PSU Fourth Eating Disorders Conference

February 25th, 2009 by Adam

Eating Disorders Conference

PSU Fourth Eating Disorders Conference
Untangling the Web of Disordered Eating and Weight Disorders: Knowledge, Tools, Strategies
Saturday, April 25, 2009
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith, New Hampshire

The Role of Educators and School Professionals in Early Recognition
Friday, April 24, 2009

Eating disorders and obesity have become leading public health issues in our country. In a landmark announcement by the National Institute of Mental Health, “research tells us that anorexia nervosa is a brain disease with severe metabolic effects on the entire body. While the symptoms are behavioral, this illness has a biological core, with genetic components.” Meanwhile, more than 30 percent of our children are now considered obese. A recent study states that more than 20 percent of college students believe they have suffered from an eating disorder.

“Untangling the Web of Disordered Eating and Weight Disorders: Knowledge, Tools, Strategies” provides up-to-date information on disordered eating and weight disorders, and covers new tools and strategies for dealing with these serious public health issues.

Download the PSU Fourth Eating Disorders Conference brochure (PDF 754 kb).

Earn graduate credit for attending conference!

New Conference Location! Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith NH


Mental health, public health, and health professionals and educators; eating disorder survivors; and anyone who is interested in eating disorder prevention, treatment, or education and outreach programs for individuals, schools, and communities. Continuing Education Units will be available for a variety of professionals, and participants may also register for undergraduate or graduate credit.


  • Clinical (for health professionals)
  • Education and prevention
  • Special topics (advanced)


  • Weight-related problems in adolescents: What? Why? How to help!
  • Current medical and therapeutic issues of eating disorders and obesity (Maudsley, DBT, case studies, insurance concerns)
  • Media and promotion of eating disorders
  • “Big fat lies”: Myths about weight
  • Prevention, education outreach to support positive body image in schools/communities
  • Gastric bypass surgery


Eating Disorders Conference Agenda


Registration deadline: April 1.
Early registration deadline (lower rates): March 15.

Space is limited. Register early!

Download the PSU Fourth Eating Disorders Conference registration form (PDF 91 kb).

Early registration (by March 15):

  • $139 conference
  • $169 including pre-conference
  • $49 pre-conference only

Standard registration (by April 1):

  • $159 conference
  • $189 including pre-conference
  • $59 pre-conference only

At the door (if space is available):

  • $179 conference
  • $69 pre-conference only

Students/Eating Disorders Institute Students/EDI Alumni:

  • $80 for two days (copy of ID required)

Conference registration fees include: morning break, lunch, and materials.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded at the completion of the day.

To register, return completed form with full payment to:

Eating Disorders Conference,
Attn: Mardie Burckes-Miller
Eating Disorders Institute, MSC 22
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth NH 03264-1595


For questions about the conference or graduate credit, visit Eating Disorders Conference Web site or contact: Mardie Burckes-Miller, conference coordinator, at (603) 535-2515 or

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