Eating Disorders in Teens (part 2): Building a Multidisciplinary Team


Dr Jenny Conway

Jenny graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and has lived and worked in the Yarra Valley for over 25 years. She spent over a decade working as a GP in Warburton, then in locum work in rural and remote locations and most recently in Lilydale whilst her twins were finishing secondary school. She has extensive experience in all aspects of General Practice including Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Youth Mental Health, Skin cancer diagnosis and management, and is accredited for Share Care with Eastern Health.

Starting in 2013 she became more involved in looking after patients with Eating Disorders and has since completed a Masters Of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in that field. Jenny commenced practice at Get Well Clinic in 2017 and enjoys providing continuing care to many familiar locals and meeting lots of new patients from her happy stomping ground in the Yarra Valley.

Facilitated by:

Dr Bianca Forrester, has lived and worked in the Geelong community for 15 years. She is a senior lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Melbourne and is also a lecturer at Deakin’s School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, she runs several communities of practice on issues including COVID care, family violence and youth mental health.

In part 1, we reflected on the increased complexity of Eating Disorders presentations to the Royal Children’s Hospital and in our own DiSS clinics and we discussed the importance of a well-developed formulation and team-based care. Often working in isolation, how can GPs build a best-practice team of care providers around the patient and their families? Nurses play a crucial role in care coordination and care, how can they support the formation and communication across these teams and how can we ensure that teams who are not co-located are on the same page? 

This webinar was recorded on 14 June 2023.