Improving Access to Care and Treatment Flexibility in a Challenging World

8-10 December 2021 | QEII Centre, London & Online

We are delighted to be taking over as Programme Leads for LEDC 2021 and beyond, and we are working with our Programme Committee to ensure a high quality, relevant and multidisciplinary programme that will help you to develop and enhance your clinical practice and research.

The theme for this LEDC is: 'Improving access to care and treatment flexibility in a challenging world', where experts will examine the impact of the Covid crisis; explore how to optimise detection of eating disorders and how to ease the transition between adolescence and adulthood; and investigate the evidence that links the gut and the brain.

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Don't miss this valuable opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the world after 18 months of online events - the best conversations, learning and knowledge-sharing take place face-to-face, away from the computer!

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 2021 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