February 12, 2018

Location Details
Monday February 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael’s Hospital, Auditorium
209 Victoria St
Toronto ON

We are offering this session to those who cannot attend in person via Zoom, a tool used by the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute for thier virtual events. It is a simple tool that just requires your computer to have a connection to the internet. Select the "live webinar" option when registering and the link will be sent to you a few days prior. If you have any questions, contact events@dietitians.

An ED Primer: New Developments in Treating and Identifying Eating Disorders - Toronto

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses.  Whether specializing in eating disorders or working with the community at large, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of eating disorders.  As dietitians, we frequently address weight, dietary intake, activity and body image, all potential indicators of eating disorders.  It is crucial to be able to distinguish between normalcy and pathology so that a suitable nutritional intervention is used.  Inappropriate interventions can be damaging.
In the first part of this workshop, the audience will become familiar  with issues of Dietitians working in a team in the community or in a non-specialized environment and  with the latest diagnositic criteria for eating disorders as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5). In the DSM 5 eating disorders categories were expanded from 3 to 8 disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED) and ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).
In the second part of the workshop, case studies will be used in smaller groups, providing an opportunity for interactive, hands-on learning.  Participants will enhance their counselling skills and gain tools to treat this population.

Susan Osher, MSc, RD, CEDRD received her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, with a focus on psychiatry. She enhanced her nutrition therapy skills at the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital Eating Disorders’ Programs.  She has acted as an educator at Ryerson, Sheena’s Place and schools; and consulted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Bellwood Health Services and LOFT. Susan founded her private practice 19  years, ‘Connected Eating’ working with adults, adolescents and children.
In July 2015, Susan was the first Toronto dietitian to be certified as a CEDRD (Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professional (iaedp). She is the co-chair of the Nutrition Section of the Eating Disorder Association of Canada (EDAC) and the Canadian Ambassador of iaedp.


EARLY BIRD (by Jan 26)
DC Member $50 / DC Student member $25 / Non-member $75
REGULAR (after Jan 26)
DC Member $60 / DC Student member $30 / Non-member $90
EARLY BIRD (by Jan 26)
DC Member $40 / DC Student member $20/ Non-member $60
REGULAR (after Jan 26)
DC Member $50 / DC Student member $25 / Non-member $75


Last Updated: November 29, 2017