Putting Patient and Carer Perspectives at the Heart of Everything We Do

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 14th international London Eating Disorders Conference will take place on 20, 21 & 22 March 2019 at the QEII Centre in London.

The London Eating Disorders Conference will provide the key topical issues, latest ideas and research findings from the key experts from around the world. The theme of this year's conference will be: Putting Patient and Carer perspectives at the heart of everything we do.

Listen to our Podcast on the programme themes, by Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Ian Frampton, made by Mental Elf 

Click here to listen!


Keynote Panel and Plenary Themes Invited Workshops                                  
  • Power, identity and societal challenges in mental health
    Kathryn Pugh, Emma Woolf, Peter Fonagy, 
    Anna Keski-Rahkonen, Susie Orbach
  • Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa
    Hubert Lacey, Phillip Hay, Daniel Le Grange,
    Stephen Touyz

  • Harnessing the power of families and carers
    Tessa Richards, Christine Morgan, James Lock
  • Medical aspects of eating disorders
    Phillip Mehler
  • Maintaining Hope and Promoting Recovery
    Mike Slade, Kerry McLeod
  • Short-form cognitive behavioural therapy
    Glenn Waller, Hannah Turner
  • Telemedicine, E-Health and Digital Technologies
    Tony Young, Richard Andrews, Stephen Touyz,
    Sarah Maguire

  • Compulsive exercise
    Phillipa Hay, Caroline Meyer, Stephen Touyz

  • Innovations in service delivery
    Anne O'Herlihy, Ivan Eisler

Click here
to download the PDF of the Programme

Conference Chairs & Programme Committee


Conference Chairs & Programme Organisers Programme Committee                                          
 Rachel Bryant-Waugh Anna Keski-Rahkonen                                          
 Ian Frampton Eric van Furth                                          
  Nadia Micali                                          
 Scientific Adviser Emma Woolf                                          
 Stephen Touyz Stephan Zipfel                                          


Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is open, so if you would like to be selected for a workshop, oral or poster presentation at the conference, click here. 

Submission deadline: Monday 17th September 2018.

Professor Bryan Lask Rising Star in Research Award
You can select whether you would like your abstract to be considered for our prestigious award, which will recognise the talent, innovation and expertise of promising new researchers in the field of eating disorders.

New Venue for 2019

We are very pleased to announce our new home for the London Eating Disorders Conference: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, located in Westminster, London - right across from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

This well located, dedicated conference centre will improve our delegate experience, and we look forward to seeing you there next March!

 Feedback from Eating Disorders 2017

"Thank you for the opportunity to attend this conference. I have learned so much from the sessions and am excited to take this back to my NHS to discuss and plan how our services could be developed"

"Great conference with experts in the field who are enthusiastic about the work that they are doing with ED"

"I was able to interact with experts in the field and build connections that will help my patients in the future"

"Thank you for an engaging and thought provoking experience! I thought the conference programme offered a great variety of work from a range of treatment services and approaches"

"Thank you very much for another inspiring conference"

"Well done on another fabulous conference"

"Many thanks for an excellent conference, I was delighted to be able to attend and I will take a lot back with me"