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Westwind Roundtable
on Innovations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
September 26th and 27th, 2008
Inn at the Forks
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

We are excited to announce our exceptional line up of speakers:

Jim Mitchell
"New Technologies in Treatment"

Carol Peterson
"Assessment of Eating Disorders"

Ted Weltzin
"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder "

Craig Johnson
"Determining Outcome Measures "

Ovidio Bermudez
"Readiness for Change"

Jillian Croll
"Harmony in the Treatment Team"

Innovations in Treatment of Eating Disorders

Friday September 26, 2008

7:30 am to 8:30 am Registration
Continental Breakfast provided

:30 am to 10 am Craig Johnson
Outcome Measures in Eating Disorder Treatment

am to 10:30 am Nutrition Break

:30 am to 12 noon Ted Weltzin
Compulsive Disorder and Eating Disorders

noon to 1 pm Lunch provided

pm to 2:30 pm Ovidio Bermudez
for Change

:30 pm to 3 pm Nutrition Break

pm to 4:30 pm Panel Discussion
Johnson, Ted Weltzin and Ovidio Bermudez

Saturday September 27, 2008

8:30 am to 10 am Carol Peterson
of Eating Disorders

am to 10:30 am Nutrition Break

:30 am 12 noon Jillian Croll
Harmony in the Treatment Team

noon to 1 pm Lunch provided

pm to 2:30 pm Jim Mitchell
Technologies in Eating Disorder Treatment

:30 pm to 3 pm Nutrition Break

3 pm to 4:30 pm Panel Discussion
Peterson, Jillian Croll and Jim Mitchell

Thank You to all of our Participants, Exhibitors and Presenters
for helping to make our first conference a success!

Our panel of speakers at the 2007 Roundtable included:

Edward Tyson, M.D.
Dr. Tyson is a former high school teacher and swim coach and now a physician who specializes in Adolescent Medicine, in which he is board certified. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas in Austin, where he co-teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Adolescent Health. His private practice in Austin focuses on treating eating disorders in all ages. Dr. Tyson is a passionate advocate for those with eating disorders on the local, state, and national level. He also is an international speaker to professional and civic groups about eating disorders and will be gave a workshop on Athletes with Eating Disorders at the International Academy for Eating Disorders Meeting in Barcelona this summer.

Howard Steiger, Ph.D.
Howard Steiger is Director of the Eating Disorders Program of the Douglas Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Member in Psychology at McGill University, and affiliated with various regional universities. Dr. Steiger is active as a clinician, teacher, and researcher, and has published numerous scientific and theoretical articles in the area of the Eating Disorders. His recent research focusses on developmental, neurobiological and genetic correlates of the EDs and commonly associated psychopathology in ED sufferers. He is also a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, past Co-Chair of the International Conference on Eating Disorders, and has been an invited Plenary speaker at many recent international conferences on Eating Disorders.

Ron Thompson, Ph.D., F.A.E.D.
Ron Thompson is a psychologist in private practice in Bloomington, Indiana, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. He has been a consulting psychologist for the Athletic Department at Indiana University-Bloomington for the past 20 years. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Thompson lectures, writes, and conducts research on the topic of eating disorders, providing education and training regarding eating disorders to athletes, coaches, and other sport personnel and healthcare professionals at NCAA member institutions. He has coauthored the Disordered Eating section of the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad, as well as the NCAA Coaches Handbook: Managing the Female Athlete Triad. Included in his publications are the books Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders, and Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends.

Scott Crow, M.D.
Scott Crow is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crow’s research examines the course, outcome, and treatment of eating disorders, obesity, and depression. He is currently the recipient of an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, focusing on the course, outcome and treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Crow is the Immediate Past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders.

