Eating Disorders: How to Recognize,
Treat and Coordinate Care


New York State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders
First Statewide Conference

Conference Information

Presentations will feature insights and information from leading experts in the field of eating disorders from the three centers of excellence that comprise the New York Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders (CCCEDs).



  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Time:

  • 8:00a.m to 3:00p.m.
  • Location:

  • Drumlins, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost:

  • The registration fee is $20, to cover the cost of meals and materials.
  • Target Audience:

  • Providers in the areas of:
    Primary and Family Medicine
    Behavioral Health
    College Health
  • Presenter Bios / Photos
  • Presentation Summaries
  • Continuing Education

Conference Program

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Eating Disorders: Eating Disorders 101
Evelyn Attia, MD

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Motivation and Mutuality: The Therapeutic Stance in Eating Disorders
Mary Tantillo, PhD

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

It’s All About Development: Helping Youth with Anorexia Nervosa Become     Adults Without It
Richard Kreipe, MD

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

What Every Provider and Loved One Needs to Know: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Sharon Alger-Mayer, MD

11:45 – 12:00 Morning Q&A time
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Presentation: Project ECHO® Eating Disorders - A Web-based Learning Community for Providers
Jim Witmer, LCSW

Afternoon Break-out Sessions

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

1.a. Athletes with Eating Disorders: To Play or Not to Play is NOT the Right Question
Taylor Starr, DO, MPH

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.


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1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

1.b. Better Together: How Families and Professionals Can Work as a Team
Harriet Brown, MFA


2. Shifting the Conversation: Be Body Positive
Ellen Bennett, MSEd and Sharon Mathiason, MS

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Q&A time / Wrap Up