The Conference

Conference Programme

Tickets & Information

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Who should attend?

Academics, researchers and professors 
  • Learn, network and engage with your peers at the cutting edge of eating disorder research across the globe. 
  • Come together to hear from experts and those who are experts by their own experience at EDIC 2020, organised by Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatry’s Faculty of Eating Disorders. 
Doctors and clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists 
  • Improve your eating disorder practice at EDIC 2020: learn about cutting edge research, hear from experts through their own experience of an eating disorder and network with peers across the eating disorder field. 
  • CPD accredited, EDIC will enhance your confidence in your practice and career progression.
Commissioners 
  • Learn from, engage and network with eating disorder experts working at the cutting edge of research across the globe to inform and improve services commissioned in your area. 
  • Organised by Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatry’s Faculty of Eating Disorders, the programme has been co-produced with experts through their own experience of recovery. 
Students and Medical students 
  • Shape your career, boost your knowledge and deepen understanding of eating disorders at EDIC 2020. 
  • Learn about cutting edge research from leaders in the field, engage with experts through their own experience of an eating disorder and network with clinicians from across the globe. 
  • EDIC 2020 is accessible for you, Beat are offering discounted rates for students looking to pursue a career in eating disorder care and treatment.

Themes

We're delighted to announce the confirmed themes for EDIC 2020:

  • Brain theories & interventions
  • Early intervention
  • Community alternatives to admission
  • LGBTQ+ communities & eating disorders

More programme announcements will be made soon.

EDIC 2020 scientific programme committee

  • Paul Robinson (Chair)
  • Janet Treasure
  • Ulrike Schmidt
  • Richard Taylor
  • Rhys Jones
  • Jane Morris
  • Stephen Anderson
  • Dasha Nicholls 
  • Ursula Philpot
  • Ashish Kumar 

EDIC 2018 testimonials

“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.”
“It was even better than anticipated and I found it to be informative and inspiring!

Disclaimer
All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the EDIC 2020 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 2020 conference, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The EDIC 2020 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 2020 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.