Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder in diabesity

February 3, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Digital Delivery – 430-1200 W 73rd Avenue, Vancouver BC

Binge eating disorder (BED) was first recognized as a distinct disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013. Studies have shown that up to 30% obese individuals seeking treatment have BED or subclinical BED. The BC Pharmacy Association will be hosting a webinar on binge eating disorder in diabesity on February 3, 2021 and will discuss the prevalence and pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria and impact of BED.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Understand the prevalence and pathophysiology of BED
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria and risk factors for binge eating disorder (BED)
  • Identify patients who should be screened for BED
  • Recognize the impact of BED on metabolic syndrome

About the Speaker: Dr. James W. Kim, MBBCh, PgDip(Diabetes)

Dr Kim is a general practitioner in Calgary with special interest in chronic disease, especially in diabetes and chronic migraine. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Calgary.

After graduating from his medical school in South Africa, he has completed post- graduate diploma in Diabetes in 2012 and works as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for numerous medical journals including Canadian Journal of Diabetes. He has also given numerous presentations locally and nationally including Family Medicine Forum, on the topics of diabetes, chronic migraine, binge eating disorder, ADHD, and respiratory medicine. He has also been involved in numerous CME slide deck development.

Within Diabetes Canada, his role includes steering committee member for the Clinical Practice Guideline, current co-chair of Primary Care Special Interest Group, Dissemination and Implementation member and has been a scientific planning committee member for the Annual Diabetes Canada Conference.

He is currently involved with PIONEER REAL research data with Novo Nordisk as the site lead investigator.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.