During March & April all LACPA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Clubs are available to
non-members as a way of introducing you to some of the many
FREE benefits of LACPA membership.
Date: Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm.
Title: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
Presenter: Margherita Mascolo, MD, ACUTE Medical Director
Description: Dr. Mascolo is the medical director of ACUTE. She will discuss the medical complications of severe restricting as well as purging. The presentation will include a broad review of the pathophysiology of starvation as well as the organ systems affected. There will be case-based discussion and presentation based on real patients seen on the ACUTE unit. Target audience is mental health professionals, dietitians, and allied professionals who need a broad understanding of the medical complications of restricting and purging.
Bio: Dr. Mascolo is the Medical Director at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, where she has been a member of the ACUTE team since its beginning in 2008. She has trained under Dr. Philip S. Mehler for the past 8 years to become one of the country’s leading experts in the medical care of patients with severe eating disorders and served as Associate Medical Director under Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani for the past 3 years.
Dr. Mascolo completed her undergraduate work at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Mascolo has published multiple peer-reviewed articles on the medical complications of eating disorders and is currently working to complete her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification.
Location: The office of Dr. Lauren Muhlheim (4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 245, Los Angeles) – free parking in the lot (enter on Highland)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
March and April SIG meetings are open to all professionals. During other months SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members. Non-members wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our website www.lapsych.org
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