Date: March 17, 2019

Location: Caveat Club, New York City

FEAST of Knowledge Event

HOST: F.E.A.S.T., the global parent organization supporting carers and families

MC TEAM: Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, Executive Director of F.E.A.S.T. & Mark Mensh, standup comic and Dad

Laura Hill PhD
Cynthia Bulik PhD FAED

ALSO:  **Elissa Myers, AE, IOM, MA, AED; Mark Chavez, Ph.D., US NIMH; **Dr Jacinta Tan, UK; **Rebecka Peebles, MD, US; Stephanie Jacobs, Ph.D.; **Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS-S, FAED , US; Anthea Fursland, PhD, FAED, Australia; Marita Cooper,, Australia; Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh,US; Chevese L.Turner, US; Dr. Shan Guisinger, Ph.D., US; Dr. Nicole Obeid, Canada; Rachael Flatt, Stanford University; C. Alix Timko, PhD, US; Tabitha Farrar; Kym Piekunka,, US; Bridget Whitlow, MS LMFT, US; Nicki Wilson, New Zealand; F.E.A.S.T.Board Members; Dr. Rod McClymont, Australia; Stephanie Milstein, US; Mark Mensh, Standup Comic and Dad
(** indicates F.E.A.S.T. Advisory Panel)

TOPICS: Temperament-Based Therapy with Supports (TBT-S); 5-Minute peeks at ICED; ICED 2019 and 2020; Grant Proposals; Deep-Brain Stimulation; Compulsory Treatment; Dilemmas in FBT; HAES; Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa; Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES); Seeking Consensus and Identifying; Disagreement; Eating Disorders Genetics; Adaptation To Famine Hypothesis; Technology-based Eating Disorder Model for Athletes; Online media production and outreach; Siblings and Eating Disorders; Meet the authors; What’s next for parent advocacy

F.E.A.S.T. welcomes parents and caregivers, as well as all those interested in the support and treatment of eating disorder patients, to an unforgettable event. Meet caregivers from around the world, learn directly from top scientists and clinicians, and get a cutting edge look at new techniques and research. This one-day event follows the Academy for Eating Disorders annual conference in New York City and will feature speakers from that conference who will present their work in condensed form especially for parents and caregivers.

REGISTRATION: $75 (includes lunch and snack)                       AFTER-PARTY: $50 (includes dinner, music performance, dancing)

We will spend a day together learning, networking, and supporting one another in a special space: a library theater ( The event will feature a casual family-style lunch, a book-swap, brainstorming, neurobiology exercises, and an opportunity to meet and talk with some of the leading advocates in the parent community along with some of the rock stars in the treatment world. You will participate in research, and you will go home with new skills and friends.

The theme of the event this year, appropriate to being in New York City, is “The Dance.” The dance of genes and environment, of parents taking over and letting go of control during recovery, and of physical movement and exercise. The registration price includes the full day of activities, your lunch, and a coffee and snack break (you know we wouldn’t let you go hungry!). Scholarship tickets may become available, and donations to cover other parents are warmly welcomed!