Dr. Allan S Kaplan is currently Senior Clinician/Scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Vice Dean for Graduate and Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He previously was the Chief of Clinical Research and Director of Research Training at CAMH, and Director of the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine. His research over the past 35 years has focused on innovative treatment approaches for eating disorders and on the neurobiology and genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He has published over 180 peer reviewed journal articles, two books, 60 book chapters and over 250 abstracts. He was the Head of the Toronto General Eating Disorder Program from 1994-2006, and was the inaugural Chair-Holder of the Loretta Anne Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders at the University Health Network, the first endowed Chair in Eating Disorders in the world. He was President of the Academy for Eating Disorders from 2001-2002, and President of the International Eating Disorder Research Society from 2005-2006. He has received federal grant support from the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Canada.