GP Training- Eating Disorders: Early Intervention and Community Treatment

GP Training- Eating Disorders: Early Intervention and Community Treatment

About this event

General Practitioners are the first point of call for people who feel they or a loved one may have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are extremely complex mental illnesses that require some level of specialist knowledge to ensure symptoms are not confused with other conditions. This RACGP accredited program aims to: improve early detection by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders; help GPs understand how to communicate with their patients about eating behaviours; outline the GP’s role within the multidisciplinary care team and increase GP awareness of prevalence, morbidity and mortality related to eating disorders in order to encourage early diagnosis, appropriate community treatment and appropriate referral options. The program includes presentations from specialist professional workers and consumers who have recovered from an eating disorder.


The event requires that participants complete a predisposing activity (reading a short document) and then completing a short survey related to key messages from the reading. After the workshops participants must also complete a short reinforcing activity which again involves read and responding to questions.

Contact Details

Person: Education Team

Phone: 1300 550 236



Dr Jennifer Conway ,

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