Programme

Improving access to care and treatment flexibillity in a challenging world

The three day conference will combine keynote and plenary lectures, workshop sessions, short paper and poster presentations conveying the very latest ideas and research findings.

Choose to attend one of each of the concurrent clinical workshop sessions and one of the five concurrent short paper research sessions.

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and introduction by Chairs


Professor Eric van Furth, Professor of Eating Disorders, Leiden Universiy, Netherlands

Professor Nadia Micali, Professor & NIHR Clinician Scientist, Switzerland & UK

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote Session

  • Keynote Address: How has Covid-19 affected mental health?
    Professor Richard Bentall
    Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Panel Discussion: Eating disorders and Covid-19: Past, present and future 
    Chaired by Emma Woolf
    Writer, Broadcaster and Journalist, UK

    Professor Tim Kendall NHS National Clinical Director for Mental Health, UK

    Dr Christine Peat Director, National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, University of North Carolina, USA

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

PLENARY SESSION 1

The Sooner the Better? Optimising Detection and Treatment of Eating Disorders
Chair: Stephan Zipfel Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Tübingen, Germany 

  • Early intervention: How can we make it bigger, bolder and brainier?
    Ulrike Schmidt
    Professor of Eating Disorders, King’s College London, UK

  • Early intervention in latino patients with ED: is it different?
    Eva Trujillo Clinical Professor of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Monterrey Medical School, Mexico

  • Overcoming barriers to treatment: the potential of digital interventions
    Stephanie Bauer Psychotherapy Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunchtime Workshop, kindly supported by Ellern Mede


Mental health act sanctioned naso gastric feeding in young people with eating disorders: positive outcomes and patient experience

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 1

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) Prevention of disordered eating and eating disorders in young athletes, dance students and ordinary high school students; what works, and what are the effects?

Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Østfold University College; Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences; Kethe Marie Engen Svantorp-Tveiten, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

2) “Shall I stay or shall I go?”  An interactive and participative workshop exploring group work as a treatment modality with adult service users diagnosed with anorexia nervosa
Chantal Bailie; Rachael Jones, Cornwall NHS Partnership Adult Eating Disorders Service

3) Intersection of discrimination and shame in the presentation of eating disorders in people of colour and the LGBTQ+ community
Norman Kim, Reasons Eating Disorder Center and Ayana Therapy

4) Making great lemonade from some bitter lemons: transitioning, launching and sustaining a virtual day programme during Covid-19
Camilla Finch, Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) New findings to optimise the medical care of patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia and ARFID

Philip Mehler, Eating Recovery Center, Denver

2) Working with colleagues who were patients
Sam Clark-Stone, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust; Jana Schittenhelm, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust; Emily Rothwell, University of Lancaster

3) Body image: A 21st century crisis
Louise Willis-Richards; Rachael Jones, Cornwall NHS Partnership Adult Eating Disorders Service

4) 4) The Eating Disorder Assessment for DSM-5 (EDA-5): An interactive workshop to enhance skills in eating disorder diagnostics (those attending this workshop should bring their own laptop) 
Camilla Lindvall Dahlgren,
University of Oslo

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Poster viewing and drinks reception

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

PLENARY SESSION 2

Easing the transition from adolescence to adulthood

Chair: Ulrike Schmidt Professor of Eating Disorders, King’s College London, UK

 

  • From early intervention in psychosis to youth mental health service transformation
    Ashok Malla
    Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Feeling abandoned: barriers to a smooth transition for young eating disordered people between treatment settings and services
    Beate Herpertz Dahlmann
    Director and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Aachen University, Germany

  • A radical solution to a tricky problem: One service for all age groups
    Tracey Wade
    Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Flinder University, Adelaide, Australia

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

SHORT PAPER SESSION A: Treatment & novel interventions

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SHORT PAPER SESSION B: Assessment and Behaviour

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SHORT PAPER SESSION C: Emotional & cognitive processing

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SHORT PAPER SESSION D: Treatment and impact of COVID-19

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SHORT PAPER SESSION E: Longitudinal and risk factors

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12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 3

