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Eating Disorders Summit 2022: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

Wednesday 28 Sep 2022


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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to surging numbers of people with eating disorders. This conference focuses on Eating Disorders: improving access, treatment and recovery outcomes, and meeting the national standards for children, young people and adult services during and beyond Covid-19. There is focus on early intervention and also a particular focus on Eating Disorders in boys and men. You will hear from James who has lived experience in eating disorders, and from a service working to reduce stigma and improve outcomes for boys and men with eating disorders. 

“Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions with some of the highest mortality rates of any mental health disorder. Early intervention is vital and we recognise how important it is that everyone with an eating disorder can access quick, specialist help when necessary. Improving eating disorder services is a key priority for the government and a fundamental part of our commitment to improve mental health services.”

UK Government

“The factors behind eating disorders are often complex, but the pandemic has left many young people isolated, uncertain about the future and less in control. Many may also have lost access to their usual routines and coping mechanisms.”

Tom Madders, YoungMinds, February 2021

“Four times more children and young people were waiting for routine eating disorder treatment at the end of June 2021 than the previous year.”

Beat August 2021

“People don’t die from eating disorders, they die from a lack of care when they need it.”

James Downs, Patient Representative and speaker at the conference commenting on the death of Nikki Grahame, April 2021


Attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing Eating Disorders
  • Understand the national context and evidence base
  • Reflect on the lived experience of Eating Disorders
  • Understand the current challenges around waiting times and early intervention during and beyond Covid-19 including innovative approaches to first contact services 
  • Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering Eating Disorders services
  • Ensure early intervention and reducing waiting times in both adult and child and adolescent services
  • Identify key strategies for increasing the use of day and home based treatment programmes 
  • Learn from current best practice in treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Develop best practice in improving eating disorder services for boys and men 
  • Ensure you are up to date with current consensus on exercise in eating disorders: treatment and practice
  • Improve access and services for adults with Eating Disorders
  • Improve the way you develop recovery focused care plans and assess risk on transition of care
  • Develop your skills in working with families and friends
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates who attented the last conference would recommend to a colleague

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Jon Goldin

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Joint Specialty Lead PAMHS, Joint Training Programme Director, Mildred Creak Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Hope Virgo

Person with Lived Experience of Eating Disorders

Dr Agnes Ayton

Vice Chair, Eating Disorders Faculty, The Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Caz Nahman

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist & CAMHS Eating Disorders Consultant
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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