BALLARAT - Addressing Eating Disorders in Primary Care - Thursday 16 May

Eating disorders affect approximately 9% of Australians; have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness; and require a multidisciplinary approach.  When armed with the right information, screening and referral tools, GPs, psychologists, dietitians and primary care professionals play an important role in early identification and supporting recovery.  The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) and Western Victoria PHN invite all medical and health professionals to a FREE introductory education evening covering:

Topics:
• Screening and assessment
• Management and treatment
• Recovery and essential elements of care
• Supporting patient and carers
• Referral pathways and support services

Learning Objectives:
• Recognise and respond to the myths, prevalence, risk factors, comorbidities, and warning signs of eating disorders
• Apply practical evidence based strategies in the prevention, early identification, assessment  and management of eating disorders
• Explain essential elements of care and recovery, and implement multidisciplinary strategies to improve client health outcomes
• Identify evidence-based eating disorders resources, referral pathways and specialised support services

Speaker:
Dr Sarah Trobe, Clinical Psychologist, Victorian Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)

Open to:
All medical and health professionals

Location: Red Lion - 223 Main Road, Ballarat

For further information please contact:
NEDC: Bronwyn Scott, Tel: 02 8456 3942 Email: bronwyn.scott@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Western Victoria Primary Health Network: Tamara Sproull Tel: (03) 5331 6303 Email: tamara.sproull@westvicphn.com.au

NEDC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health with a primary purpose to make evidence-based information more accessible in order to improve the prevention, early intervention and management of eating disorders in Australia.

Register here

This activity is supported by Western Victoria PHN.

Event Properties

Event Date 6:00 pm, 16/05/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 16/05/2019
Location
Red Lion Ballarat
223 Main Road, Ballarat Vic 3350
Red Lion Ballarat
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