Part 1: Detecting Eating Disorders in Adult Patients

Part 1: Detecting Eating Disorders in Adult Patients

Under section 130006 of the 21st Century Cures Act, health professionals are to be trained to screen, access, intervene, and refer patients to specialized treatments for the severe mental illness of eating disorders. This grand rounds will discuss what practitioners need to know to perform the duties described in the Cures Act. The presenters will describe current eating disorder diagnoses, screening and detection practices, and how best to make referrals in primary care.

This is part one of a two-part webinar series. The second webinar is Ongoing Management of Eating Disorders in Adult Patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.

The Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds is a monthly webinar series co-sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NCEED was invited to partner and lecture increase awareness of eating disorder prevalence, screening and management in primary care providers. lectures provide an overview of strategies to integrate public health and primary health care at the national level. Presenters focus on applying systems-based approaches to prepare public health leaders to address major population health issues.


Christine Peat, PhD, FAED, LP

Christine Peat, PhD, FAED, LP

Director, National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Louise Metz, PhD

Louise Metz, PhD

Owner, Lead Physician, Mosaic Comprehensive Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Learning Objectives

  • Describe DSM-5 eating disorders, their prevalence, and ICD-10 codes for recognized eating disorders.
  • Identify screening measures and evidence-based practices to detect eating disorders in primary care practice.
  • Describe evidence-based approaches to managing eating disorders in primary care.

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Webinar Details


Primary care providers treating primarily adult populations

Learning Level





1.5 Hours