Medical Issues with Eating Disorders
Join our Webinar for FREE CEU Credits Medical Issues with Eating Disorders December 8, 2011 at 10:00 am (Pacific)
Join Dr. Lesley Williams, Director of Medical Services, for a discussion on the medical complications of anorexia and bulimia. There will be a particular emphasis on special medical issues such as practical refeeding, laxative use, diabetes, and pregnancy with eating disorders will be discussed.
This session will also focus on treatment interventions that practitioners can do to assist their eating disorder patients with specialized medical issues.
Dr. Lesley Williams
Dr. Lesley Williams, Director of Medical Services, will review the medical complications of anorexia and bulimia. This will be done in a practical and helpful manner with an emphasis on diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment. Further, a particular emphasis on special medical issues such as practical refeeding, laxative use, diabetes, and pregnancy with eating disorders will be discussed. Dr. Williams will integrate evidenced based treatment with clinical experience by integrating research and clinical case examples.
Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify three complex medical complications of anorexia and bulimia.
- Understand the at least two various profiles of diabetic eating disorder patients.
- Identify at least three treatment interventions that practitoners can do to assist their eating disorder patients with specialized medical issues.
Dr. Lesley Williams is the Director of Medical Services at Remuda Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. Her related publication is Woods, B., Williams, L., (2008). “Pregnancy, Fertility and Eating Disorders”. The Remuda Review, 7,24-19. She is a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Dr Williams’ practice focuses on the medical management of women and girls with eating disorders. Dr. Williams is especially interested in co-occurring medical conditions and their impact on the development and maintenance of an eating disorder. Dr. Williams completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has participated in numerous speaking engagements. She is passionate about women’s health advocacy and narrowing the gap of eating disorder diagnosis and treatment for women of color.
Continuing Education Information:
Remuda Ranch is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP ™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6152 NBCC Clock hrs awarded = 1
This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPEUs awarded = 1
Please note it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board directly to determine eligibility to meet your continuing education requirements.
Registration for this event ends at 11:59pm on December 6th. An email blast will be sent December 7th to all registered users.