Adult Eating Disorders (AED) ECHO


  • 5% (1.2 million) of Australians are living with an eating disorder.
  • Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness.
  • From a workforce perspective, up to 97% of clinicians surveyed had received insufficient, or no training in eating disorders to enable them to provide treatment with confidence.

Adult Eating Disorders ECHO is designed to increase the specialist knowledge and expertise of clinicians in Local Health Districts and primary care across NSW in managing adults with eating disorders and form a virtual community of practice. Through participation, clinicians can increase their competence and confidence in delivering timely and effective best-practice treatment to adults with eating disorders in their local health setting.

We welcome all healthcare clinicians who support adults with eating disorders. Participants may include Local Health District clinicians, GPs, nursing and allied health clinicians across NSW.  

ECHO Sessions 2023  

Summer Series 2023 : Every Wednesday 2-3.30 pm from 1 February to 5 April 2023 - Registration closed
Winter Series 2023 : Every Wednesday 2-3.30 pm from 6 September to 25 October 2023 - Open for registration

  • Each ECHO series will run for 10 weeks.
  • Participants are expected to attend each weekly session for 1.5 hours. 
  • Participants are encouraged to contribute a case presentation during a series.
  • Participants who attend a minimum of 6 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD points. 
  • No cost to participate.

Please find more information on ECHO sessions here.

Download the flyer for AED ECHO here.

Summer Series 2023 Curriculum

Week Date

         Presentations by Eating Disorders Experts

1 1

  Medical and psychiatric assessment of eating disorders
  - Clinical Professor Janice Russell

2 8

  Starvation, nutrition and the brain - Elizabeth Frig & Lana Abdulla

3 15

  An overview of the medical complications of eating disorders
 - Clinical Professor Janice Russell & Elizabeth Frig



  How to develop a Collaborative Treatment Plan - Cindy Tran

5 1

  Team cohesion and boundaries in working with eating disorders
  - Elizabeth Frig & Clinical Professor Jan Russell

6 8

  Building a therapeutic alliance with people who don’t want treatment
  - Cindy Tran

7 15

  Blind weight vs weight exposure - Elizabeth Frig

8 22

  Managing treatment interfering behaviours - Lana Abdulla & Cindy Tran

9 29

  Working with carers and families

10 5

  The use of the Mental Health Act in hospital and in the community
  - Clinical Professor Jan Russell

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Meet the AED ECHO Team

Ms Cindy Tran
Program Coordinator | Clinical Psychologist | NSW Eating Disorders Outreach Service

Clinical Professor Janice Russell
Psychiatrist | NSW Eating Disorders Outreach Service

Ms Elizabeth Frig
Senior Clinical Dietitian | NSW Eating Disorders Outreach Service

Mr Marcellinus Kim
Sydney LHD Eating Disorders Coordinator  | Dietitian | SLHD

Ms Lana Abdulla
Outreach Co-ordinator | Clinical Nurse Consultant | NSW Eating Disorders Outreach Service

Ms Nathalie Elliott
Outreach Clinical Psychologist | NSW Eating Disorders Outreach Service

Ms Danielle Byers
NSW Statewide Eating Disorder Service Development Lead | InsideOut Institute

Ms Joelle Fa
Clinical Psychologist | Senior Project Manager, Statewite Stream | InsideOut Institute

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