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5th Irish National Eating Disorders Conference – Feb 28th 2020

“Building Successful Outcomes in Eating Disorders Treatment”

When: Friday, February 28th 2020

Where: Art Deco Trinity Gas Building, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.

Time: 09:30-16:30


This clinical conference is aimed primarily at health care professionals interested in eating disorders, though anyone affected by the issue is welcome to attend.

For more information, please see the conference website.


09:00 – Registration

09:30 – Welcome and Opening Remarks: Gerard Butcher; Conference Organiser

09:45 – Keynote Address: Prof Anna Keski-Rahkonen, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Mental Health, University of Helsinki, Finland

Topic: ‘Hope for Eating Disorders? Current status of treatment and research outcomes’

11:00 – Break

11:30 – Dr Nikolett Bogár, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Topic: ‘The Fashion Industry and Eating Disorders’

12:15 – Fiona Flynn, BODYWHYS, Dublin.

Topic: ‘#MoreThanASelfie:  Evaluating the efficacy of a brief school based intervention to promote media literacy and improve body image in young adolescents’

12:30 – Gerard Butcher, Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin.

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12:45 – Lunch – Registration area


14:00 – 16:00 Recovery-Focused Relationships Workshop

Dr Jean Morrissey and Dr Kielty Oberlin, Trinity College Dublin.

Topic: ‘Building Recovery-Focused Relationships with People with Eating Disorders: a key component to successful outcomes’


14:00 – 16:00 Families and Carers session

Nick and Carol Pollard, England.

‘Family-based pro-active self-care for eating disorder recovery’ 

16:05 – 16:30

Main Lecture Theatre – Final Discussion, Comments, Feedback