The biennial General Meeting and European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) Conference will take place in Belfast from September 22nd – 24th 2022. The ECED is a group of academics, researchers, and clinicians whose main work is focused on eating disorders. Since its inception in 1989, ECED have met every two years in a different European city to debate topics of relevance and to present their most recent research efforts. This year, ECED are hosting the meeting and conference in Belfast. All the details are on the website www.ecedbelfast.eu and it would be relevant to ICP members if anyone wants to attend.
The early registration rate is available up until August 31st. This is a significant saving on the full ticket price (£75/€90) and includes all conference meals at our conference venue (Assembly Buildings) and admission to the gala evening dinner and entertainment on September 22nd in the Titanic Museum Ballroom. There will also be a daily rate if anyone wants to attend for a shorter time and they can simply email email@example.com for details.
Opening lecture (Thursday evening, September 22nd at Titanic Museum) entitled: “The Voice of Lived Experience” will be given by Nikolett Bógar, a former successful model who has recovered from a severe eating disorder, and who is now a researcher attached to Semmelweis University Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
Friday September 23rd: We will be holding a debate on two currently relevant and emotive topics in our field:
‘The psychopathology of the eating disorders means there is little place for those with a lived experience to be involved in the planning of their own treatment.’
‘Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa sufferers should be allowed to make an informed choice to end treatment and enter end-of-life care.’
There will be four workshop presentations to choose from:
The ROCKETLAUNCH project. Implementing key components of evidence-based family therapy for eating disorders in child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient care. Ulf Wallin, Sweden
How to reduce critical thoughts and voices in eating disorder patients. Greta Noordenbos, Netherlands
Perspectives from the development of a mentalization-based intensive outpatient service for adolescents with eating disorders. Lisa Mukherjee, Sara Schjølberg Marques, Aisling McGrath and Tom Jewell, England.
Anxiety, body, and motherhood: eating disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Finn Skårderud & Bente Sommerfeldt, Norway
In addition, twenty-four research papers will be presented and discussed at the parallel paper sessions, along with a number of research posters.
On Saturday morning, September 24th there is a symposium being delivered by French colleagues on:
How Day Hospitalisation for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa are Organised: Three Different Approaches.
Flora Bat-Pitault, Doriane Costa, Corinne Blanchet, Nathalie Godart, France
Or a workshop to choose: Anxiety, body, and motherhood: eating disorders in pregnancy and postpartum, by Finn Skårderud & Bente Sommerfeldt, Norway
Followed by a debate on: ‘Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa sufferers should be allowed to make an informed choice to end treatment and enter end-of-life care.’