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Eating Disorders Summit 2024: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

Wed, 3 Jul 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference focuses on Eating Disorders: improving access, treatment and recovery outcomes, and meeting the national standards for children, young people and adults. There is focus on early intervention and effective management including meeting the national guidance on Managing Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders. The conference will also update delegates on best practice and challenges in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) following evidence of increased referrals

“Child and adolescent eating disorder services have never achieved NHS waiting time targets, and are not able to meet significant demand… even children who meet the threshold for specialist eating disorder services are often in physical and mental health crisis by the time they are seen. Delays in treatment cause children with eating disorders physical and mental harm… there is an unacceptable gap between the number of children being referred to specialist eating disorders services, and those being seen”

Royal College of Psychiatrists 29th February 2024

“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

“We cannot carry on like this. Prevention is better than cure – it is high time that we provide preventative care for children who are showing signs of a problematic relationship with food.”

Dr Ashish Kumar, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Eating Disorders Faculty, February 2024

Benefits of 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 including innovative approaches to first contact services and meeting current demand

  • 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

  • Update your knowledge on ARFID and understand the challenges in early assessment and treatment

  • Improve practice and ensure adherence to the  guidance on managing medical emergencies in 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

  • 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

Speakers include:

Dr Erica Cini

Consultant Psychiatrist
East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Hope Virgo


Dr Gillian Harris

Clinical Psychologist
The Birmingham Food Refusal Service

Mr James Downs

Patient Representative at Royal College of Psychiatrists and NHS England, Lived Experience Consultant & Peer Researcher

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(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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