Eating Disorders Conference

Please join us for the 6th Eating Disorders Conference “Untangling the Web of Disordered Eating and Weight Disorders” presented by Plymouth State University’s Eating Disorders Institute.

This year’s conference will be held September 25 and 26 at the beautiful Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH.

Conference Focus

Eating disorders and obesity have become leading public health issues in our country. This year’s conference will have three focus areas:

  • Clinical Issues
  • The Changing Face of Eating Disorders (diverse populations and integrative therapies)
  • Education and Advocacy (tele-mental health, insurance and school issues)

There will be additional information on professional development, and creating eating disorder teams in the state. This conference provides the latest information on disordered eating and weight disorders, and covers new knowledge, tools and strategies.

Did you know? The National Institute of Mental Health’s “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. Many suffer from body image issues and Type 1 diabetics are at increased risk for eating disorders. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) currently affects 1 in every 35 adults in the United States.

Who Should Attend?

Mental health counselors, psychologists, dieticians, health care professionals (nurses, physicians), school professionals, athletic trainers, social workers, eating disorder survivors, or anyone who is interested in learning more about eating disorder treatment, counseling, education and prevention. Continuing Education Units will be available for a variety of professionals, and participants may also register for undergraduate or graduate credit.

Conference Topics

  • Current medical and therapeutic issues including binge eating disorders, treatment overview, medical issues, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), pharmacology, case studies of rural health and eating disorders.
  • Telehealth and telemental health as new treatment options for eating disorders
  • Eating disorders in diverse populations such as athletes, males, ethnic groups, and co-morbidities
  • Integrative Therapies including somatic therapies, yoga, neurofeedback and mindfulness
  • Education and advocacy in school curricula, team building in schools and communities, and insurance issues

Check out the complete conference schedule.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Nagib

Dr. NagibDr. Nagib is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For more than 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Today, as a key faculty member of Timberline Knolls Clinical Development Institute, she travels throughout the country providing clinical training and presentations to professionals. She has been featured in national media including Relevant magazine; the Wall Street Journal; Today’s Christian Woman magazine; FOX News and more. Dr. Nagib earned her undergraduate degree from Pace University in New York and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she also served as an adjunct graduate psychology professor. She held a similar role at Simpson University in California. Dr. Nagib is a member of the American Association of Professional Counselors, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Association of Christian Therapists, and is a Regional Director for the International Bethel Sozo Organization.

Dr. Greenblatt

Dr. GreenblassA pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. His books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution, draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has led to numerous interviews by the media on television as well as in written articles for consumer audiences. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. His third book, Answers to Appetite Control, offers a combination of nutritional and medical solutions to recover from a disordered appetite. Answers to Appetite Control is now available on Amazon.


  • Early Bird Registration for the two day conference is $219 (or $139 for just one day) if you register by Thursday, August 21.
  • Standard registration is $ $249 for both days (or $149 for one day). The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 10.
  • Student rate available (with student ID) of $119 for both days (or $109 for one day).
  • Plymouth State Eating Disorder Institute Alumni rate is $169 for both days (or $119 for one day).

Registration fees include lunch on Thursday, brunch on Friday, a conference resource notebook, and certificate of attendance. Overnight accommodations are not included in the conference fee.

Register Online. Space is limited, register early!

Detailed Driving Directions

Cancellation Policy – All requests for refunds must be emailed to There will be no fee charged for cancellations prior to Friday, September 12, 2014. After that date, there will be a $30 cancellation fee.

Church Landing


Overnight accommodations are available for conference attendees at Mill Falls Inns, Meredith, NH. To make reservations call (800) 622-6455 or visit

When making reservations, attendees must identify themselves as participants of the PSU Eating Disorders conference to receive the conference room rate of $89 per night at Mill Falls Inn or $179 per night at Church Landing. Rates can not be changed upon arrival for any guests who did not identify themselves when making their reservation. For online reservations, enter the special group code of 2OR3DC

Please Note: Guests will only be able to reserve rooms at the conference rate for the specific dates of the conference. Those seeking reservations for an early arrival or later departure date, or with any special room requests, should contact the Inns directly at (800) 622-6455.

The conference rates are based on single or double occupancy per night and do not include the 9% NH room and meals tax. There will be a $20 surcharge per night for third/fourth persons sharing a guestroom.

Additional Hotel Accommodations available at Towne Place Suites in Gilford, NH, located less than 20 minutes from the conference site. Special conference rates are $89 plus tax per night and include a free continental breakfast and wi-fi. Rates are available Wednesday, Sept 24 through Friday, Sept 26. When registering online click Special Rates and use the group code EATEATA.

Continuing Education

Continuing education hours may be available for conference participants, including mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, athletic trainers and dieticians among others. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion for 10.25 contact hours for the two days.

  • Mental Health Providers: NBCC continuing education hours are approved for all mental health providers (LMHC, social workers, and licensed psychologists) under the NH Board of Mental Health Practice as Category A. The counselor education program through PSU is an approved NBCC service provider.
  • Athletic Trainers: Approval is pending by NATA-BOC for continuing education credits for athletic trainers. Plymouth State University is an approved provider.
  • Registered Dieticians: Approval is pending for NH registered dieticians.
  • Nurses: This continuing education program is a non-provider approved program for nurses, however, this program enhances knowledge and skills of eating disorders, medical assessment and complications, pharmacology, telehealth issues, specific populations, insurance, and other areas. Nurses will receive 10.25 continuing education hours at the two day “NH Eating Disorders Conference” and nurses with a BSN and others would be eligible to sign up for graduate credit.

Please check back again as this site will continue to be updated. For more information, please contact Mardie Burckes-Miller at (603) 535-2515 or email

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