11 May, 2023
There was a buzz of excitement surrounding the InsideOut booth at the 2023 ASPM annual conference last week, especially around the new GP Hub and digital support tools coming soon.
InsideOut Institute attended the conference with 200+ attendees to deliver a full day workshop providing GPs with clinical skills, information on the evidence base and future research activities. Attendees were invited to try out the new hub at the booth and attend the expert panel discussion showcasing innovative programs.
Over 40 GPs attended the pre-conference workshop led by Associate Professor Sarah Maguire, Sally Corry and Dr Karen Spielman from InsideOut Institute and ASPM.
The workshop discussed key challenges in providing eating disorders care and gave participants practical skills to help patients and their families and carers throughout their treatment pathway.
The concluding session of the day, around what lies ahead for eating disorders, revealed the InsideOut Institute GP Hub and digital support tools that will be available soon for GPs to use at point of care, with overwhelming gratitude from participants.
“I did not expect to have my heart touched, warmed, opened and feel committed to being a part of the future of eating disorders primary care and working in multidisciplinary teams in an improved way”, Dr Marcia Smart.
“I felt I could actually feel and see a future for general practice to be able to fundamentally and significantly over-turn the structure of eating disorders medical care in Australia with the online tool that was presented to us by InsideOut”.
A panel discussion proposing a new way forward in community messaging on obesity and eating disorders was led by Dr Warren Ward, Associate Professor Sarah Maguire, Dr Karen Spielman, Dr Ashlea Broomfield and Dr Susan Barnett and created some lively discussion to conclude day two of the conference.
Also coming soon from InsideOut is the revised GP Eating Disorder Plan and GP Eating Disorder Review developed in partnership with General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) that will be accessible across the country.