Children's Foundation Events, Health Professional Education

It’s not a choice: Inside the brains of eating disorder patients

Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders – 2016 Education Series

Please join us on September 22nd for “It’s not a choice: Inside the brains of eating disorder patients.” Most people experience pleasure and satisfaction from eating, but for people with eating disorders food can signal anxiety and fear. Explore what’s going on inside the brain of an eating disorder patient and how the disease affects decision-making processes to better understand treatment options.
This free event series is open to parents, teachers, counselors, pediatricians and others interested in learning more about eating disorders and treatment options.

Event details:

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
7:30am-9:00am
Town and Country Club, 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55104 (directions)
Cost: Free presentation
This free event series is open to parents, teachers, counselors, pediatricians and others interested in learning more about eating disorders and treatment options.
To reserve your spot contact Allison Bauman at 952-992-5504 or [email protected].

Speakers:

Julie Lesser, MD
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Medical Director for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Beth Brandenburg, MD
Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Associate Medical Director for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Laura Hill, PhD
President, Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Balanced Living

Dr. Hill specializes in the education, treatment and research of eating disorders. She is the lead author of the Family Eating Disorder Manual, 2012; has conducted research and spoken internationally over the last 35 years; is an original founder of the Academy for Eating Disorders; and was Director of The National Eating Disorder Association from 1990 to 1994.

Additional Information

For additional information, including research and reading materials, please visit our Eating Disorders specialty care overview page or the education materials and resources page.

Presented by the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Location

Town and Country Club
300 North Mississippi River Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Map

Becky Sonka