6th Irish National Eating Disorders Conference

Hi Everyone,
After a long gap over recent years due in large part to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am delighted to announce that in conjunction with BODYWHYS, and as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we are able to release early details of the 6th Irish National Eating Disorders Conference.

We have an exciting and varied programme arranged for the day. INED '24 Conference Programme

Date: March 1st, 2024 – 09:30-16:30
Venue: The GAS Building, School of Nursing and Midwifery, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.

Booking for this event are now open


Programme Speakers and Topics: Morning presentations

Professor Paul Robinson:

Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research and Development, Orri-UK, London and Professor (Teaching) University College London

Prof Robinson, a renowned leading expert in the treatment of eating disorders, will present on two research-related topics that are of relevance to anyone working as a health care professional in the field of eating disorders.

“Online treatment may be as effective as in person day care for eating disorders.”

“Advances in the treatment of eating disorders: day care, MEED and online treatment.”

James Downs:

Associate Lecturer with the Open University; Mental health campaigner, peer researcher.

James, a Trainee Counselling Psychologist, who has lived experience of eating disorders, and has been extensively involved in advocating for those with eating disorders, represents various UK mental health charities, and is a yoga and barre teacher. He has written extensively about his own experiences with the hope that those who read his work find comfort, affirmation and hope. He will be addressing the topic of:

“Lived experiences of eating disorders treatment: What the professionals need to know.”

Afternoon workshop: Exercise Management in Eating Disorders

Kate Brown
(Advanced Specialist Physiotherapist, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust)

and Anna Paterson
(Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales)

The issue of dysfunctional exercise and energy mismanagement and the role it plays, for example, in body image is a rarely addressed topic in working with eating disorders. It can be an extremely difficult issue to deal with and without expert guidance can leave individuals, families, and health care professionals at a loss regarding appropriate advice in this area. Two physiotherapists who will lead the afternoon workshop have extensive experience in this area and have been significantly involved in the recent UK publication of a comprehensive guideline that can help to navigate the pitfalls of exercise management in eating disorders. Kate and Anna will present a practical programme based on research for adolescents and adults that is designed to help health care workers improve their skills in designing appropriate exercise plans for eating disorders management. This workshop will be of benefit to health care workers, those with lived experience of eating disorders and their families.

Cost:

  • Full price ticket (including lunch): €120
  • Full price ticket (no lunch): €110
  • Student ticket (includes lunch): €90


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