Virtual Conference Presenter – Scott E. Moseman, M.D., CEDS

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Scott E. Moseman, M.D., CEDS
Medical Director of Laureate Eating Disorders Program

Dr Scott MosemanScott E. Moseman, M.D., CEDS has worked with the Laureate Eating Disorders Program since completing his child psychiatry training in 2004. He currently serves as the medical director of the program.

Dr. Moseman is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who received his fellowship training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he served as chief fellow. He received his medical training from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed his adult psychiatric training at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Moseman has spoken internationally on topics related to child psychiatry and eating disorders. Currently, he is collaborating with Sahib Khalsa, MD, Ph.D., at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research to study neural circuits associated with eating disorders, nutrition and body image using the facility’s state-of-the-art fMRI and float clinic.

Dr. Scott E. Moseman is a strong advocate for families of eating disorders patients and has served on the board for the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and as co-chairman of the Academy for Eating Disorders special interest group on child and adolescent eating disorders. He also maintains an outpatient practice with specific areas of interest including eating, mood and anxiety disorders.

Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference V: Eating Disorders and Trauma

“Integrating EMDR Into Eating Disorder Treatment: Why and How”


Trauma is often a harbinger of future psychological problems, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Those treating eating disorders know too well the common co-occurrence of trauma and disordered eating. This presentation will review the principles of EMDR and its use as an intervention in the treatment of eating disorders. Discussion will include identifying how trauma gets “stuck” in the brain and how trauma impacts our neurobiology and genes. Participants will identify when to base treatment on food trauma, body dysmorphia or other traumatic experiences. Further, attendees will thoroughly review assessment for EMDR candidacy and contraindications and barriers in its effectiveness in the eating disorders population.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the principles of EMDR and its use in the treatment of eating disorders
  2. Discuss how trauma becomes “stuck” in the brain
  3. Describe how trauma impacts individual neurobiology and genes
  4. Identify assessments for appropriate candidates in the treatment of eating disorders
  5. Identify barriers that inhibit effectiveness of EMDR in the treatment of eating disorders

Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference III: Blasting Through Bias: A Deep Dive into Underserved Populations and Global Issues 2018

Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians


The world of psychiatry has defined the nomenclature of mental illness by putting together collections of symptoms. Though this can be informative, as we look to more accurately describe eating disorders and other mental illnesses, we need to unlock a better way of describing these complex, neurobiological illnesses. Thomas Insel, MD from the National Institute of Mental Health has challenged the research community to better describe neurobiological circuits that lead to mental illness. The aim of this challenge is to develop informative “biosignatures” to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. During the presentation, we will take a look at the known neurobiology of eating disorders and postulate how future directions in neuroscience might lead to better diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the current phenomenological mechanism by which we define eating disorders and other mental illness
  2. Understand how this nomenclature affects the treatment and research of these disorders
  3. Understand the concepts of “neurocircuits” and how these might apply to the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in the future
  4. Understand how specific the neurobiology of “traits” and “states” define current understanding of eating disorders
  5. Understand current ideas of neural circuits involved in Eating disorders and future directions of research and treatment

Dr. Scott E. Moseman Videos:

Neurobiology and Eating Disorders: Learning About the Connection

Neurobiology & Eating Disorders

Dr. Scott E. Moseman Articles:

Understanding Neurobiology and Eating Disorders

With more than 100 million neurons supporting trillions of connections, the human brain is an amazing consequence of the interaction between genetic variation and natural selection driven by the environments in which our ancestors lived. Because of the significance of food to our survival and the ensuing evolutionary pressures, a significant portion of the human brain is dedicated to the motivational, emotional, hedonic and cognitive information processing that supports decisions about when, what, and… Read the Article