Conference Program

Conference Program

Welcome! Please find the current preliminary program for the 2020 Virtual EDRS Meeting listed below. All times listed are in EDT. Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change and the below program should not be considered final including presentation timings and poster numbers.

All times listed below are in Eastern US Time.



  Mon - Oct 12      Tue - Oct 13      Wed - Oct 14      Thu - Oct 15      Fri - Oct 16   


Monday, October 12th

10:00 - 11:00 AM
LIVE SESSION - KEYNOTE: KEYNOTE
Virtual Meeting
11:30 - 1:00 PM
LIVE SESSION - SYMPOSIUM: IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA AN EATING DISORDER?
Chair/Organizer: Walt Kaye
Virtual Meeting

Although anorexia nervosa (AN) is called an eating disorder, many believe restricted eating and emaciation in AN occurs secondarily to body image disturbances, or other cognitive factors. This symposium will discuss new evidence suggesting that disturbances within the neural circuitry regulating eating, reward, and motivation contribute to AN. Edmund Rolls will review his seminal work on the neurocircuitry of food reward, followed by 3 talks presenting new data on this circuitry in AN. This question is a critical limitation and challenge because the primary focus and cost of higher levels of care for AN is nutritional restoration and weight gain. However, limited progress has been made as the rate of relapse remains high and no treatments normalize eating behavior. New insights into mechanisms of pathological eating in AN are needed to advance the search for more effective treatments.

1:30 - 3:00 PM
LIVE SESSION - PARALLEL PAPER SESSION: PAPER SESSION 1: TREATMENT/PREVENTION
Virtual Meeting
4:00 - 5:00 PM
ON-DEMAND SESSION - POSTER SESSION: ON-DEMAND POSTER SESSION
Virtual Meeting