We are delighted to announce that the reconvened ECED Belfast meeting dates are confirmed for Thursday September 22nd until Saturday September 24th, 2022, taking place in The Assembly Buildings, Belfast City centre and registration is now open. We are very excited to be able to host ECED in Belfast and look forward to welcoming you after the turmoil of the last few years.

A limited number of day tickets now available for Friday and/or half-day Saturday. Email Gerry Butcher  vasb@rprqorysnfg.rh for information on cost, payment etc.

Thursday September 22nd

VenueTitanic Museum Ballroom, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast BT3 9EP.
16:00-17:30Registration; Drinks Reception
17:30-18:15Opening Ceremony, Speeches, and Delegate Welcome
Robin Swann, MLA, Minister of Health for Northern Ireland.
18:15Nikolett Bógar, Semmelweis University Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Budapest,
HUNGARY – “The Voice of Lived Experience”. 
19:15Gala Evening Dinner followed by Irish music and dancing with ‘TA DA’ Irish Dance Company
23:00Finish; coach return to central Belfast (Europa Hotel)

Friday September 23rd

VenueAssembly Buildings Conference Centre, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW
08:00 – 09:00Main Assembly Hall – Registration
09:00 – 09:30Welcome and Opening Speeches:
The Lord Mayor, The Right Honourable Tina Black
09:30 – 11:00First Debate:
The psychopathology of the eating disorders means there
is little place for those with a lived experience to be involved
in the planning of their own treatment.
Debate Moderator: J. Hubert Lacey, ENGLAND
Speakers: Annemarie van Elburg, NETHERLANDS & Harriet Parsons, IRELAND
11:00 – 11:30Coffee/Tea break: Ground Floor Catering Area
11:30 – 13:00Parallel Paper Sessions
13:00 – 14:00Lunch: Ground Floor Catering Area

Friday September 23rd
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Paper Session 1a

VenueMinor Hall Chair: John Roche, ENGLAND
11:30 – 11:45 P1)The family in anorexia nervosa:
From aetiopathogenesis to maintenance perspective.
What to focus on when planning an intervention for parents.
Elena Tenconi, Sofia Calonaci, Elisabetta Iraci,
Valentina Meregalli, Marta Magno,
Paolo Meneguzzo, Angela Favaro.
11:50 – 12:05 P2)FBT and beyond, experiences in a tertiary treatment center.
Marie-Jeanne J.A.M. Schier, Anja Pennings,
Christien M.T Schilder, Annemarie A. van Elburg.
12:10 – 12:25 P3)User involvement in a PhD project on parents and siblings
of individuals with eating disorders.
Jannike Karlstad, Cathrine Fredriksen Moe,
Mari Wattum, Ragni A. Stokland &
Berit Støre Brinchmann.
12:30 – 12:45 P4)Parental speeches of adolescents suffering from
severe anorexia nervosa – a preliminary lexicometric analysis.
Jeanne Duclos, Alexandra Sarrazin,
Vincent Dodin & EVHAN. FRANCE
12:45 – 13:00Plenary discussion with all presenters

Friday September 23rd
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Paper Session 1b

VenueThe Boardroom Chair: Jacinta Hastings, IRELAND
11:30 – 11:45 P5)Efficacy of two video-interventions to promote
professional help-seeking for bulimia nervosa:
results from an online experiment.
Stephanie Bauer, Diana Lemmer, Markus Moessner. GERMANY
11:50 – 12:05 P6)Effectiveness of virtual reality exposure therapy
for treatment of dysmorphophobia in patients
with anorexia nervosa:
A controlled, randomised, superiority trial.
Antoine Manès , Coralie Barbe , Romain Bouillot ,
Alexandre Novo , Anne-Catherine Rolland, Julien Eutrope. FRANCE
12:10 – 12:25 P7)Weight loss in a pro-ED online community:
A longitudinal observational study.
Markus Moessner, Johannes Feldhege,
Stephanie Bauer. GERMANY
12:30 – 12:45 P8)Mentalisation Based Treatment Groups for Carers.
12:45 – 13:00Plenary discussion with all presenters

Friday September 23rd
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Paper Session 1c

VenueGround Floor Conference Room Chair: Zuzanna Gajowiec, IRELAND
11:30 – 11:45 P9)When anorexia nervosa symptoms mask a Kallmann Syndrome:
a case report.
Tara Berenbaum. BELGIUM
11:50 – 12:05 P10)What can we learn from the treatment history
of anorexia nervosa patients who have died?
Greta Noordenbos. NETHERLANDS
12:10 – 12:25 P11)Admission and goodbye letters from adolescents with
Anorexia Nervosa in a day hospital.
Sarah Pinto, Nathalie Godart, Céline Bréan,
Samah Belkheir, Elodie Betremieux, France Boyer,
Pauline Drecq, Charline Gautier, France Hirot,
Flora Hollande, Claire Lam, Isabelle Leledy,
Barbara Maison, Sophie Nicolich, Audrey Paveau,
Chloé Penabaille, Morgane Pidoux,
Hugo Saoudi Mélanie Urvoy and Lisa Minier. FRANCE
12:30 – 12:45 P12)Embodiment in anorexia nervosa:
Is there an impairment in the cognitive presentation of the body?
Paolo Meneguzzo, Patrizia Todisco, Enrico Collantoni,
Valentina Meregalli, Elena Tenconi, Angela Favaro. ITALY
12:45 – 13:00Plenary discussion with all presenters

On Friday September 23rd a debate on

The psychopathology of the eating disorders means there is little place for those with a lived experience to be involved in the planning of their own treatment.’ 

3 workshop presentations to choose from:

  1. The ROCKETLAUNCH project. Implementing key components of evidence-based family therapy for eating disorders in child and adolescent psychiatric outpatient care. Ulf Wallin, SWEDEN
  1. How to reduce critical thoughts and voices in eating disorder patients. Greta Noordenbos, NETHERLANDS
  1. Perspectives from the development of a mentalization-based intensive outpatient service for adolescents with eating disorders. Lisa Mukherjee, Sara Schjølberg Marques, Aisling McGrath and Tom Jewell, ENGLAND.

24 research papers will be presented and discussed at the parallel paper sessions, along with a number of research posters.

On Saturday morning, September 24th there is a symposium being delivered by French colleagues on:

How Day Hospitalisation for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa are Organised: Three Different Approaches.

Flora Bat-Pitault, Doriane Costa, Corinne Blanchet, Nathalie Godart, FRANCE

Or a workshop to choose: Anxiety, body, and motherhood: eating disorders in pregnancy and postpartum, by Finn Skårderud & Bente Sommerfeldt, NORWAY

Followed by a debate on: ‘Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa sufferers should be allowed to make an informed choice to end treatment and enter end-of-life care.’

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