Programme

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


The main sessions will all include some aspect of patient or service user involvement.

Click on the links below to view each Session, or view the day-by-day programme below

 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.

Wednesday 20th March 
   
 08.00 - 09.30        Registration and Refreshments
   
 09.30 - 09.45 WELCOME BY THE CONFERENCE CHAIRS
  Rachel Bryant-Waugh (UK) & Ian Frampton (UK)
   
 09.45 - 10.45 CONFERENCE OPENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
  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:
  Peter Fonagy (UK), Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, UCL
  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
   
 11.15 - 12.45 PLENARY 1: MAXIMISING PATIENT AND FAMILY / CARER POTENTIAL
  Chair: Stephen Touyz (AUS)
   
  i) Changing the research agenda through working with patients and families  
   Speaker to be confirmed
   
  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 
   
 15.30 - 16.00        Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing 
   
 16.00 - 17.30  CONCURRENT SESSION 2
   
 17.30 - 19.30         Official Poster Viewing and Drinks Reception
   
   
   
Thursday 21st March 
   
 08.00 - 09.15           Registration, Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 09.15 - 10.45 PLENARY 2: MAINTAINING POSITIVITY AND PROMOTING RECOVERY
  Chair: To be confirmed
   
  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  
    Speaker to be confirmed
   
 10.45 - 11.15           Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 11.15 - 12.45 SHORT PAPER SESSIONS
   
 12.45 - 14.00            Lunch, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 14.00 - 15.30 CONCURRENT SESSION 3
   
 15.30 - 16.00            Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 16.00 - 17.30 CONCURRENT SESSION 4
   
 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
   
 11.00 - 11.30      Refreshments, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 11.30 - 13.00 CONCURRENT SESSION 6
   
 13.00 - 14.00      Lunch, Poster and Exhibition Viewing
   
 14.00 - 15.30 PLENARY 3: TELEMEDICINE, E-HEALTH AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
  Chair: Stephan Zipfel (GER)
   
  i) Digital technologies and mental health  
   Speaker to be confirmed
   
  ii) Digital healthcare technology: working to empower patients and families affected 
   by mental and physical illnesses  
   Richard Andrews (UK) Chairman and CEO, Healios
   
  iii) Technological developments in eating disorders  
    Speaker to be confirmed
   
 15.30 - 16.00 Closing remarks 
   
 16.00                   Close of conference