Veritas Collaborative Symposium


The Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders offers medical and mental health professionals the opportunity to learn from experts in the field to better apply best-practice care for patients and their families and provides up to 12 continuing education credits. With a multidisciplinary team of speakers, the Symposium aims to define the role of biology in the development of eating disorders; promote evidence-based identification, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders for all persons, including those with complex presentations; and emphasize key components for eating disorder recovery. In short, the Symposium seeks to advance access to care for all persons affected by eating disorders.


At the conclusion of this knowledge-based program, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify at least three interventions for patients with comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders
  • Summarize developmental changes in genetic risk for eating disorders across adolescence
  • Describe the potential contribution of medical and developmental factors in the development of feeding disorders in infants and young children
  • Discuss patient variables that mitigate or increase long-term risk for poor outcomes of anorexia and bulimia nervosa
  • Distinguish the role coaches can play in the identification of eating disorders among athletes and illustrate ways to incorporate coaches into an athlete’s recovery process
  • Identify the different types of DBT available for clients (DBT for BED/BN, DBT for multicomplex EDs, RODBT) and determine which is most effective for each diagnosis
  • Identify increased risks for disordered weight management behaviors in the transgender patient population and identify methods for incorporating body image and gender identity into a therapeutic practice
  • Identify at least one strategy for discussing treatment recommendations with patients and their family or community of support and list at least 3 ways to engage with them in the treatment process


  • Discuss recent functional neuroimaging and psychophysiological evidence demonstrating that the brains of patients with anorexia nervosa may perceive some peripheral body signals differently, and that these differences may influence how their brains respond to food cues
  • Explain three challenges faced in treating patients with eating disorders in the acute care medical setting
  • Label brain areas that impact eating disorders
  • List at least 2 changes in brain circuitry seen in eating disorders
  • Identify at least 1 approach for supporting nutritional rehabilitation which considers the neurobiological challenges of an eating disorder
  • Conceptualize at least 1 important concept to include in patient conversations regarding feeding strategies for recovery
  • Describe the role of dietary energy density in the prevention of relapse in anorexia nervosa and identify ways to enhance the energy density of specific foods and beverages
  • Identify the types of patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) for whom cognitive-behavioral therapy is appropriate


Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program provides up to 12.0 continuing education credits.

Veritas Collaborative has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6885. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Veritas Collaborative is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This activity has been submitted for approval as a continuing professional education activity by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance. Veritas Collaborative recommends that participants contact their local licensing boards for specific questions regarding the acceptance of these contact hours as continuing education credits. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Approval for continuing medical education credits for physicians and nurses is pending.

Disclosure Statement: Veritas Collaborative conforms to APA Ethical Standards and continuing education standards and criteria. All speakers are required to disclose any commercial relationships or conflicts of interest at the educational activity. Veritas Collaborative is fully committed to the principle of equal educational opportunities for all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by federal or state law.  If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to participate in programs or services, please call us at (919) 637-3181, no later than ten days before the program begins.

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