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Eating Disorders Update | 1.5 CEUs

  • May 13, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • December 31, 2024
  • 10:30 AM
  • Virtual webinar



Live Stream: Monday, May 13th| 9:00am-10:30am

M. Hilmar Wagner, MPH, RDN, LN, CD

Presenter Bio: Hilmar Wagner is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), licensed in Minnesota and Washington State. Hilmar has experience working in a variety of clinical, outpatient, community, and management settings. Hilmar joined the Emily Program in 2006 and has served in a number of clinical and management roles, both at the site, regional and organization-wide levels. He currently serves as a Clinical Outreach Specialist. In this role Hilmar has presents on a wide range of eating disorder and related nutrition topics at local, regional, and national conferences. Hilmar received his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for the past 16 years. Hilmar has extensive experience working with clients of all eating disorder diagnoses in both individual and group settings. He has a particular interest in the application of mindfulness and body-centered, somatic approaches to the nutritional treatment of eating disorders.

Kelly Pertzsch, LPCC

Presenter Bio: Kelly Pertzsch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Richmond, the American International University in London and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Eating Disorder Studies from the Lewis and Clark College. She has treated eating disorders her entire career and has worked in community mental health, private practice, and a college counseling center. She has been with The Emily Program since June 2015, holding a variety of roles from Weekend Programming Coordinator to Site Director, and now focuses on her passion for providing outreach and education to the community. Kelly has a particular interest in the intersection of eating disorder treatment and social justice, as well as Health at Every Size.

Description: There has been significant progress in our understanding of the etiology of eating disorders leading to advancements in screening and treatment. Join us as we discuss eating disorders from a bio-psycho-social perspective, highlighting new understanding of temperament and neuro-biological influences. Treatment highlights include the dramatic increase in Avoidant Restrictive Feeding and Eating Disorders (ARFID), Atypical Anorexia and Binge Eating Disorder.


1. Identify risk factors associated with biology, temperament and environment

2. Describe the relationship between neurodiversity and Avoidant Restrictive Feeding and Eating Disorders (ARFID)

3. Compare and contrast the awareness and treatment access between Atypical Anorexia and Anorexia Nervosa

4. Articulate at least ways the weight bias and stigma impact assessment and treatment for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

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