The 2012 F.E.A.S.T. conference in Alexandria, Virginia designed for parents of patients suffering from bulimia, anorexia or other eating disorders.
Day 1 Morning Talks:
• 9:00am Welcome by Laura Collins, Executive Director F.E.A.S.T.
• 9:15am "Mental Health and the Media," Jeff Bell Keynote Speaker
• 10:00am "The Evolution of the Field of Eating Disorders: Patient, Parents and Professionals" Craig Johnson, PhD, FAED CEDS, Chief Clinical Officer, Eating Recovery Center, Denver, US
• 11:15am Parent and Patient Panel Discussion
Day 1 Afternoon Talks: • 1:30pm "A Historical Perspective: The Media, Eating Disorders and You," Carolyn Costin, MA, MED, MFT, Founder and Executive Director of Monte Nido and Affiliates
Day 2 Morning Talks: • 9:00am "Paying for Treatment, How Does Insurance Work?" Lisa S. Kantor, Kantor and Kantor • 9:45am "WHY is Food Medicine?" Debra Katzman, MD, FRCP(C), Professor of Paediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatrics and the University of Toronto • 11:00am "History and Hopes for the Future of Collaboration in the Field of Eating Disorders" Mary Beth Krohel, Founding member and Advisor of F.E.A.S.T., Chair of the F.E.A.S.T. Family Guide Task Force , Laura Collins, Executive Director of F.E.A.S.T.
Day 2 Afternoon Talks: • 1:30pm "Insights from Fathers" Panel Discussion • 2:15pm "What IS Evidence- based Treatment and How Do I Know I'm Getting It?" Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED Clinical Psychiatrist and Medical Director, co-founder Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders • 4:30pm Closing Session: Awards and Closing Remarks