Thursday, December 29, 2011

You're invited

to the next--and probably last one for a while--Maudsley Parents conference. This one is very exciting, because it's covering not just Family-Based Treatment but a broader spectrum of issues in child and adolescent eating disorders.

The one-day conference will bring together families, clinicians, and experts to talk about the current state of treatment in child and adolescent eating disorders and new directions for the future. It's being held in an absolutely gorgeous hotel, the Pearl River Hilton, in Pearl River, NY, about an hour outside of New York City.

Featured speakers include Debra Katzman, MD, on the current state of treatment for kids and teens with eating disorders; Rebecka Peebles, MD, on the medical side of treating kids and teens; Katharine Loeb, PhD, on the need for early intervention (and how best to achieve it); Evelyn Attia, MD, on the role of medication in treating eating disorders in kids and teens; and Daniel LeGrange, PhD, on working with families from both a therapist's and parent's point of view. Oh, and I'll be talking about the parents' perspective as well.

We've worked hard to keep the price reasonable, so families who are already financially stressed can attend. If you register before 12/31, the cost is $60; after 1/1 it's $75. We've reserved a block of rooms. For more information and to register, click here.

So please join us for what promises to be an educational and entertaining day! See you there.