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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Professional Event: 4 CE Seminar in Atlanta, GA - Genetic, Neurobiological and Hormonal Risk Factors for Eating Disorders: Implications for Clinical Practice

October 23, 2019, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Genetic, Neurobiological and Hormonal Risk Factors
for Eating Disorders: Implications for Clinical Practice

Presented by: Kelly L. Klump, PhD
Advisory Committee Member, The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board
& MSU Foundation Endowed Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:30 am - 8:15 am: Check-in & Breakfast
8:15 am - 12:30 pm: Seminar

Location:  The Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel
800 Hammond Drive • Atlanta, GA 30328

Cost: $25

Offering 4 CE Credits

Eating disorders exhibit significant heritability in adult women. However, developmental twin studies document dramatic shifts in the magnitude of genetic effects across adolescence that provide important clues to the genes and neurobiological systems that may be involved in the etiology of eating pathology.

This workshop will describe data from human and animal studies showing ovarian hormone influences on genetic risk for eating disorders across development in females. The implications of these data for clinical practice will be emphasized, and tips for integrating the information into clinical practice will be described.

About the Presenter:

Kelly Klump, PhDis an MSU Foundation Professor in the Psychology Department at Michigan State University and serves as an Advisory Committee Member for The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology summa cum laude from Michigan State University, and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital in the Harvard University Medical School, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Klump co-founded the Michigan State University Twin Registry, a population-based twin registry that includes over 25,000 twins. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including the Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence in 2012. She has been awarded the APA Early Contributions Award, and has served as the President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Dr. Klump is a Fellow of the AED and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a licensed Psychologist and currently serves as Treasurer of the Behavior Genetics Association. Dr. Klump has been named one of the top 25 Psychology Professors in Michigan.

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For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden: • 1-877-367-3383

The Renfrew Center Foundation will administer a full refund for cancellations within three weeks of the seminar date. Cancellations less than three weeks of the seminar date will be issued a transferable credit toward a future seminar.

CE credits will be sent within 4-6 weeks after the seminar to the email address provided.