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Webinar: Too hard to stomach: A case study of anorexia nervosa

Thu 12th October @ 7:00 pm

Psychiatrists from the NSLHD Eating Disorders Service will discuss diagnosis and management in the complex area of Eating Disorders, including information about their service and how they can support your patients.

With 45,800 people in Northern Sydney currently living with an eating disorder, surprisingly eating disorders remain a significant diagnostic and management challenge in primary care, due to associated individual and systemic barriers to care.

Through case studies, the speakers aim to instil hope in the eating disorders space, discussing complexities often encountered in primary care including:
– Patterns of initial presentation
– Features of starvation syndrome (including when to act) and their cross-over with psychiatric comorbidities
– The complexities around BMI
– Service referral pathways for outpatient services and support

We will briefly discuss the General Practice Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service run by the Northern Beaches Community Mental Health Team.

Thu 12th October

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is an RACGP-approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program - Activity Number: 600720 | Activity Type EA 1.5hrs


Dr Lilian Zou is a consultant psychiatrist who is currently working with the Northern Sydney LHD Eating Disorders Service. She also works in the private sector specialising in eating disorders, youth psychiatry and mood disorders.

Dr Kelsey Josling is a psychiatry registrar in Northern Sydney, currently working with the Eating Disorders Service.

Mark Allan, CNC | Mental Health GP Consultation Liaison Acute Care Team and Police, Ambulance, Clinical Early Response (PACER) Clinician.


GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals and their staff working in the Sydney North Health Network region

  • Recognise early presentation of anorexia nervosa
  • Differentiate between anorexia nervosa comorbidities and starvation syndrome
  • Identify tests that can be performed beyond a simple BMI
  • Demonstrate optimism in the eating disorder space
  • Describe the role of the NSLHD Eating Disorder Service and how to refer to the service
There is no cost for Practices and their staff within the SNHN region to attend this training


Judy or Robi, Education Coordinators – 9432 8250 or events@snhn.org.au.

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