2015 ACUTE Symposium:
Improving Medical Care for Eating Disorders
June 25-27, 2015
The medical complications of severe eating disorders are not well understood even in excellent clinical and academic settings, because care providers rarely receive formal training in starvation or refeeding medicine and may not care for many eating disordered patients. Some of the most medically and psychologically fragile patients therefore often receive suboptimal medical care, which can result in patient harm and mistrust of the medical system, as well as provider frustration and sense of helplessness. This symposium will provide medical professionals (both physicians and allied professionals) the opportunity to review medical complications and treatment options for patients with severe eating disorders.
Following the symposium, attendees should be able to:
Recognize clinical presentations and pathophysiology of medical complications in severe restricting and purging.
Effectively manage the common medical complications of severe eating disorders.
Analyze ethical challenges of the critically ill, treatment-resistant patient.
Confidently partner with the medical care team to provide a consistent message to the client, and implement new care practice guidelines in your clinical setting.
Identify when to refer patients to a higher level of care based on clinical risk.
Advocate for appropriate medical care on your client’s behalf.
For a detailed agenda, and speaker information, visit the Symposium Website.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Welcome Reception & Registration
Thursday, June 25 - Saturday, June 27, 2015: ACUTE Symposium
Grand Hyatt Hotel & Denver Pinnacle Club located in downtown Denver
1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202
Click here to access discounted room rates, available to conference attendees for a limited time.
Who Should Attend:
Eating disorder treatment providers, physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, nurses, mental health professionals or any allied health professional.
Special Guest Keynotes: Carolyn Costin and Dr. Guido Frank
Dedicated tracks for medical & non-medical providers
Focused breakout sessions
Interactive roundtable and case consultation
ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders Tours
Networking opportunities & fun social events
Symposium registration is limited to the first 250 attendees. Please be sure to register early! Discounted early-bird and group rates are available for a limited time. Register today!