the potential benefit and harm of using coercive treatment techniques in the treatment of eating disorders.   

Dr. Anne Kubal is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with clinical and research interests in eating disorders, non-suicidal self-injury, perfectionism, relational issues, and supervision and training.  She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Michigan State University.   Dr. Kubal maintains a small private practice and is the Director of Clinical Training at Eating Recovery Centers and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Centers in Illinois.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Academy of Eating Disorders and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). Dr. Kubal is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and supervisor through iaedp and is the president of the Heartland iaedp Chapter.  She is proud to be one of the founding members of the Heartland iaedp Chapter and has served as Student Liaison Chair, Secretary, and Vice President for the chapter in the past.  Dr. Kubal has presented at national and international conferences and teaches a graduate course on the treatment of eating disorders at Northern Illinois University. She is a Health System Clinician at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and serves on the Intern Training Committee at Northwestern University.   Dr. Kubal is passionate about training and educating others about eating disorders and body image issues.  She is working on a steering committee of eating disorder professionals to establish a new division within the American Psychological Association dedicated to eating disorders and body image issues; the purpose of the proposed division is to improve education, training and dissemination of evidenced-based treatments for eating disorders among psychologists.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the WVUDECC and CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine. CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  CEs available for physicians, nurses, psychologists, LPCs, registered dieticians, social workers, and addiction professionals. 1.5 CEs available per presentation.

Best wishes,

Jessica L. Luzier , PhD, ABPP

Director, WVU Disordered Eating Center of Charleston