13th Annual Symposium for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Thursday – Friday, February 14 – 15, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Elisa Project

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General Information Instructional Team

Established in 1999, The Elisa Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through awareness, education, support, and advocacy.

Course Directors

Carrie McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry
Dallas, Texas

Anne Besser
Interim Executive Director
The Elisa Project
Dallas, Texas


Deborah Baker, J.D.
Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs
APA Practice Directorate
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Douglas Bunnell, Ph.D., FAED
Vice President
The Renfrew Center
Westport, CT

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS
Clinical Director, Adolescent Services
Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders
Wickenburg, AZ

Jennifer Gaudiani, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director
ACUTE at Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, CO

Nicole Hawkins, Ph.D.
Clinical Services Director
Center for Change
Orem, UT

Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D., FAED, CEDS
Executive Director
Oliver-Pyatt Centers
South Miami, FL

Kara Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Anita Federici, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Eating Disorders Program
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Ontario, Canada