laird-teachingEating Disorder Lectures/Presentations

Eating Disorders lectures and presentations are tailored to meet the needs of individual professional disciplines or public groups.  Professional disciplines include:  family doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, mental health workers, dieticians and chefs, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, pastors, and researchers.  Problem based learning using real cases is used. Some examples are listed below.

Sample Lectures

  • DSM V, how this has changed diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
  • How to cure “treatment-resistant” patients
  • Optimal relapse prevention
  • Alternative therapies including neurofeedback, zinc, warming, laughter, passion, heroes, and knitting
  • Specialized history and physical examination
  • Exercise addiction and non exercise activity thermogenesis
  • Why some patients require a huge caloric intake for weight gain
  • Medical management
  • Residential treatment
  • The inpatient management
  • Optimal medical follow up: short and long-term
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness during and after weight restoration


Sample Seminars

  • The medical management of eating disorders
  • Master seminar on the medical management of eating disorders
  • Optimizing team treatment including roles, rounds, teaching, and communication


Handouts, hard copies, programmed learning booklets and other materials are available.


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