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Eating Disorder Conference

2017 Acute Symposium: Improving Medical Care for Eating Disorders

February 15 - 17, 2017

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.

View our detailed agenda.

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.


Featuring Renowned Expert:

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS
ACUTE Founder & Executive Medical Director

See a full list of speakers.


JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 316-2700

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Who Should Attend:

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

Symposium Highlights:

  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Best Practices in Medical Care
  • Groundbreaking Literature & Research Presentations by ACUTE’s Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Interactive Poster Sessions
  • Case Reviews & Consultations



Symposium registration is limited to the first 150 attendees. Please be sure to register early! Discounted early-bird and group rates are available for a limited time.

Contact Us for More Information: 877-ACUTE-4-U

777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.