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The Fifth Annual Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders

September 21-22, 2017


Please join us for The 5th Annual Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders.

The Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders offers medical and mental health professionals the opportunity to learn from experts in the field to better apply best-practice care for patients and their families. With a multidisciplinary team of speakers, the symposium aims to define the role of biology in the development of eating disorders; promote evidence-based identification, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders for all persons, including those with complex presentations; and emphasize key components for eating disorder recovery. In short, the symposium seeks to advance access to care for all persons affected by eating disorders.


Schuyler Bailar - Veritas Collaborative

Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. By 15, he was one of the nation’s top 20 15-year-old breast strokers. By 17, he set a national age group record. Now he swims for Harvard University. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while…

Anna Bardone-Cone - Veritas Collaborative

Anna Bardone-Cone PhD, FAED

Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research program on body image and eating disorders focuses on psychosocial factors including personality (e.g., perfectionism), sociocultural influences (e.g., family, peers, media), and race/ethnicity. In the past ten years, she has developed and tested a…

Ian Carroll - Veritas Collaborative

Ian Carroll PhD

Dr. Ian Carroll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research has investigated the role of the intestinal microbiota in intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Currently, with the mentorship of Dr. Cynthia Bulik his research…

Laura Hill - Veritas Collaborative

Laura Hill PhD, FAED

Dr. Laura Hill is a specialized eating disorder consultant on brain-based eating disorder treatment approaches to professionals globally. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University. She is one of the original founders of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 1993 and was Director of The…

Jillian G. (Croll) Lampert - Veritas Collaborative

Jillian G. (Croll) Lampert PhD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED

Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer for The Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program with multiple Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington locations. She currently oversees communication, public relations, and growth strategy and has an expansive range of clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders. In…

Page Love - Veritas Collaborative

Page Love MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Page Love is a registered dietitian specializing in sports nutrition therapy for eating disorder clients.  She developed the nutrition program for Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and led their core nutrition therapy group and local ANAD groups for the past 22 years. She has served as a consultant to The Renfrew Center, Eating Recovery Center,…

Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp - Veritas Collaborative

Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp PhD

Dr. Muehlenkamp is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Muehlenkamp is a recognized expert in the field of non-suicidal self-injury with over 90 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, and books (e.g., Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disorders); many of which examine the co-occurrence of NSSI and disordered eating. Her…

Roberto Olivardia - Veritas Collaborative

Roberto Olivardia PhD

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  He has been researching and treating males with eating disorders for over 20 years.  He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and OCD.  He is co-author of The Adonis Complex.  He…

Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodriguez - Veritas Collaborative

Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodriguez PhD

Dr. Reyes-Rodriguez is an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry Department and adjunct faculty with the Center for Latino Health (CELAH) at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed clinical psychologist in North Carolina offering outpatient treatment for eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other emotional life distress issues. In addition to individual treatment, she also…

Renee Rienecke - Veritas Collaborative

Renee Rienecke PhD, FAED

Dr. Renee Rienecke is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and Director of the MUSC Friedman Center for Eating Disorders.  After earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Dr. Rienecke received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and completed her clinical psychology internship…

Anna Tanner - Veritas Collaborative


Dr. Anna Tanner is a board-certified pediatrician with almost 20 years of experience providing care for children, adolescents, and young adults. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Williams College, Dr. Tanner completed medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University. She then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt, working as a Clinical Instructor in the…

Ron A. Thompson - Veritas Collaborative

Ron A. Thompson PhD, HSPP, FAED, CEDS

Dr. Ron A. Thompson is a psychologist in Bloomington, Indiana. He has been treating patients with eating disorders for more than 35 years. He has also been a consulting psychologist to the Athletic Department at Indiana University for the past 31 years. Recently, he participated as a co-developer of The Victory Program at McCallum Place, an…

Kathryn Trottier - Veritas Collaborative

Kathryn Trottier PhD

Dr. Kathryn Trottier is a Psychologist and Clinical Team Leader in the Eating Disorder Program at University Health Network, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Trottier has been working as both a researcher and clinician in the field of eating disorders for over 15 years. Most recently…


Physicians in pediatrics and family practice, Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Dietitians, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Health Educators, and other healthcare providers working with patients with eating disorders


