Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are allowed at any time at no cost, up to and including the date of the conference.
At the end of the MEDA Conference, participants will:
1. Participants will be able to examine and employ different techniques in incorporating the family into eating disorder treatment.
2. Participants will be able to examine different dietary interventions in the treatment of eating disorders.
3. Recognize in greater depth the unique medical, psychological and behavioral toll eating disorders have on clients across age, gender and ethnicity.
List of presenters:
Adrienne Kerrigan M.Ed, CPC
Ann Goebel-Fabbri PhD
Anna Kowalski MA, LMFT, CEDS
Brad Smith MD
Bryn Austin, ScD
Caroline Balz LMHC
Chase Bannister MDiv MSW LCSW CEDS
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
Debra Benfield M.Ed., RDN, LDN, RYT-200
Gregory Holich, LPC
Jamie Atkins RD
Jen Henretty PhD, CEDS
Jennifer J. Thomas PhD
Jessica Setnick MS, RD, CEDRD
John Sharp MD
Judith Brisman PhD
Julia Cassidy MS, RD, CEDRDS
Kamryn T. Eddy PhD.
Kari Anderson DBH, LCMHC, CEDS
Karin Lawson PsyD, CEDS, RYT-200
Kitty Westin, MS, LP
Laura Douglass PhD
Laura Moretti MS,RD,CSSD,LDN
Lauren Adler Dear MS, RDN, LDN
Malak Saddy RD, LD
Marci Evans MS, CEDRD, LDN, cPT
Marcia Black PhD
Margherita Mascolo, MD
Meg Steffey Schrier MS,RD,CSSD,LDN
Melainie Rogers MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD
Melissa Coffin PhD, CEDS
Melissa Freizinger, PhD
Michael Genovese, MD, JD
Molly Mayerson MSW, LICSW
Monika Ostroff LICSW
Nicholas Farrell PhD
Nicole Siegfried PhD, CEDS
Rachel Rodgers, PhD
Robyn Kievit Kirkman FNP-BC, RDN, CSSD, CEDRD, LDN
Tammy Beasley RDN, CEDRD
Course Planner: Jaime Hyde, LICSW & Beth Mayer, LICSW
Course Description: The MEDA Conference explores in detail the most recent scientific knowledge related to the field of eating disorders and how to translate this information into practice. The conference focuses on complicated medical, psychological, nutritional, social and cultural attributes often seen in eating disorder cases which can lead to stalled progress in recovery. This year, the conference has 1 keynote and 3 breakout sessions with 4 simultaneous workshops. Each workshop builds upon what is known in the field and will focus specifically on ways that care can be improved across the spectrum.
2017 Conference Information
Registration and Continuing Education Credit Hours
Conference registration fees include all keynotes, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Who Is Invited?
MEDA welcomes eating disorder specialists and non-specialists to take part in the 2017 Conference. Certain workshops are designed to meet the needs of advanced professionals and others are targeted to a more general audience. MEDA invites MDs, PhDs, RNs, PsyDs, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and dietitians.
Friday single-day registration: 5.75 continuing education credits
Saturday single-day registration: 6.00continuing education credits
Full Conference (two-day registration):11.75continuing education credits
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of McLean Hospital and The Multi-Service Eating Disor-ders Association. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: Friday single-day registration: This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 5.75 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists. For more information, please call 617-558-1881 x 20.
Saturday single-day registration: This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. McLean Hospital is ap-proved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 6.00 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists. For more information, please call 617-558-1881 x 20. Full Conference (two day registration): This program is co-sponsored by McLean Hospital and The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. McLean Hospital is ap-proved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 11.75 C.E. hour(s) for psychologists. For more information, please call 617-558-1881 x 20.
Registered Nurses: “This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation”
Mental Health Counselors: Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 617-558-1881x20 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the status of LMHC CE certification
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 11.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D72341-1 and D72341-2.
Dietitians: This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 11.75 CPEUs.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest: McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review
Number of Credits Available: The total number of hours eligible for Continuing Education creditsis11.75 or 5.75 for Friday and 6.0 for Saturday. Eligibility to receive credit for a session requires full session attendance. The Social Work licensing board does not allow .25 credits. Credits will be rounded down to 11.5 total credits or 5.5 for Fiday and 6.0 for Saturday.