Beyond the Emotional Aspects of Eating Disorders


We are pleased to announce Medical Director Dr. Joel Jahraus, M.D., FAED, CEDS will be speaking at an upcoming professional training, sponsored by the Eating Disorders Coalition of Miami and IAEDP in Miami on Friday, March 7, 2014. Dr. Joel Jahraus, a board certified physician for over 30 years, is well-known and respected for his specialization in the medical management of clients with eating disorders and a recognized expert on diabetes and the medical complications of eating disorders.

Dr. Jahraus’s presentation entitled “Beyond the Emotional Aspects of Eating Disorders: Complications, Co-Morbidities, and Communication within the Healthcare System,” will provide attendees an overview of the basic psychological processes impacted by eating disorders, understand the interplay of common comorbid medical conditions with eating disorders, and understand how to communicate effectively with health care providers outside of the primary treatment team, with insurance companies, and the media.

Providing an excerpt from his upcoming talk, Dr. Jahraus comments on the different components of the eating disorder as well as the challenges that may arise.  “Eating disorders cross the line between mental and medical health more than any other illness, so it is imperative to understand the interplay between these two areas of care [… ] The challenging nature of treating eating disorder patients that do not always want treatment or are fearful of treatment can present unique challenges of communication among the local team, referral providers, and others involved in care including the patient and family. Splitting is problematic and must be avoided.” Additionally, Dr. Jahraus will speak to the importance of addressing and treating comorbid conditions complicating the treatment of eating disorders, such as gluten enteropathy.

The event will be held on March 7, 2014 from 8:00AM – 12:00PM at the University of Miami, Hurricane 100 Room, The Bank United Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL. This event is worth 4 CEU’s. Click here to receive a discounted price for registration, or register at the door.