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Theme for 2019: Putting patient and carer perspectives at the heart of everything we do

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This three day, CPD certified conference combines plenary sessions, short papers and posters. The conference offers participants the opportunity to choose six 90 minute sessions out of a total of 30 to maximise the relevance of the meeting to each individual.

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Wednesday 20 March 2019 
 08.00 - 09.30               Registration and Refreshments
  Rachel Bryant-Waugh (UK) & Ian Frampton (UK)
  Key issues in mental health and their relevance to eating disorders
  Opening Speaker
  Kathryn Pugh (UK), Children and Young People Mental Health Lead, NHS England
  Panel Facilitator: 
  Emma Woolf (UK), Writer, Critic, Journalist, Broadcaster
  Panel members:
  Eric van Furth (NED), Professor of Eating Disorders, Leiden University Medical School, Netherlands
  Anna Keski-Rahkonen (FIN), Associate Professor, University of Helsinki 
  Susie Orbach (UK), Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Writer & Social Critic
 10.45 - 11.15               Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
  Chair: Ian Frampton (UK)
  i) Changing the research agenda through working with patients and families  
   Tessa Richards, 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, MD, PhD (USA) Director, Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, 
   Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford
 12.45 - 14.00               Lunch, Poster and Exhibition Viewing 
 14.00 - 15.30 CONCURRENT SESSION 1 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) The Body Project: multi-agency collaboration as a model for implementation
  Sam Clark-Stone, Frances Clark-Stone, Phillipa Diedrichs, Katerina Kantartzis, Emma Halliwell (UK)
  2) SSCM, SEEDS and dietetics: a good match?
  Marilyn Conroy, Jade Hanson (UK)
  3) Medical complications of eating disorders: Part 1
  Phillip Mehler (USA)
  4) Implementation of NHS England’s Children and Young People’s Eating Disorder Pathway
  Anne O’Herlihy, Ivan Eisler (UK)
  5) "Where is my Supersuit?" How to integrate families and peer support into treatment and recovery
  Erica Husain, Susan Ringwood (UK)
 15.30 - 16.00                Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing 
 16.00 - 17.30  CONCURRENT SESSION 2 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) Sharing heart-felt hope: developing and implementing peer support in an adult community eating disorder service
  Clare Leather (UK)
  2) Medical complications of eating disorders: Part 2
  Phillip Mehler (USA)
  3) Intensive home treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: clinical practice, outcomes and acceptability
  Sam Clark-Stone, Rachael Tominey, Bryony Holmes, Ian Frampton (UK)
  4) How long is enough? Linking expert opinion and empirical evidence on optimum duration of inpatient admission for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa
  Sophie Nesbitt, Lucia Giombini (UK)
  5) A new cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with avoidant / restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
  Sandra Mulkens, Eric Dumont (NED)
 17.30 - 19.30               Official Poster Viewing and Drinks Reception
Thursday 21st March 2019
 08.00 - 09.15              Registration, Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 09.15 - 10.45


  Chair: Nadia Micali (UK)
  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
 10.45 - 11.15              Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 11.15 - 12.45 SHORT PAPER SESSIONS - Click here to view the sessions
 12.45 - 14.00               Lunch, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 14.00 - 15.30 CONCURRENT SESSION 3 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) Implementing lived experiences in specialised eating disorder services
  Hiske Vesser, Eric van Furth (NED)
  2) When too much control becomes the issue: radically open dialectical behaviour therapy (RO-DBT) for adolescents with restrictive eating disorders when family therapy isn’t enough
  Mima Simic, Julian Baudinet, Gladys Ellis (UK)
  3) An integrated psychological and behavioural approach to treating compulsive exercise – beyond mindful walking
  Phillipa Hay (AUS), Caroline Meyer (UK), Stephen Touyz (AUS) 
  4) Transition care in anorexia nervosa through guidance online from peer and carer expertise (TRIANGLE)
  Valentina Cardi, Viviana Aya, Katie Rowlands, Janet Treasure (UK)
  5) Ten-session cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): key principles and key techniques
  Glenn Waller, Hannah Turner (UK)
 15.30 - 16.00               Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 16.00 - 17.30 CONCURRENT SESSION 4 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) Avatar therapy in patients with eating disorders: a novel therapeutic approach
  Viviana Aya, Valentina Cardi, Janet Treasure (UK)
  2) Working with adolescents with eating disorders: making FBT and CBT-ED work together
  Mirin Craig, Glenn Waller (UK)
  3) Food for thought: paediatrics and psychiatry working together
  Ginny Birrell, Sarah Bartlett (UK)
  4) Let's talk about sex! An interactive and participative workshop exploring methods to address difficulties with intimacy with adult service users diagnosed with anorexia nervosa
  Chantal Bailie, Lynn Olver (UK)
  5) Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: from adolescence to adulthood
  Hubert Lacey (UK), Phillipa Hay, Daniel Le Grange, Stephen Touyz (AUS)
 17.30 - 19.30               Official Poster Session and Drinks Reception


Friday 22nd March 
 09.00 - 09.30             Registration, Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 09.30 - 11.00 CONCURRENT SESSION 5 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) Treatment providers' perspectives of working on inpatient units
  Trine Hage, Øyvind Rø (NOR)
  2) The egosyntonic nature of anorexia nervosa: Working with pros and cons and values to enhance treatment outcomes
  Lucy Serpell, Eva Gregertsen (UK)
  3) A bite-sized conversation: solo drama performance and reflection on language and diagnosis
  Florence Taylor, Ian Frampton (UK)
  4) Targeting inhibitory control among individuals with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders 
  Rayane Chami, Janet Treasure, Valentina Cardi (UK)
  5) Early intervention for young people with emerging eating disorders: The role of a modular CBT programme
  Laura Fialko, Erica Cini, Ruth Wilson (UK)
 11.00 - 11.30              Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
 11.30 - 13.00 CONCURRENT SESSION 6 Please choose one session from below (1-5)
  1) The changing landscape: exploring collaboration between clinicians, researchers, patients and carers
  Anthea Fursland, Shannon Calvert (AUS)
  2) Rapid formulation and flexible approach to enhance motivation using brief intervention in eating disorders
  Nish Dolange (UK)
  3) Making sense in eating disorders: How sensory integration theory can be used to support the emotional regulation of young people with eating disorders
  Thomas Hawksworth, Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd, Pippa Hugo (UK)
  4) Long term management of SEED patients: residential SSCM in practice
  Asha Mootoosamy, Mary Dias, Thomas Chapman, Racheal Baker (UK)
  5) Adolescent focused therapy: getting to know the newcomer
  Cathy Troupp, Jo Holliday (UK)
 13.00 - 14.15              Lunch, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
  Chair: Stephan Zipfel (GER)
  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
 15.30 - 16.00 Closing remarks 
 16.00                        Close of conference