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“Medical Stabilization in Eating Disorders”

December 10, 2014
3:30 p.m. ET


with Edward P. Tyson, MD

Dr. Tyson has been specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for more than 25 years and presents frequently at eating disorder professional meetings nationally and internationally. As a member of the Medical Care Standards Task Force for the Academy for Eating Disorders, he is a co-author of the “Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders,” of which more than 100,000 copies have been distributed worldwide in several languages. He wrote the chapter on medical assessment for the recent text, “Eating Disorders—Bridging the Research-Practice Gap.”

Advocating for those with eating disorders has been a priority for him and he has worked to develop legislation in the state of Texas to mandate insurance coverage for eating disorders. Dr. Tyson is a member of the AED’s Advisory Board and the Binge Eating Disorders Association. Dr. Tyson also teaches residents, medical students, and nurse practitioner students, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Texas about eating disorders.

It's easy to join in the #AEDchat! - Try it!

1. Login to Twitter with your Twitter account.*

2. With your Twitter account already running, you'll open up Twubs at: ("Twubs" is the site you can login to and use during the chat. It will allow you to participate and watch all the action!)

3. At the bottom of the page, click the Twitter badge that says “Log in with Twitter,” and then click “Authorize app” to allow Twubs to read/send your #AEDchat tweets.

Note: Twubs will automatically add the #AEDchat hashtag at the end of everything you tweet, so no need to do this. However, you will need to check the length of all of your prepared responses to make sure there is room for Twubs to add the #aedchat hashtag at the end (in other words, Twitter allows you 140 characters for each tweet, so you’ll have to subtract eight characters for "#AEDchat" hashtag in order to be under the limit for your tweets).

*Don't have Twitter account yet? You can create one here. #AEDchat

Save the date for these upcoming chats:

December 10, 3:30 p.m. ET
Medical Stabilization in Eating Disorders
With Ed Tyson, MD

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