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Masterclass in Binge Eating Disorder Distribution, Determinants and Treatment

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About the Course:

In 2013 Binge Eating Disorder (BED) reached full diagnostic status in the DSM-5. Since then there has been major research into its epidemiology, burden and treatment. BED is now known to be a highly prevalent eating disorder accompanied by substantial impairment, and comorbidity. This symposium brings together leading researchers into BED presenting new and recent data addressing major questions: How common is BED world-wide? What is its global distribution and burden across the lifespan? What is the clinical utility of pharmacological treatment and their role when most guidelines recommend psychological therapy as first-line? Workshop attendees will receive a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of BED and the role of medication in the context of other evidence–based treatments of BED. The workshop will include key reviews of BED epidemiology worldwide; including a national survey from Canada, the first general population studies of costs of BED in Australia, and a current Brazilian representative population-based household survey of 2,500 individuals – to our knowledge the first major survey of DEM-5 BED in a developing country and treatments. The workshop will present the evidence supporting the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for BED; with around 30 published placebo randomized controlled trials utilizing antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRIs), anticonvulsants and psychostimulants. However, their integration in clinical practice with first line psychological therapies is less well developed. A treatment algorithm for pharmacotherapy and their use with will be presented with attendee exercises on its application to clinical scenarios. The workshop will close with open debate and a panel discussion.

This course is based on the book, Masterclass in Binge Eating Disorder Distribution, Determinants and Treatment created by Phillipa Hay, MD FAED, Allan Kaplan, MD, Jose C. Appolinario, MD PhD, Stephen Touyz, Vash Singh, FRANZCP, MA, and Warren Ward, FRANZCP in 2020.

Publication Date:

Jun 2020

Course Material Authors

Phillipa Hay, MD FAED

Professor Hay is well known for her work in eating disorders. She is immediate past-President of the Australian Academy for Eating Disorders and a current member of the scientific committee and 2011 conference committee of the International Academy for Eating Disorders. She is committed to research that results in a better understanding of eating disorders to reduce the individual, family and community burden. Her current research focuses on randomised controlled trials of interventions for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders, as well as public health and community interventions that will reduce barriers to accessing care. Other studies have explored the diagnostic status of disordered eating behaviours and eating disorder mental health literacy in the community, clinical and professional samples. She is a principal reviewer and writer of systematic reviews internationally in the field of eating disorders for the highly regarded Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence. This work led to selection of a review for publication in the British Medical Journal. She has also received recognition through being invited to submit articles and commentaries to Australasian and International journals, publications and books.

Allan Kaplan, MD

“Dr. Allan S Kaplan is currently Vice Dean for Graduate and Life Science
Education, and Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine , University
of Toronto. He was previously Director of the Institute of Medical Science. He is
also Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, at the
Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and Director of the Eating Disorder
Community Treatment Program at Toronto General Hospital. His research over
the past 30 years has focused on innovative treatment approaches for eating
disorders and on the genetics of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. He has published
over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, two books, 50 book chapters and over
250 abstracts. He was the Head of the Toronto General Eating Disorder
Program from 1994-2006, and the inaugural Chair-holder of the Loretta Anne
Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders at the University Health Network, the first
endowed Chair in Eating Disorders in the world. He was President of the
Academy for Eating Disorders from 2001-2002, and President of the International
Eating Disorder Research Society from 2005-2006. He has been a continuously
funded peer reviewed investigator since 1992, and has received federal grant
support from the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA and the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research in Canada.”

Jose C. Appolinario, MD PhD
Stephen Touyz

“Stephen Touyz, PhD., FAED is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and
Honorary Professor in the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of
Sydney. He is also the Chair of the executive committee of the Centre for
Eating and Dieting Disorders. He has been the Professor responsible for the
clinical psychology postgraduate training programme at the University of
Sydney since 1996. Professor Touyz is also a senior consultant to the Adult
Eating Disorders Program at Westmead Hospital which he founded in 1988.
He is a former head of the Department of Psychology at the University of
Sydney. He was also the inaugural treasurer of the Australian and New
Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders and President of the Eating Disorders
Research Society (USA) in 2006. He is a member of the editorial advisory
boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, European Eating
Disorders Review and Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and
Practice. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the National
Collaboration on Eating Disorders funded by the Commonwealth
Government of Australia. In 2012, he was given a Leadership in Research
Award by the prestigious Academy of Eating Disorders (USA). He has
recently been appointed as Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Eating

Vash Singh, FRANZCP, MA
Warren Ward, FRANZCP

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding of the global distribution, determinants and public health impacts of binge eating disorder.

  2. Clinical practice skills in the use of pharmacological treatment for binge eating disorder.

  3. Practice application of a treatment algorithm integrating psychological and pharmacological therapies for binge eating disorder.

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