Veritas Collaborative Symposium


The 9th Annual Veritas Collaborative Symposium on Eating Disorders offers professionals the opportunity to learn from national eating disorder experts to better apply best-practice care for patients and their families and provides up to 26.0 continuing education credits. With a multidisciplinary team of speakers, the Symposium aims to define treatment consideration for diverse eating disorder populations.


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

  • Explore the limitations of the eating disorder stereotype by examining recent research that investigates the association of eating disorders and food insecurity
  • Describe the eating disorder stereotype and challenge it based on recent food insecurity findings
  • Discuss the prevalence of eating disorder pathology among people living with food insecurity
  • Learn about the prevalence of recovered professionals in the field of eating disorders
  • Learn about personal and professional issues faced by recovered professionals in the field of eating disorders
  • Understand current efforts to create a support network and other resources for recovered professionals who are struggling in their recovery
  • Describe the prevalence and clinical presentation of eating disorders in gender diverse youth
  • Describe themes in the development and maintenance of eating disorders specific to gender diverse youth and their implications for clinical practice
  • Discuss clinical guidelines and recommendations across the continuum of gender-affirming interventions, including puberty suppression, cross-gender hormonal therapy, and surgical care
  • Identify three aspects of eating disorder treatment that may create an ethical dilemma in treating some patients.
  • Discuss legal, ethical, and treatment repercussions of involuntary hospitalization for eating disorder patients.
  • List two treatment approaches that may facilitate cooperation in the resistant eating disorder patient
  • Understand the evaluation of an athlete with potential RED-S
  • Explain the current IOC recommendations on Return to Play for Sport
  • Learn clinical skills to safely assist young athletes to return to competitive sports
  • Create at least one tool for managing challenging conversations encountered in eating disorders practice
  • Identify 3 ways to engage family and supporters in the treatment process
  • Identify at least one strategy for discussing treatment recommendations with patients and their family/supporters
  • Describe the process of aversive visceral conditioning and to explore the developmental history of their patient’s food avoidance for evidence of such experiences to aid their case formulation
  • Attendees will be able to describe the function of disgust and to understand why exposure-based approaches may work differently than in attempts to manage anxiety
  • Attendees will be able to design a food adventure that is suitable to address heightened disgust experiences
  • Understand and identify the differences between certified therapy dogs and service dogs
  • Understand and cite the role of therapy dogs in the therapeutic process to achieve key treatment goals
  • Understand and cite the physiological benefits of engaging with a therapy dog


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 26.0 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 approved 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 approved.

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 855-875-5812, no later than ten days before the program begins.

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