Friday, September 30, 2011

RSVP Now for MentorCONNECT's* "Life Saving Eating Disorder Research" with Walter Kaye, MD

Date: Wed, October 12th, 2011
Event: MentorCONNECT Teleconference
Topic: "Life Saving Eating Disorder Research"
Open to: all - general audience
Cost: free*
Presenter: Walter Kaye, MD
Time: 8-9:15pm central time
Event Description: Dr. Walter Kaye is the country's leading researcher on the neurobiology of eating disorders. He has made many contributions to the field with his primary focus on studying the relationship between the brain and behavior and determining how we can better understand the symptoms of eating disorders. Dr. Kaye has focused his extensive career on developing innovative research practices to bring help, hope, and healing to recovering persons and their loved ones. In this teleconference, Dr. Kaye will review fascinating findings from his research on anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders. He will highlight information that will facilitate changing our approach to how recovering people view their disease and the positive traits that are too often viewed only in a negative light. If you are a recovering person and have ever caught yourself wondering, "Why am I the way that I am?" or if you are a loved one of someone who is recovering and you have ever struggled to understand why they can't "just eat more" and other such mysteries of the recovery process, then this teleconference is tailor-made for you!
PRESENTER BIO: Walter H. Kaye, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Director of the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program. Dr. Kaye attended Ohio State Medical School, trained in neurology at the University of Southern California, and trained in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kaye was then a fellow and research physician at the National Institute of Mental Health for 7 years where he conducted research on appetite regulation, behavior, and treatment for disorders. Dr. Kaye was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years until joining UCSD. His current research is focused on exploring the relationship between brain and behavior using brain imaging and investigating new treatments in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He is also the principal investigator for an international, multi site collaboration on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Kaye has an international reputation in the field of eating disorders and is the author of more than 250 articles and publications.

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