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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: http://twubs.com/AEDchat. ("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).
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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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Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.
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- Let's Talk About Weight Stigma: A Twitter Convo (September 24, 2014)
- A tweet chat in support of the MOM March (September 18, 2014)
- Refeeding in the hospital: How fast? How slow? (September 11, 2014)
- Night Eating Syndrome (August 1, 2014)
- A Year Without Mirrors: Reflecting on Appearance, Beauty, and Body Image (July 1, 2014)
- The Voice of ED: Externalizing the Eating Disorder (May 22, 2014)
- Diabetes and Eating Disorders (June 3, 2014)
- Understanding Insurance Advocacy for Eating Disorder Treatment (April 17, 2014)
- How Mobile Apps are Changing the Face of Eating Disorder Recovery (Jan. 15, 2014)
- Making Eating Disorders Genetics Approachable & Meaningful: What are ANGI, AN25K and Charlotte's Helix? (Dec.16, 2013)
- Fatness: A Health Crisis? (Dec. 13, 2013)
- Muscle Dysmorphia and Muscularity-Oriented Disordered Eating (Nov. 14, 2013)
- Food Rules - Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? (Sept. 17, 2013)
- Dr. Jenny Thomas and Jenni Schaefer on their recently released book: Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? (June 18, 2013)
- Midlife Eating Disorders (April 18, 2013)
- Men Get Eating Disorders Too (March 14, 2013)
- Eating Disorder Memoirs: Helpful or Harmful? (March 13, 2013)
- How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers (Feb. 25, 2014)
- Connecting Bodies with Hearts: Teaching Kids to Care, Not Compare (Feb. 14, 2014)
What exactly is a "Twitter Chat?"
A Twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a hashtag (in our case, #AEDchat) to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. These Twitter chats are scheduled on a particular day and time to enable participants to join the conversation in real time.
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