Eating Disorders

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05/22/19 Webinar

Revealing the Science Behind Current Controversies in the Canadian Diet

Canadians are very interested in eating healthier. However, information is often confusing or even conflicting. This webinar will present the latest scientific evidence regarding yogurt and energy balance, the role of dairy in the risk of chronic disease, as well as data on how much sugar Canadians are consuming. Through the interactive format, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to test their knowledge and get answers to their questions around these emerging topics within the context of the Canadian diet!

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05/23/19 JW Marriott Parq, 39 Smithe St., Vancouver

The BC Substance Use Conference: Coming Together

The BC Substance Use Conference 2019 is the first annual conference hosted by the BC Centre on Substance Use, bringing together key stakeholders from around the province to discuss provincial efforts to treat and care for people with substance use disorders. This three day event will include research, education, and clinical care guidance presentations and workshops across several topics within substance use including opioid, alcohol, and cannabis use disorders.

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05/24/19 Webinar

Pride and Joy: Positive Emotions and the Treatment of Eating Disorders in a Eating Disordered Client

This webinar will explore the clinical utility of positive emotions in the treatment of eating disorders.  We will present Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), with its focus on privileging positive experiences of affect and connection, in the treatment of eating disorders.

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05/25/19 ArtStarts in Schools, 808 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC

Understanding The Role of Emotional Wellness in Your Client’s Success

As a Health and Wellness Professional, learn about the importance of addressing emotions and their role in eating to better your practice.  Register today here!  

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05/30/19 UBC Lecture Theatre, Surrey Memorial Hospital

Integrated Care For Eating Disorders & Substance Use

This free One-Day Workshop for MHSU & MCFD Clinical Staff are invited for an innovative workshop focused on an integrated approach to treating both Eating Disorders and Substance Use. This workshop will increase participant’s confidence in creating a new collaborative system of care. This education is targeted to those working in substance use programs and in general mental health, both in adult and youth services.

05/31/19 Webinar

Black Women’s Bodies – Culture, Body Image and Eating Disorders

There is a dawning recognition that eating disorders are not limited to young white women.  However, there are still many black women who go undiagnosed and untreated.  This webinar explores the unique history of racism, microaggressions, poverty and trauma that has led to the development of eating disorders in African-American women and offer clinicians with specific skills in interviewing and treating black women with eating disorders.

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06/02/19 Worldwide

World Eating Disorders Action Day

Annually across the globe, June 2, 2019 is "World Eating Disorders Action Day." A collective effort led by grassroots activists, volunteers, and over 250 organizations in 40+ countries across the globe, organizations and activists will be hosting local live events, broadcasts, meetings, lighting buildings and landmarks the colour purple, and will use social media to take action.

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06/02/19 Worldwide

World Eating Disorders Action Day 2019

World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. Uniting activists across the globe, the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. The Fourth Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2019 across the globe. This year our focus is “Eating Disorders Can’t Afford to  Wait”!

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06/04/19 Teleconference

Early Detection, Screening and Referral to Evidence-Based Eating Disorder Treatment in Primary Care Practice

Purpose: Increase awareness of eating disorder prevalence, screening and management in primary care providers.

Learning Objectives:• Describe DSM-5 eating disorders, their prevalence, and ICD-10 codes for recognized eating disorders.• Identify screening measures and evidence-based practices to detect eating disorders in primary care practice.• Describe evidence-based approaches to managing eating disorders in primary care.

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06/05/19 Free Webinar

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) - Meeting the New Kid on the Block

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis in the DSM-V. Currently, there is limited literature discussing assessment methods, presentation of these patients, the development of treatment goals and intervention planning. The lack of research and case studies has left clinicians uncertain of the development of effective care plans.

This webinar will focus on the psycho-education of ARFID, including treatment planning, specific interventions and the importance of a team approach when treating these complex cases.

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