Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, host the Eating Disorders International Conference biennially. The next conference will take place on 28 - 29 March 2018 at Imperial College London 

We’re pleased to announce that the biennial Eating Disorders International Conference will return in 2018, taking place at Imperial College London from Wednesday 28 March – Thursday 29 March.

Returning for the fifth time with a programme designed by experts and talks from keynote speakers renowned for their work in the field of eating disorders, this prestigious two-day conference showcases innovative, leading research.

Guest speakers appearing this year include Professor Tracey Wade, whose clinical experience spans nearly 30 years and who this year began a five-year term as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and Professor Howard Steiger, Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Program in Quebec.

Themes for EDIC 2018 include:

  • Early intervention 
  • Carer involvement in treatment 
  • New approaches to treatment 
  • Neuroscience and genetics 
  • Improving eating disorder services 
  • Use of technology in treament 

For academic and medical professionals working in the field, as well as anyone else with an interest in research, EDIC is a fantastic opportunity to discuss and collaborate with others, and to look at work that will help influence policy and practice and bring about positive change for those affected by eating disorders.

The conference is aimed at anyone working in the field of eating disorders who want to collaborate and develop their knowledge. The event also attracts carers and provides a platform for them to network with professionals. To find out more about EDIC click here

If you have any queries about EDIC 2018, please email or call 01275 266003.

Disclaimer: All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the EDIC 2018 organisers (Beat) and Scientific Programme Committee reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the EDIC 2018 conference, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The EDIC 2018 organisers and the Scientific Programme Committee are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of cancellation of EDIC 2018 all pre-paid fees will be refunded in full. However, the organisers and the Scientific Programme Committee are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation and the liability of the organisers shall be limited to the conference fee. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


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