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2018 Eating Disorders Conference Presentations

The Third National Eating Disorders Conference #edconf18 took place on February 23rd.

All presentations are now available in PDF format.

Morning presentations

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Gerard Butcher; Conference Organiser

Keynote Address: Ivan Eisler, PhD; Emeritus Professor of Family Psychology and Family Therapy, Joint Head of Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service, Maudsley Hospital, London
Topic: Mechanisms of Change in Family Therapy for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Dr. Sara McDevitt, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, HSE National Clinical Lead for Eating Disorders Cork Kerry Community Healthcare
Topic: Developing an evidence and values-based eating disorder services: the HSE approach

Harriet Parsons MA, MSc, Training & Development Manager, BODYWHYS Ireland
Topic: PiLaR Programme – Supporting Families: Combining education, experience, skills and support: What we have learned.

Afternoon presentations

Prof. Michel Probst, Professor of Rehabilitation in Mental Health, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium and Head of the Department of Physical Therapy and Psychomotor Therapy at the University Psychiatric Center-KU Leuven, Kortenberg, Belgium.
Topic: “The body”: a challenge for patients with eating disorders and their therapists.

Prof. Ivan Eisler

Topic: Working with families to facilitate changes in eating behaviours of the young person with an eating disorder

Dr. Sara McDevitt

Topic: HSE eating disorder services: what patients and families can expect under the new Model of Care