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Improving Access, Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Thu, 10 Oct 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference will serve as a vital platform for bringing together experts, researchers, clinicians and advocates to foster a deeper understanding of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). 

We will learn from child and adolescent services, eating disorder services and experts in the field to develop a consensus on best practice. Vital lived experience will be shared from an adult with ARFID, as well as a person with lived experiences of autism combined with an eating disorder. Case studies will be explored where we will support delegates to discuss and understand approaches to treatments and pathways to effective care and recovery.

“Many Trusts and Health Boards do not have a dedicated clinical pathway or service for providing assessment and treatment to children, young people (YP) or adults with ARFID. Referrals for ARFID present in multiple services but as they do not fit ‘criteria’ and/or are unable to access clinical expertise they fall between the gaps. The clinical expertise is not present within any one service to meet the complex needs of this group of children. There are no evidence / practice guidelines which clearly describe the service specifications and clinical pathway required to manage this population.”

The British Dietetic Association, November 2023

Additionally, this conference will facilitate networking opportunities and foster collaborations that will pave the way for supporting ARFID in the clinical realm and the broader community. By attending  you will be participating in a crucial conversation on how we unravel the complexities of ARFID and the ways we can treat it moving forward.

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 Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

  • Understand the national context and evidence base

  • Reflect on the lived experience of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, as well as Autism with an Eating Disorder

  • Understand the current challenges around ARFID as a newer diagnosis and the current challenges in treatment and service delivery

  • Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering ARFID services for children and adults

  • Understand the impact on child development and why young children develop feeding difficulties

  • Identify the holistic effect ARFID has on children and families

  • Learn from current best practice in treatment of ARFID from dietitians and researchers

  • Explore the genetic and environmental influences on the onset of ARFID

  • Develop best practice in safe refeeding of malnourished patients with restrictive eating disorders

  • Ensure you are up to date with current consensus on treating ARFID in patients with autism and explore the complications that having both diagnosis can have

  • Improve the way you develop recovery focused care plans and assess risk on transition of care

  • Develop your skills in identifying a true ARFID patient over another eating disorder diagnosis

  • 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

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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