Gather together with colleagues and use the power of community to connect and rejuvenate! 3 CEs offered.
Join our small group gathering for our first in person event this June! After a long separation and a year with our heads down in our work, it's time to start creating our new normal. Our event will be limited to 50 people and we do ask that you wear a mask. Lunch will also be provided and the grounds are beautiful...we can spread out and even take the workshop outside potentially. It will be so good to see you again.
In this event you will be able to:
Please bring a yoga mat or towel.
Fri, June 18, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
116 Waterlily Dr
116 Waterlily Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, from UNC Chapel Hill and Karolinska Institute, will present the latest research from the EDGI Project.
The past 10 years have seen rapid acceleration of our understanding of how genes and environment act and interact in influencing risk for eating disorders, but how is this relevant to your current clinical practice and how might it be even more relevant in the future? The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is currently rolling out across the globe. EDGI ultimately intends to enroll over 100,000 individuals with eating disorders and as many healthy controls. What is the purpose of this massive undertaking? What are the results thus far and how can you incorporate new knowledge about genetics into your clinical practice today? In addition to presenting up-to-the-day scientific findings, Dr. Bulik will discuss ways you can discuss genetic risk with patients and families, and the promise of this research for the future.
Learning Objectives: After hearing this talk, I will be able to:
1. Explain the current state of understanding of the genetics of eating disorders.
2. Understand the potential future goals of genetic studies of eating disorders.
3. Develop new skills to be able to discuss genetics with patients and families.