Las Vegas, NV
In Person
Doctor listening to heartbeat of patient
Oct 26, 2023 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm MDT

Medical Complications of Eating Disorders: What all Medical Providers Need to Know

2.0 CE/CME/CNE Credit Hours
Presented by
Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Founder & Executive Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition | Glassman Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

This event is in collaboration with the Eating Disorder Institute of Las Vegas and Nutrition Aligned.

Medical providers are often the first point of professional contact for a patient with an eating disorder. The presentation will challenge the common myths, misconceptions and biases held by medical professionals that can interfere with the proper identification of eating disorders and exacerbate eating disorder pathology. This presentation will summarize DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for common eating disorders, discuss associated medical complications and explain appropriate interventions. This will include providing guidelines on how to identify an eating disorder, case examples, levels of care in eating disorder treatment.

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe and challenge the common myths, misconceptions and biases that negatively impact eating disorder identification and care

  • Identify medical problems related to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ARFID and how to manage them

  • Explain when a patient needs a higher level of care for ongoing management of medical problems


5:00 - 5:30 pm PT - Dinner & Networking

5:30 - 6:00 pm PT - Lindsey Ricciardi, PhD, CEDS

6:00 - 7:30 pm PT -  Philip Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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