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) A nurse-led clinical model for the inpatient management of severe eating disorders: the use of critique, audit and special management techniques by multi-disciplinary teams                    

Hubert Lacey, St George’s University of London; Rachel Matthews, Schoen Newbridge; Janet Tighe, Schoen Newbridge

2) How to deliver a successful Parent & Carers Group in a rural setting
Pip Murphy; Beccy Holttum, Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust

3) A body to present and to perform with. Challenges with eating disorders in young, athlete populations
Therese Fostervold Mathison
, Østfold University College; Nina Sølvberg, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

4) Are DBT skills useful for adolescents and their families struggling with eating disorders?
Cynthia Rousso, Rousso Consulting

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 4

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) Neurobiology meets family systems: Integrating findings from neurobiological research into the practice of Maudsley family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa                                         

Ivan Eisler; Mima Simic, Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders

2) ‘Pro-ana coaches’ prey on people with eating disorders
Eric van Furth, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula & Leiden University Medical Center; Emma Simons, Center against Child- and Human Trafficking & FIER, National Center of Excellence and Treatment for Victims of Lover Boys and Human Trafficking; Scarlet Hemkes, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula; Martine de Vries, Leiden University Medical Center; Frank Noteboom, Center against Child and Human Trafficking & FIER, National Center of Excellence and Treatment for Victims of Lover Boys and Human Trafficking

3) Extended assessment: an early intervention designed to tackle ambivalent attitudes towards treatment in eating disorder
Georgia Hennessey; Lynn Olver,
Cornwall Adult Eating Disorders Service

4) Caring for the golden geese: enhancing support and resilience for nursing staff working in eating disorders services
Kuda Kali, Vincent Square Eating Disorders Service

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Poster viewing and drinks reception

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

CONCURRENT SESSION 5

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) Online guided self-management for anorexia nervosa in the post-COVID world          
Danielle Clark Bryan; Katie Rowlands; Valentina Cardi; Janet Treasure,
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London 

2) Assessing and managing ARFID
Rachel Bryant Waugh
, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust & King’s College London

3) “If I’m not up for full recovery then I’m kind of not their business”: Integrating patient and clinician experience to develop a pathway for those with longstanding eating disorders
Megan Reay; Joanna Holiday; John Stewart; Joanna Adams, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

4) The dilemma of anorexia nervosa: “If I must then I won’t, if I must not then I will” - What, when and how to offer care to clients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa
Marilyn Conroy; Rachael Jones, Louise Willis-Richard; Jade Hanson; Elizabeth Tristram; Lynne Olver, Cornwall NHS Partnership Adult Eating Disorders Service

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSION 6

Choose 1 of the 4 interactive clinical workshops below:

1) Writing our stories of recovery; a celebration of how far we’ve come and a tool for hope. Reflections on a project shaped by service-users and everyday clinical conversations

Kerry Hill, Cornwall Eating Disorders Service

2) In-patient treatment without walls: can we recreate the inpatient experience at home?
Lisa Mukherjee; Tom Jewell; Aisling McGrath; Sara Scholberg Marques, Great Ormond Street Hospital

3) Virtual reality exposure to assess and reduce food-related fear and avoidance     
Valentina Cardi; Katie Rowlands; Lucia Valmaggia, King’s College London   

4) Euthanasia and eating disorders in the Netherlands
Eric van Furth, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula & Leiden University Medical Center; Elke Ribbens, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula; Hanneke Schaapherder, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders Ursula; Martine de Vries, Leiden University Medical Center

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch, posters and exhibition viewing

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

PLENARY SESSION 3

Thinking about the gut feeling: linking neuroscience and nutrition

Professor Barbara Franke, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Dr Elizabeth Lawson, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School & Clinician, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing comments and take-away messages

Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Dr Stephanie Bauer

University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Psychotherapy Research

Professor Richard Bentall

University of Sheffield, UK

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Professor Beate Herpertz Dahlmann

Aachen University, Germany

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

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

UK

Writer, Broadcaster and Journalist

Professor Stephan Zipfel

University of Tübingen, Germany

Professor in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy