Hello and welcome to the
European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) website.
The next ECED General Meeting takes place in Paris from September 12-14, 2019. Registration is now open and abstract submissions are being accepted up until June 5th. All information can be accessed directly at: www.ecedparis2019.com
Early registration fees are available up until June 30th - so please book your place as soon as possible as there is a lot of interest in this particular ECED General Meeting.
The theme for the conference is
Eating Disorders: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Care.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, then perhaps you might consider attending the later annual eating disorders conference being held in the Alpbach region of Austria, - Kongress Essstorungen 2019 from October 17-19, 2019. They have an exciting programme of workshops too. All details available from http://www.netzwerk-essstoerungen.at/index_e.html
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 Paris, France in SEPTEMBER 2019.
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.