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2014 ACUTE Symposium:
Improving Medical Care of Severe Eating Disorders

Don't miss this first-time opportunity!  

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.


Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21, 2014


The beautiful JW Marriott located in Cherry Creek 
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
Discounted rates available for conference participants

Who Should Attend:

Eating disorder treatment providers, physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, nurses, mental health professionals or any allied health professional.


Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees. Discounted early-bird rates are available. Please be sure to register early!


Download this brochure for a complete agenda and course descriptions