Eating Disorders International Conference 2016



In 2014 we hosted our third Eating Disorders International Conference. We welcomed over 360 delegates to London, from 36 different countries. Many of the world’s leading eating disorders clinicians and researchers were in attendance and importantly were joined by junior clinicians and students as well as service users and carers.

The conference provided excellent opportunities to get up to date with the latest research findings, to take part in topical debates and to network. Keynote lectures were accompanied by a range of workshops presenting the latest research and plenary sessions debating key topics of interest. Professor Timothy Walsh from Columbia University, delivered the first keynote lecture as an update on the new diagnostic criteria DSM5. He chaired the DSM working group responsible for this process. Major themes of the three days included clinical features, brain processes, psychological therapies; new technologies; severe and enduring eating disorders; caring for someone with an eating disorder and males with eating disorders.

EDIC 2014 was our first international conference that welcomed a half day pre-conference teaching event co-hosted with the Academy for Eating Disorders. The afternoon welcomed guest speakers from across the globe including Professor Stephen Touyz and Dr Eunice Chen who delivered workshops on Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy respectively.

The final day of the conference was dedicated to the experience of carers including their expectations of treatment services. Speakers and delegates highlighted a connection between two of the conferences’ key themes by focussing on how developments in our understanding of brain processes can be particularly useful in helping carers understand more about the experience of their suffering relative or friend.

To download the EDIC 2014 programme brochure please click here.

Our next conference will take place at the same time, same place in 2016. Register your interest by emailing conferences@b-eat.co.uk.