This year's Westwind Roundtable on Innovations in Treatment of Eating Disorder will offer educational presentions by the leading eating disorder experts in the world, targeted to an audience of professionals working in or with the field of eating disorders. Currently we are in the process of applying for Continuing Education Credits for a number of professions including psychologists, physician, and certified canadian counsellors.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:

Avalon Hills

Centre for Discovery

Eating Disorder Institute Fargo

Remuda Ranch

Homewood Health Center

CRC Eating Disorder Services

2006 Conference... Δ
March 17 & 18th, 2006 marked the date of the
Westwind Roundtable on Innovations in Treatment

at the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Our second annual Westwind Rountable was a great success. Our panel of speakers at the 2006 Roundtable included:
Bryan Lask, MD, Professor of child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. George's Hospital in London, England;
Glenn Gaesser, PhD, Professor and Director of the Kinesiology Program at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia;
Ovidio Bermudez, MD, Medical Director of the Eating disorders Program at Leaureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tusla, Oklahoma;
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota; and
Gail McVey, PhD, Health Systems Research Scientist at the University of Toronto.


Our First Conference... Δ

March 11th and 12th, 2005 marked the date of
The Westwind Roundtable on Innovations in Treatment

at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Thank You to all of our Participants, Exhibitors and Presenters
for helping to make our first conference a success!
Comments from Participants:
"Very good; lots of fun!"
"Networking was a bonus. I met fine people. I'm hugely encouraged by the research and energy going into dealing with Eating Disorders"
"Meals were fabulous!"
"Great volunteers!"
"Lynne did a great job of putting this together (and Bryan). Great speakers and participants!"
"Evidence based treatments was what I was looking for and found. Great."
"Far exceeded expectations! Very enjoyable! Magician was really entertaining."
"Calibre of speakers was so impressive."
"An opportunity to hear world class presenters on cutting-edge treatment."
"The organizers did a fantastic job of lining uphigh calibre speakers and organizing the two days."
"Presentations offered strategies that were useful in practice."

Presenters included:
G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D., is the Oscar K. Buros Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University. In addition to his faculty duties in the professional school, he also served as director of clinical training in the Ph.D. program and Chair of the Psychology Department. His honors include receipt of the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology from the Division of Clinical Psychology of the APA (1994), the Distinguished Contributions to Applied Scientific Psychology Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology (1995), and election to the National Academy of Practice in Psychology. He is Director of the Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic, and is the co-author of Binge Eating (Fairburn and Wilson, 1993), a text that still serves as a landmark guide to anyone studying the topic.
Steve Wonderlich, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Chairperson in the Department of Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Institute and Director of Clinical Research for the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Eating Disorders and Eating Disorders Review. He is a Past Board member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and is a Past-President of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Josie Geller, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Director of Research in the Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul's Hospital, and the recipient of a Michael Smith Research Scholar award. over the past five years, her clinical and research interests have focused on applications of readiness and motivation models to the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, and she is expanding her work to other populations, including individuals with HIV. She is currently supported by grants from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the British Columbia Medical Services Foundation, the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, and the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. She has published extensively and is an internationally renowned speaker.
David L. Tobin, Ph.D., is in private practice in Springfield MA, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University Medical School. He has published more than thirty empirical and review papers in the area of eating disorders, stress and coping, and behavioural medicine. He is also the author of the book: Coping Strategies Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association.
Ted Weltzin, MD, is the Medical Director of the Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. In his most recent position, he was assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison. From 1988 to 1994, he was assistant professor of psychiatry and medical director of the Center for Overcoming Problem Eating, and inpatient program at the University of Pittsburgh. He then was the director of the Depression Treatment Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1994 and 1995. Dr. Weltzin has researched factors that contribute to menstrual irregularities, characterizing nutritional aspects of recovery from bulimia and anorexia, and identifying predictors of recovery from anorexia. He also researched the relationship between eating disorders and impulsivity and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He has lectured internationally and published over thirty research articles on a variety of eating disorder topics. He was an invited contributor to the initial American Psychiatric Association's Eating Disorders Guidelines.


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