At the conclusion of this knowledge-based program, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the cognitive, emotional, and neurobiological factors that predispose men and women with ADHD to develop eating disorders
  • List and explain the sport-specific risk factors for the development of eating disorders in athletes
  • Tailor specific treatment strategies to address the co-occurrence of NSSI and disordered eating behavior using a functional assessment
  • Define the relationship between the intestinal microbiota and anorexia nervosa for potential therapeutic applications
  • Name three foods or ways of eating that may optimize digestive/gut health in people with eating disorders
  • Indicate three ways that the relationship between race/ethnicity, nationality, regional norms, linguistics and other components of “culture” can influence the course of treatment
  • Describe the fundamental assumptions of family-based eating disorder treatment
  • Detail the bidirectional relationship between co-occurring eating disorder and PTSD symptoms
  • Apply at least one brain-based eating disorder treatment tool
  • Identify the three dimensions of recovery proposed as critical in any definition of recovery and ways to operationalize these dimensions
  • Describe the difference between medical evaluations in children and adults presenting for eating disorders treatment
  • Describe how a patient’s gender identity can impact their experience with their eating disorder


Thursday, September 21st

  • 8:00AM Breakfast & Registration
  • 9:00AM Enteric Microbial Communities and Anorexia Nervosa: The Functional Influence of the Gut Microbiota on Adiposity and Behavior (Keynote Address, Ian Caroll, PHD)
  • 10:30AM Break & Snack
  • 10:45AM Breakout Sessions
  • Distracted & Hungry: The Relationship between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Eating Disorders (Breakout A, Roberto Olivardia, PHD)
  • Working with Families in Treatment (Breakout B, Renee Reinecke, PHD)
  • 11:45AM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Breakout Sessions
  • Culturally Sensitive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Considerations Across Diverse Populations (Breakout A, Mae Lynn Rayes-Rodriguez, PHD)
  • Calming the Mind and the Gut: Rediscovering Nutrition’s Role in Eating Disorder Recovery (Breakout B, Jillian Lampert, PHD, MPH, RD, LD, FAED)
  • 2:00PM Break & Snack
  • 2:15PM My Story (Keynote Address, Schuyler Bailar)
  • 4:00PM Reception
  • 6:00PM Adjourn

Friday, September 22nd

  • 8:00AM Breakfast & Registration
  • 9:00AM Brain-Based Eating Disorder Treatment (Keynote Address, Laura Hill, PHD)
  • 10:30AM Break & Snack
  • 10:45AM Breakout Sessions
  • Athletes with Eating Disorders: A Special Population (Breakout A, Ron Thompson, PHD, HSPP, FAED, CEDS & Page Love, MS, RDN, LD, CSSD)
  • Principles of Trauma-Informed & Trauma-Focused Treatment for Individuals with Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Breakout B, Kathryn Trottier, PHD)
  • 11:45AM Lunch
  • 1:00PM Breakout Sessions
  • Children & Adolescents in Outpatient Eating Disorders Care (Breakout A, Anna Tanner, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, CEDS)
  • Disruptions in Self-Regulation: The Overlapping Nature of Self-Injury & Disordered Eating (Breakout B, Jennifer Muehlenkamp, PHD)
  • 2:00PM Break & Snack
  • 2:15PM Recovery: Exploring Eating Disorder Recovery (Keynote Address, Anna Bardone-Cone, PHD)
  • 3:45PM Closing Remarks
  • 4:00PM Adjourn


The Durham Convention Center

301 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

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The Durham Marriott City Center hotel is attached to the event location. To make a reservation with our group rate ($144/night), please book with Marriot before August 18, 2017.




  • Early Bird: $150 (available until August 14, 2017)
  • General Admission: $200
  • Student: $100
  • Thursday, Sept 21 Single-Day Attendee: $100
  • Friday, Sept 22 Single-Day Attendee: $100

Tickets may be purchased day-of at the event location. No refunds will be issued after September 13, 2017. Substitutions are encouraged. Registration includes presentation materials and certificate of completion. Parking is available in the Durham Centre Deck (located at 300 Morgan St, directly across from the event location) and will be compensated. A map and directions to the event location can be found in the Location section above. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both Thursday and Friday. An optional reception will be held Thursday evening.

  • Registration
    Sep 21, 8:00AM  ·  Sep 22, 8:00AM
  • Program Begins
    Sep 21, 9:00AM  ·  Sep 22, 9:00AM
  • Program Ends
    Sep 21, 4:00PM  ·  Sep 22, 4:00PM
  • Reception
    Sep 21, 5:00PM


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of VCU Health Continuing Medical Education and Veritas Collaborative. VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Contact Hours: 11.0 VCU Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides 10 continuing education credits.

Veritas Collaborative has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Veritas Collaborative is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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This activity has been approved as a continuing provider education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This program provides 10 CPE credits.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance. Veritas Collaborative recommends that participants contact their local licensing boards for specific questions regarding the acceptance of these contact hours as continuing education credits.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity.