SOURCE: Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center

April 15, 2010 11:44 ET

Eating Recovery Center Offers Insights Into Treating Severely Medically Compromised Eating Disorder Patients at Upcoming Workshop

May 13 Workshop Will Focus on Comprehensive Medical and Psychiatric Interventions and Treatment Techniques

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  Innovative approaches to treating severely medically compromised eating disorders patients will be the focus of a day-long workshop presented by Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, CEDS, and Philip Mehler, MD, FACP, CEDS, preeminent experts with more than 75 years of combined clinical experience. The workshop, "Treatment of Eating Disorders from Outpatient to Intensive Care: Medical, Psychiatric Interventions and Treatment Techniques," is offered Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in conjunction with "Clinical Recipes for Success: Advanced Treatments for Eating Disorders," the Ben Franklin Institute's annual eating disorders conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

"This workshop will offer eating disorder professionals the opportunity to learn insights we have gained while specializing in the treatment of patients with severe anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders," said Weiner, founding partner and medical director of Eating Recovery Center, a licensed and Joint Commissioned accredited behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders. "Leveraging this experience, we consistently look to research and promising practices to develop a multidisciplinary, cutting-edge approach to treatment."

Addressing the unique treatment needs of these acute eating disorder patients, as well as those requiring lower levels of care, the workshop will focus on these topics:

  • Weiner will offer innovative strategies for approaching co-morbidity and discuss pharmacologic interventions and level of care implications.
  • Bishop, founding partner and director of research and outpatient services at Eating Recovery Center, will integrate and assimilate the latest advances in eating disorders therapy into a cohesive cutting-edge treatment model, introducing innovative treatment techniques such as Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT). 
  • Mehler, chief medical officer of Denver Health Medical Center and founder of the A.C.U.T.E. Center for Eating Disorders, which specializes in medical stabilization of the sickest eating disorder cases in the nation, will discuss eating disorders' medical complications, and offer strategies for effectively and efficiently preventing and treating these problems.

"Clinical Recipes for Success: Advanced Treatments for Eating Disorders," is May 13-16, 2010 at The Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa. Registration for the workshop and conference is available at http://www.bfisummit.com.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center, situated at the foot of the Rockies in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado, provides individuals 17 and older sustainable recovery from eating disorders in a warm, nurturing environment. Our comprehensive program offers patients from across the country a continuum of care that includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in a licensed and Joint Commission accredited behavioral hospital setting. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information, please call 877-218-1344, e-mail info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or chat with us confidentially on our website.

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