On behalf of the Nordic Eating Disorder Society (click on name to follow link to webpage), the Norwegian Society for Eating Disorders invites clinicians, researchers, and other interested parties for this digital spring meeting.
Time: Wedensday 10th of May, 18.30 – 20.30
A recent report (click on link to see report) from the Norwegian user-representative organization «Rådgivning om Spiseforstyrrelser (ROS)» points out that that only 1-in-5 receives treatment for their eating disorder. We hear patients speaks of the difficulties in qualifying for help or having easy and quick access to treatment. We have also seen an increased demand in the specialised treatment services, and that clinicians speaks of a limited capacity. In this webinar we will explore if there is a potential for increasing availability of eating disorder treatment.
We have invited representatives from the Norwegian primary healthcare service and the specialized healthcare service to speak from their perspectives and engage in a dialogue about the potential for better collaboration. We invite you to take part in the discussion following the presentations, to share experiences, ideas, and questions.
REGISTRATION IS NEEDED TO RECEIVE WEBINAR LINK: Register here (click on link to get to registration)
- Senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PhD Lasse Bang: «Time trends in eating disorders and other mental disorders among children and adolescents in Norway».
- Senior physician at Åsebråten Child and Youth Psychiatric Clinic (South-East Norway), MD Janne J. Hassfjord: The situation in our ED unit – what have changed and may exploration of new ways to collaborate with primary healthcare services help.
- Senior physician at Unit for EDs at the Norwegian Hospital Inland (Mid Norway), MD Oda S Hammerstad: The situation in our ED unit – what have changed and may exploration of new ways to collaborate with primary healthcare services help.
- Specialist in General Medicine and General Practitioner (Westcoast Norway), MD PhD Ingvild Vatten Alsnes: What is the knowledge, focus, efforts and service offers for EDs in Primary Healthcare. Do we see opportunities for better collaboration with specialized healthcare services – are there underutilized competences or new potential services or units within Public Healthcare?
- General Discussion: Speakers and audience are encouraged to share ideas, experiences of successful efforts or projects, or to ask questions.
See relevant links as background information (click on the following names/links to get access to relevant information):
A demand for improved capacity and treatment access – more than 20 years ago
- Prevalence of EDs among children and adolescents have increased
- Increased symptom frequency among Norwegian youth
- Access to treatment: the burden has increased, and the capacity in treatment units is exceeded
- The capacity at the GP office is exceeded
- Report from ROS «The value of prevention«
- Access to treatment in FINLAND: ED diagnoses have gone up by 69 % at the youth psychiatry unit at the Helsinki university hospital
See illustration of the Norwegian public health service model highlighting the integration of primary healthcare and specialised healthcare services (notice the distinction in services between grey and green background colours) (-unfortunately only in Norwegian text):
Spiseforstyrrelser – hvordan søke hjelp_web2