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Next #AEDchat

“Refeeding in the hospital: How fast? How slow?”

September 11, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET

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with Sara Buckelew and Andrea Garber

Join in our upcoming chat with UCSF's Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH, and Andrea Garber, PhD, RD, to discuss the best practices for hospital-based refeeding with adolescents diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

Sara M. Buckelew is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco. A native of the bay area, she earned her BA at Columbia University, and earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at UCSF and UC Berkeley. Additionally, she completed fellowship training in adolescent medicine at UCSF. Currently, she is the Medical Director of the UCSF Adolescent/Young Adult Eating Disorder Program, a multidisciplinary program that provides evaluation, assessment and management of adolescents and young adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She has a special interest in quality improvement screening and prevention of eating disorders, and eating disorders in males.

Andrea Garber is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She is a nutritionist, with a PhD in Human and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Registered Dietitian (RD) from UCSF. She is the Chief Nutritionist for the UCSF Eating Disorders Program and Childhood Obesity (“WATCH”) Program. Dr. Garber is a theme director for nutrition in the School of Medicine curriculum at UCSF. Her research focuses on obesity and eating disorders. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study of refeeding in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and has studied fast food and menu labeling legislation. In the community, Dr. Garber has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Childhood Obesity Task Force, co-chair of the Mayor’s Shape Up initiative, and an invited participant to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Obesity Summit.

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:

September 11, 1:00 p.m. ET
with Sara Buckelew MD, MPH and Andrea Garber, RD, PhD

October 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
Consequences of the Failure to Recognize Anorexia Nervosa in Higher-Weight People
with Deb Burgard, PhD and Joslyn Smith

November 14, 1:00 p.m. ET
Engaging Male Loved Ones in Treatment
with Joe Kelly and Pamela Carlton

Past Twitter chats offer all the information without the real time pace. Just click to read.

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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