Conference Schedule



Draft schedule; subject to change. All times ET. 

Advances in Nutrition Research and Practice: From Identification to Treatment of Disordered Eating Behaviours

07:30 - 08:30
Registration Desk Opens | Open Networking | Poster Viewing
08:30 - 08:40
Introductions and Objectives
Lesley Moisey, PhD, RD - University of Saskatchewan (View Bio)
Glenda Courtney-Martin, PhD, RD - Hospital for Sick Children (View Bio)

Session 1: The Spectrum of Eating Behaviours and Disorders

08:40 - 09:30
The Spectrum of Eating Behaviours and Disorders

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Speaker - Emilie Lacroix, PhD (she/her) - Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick
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09:30 - 10:00
The Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Eating Behaviours and Disorders

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Speaker - Melissa Simone, PhD (they/them) - Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
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10:00 - 10:20
Moderator: Lesley Moisey, PhD, University of Saskatchewan / CNS Clinical Advisory Committee
10:20 - 10:40

Session 2: Disparities in Eating Disorder Care and Research Across Race, Ethnicity and Underrepresented Populations

10:40 - 11:10
Eating Because We're Hungry or Because Something's Eating Us? Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders in Black Women

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Speaker - Charlynn Small, PhD, LCP, CEDS-SAsst. Dir. Health Promotion/Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University of Richmond
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11:10 - 11:40
Wicked Bodies: A Teaching Tool for Health Professionals working with 2SLGBTQ+ People Living with Eating Disorders

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Speaker - Phillip Joy (he/him), PhD, PDt, MSc -Applied Human Nutrition, Mount Saint Vincent University
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11:40 - 12:00
Patient Perspectives
Speaker -  Jeffrey Sotto (he/him)
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Speaker - Lauren Duncan 
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12:00 - 12:30
Q&A / Panel
Moderator: Rajavel Elango, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia / CNS Board of Directors
12:30 - 13:20
Lunch | Poster Viewing | Networking

Session 3: Treatment Approaches in Eating Disorders

13:20 - 13:50
Current Treatment Consensus

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Speaker - Jennifer Couturier, MD, MSc - Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
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13:50 - 14:20
Residential Treatment and Its Role in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Speaker - Rhea Lewandoski, RDWestwind Counselling
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14:20 - 14:40
Moderator: Mei Tom, RD, Director - Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services / CNS Board of Directors
14:40 - 15:00

Session 4: Where Do We Go from Here?  Building Confidence in Offering Care

15:00 - 15:30
Hope for Healing: supporting clients and eating disorder recovery

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Speaker - Lauralyn Blackburn (She/Her), MSW, Clinical RSW, CEDS-S, EDTF, CDWFClinical Program Director, BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorder Recovery
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15:30 - 15:50
Moderator: Glenda Courtney-Martin, PhD, Sick Kids / CNS Clinical Advisory Committee
15:50 - 16:20
Moderated Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Glenda Courtney-Martin and Dr. Lesley Moisey
16:20 - 16:30
Wrap Up
Final Summary / Closing Remarks

Advances in Research and Practice: From identification to treatment of disordered eating behaviours

CNS Thematic Conference 2023

January 28, 2023