London International Eating Disorders Conference 2021

QEII Centre | 8, 9, 10 December 2021


Dr Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Dr Ian Frampton have decided to step down from their role of Programme Lead and Chair for LEDC. We thank them for their tireless work and commitment to making the eating disorders conferences so successful.

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 acess 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.
Click here to view the programme.

The 'Call for papers' is now open, so submit your abstract to be in with a chance of presenting a short paper or poster of your research or clinical study, or an interactive clinical workshop session.
Click here for more information.

We do hope that you will be able to join us in London next December.

Kind Regards,

Eric van Furth & Nadia Micali
Conference Chairs and Organisers


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


LEDC 2019 highlights

Panel Discussion from LEDC 2019, led by Emma Woolf

"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