17th Mar 2016 - 19th Mar 2016
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Beat is hosting the fourth biennial Eating Disorders International Conference in central London from Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 March 2016. The overall theme of the conference this year will be ‘Nature or Nurture? The influence of brain, psyche and society on ideas about causes and treatment of eating disorders’.
Key themes include economics, attachment, the neuroscience and biology of eating disorders and psychological therapies. All keynote and plenary speakers for the conference have been confirmed and there has been a high volume of abstracts submitted for presentation at the event. We are pleased to announce that government minister, The Rt. Hon Alistair Burt MP, will be closing the first day of the conference with his talk ‘Eating disorders services – then and now.’
Amongst the highlights will be Professor Peter Fonagy’s keynote lecture on ‘Attachment and eating disorders’ on Thursday and another keynote by Professor Janet Treasure OBE and Jenny Langley on the Friday. Professor Ulrike Schmidt will present a workshop on the preliminary findings of her ‘FREED’ study: investigating the impact of early-intervention on treatment outcomes and Dr Blake Woodside will present a session on neuromodulation. The programme for Saturday will once again have a particular carers’ focus as one of the aims of EDIC is to spark meaningful dialogue between the medical community and all those affected by eating disorders.
Full programme content information can be found in the Conference section on the dedicated EDIC 2016 website www.edic.org.uk. You can also sign up here to receive regular updates about the event and reserve your place. If purchasing a ticket before 31 December 2015, you can also benefit from reduced rate early bird ticket fees. We hope to see you there!