Eating Disorders and Weight Inclusive Care

Ames, IA US
December 6, 2023


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity that maintains, develops, or increases the knowledge, skills, professional performance, and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, medical students (rotating), non-medical students (rotating), and healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide an overview of eating disorder diagnoses.
  2. Discuss how weight stigma leads to eating disorders.
  3. Share an alternative, weight inclusive approach to healthcare.


Kathleen O’Connor, LMHC, CEDS

Ms. O’Connor's clinical focus lies with eating disorders and body image issues. She has worked in the eating disorder treatment community for 7+ years in a variety of capacities including inpatient, residential, and crisis stabilization programs. She is passionate about eating disorder recovery and collaborating with patients to find balance in their lives. She is am anti-diet and HAES aligned. O’Connor believes that therapy provides a safe space to be yourself in a supportive environment, helping to meet you where you’re at and work towards creating lasting change.

Ms. O’Connor is a certified eating disorder specialist, supporting individuals to develop a healthier relationship with food and their body, from eating disorders and everything in between, as well as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, low motivation, adjusting to adulthood, perfectionism, managing everyday stressors, and relationship issues.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/06/2023 - 12:10pm CST
Event ends: 
12/06/2023 - 1:10pm CST
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
United States
+1 (515) 239-2011

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Kathleen O’Connor, LMHC, CEDS - Speaker

CME Committee

  • No Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee member who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

Gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, and Availa Bank support this program. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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