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How to Manage: Eating disorders – online

1 December 9:00 am - 4:30 pmView Website →Virtual Event

Course aim

This study day will help delegates develop an approach to the management of children and young people with eating disorders.

Course description

This course provides a clinical framework for the recognition, clinical risk assessment and management of children and young people with eating disorders.

We hope to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in assessing and managing a child or young person with an eating disorder in outpatient and inpatient paediatric medical settings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise a young person with an eating disorder and understand the principles of management
  • Develop a clinical approach to the assessment of sick patients under 18 with Anorexia Nervosa – junior MARSIPAN
  • Understand the short and long-term medical complications of starvation and weight loss in children and adolescents with restrictive eating disorders
  • Describe the medical approach to safe and effective refeeding
  • Recognise, avoid and treat re-feeding syndrome
  • Understand the principles of Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (FT/AN) and develop an approach to collaborative working with the Community Eating Disorders Service for Children and young people
  • Understand the psychiatric, ethical and legal aspects of managing eating disorders including application of the Mental Health Act.

Target audience

  • Paediatric trainees
  • SAS doctors
  • Dietitians
  • Senior nursing staff involved in delivering care in medial outpatient and inpatient settings to patients under 18 years old with an eating disorder
  • General Practitioner


  • RCPCH member – Trainee and SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £100
  • RCPCH member – Consultant: £130
  • Non-RCPCH member: £180





Clinical Specialty Paediatrics
Event Length One Day