UPDATE: Information on Coronavirus
13 March 2020
In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, Beat and the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Eating Disorders regret to announce that the Eating Disorders International Conference will NOT be taking place as planned at the University of Strathclyde on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March 2020.
We have been monitoring the COVID 19 developments closely and continuously and while we have been making every possible adjustment to ensure we could continue with the event, we must put the health and safety of our attendees first and not put any further strain on the medical profession at this unprecedented time.
It is not a decision we have taken lightly and we recognise it will impact those planning to attend as well as Beat as a charity. We understand you will have questions about this decision and we ask for your understanding here; our conference team will now have a great deal of work to do following this decision. We will be sending a further communication next week including information about refunds, and we hope you will bear with us until then, while we take the necessary logistical steps, and while we communicate this news to all affected.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
EDIC’s programme is designed by experts and influenced by the experiences of people who have recovered from their illness or family members who have supported a loved one through recovery.
Organised by Beat in collaboration with the Faculty of Eating Disorders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, EDIC 2020 is influenced by the experiences of people who have recovered from their illness, and family members who have supported a loved one into recovery, and several sessions will be supported or led by Beat Ambassadors.
Keynotes will present on topics of critical importance, while seminars, workshops and other breakout sessions will explore a wider range of emerging research findings. A planned range of fringe sessions will offer opportunities to look at eating disorders from different angles.
EDIC 2020 is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the cutting edge of research and to explore how it can be used to improve policy and practice for people affected by eating disorders.
We're delighted to announce the confirmed themes for EDIC 2020:
More programme announcements will be made soon.
“I think this is one of the best conferences I have attended – great range of topics and workshops and always great to meet new people and catch up with old colleagues.”
“Thank you for such an informative event. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and have come away with so much knowledge that I can not only apply to my own recovery, but also within my role as a professional.”
“I think it's long overdue to have more contributions from people with lived experience at major conferences and so I found the Beat Ambassador's input really excellent.”
“Fantastic conference – it's not often that you get to 5.30pm on day 2 of a conference and still feel energised and want more!”
“It was even better than anticipated and I found it to be informative and inspiring!
If you have any queries about EDIC 2020, please email email@example.com or call 01275 266003.