Improving Access to Care and Treatment Flexibility in a Challenging World

28 February to 2 March 2022 | QEII Centre, London & Online
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Due to the increasing concern over the new COVID-19 variant, the new UK travel restrictions that came into place over the weekend, and most importantly, for the health and wellbeing of all attendees, we have decided to move the London International Eating Disorders Conference to 28 February to 2 March 2022, still at the QEII Centre in London. 
Apologies for the short notice, but we have tried to make this decision as quickly as possible following the recent developments. For those who couldn’t attend in person, hopefully these new dates will allow you to decide to join us in London to meet face-to-face instead.

The programme will be kept as similar as possible, but you can stay up to date via this website and our social media pages.

Click here to view the programme.

**All existing registrations will be carried over to the new date, so you do not need to do anything further. **

Kind Regards,

Eric van Furth & Nadia Micali
Conference Chairs and Organisers



Dr Stephanie Bauer

University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Psychotherapy Research

Professor Richard Bentall

University of Sheffield, UK

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Dr Ian Carroll

UNC Gillings School of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition

Professor Beate Herpertz Dahlmann

Aachen University, Germany

Director and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

Annemarie van Elburg

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Professor of Clinical Psychopathology

Professor Barbara Franke

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Chair in Molecular Psychiatry

Professor Tim Kendall

NHS England and NHS Improvement, UK

NHS National Clinical Director for Mental Health

Dr Elizabeth Lawson

Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Associate Professor of Medicine & Clinician, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center

Professor Ashok Malla

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Professor of Psychiatry

Dr Christine Peat

University of North Carolina, USA

Director, National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

Professor Ulrike Schmidt

King’s College London, UK

Professor of Eating Disorders

Dr Eva Trujillo

Monterrey Medical School, Mexico

Clinical Professor of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Professor Tracey Wade

Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Emma Woolf


Writer, Broadcaster and Journalist

Professor Stephan Zipfel

University of Tübingen, Germany

Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

"I really enjoyed the conference. The focus on peer support and lived experience was very interesting. Thanks so much"

Camila del Solar, Psychologist, Santiago, Chile

"Overall a fantastic conference – so much choice, great atmosphere, friendly networking, accessible topics, very relevant"

Cathy Troupp, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, London, UK

"Excellent opportunity for sharing, learning and being inspired!"

Louise Micklethwaite, Dietitian, Nottinghamshire, UK

Why should you attend LEDC 2021?

Interview with the Co-Chairs, Eric van Furth & Nadia Micali

Find out from the Conference Chairs why it is so important to attend LEDC 2021 this year, and why they are very much looking forward to attending.

LEDC 2022 is Kindly Supported by

Programme Committee

Stephen Touyz


Professor of Clinical Psychology

Scientific Advisor

Fernando Fernandez Aranda


Professor of Psychology

Howard Steiger


Full Professor

Annemarie van Elburg


Professor of Clinical Psychopathology

Emma Woolf


Writer, Journalist and Broadcaster

Eric van Furth

The Netherlands

Professor of Eating Disorders

Nadia Micali

Switzerland & UK

Professor & NIHR Clinican Scientist