Plenary Sessions

Wednesday 20 March 2019

11.15 - 12.45 Plenary 1: Harnessing the power of families and carers
  i) Changing the research agenda through working with patients and families
   Tessa Richards (UK) Senior Editor, BMJ
  ii) Through the lens of lived experience
   Christine Morgan (AUS), CEO, Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders
  iii) Update on efficacy of family-based interventions
  James Lock (USA), Director, Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford

Thursday 21 March 2019

09.15 - 10.45 Plenary 2: Maintaining Positivity and Promoting Recovery
  i) Hope as a recovery process
   Mike Slade (UK), Professor of Mental Health and Social Inclusion, University of Nottingham
  ii) Empowerment through communication and community / peer support
   Kerry Mcleod (UK), BEAT Ambassador & Specialist Dietitian
  iii) Recovery-oriented focus on eating: hope or positive thinking and its impact on ED outcomes
  Paulo Machado (POR), Professor and President, School of Psychology, University of Minho 

Friday 22 March 2019

14.15 - 15.45 Plenary 3: Telemedicine, E-Health and Digital Technology
  i) Digital technologies and mental health
   Tony Young (UK), National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England
  ii) Implementing innovative digital mental health solutions to transform the care 
  experience of service users and their families
   Richard Andrews (UK), Chairman and CEO, Healios
  iii) Technological developments in eating disorders
   Stephen Touyz, Sarah Maguire (AUS) Inside Out Institute for Eating Disorders, Sydney