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ECED 2017 - LATEST NEWS - SAVE THE DATE!
The next ECED General Meeting will take place in the wonderful city of Vilnius, Lithuania from
Thursday September 7th - Saturday September 9th
The provisional plan is that the meeting will commence in the Museum of Modern Art for the opening of the conference on Thursday afternoon, with a first plenary or debate, followed by a welcome reception and tours of the museum
From Friday morning onwards, we expect the rest of the ECED 2017 General Meeting will be held in the Hotel Artis in the city centre.
In addition, we will have our traditional GALA EVENING DINNER with entertaining artistes on Friday evening.
ALL INFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION, PAPERS, ETC. FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE VILNIUS ECED WEBSITE WHICH WILL BE LAUNCHED EARLY IN JANUARY 2017
ARE THE ECED DEBATES TRULY EDUCATIONAL? PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR DISCUSSION FORUM SECTION FOR OUR NEW DEBATE
Following a short discussion after the London ECED meeting in September 2009, I invited Prof. Gerald Russell to offer his comments on the ECED debates. In the DISCUSSION FORUM (click on the link at the top of this page), Prof. Russell has opened up a lively and challenging debate on the educational value of the ECED debates. Several colleagues have 'weighed in' with their own comments and you can add your comment too. I am very grateful to Gerald for his interest and passion on this unique aspect of ECED meetings.
The ECED was formed in 1989 out of a desire for more dialogue and discussion pertaining to eating disorders. The ECED is an informal multidisciplinary network of people throughout Europe who work with eating disorder sufferers in a variety of contexts. After the first meeting in London, subsequent biennial meetings attracted an ever-increasing audience with professionals from all over Europe (and beyond) expressing interest in the format of ECED meetings. We now have some 750 contacts around the world. If you would like to be on our list of ECED contacts or contribute to the ECED website, then contact - Gerard Butcher
Currently we meet every two years in a designated European city. Our next meeting will be in VILNIUS, LITHUANIA in SEPTEMBER 2017.
Attendance is limited to some 160 delegates on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. The format of our two-day general meetings usually involves some challenging and rigorous debates on the ‘hot’ topics of the world of eating disorders. Two speakers are invited to present widely opposing views and the audience is then invited to join in, after which a vote is taken on whether to accept or defeat the motion.
Apart from this there are a number of parallel sessions held with short presentations, followed by a discussion of the issues raised. Although the subjects presented may be research papers, they can also include some new innovations in theory or therapy presenters may wish to discuss with colleagues from a variety of professions and special-interest groups.