NEDC Event

Assessing and Treating Eating Disorders in Primary Care - TOOWOOMBA

NEDC Event

Assessing and Treating Eating Disorders in Primary Care - TOOWOOMBA

About this event

NEDC and Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN invite all medical and health professionals to a FREE 2-hour professional development workshop on eating disorders in primary care.

The workshop will cover screening and assessment; management and treatment; supporting patient and carers; recovery and essential elements of care; referral pathways, support services, and resources.

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 healthcare professionals play an important role in early identification and supporting recovery.

NEDC are delighted to host guest speaker Associate Professor Warren Ward, Director of the Queensland Eating Disorder Service (QuEDS), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He serves as Chair of the QLD Health Eating Disorders Advisory Group and is past Secretary of Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED). He has a wealth of experience and clinical expertise in eating disorders and is a co-author of the RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Eating Disorders.


WHEN: Tuesday 12 February 2019 

WHERE: Burke & Wills Hotel, 554 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba QLD 

TIME: Registrations and a free dinner at 6:00pm - workshop will commence at 6:30pm.

COST: FREE


We hope to provide this education to as many health professionals as possible. Please download the attached pdf flyer and share with your colleagues and in your workplaces. 

While it is a free event, registrations are essential. Please inform NEDC as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the event after your RSVP. 

 

This activity is supported by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN.




Contact Details

Person: Bronwyn Scott, NEDC | 02 9412 4499

Email: info@nedc.com.au




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