EDIC 2018 Programme

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The EDIC 2018 themes are: 

  • Early intervention
  • Carer involvement in treatment 
  • New approaches to treatment 
  • Neuroscience and genetics 
  • Improving eating disorder services 
  • Use of technology in treament 

Confirmed Keynote and Plenary speakers:

Individuals confirmed to present include:
  • Tracey Wade, Professor of Psychology, College of Education, Psychology & Social Work, Flinders University, Australia 
  • Janet Treasure OBE, Professor of Psychiatry, Kings College London, and Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  • Roxanne E. Rockwell, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Adolescent Eating Disorders Services, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
  • Timo Brockmeyer, PhD, University of Göttingen
  • Ulrike Schmidt, Professor of Eating Disorders and Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (KCL) and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Eating Disorders Service at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
  • Dasha Nicholls, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, is Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 
  • Ciarán Newell, Consultant Nurse Eating Disorders/Facilitator, Research and Development, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Calum Munro, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Eating Disorders Care Collective, Edinburgh
  • Eric van Furth, Professor of Eating Disorders, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
  • Howard Steiger, Chief, Eating Disorder Program, Douglas Insititute and Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada


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All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the EDIC 2018 organisers (Beat) and Scientific Programme Committee reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the EDIC 2018 conference, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The EDIC 2018 organisers and the Scientific Programme Committee are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of cancellation of EDIC 2018 all pre-paid fees will be refunded in full. However, the organisers and the Scientific Programme Committee are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation and the liability of the organisers shall be limited to the conference fee. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


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