The Rosenberry Conference: Novel Treatments for Feeding and Eating Disorders and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities

May 7, 2021

Target Audience

Research examining eating and feeding disorders highlight the necessity for comprehensive and evidence-based behavioral and cognitive interventions. This course will offer opportunities to increase competence, understanding, and skills in feeding and eating disorders. Specifically, the course will focus on evidence-based treatment approaches for avoidance/restrictive food intake disorder. Novel treatment approaches for common feeding and eating disorders in childhood will be a focus during breakout sessions. This conference will be of interest to Physicians, Psychologists, Advanced Practice Providers, and the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe diagnostic categories and differential diagnostic categories for children with eating and feeding disorders
  • Identify evidence-based treatment approaches for pediatric patients with eating and feeding disorders
  • Outline strategies to support recovery from eating and feeding disorders in pediatric patient populations at home, at school, and via psychotherapy
  • Discuss potential changes to organizational practice guidelines to screen and treat children with feeding and eating disorders


Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Shaun Ayon, CME Project Manager, Phone: (720) 777-2700,
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 APA
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/07/2021 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
05/07/2021 - 3:15pm MDT

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8:15a     Welcome and Introduction - Douglas K. Novins, MD and Cindy Buchanan, PhD

8:30        Session One: DSM-5: Avoidant/Restrictive Disorder in Context - Kamryn T. Eddy, PhD

  • DSM-5 feeding and eating disorders
  • Assessment of ARFID
  • Review of treatments for ARFID

9:45        Break

10:00     Session Two: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR) - Kamryn T. Eddy, PhD

  • Introduction and overview of CBT-AR
  • CBT-AR Stages 1-4 in practice
  • Review of available data supporting CBT-AR

12:15p Break

12:45     Session Three: Breakouts – (provided day of the event)

  • Breakout A: Psychotropic Medication Use and Considerations in the Context of Eating Disorders - Marissa Schiel, MD
  • Breakout B: Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Binge Eating - Lauren Shomaker, PhD
  • Breakout C: Case Discussion for ARFID - Kamryn T. Eddy, PhD

1:45        Break

2:00        Session Four: Breakouts (provided day of the event)

  • Breakout D: When Saying “Just Eat” Is Not Enough: Family Based Interventions for Pediatric Eating Disorders - Kim Sheffield, PhD
  • Breakout E: Understanding Eating Disorders Among Gender Diverse and Transgender Youth - Jenna Glover, PhD
  • Breakout F: The Eye Cannot See What the Mind Does Not Know: Considerations for Broadening your Differential Diagnosis of a Feeding Problem - Laura Pickler, MD, MPH

3:00        Closing Remarks and Evaluation

3:15        Adjourn

Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80045
United States
+1 (720) 777-5004

Children's Hospital Colorado will host this conference virtually.

Guest Faculty

Kamryn T. Eddy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Kamryn Eddy is an Associate Professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program. She is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and President of the Eating Disorders Research Society and her research is supported through the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. Her program of research focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and neurobiological bases of eating disorders, and longitudinal outcomes. She is the principal investigator of several studies, including two NIMH-funded studies of the neurobiology of low weight eating disorders, and a novel hormonal treatment study of anorexia nervosa and the female athlete triad. The overarching objective of her work is to carefully describe the clinical presentations of individuals with eating disorders in order to address questions about why, and in whom these illnesses are most likely to develop, and to inform the development of novel treatments for these serious conditions. Along with her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Eddy developed a novel cognitive-behavioral therapy for avoidant/restrictive eating disorder (CBT-AR), which was published by Cambridge University Press. She has mentored numerous postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and psychology graduate students.

Local Faculty

Cindy Buchanan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Director, Psychology Training
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jenna Glover, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Director of Psychology Training, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Douglas Novins, MD
Director, Pediatric Mental Health Institute
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Laura Pickler, MD, MPH
Associate Professor Family Medicine, Clinical Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program Medical Director, Chief of Family Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Marissa Schiel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pediatric Mental Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Kimberly Sheffield, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorders Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Clinical Director, Intensive Services Division, Pediatric Mental Institute

Lauren Shomaker, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Licensed Psychologist, Lifestyle Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University and Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health



Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Hospital Colorado maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Clinical Social Work:

An application to award NASWCO Continuing Education Credits has been submitted. Determination of credit pending.


Upon completion of the evaluation, a general certificate of attendance is available to all other care providers.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 APA
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NASW


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Cancellation Policy

The Planning Committee reserves the right to alter the agenda or cancel the conference in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum registration is not attained by May 5, 2021 with a full refund to participants.

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  • Cancelled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.

Required Hardware/software

Computer with audio and/or video, and internet connection required to participate.