Speaker Profile Dr. Allan S. Kaplan

Dr. Allan S. Kaplan is currently a Senior Clinician/Scientist in the Mood and Anxiety Program and Director of Research Training at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and Director of the Clinician Scientist Program, Vice Chairman for Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. His tenure as the inaugural Loretta Anne Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders at Toronto General Hospital has just concluded.  

He received his medical, psychiatric and graduate school training at the University of Toronto. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for 30 years, has lectured widely on various topics in the field, published over 130 peer reviewed articles, two books, 50 book chapters and over 200 abstracts. He is the Past President of both the Academy for Eating Disorders, the largest organization of eating disorder professionals in the world, and the International Eating Disorder Research Society.  

He has been a continuously funded peer reviewed investigator since 1992, and has received grant support from the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Canada. His research over the last 10 years has focused on innovative pharmacologic approaches to anorexia nervosa and on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa.  He is also on the Board of Sheena's Place, a local support centre for people with eating disorders and their families.