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Annual Eating Disorder Network Conference

4th Annual Eating Disorder Network Conference

 Friday, March 17, 2017

Auditorium, Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center –

West Virginia University- Charleston Division

3110 MacCorkle Avenue SE

Charleston, WV



Program Overview

The West Virginia Eating Disorder Network was developed in the summer of 2013 to provide a forum for providers of all disciplines to better understand and treat the complex challenges faced by clients with eating disorders. This conference is designed to review state-of-the-art clinical concepts and treatment considerations for individuals with disordered eating. It will also provide ample time for networking with other providers and treatment centers. Health providers including Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Addiction Counselors, General Practitioners and other interested professionals and students are invited to attend. There are no pre requisites.

Jointly provided by:

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and The West Virginia Eating Disorder Network

 Disclosure: It is the policy of the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute that any faculty (speaker) who makes a presentation at a program designated for AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category I or II must disclose any financial interest or other relationship; (i.e. grants, research support, consultant, spouse/partner honoraria) that faculty member has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) that may be disclosed in the educational presentation. Program Planning Committee Members must also disclose any financial interest or relationship with commercial industry that may influence their participation in this conference. All faculty and planning committee members have disclosed that no relationships exist.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  • Identify early signs and symptoms, core symptoms, major impairments and clinical concerns related to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders.
  • Distinguish normally occurring weight, shape and food preoccupations, and varieties of obesity from serious eating disorders.
  • Define the major eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
  • Describe contributions of biological, developmental, psychological, interpersonal, social and cultural factors to the development and maintenance of eating disorders.
  • Identify relationships of eating disorders to other major psychiatric disorders
  • Discuss key clinical points concerning the assessment of eating disorders in patients and families
  • Review key clinical points concerning the education and counseling of patients and their families regarding the conditions, their treatment and prognosis.
  • Identify indications for hospitalization, nutritional rehabilitation, individual and family psychotherapies, medication, and other treatment strategies.
  • Utilize specific psychotherapeutic strategies for eating disorders including cognitive behavior, interpersonal and family therapies.
  • Utilize support groups, self-help groups and other self-help interventions.
  • Review changing patterns and contributing biological and cultural factors concerning obesity
  • Discuss treatment approaches for obesity including dietary-lifestyle options, medications and surgery


 Physicians-The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute’s CME program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologist- The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists has approved this program for 6 contact hours.

Nurses- The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by West Virginia Nurses Association (AO-212), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering has been approved for 6 contact hours. (P015-17-17989) Expiration date is 2 years from the course date.

LPCAn application has been submitted to The West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Approval is pending 

Dietitians-This program has been approved for 6 CPE hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association. 

Social Work- CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. This program has been approved for 6 hours of social work credit. Approval number #490045. 

Addiction/Prevention- An application has been submitted to theWV Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals. Approval is pending


 8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

 8:30 a.m. Introductions & Program Overview

Jessica Luzier, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Director, WVU Disordered Eating Center of Charleston

 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

 9:00 a.m. Morning Workshop

An Overview of Clinical Eating Disorders

 Joel Yager, M.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

University of Colorado at Denver 

 10:30 a.m. Break

 10:45 a.m. Morning workshop continued

 12:15 p.m. Lunch - provided

 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Workshop #1

 Intoxicating Cycles of Shame: The Missing Link in the Treatment of Co-Occurring

Eating and Substance Abuse Disorders 

 Margaret Nagib, Psy.D

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Development Institute Faculty

Timberline Knolls  Lemont, IL

 2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break

 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshop #2

Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

 Teena Bryson, LPC, NCC, LSW and Invited Guest

Psychotherapist, River Park Hospital and Private Practice

Huntington, WV 

 4:30 p.m. Evaluation/Adjourn


Please register no later than Monday, March 7

Conference Fees:

All Participants $75.00

CAMC/WVU-Charleston employees $50.00

Community/Family $30.00

Students (must include college ID) $20.00

CAMC Residents No charge

Please note that payment must accompany registration

Conference fee includes credit processing fee, conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch.