28-30 October, 2023
Krakow, Poland


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Plenary Hall - Harmonia
Conference Scientific Committee Chairperson: Dr Brigit Baks (Lithuania)
Welcome Ceremony
Speakers: Małgorzata Janas-Kozik (Poland), Anna Depukat (Poland), Brigita Baks (Lithuania), Deputy Mayor of Krakow City Anna Korfel-Jasińska (Poland)
Keynote Address 1
Chair: Brigita Baks
Fernando Fernández-Aranda (Spain); Distinguished Professor, University of Barcelona; Clinical Psychology Unit, University Hospital of Bellvitge-ICS.
Therapy Response in Eating Disorders: from clinical and neurobiological factors to COVID lockdown-related factors.
Q&A session
Seminar: Lived experiences of eating disorders treatment: What the professionals need to know.
Chair: Gerard J. Butcher
Participants: Nikolett Bogár (Hungary); Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Semmelweis University; Former fashion model and expert by experience in eating disorders. Ursule Toleikyte (Lithuania). James Downs (UK); Associate Lecturer with the Open University; Mental health campaigner, peer researcher and expert by experience in eating disorders.
Q&A session
Welcome Reception
*Program is provisional and subject to change.
Plenary Hall - Harmonia
Parallel Hall - Synergia
Keynote Address 2
Chair: Tetiana Ilnytska (Ukraine)
Riccardo Dalle Grave, Italy (Head of the Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit, Villa Garda)
The implications of the disease model and psychological model on eating disorder treatment.
Q&A Session
Coffee/tea break
Workshop 1
Gerard J. Butcher (Ireland); Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin; Cognitive Solutions Clinic Dublin
The Role of Self-Compassion in Eating Disorders Treatment
Workshop 2
Gintautas Narmontas (Lithuania); Vilnius Municipal Mental Health Center Eating Disorder Center
The Role of Schema Therapy in Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders
Lunch break
Poster session
Open paper session 1
Chair/Discussant: Maryna Fatieieva (Ukraine)
The role of autophagy in anorexia nervosa. Anna Herman, Poland.
DSM-5 severity criteria for eating disorders and cognitive flexibility: exploring alternative severity variables. Ignacio Lucas Adell, Spain.
Eating disorders in Eastern Europe: An epidemiological review. Ferenc Túry, Hungary.
Unravelling the mediating role of nucleus accumbens functional connectivity and circulating endocannabinoids on anorexia nervosa severity. Romina Miranda-Olivos, Spain.​
Religious coping and its impact on the recovery from eating disorders. Vaida Zykute, Lithuania.
On line may be as effective as in person day care for eating disorders. Paul Robinson, United Kingdom.
Coffee/tea break
Polish Group Seminar
Chair: Barbara Remberk (Poland)
The way out of oral degradation in eating disorders – an update on prophylaxis and prevention. Prof. Elżbieta Paszyńska, Prof. Agnieszka Słopień; Department of Integrated Dentistry and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznań University of Medical Sciences.
The impact of eating disorders on skin and its appendages. Prof. Dorota Jenerowicz, Prof. Agnieszka Słopień; Department of Dermatology and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Poznań University of Medical Sciences.
Eating disorders and experiencing violence among children and adolescents. Dr Aleksandra Lewandowska, Poland.
The link between anorexia and psychosis - more questions than answers? Prof. Barbara Remberk, Poland.
The power of externalization: the importance of narrative practices in the family therapy process of adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. Dr Bartłomiej Taurogiński, Prof. Barbara Józefik. Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland.
Specialized treatment program for eating disorders – planned regulations of the Ministry of Health and the National Health Fund in Poland. Prof. Barbara Józefik, Dr Bartłomiej Taurogiński, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland, Dorota Olczyk, Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Health for the coordination of activities in the implementation of psychiatric care reform.
The length and discontinuation of hospitalization in anorexia nervosa. Prof. Tomasz Wolańczyk, Dr Dorota Chmyłko-Terlikowska; Department of Child Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.
Q&A session
Gala dinner
*Program is provisional and subject to change.
Plenary Hall - Harmonia
Keynote Address 3
Chair: Maciej Pilecki (Poland)
Paul Robinson, Nutrition Science Group, Division of Medicine, University College London, UK
Advances in the treatment of eating disorders: day care, MEED and online treatment
Q&A session
Keynote Address 4
Chair: Maciej Pilecki (Poland)
Bea Pászthy, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Complex treatment of child and adolescent anorexia nervosa: Lessons learned from my patients
Q&A session
Coffee/tea break
It is time to stop using BMI as a measure of health/recovery in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders
Pro: Maciej Pilecki (Poland); Con: Gintautas Narmontas (Lithuania); Moderator: Gerard Butcher (Ireland)
Closing remarks and feedback – Robert van Voren.
Lunch break
*Program is provisional and subject to change.