Concurrent Sessions

B2 Bridging the Gap Between Diagnosis and Entry to a Formal Treatment Program: The Markham FHT Eating Disorders Bridge Program

Theme 2. Optimizing access to interprofessional teams

Presentation Details

  • Date: 10/17/2016
  • Concurrent Session B
  • Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
  • Room: Pier 2 & 3
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Practical (e.g. Presentation on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team environment)
  • Target Audience: Clinical providers

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the importance of early intervention for those patients diagnosed with an eating disorder
  2. Learn how the FHT framework supports collaboration and comprehensive patient care when designing and implementing an ED Bridge Program
  3. See practical examples of one patient’s journey, and the outcomes achieved by the program


The ED Bridge Program has met the needs of its patients through thoughtful, innovative and focused health assessments and systematic follow up by health care providers with a specialized skill set. Early intervention following an eating disorders diagnosis has enabled closer monitoring of the patients’ physical and mental health, and ensured that no one “falls through the cracks” as they wait for formal treatment.  The program team, as well as referring physicians, have expressed a high level of satisfaction with the collaborative efforts demonstrated through this program. The presentation will include physician and patient/family testimonials.


  • Kelly Van Camp, NP, Markham FHT
  • Rhonda Pompilio, SW, Markham FHT
  • Andrea Firmin, RN, Markham FHT