At the moment, barring public health advice to the contrary, we are very excited to proceed with our plans to host the European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) General Meeting and Conference in Belfast from September 23rd-25th.
It will be great if you can join us for this venture. As with all ECED meetings, places will be limited, so please book early if at all possible. Given the current uncertainty that exists due to the pandemic, if for any reason we cannot proceed with the ECED Belfast meeting you can avail of a 100% refund of any monies paid in advance.
Please note too that you may require a visa to enter Northern Ireland (as it is part of the United Kingdom) and it is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid entry visa. There may also be additional restrictions on travel depending on the prevailing situation with regard to COVID-19. This website will be updated regularly to reflect any such requirements.

Abstracts may be submitted for different types of session: oral communications for short papers sessions, plenaries/symposia/workshops, or poster sessions.

Please indicate clearly for which type of sessions you are submitting your abstract.

Given the uncertainty related to the Coronavirus pandemic, abstract submissions for selection by the Scientific Committee have been extended and will be accepted up until Friday July 23rd .

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the proposers by July 30th .

Submissions will be assessed for innovation, creativity, rigour of design and importance of the work for scientific progress in the field. Younger researchers and clinicians are particularly encouraged to present their work.

Within ECED we are keen to include cutting-edge projects and work in progress for discussion and dissemination amongst colleagues. When submitting work in progress, please describe the essential design and, where possible, preliminary results.

Given time constraints, the Scientific Committee may advise that some submissions for oral communication may be proposed to be presented in poster format.

Please send your abstract(s) to vasb@rprqorysnfg2021.rh

Required format of abstracts for oral and poster communications (in English)

AUTHORS: List all authors with presenter first (names and affiliations)


  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • One or two references maximum

Please limit the body of the abstract to 400 words (excluding the title and author names). Any abstract over 400 words will not be considered.

Use single spacing and do not exceed one page of A4.

Duration of oral communications: 10 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for question and exchange with the audience


Recommended poster size is A0 and should not exceed 90 cm (width) x 120 cm (height) (35,5 in x 47,24 in)

Portrait orientation only

Posters must be installed by the presenters prior to the first poster session of the day and taken off promptly at the end of the day.

All presentations are to be prepared in English and the required format of abstracts are as follows:


SPEAKER(S): name(s) and affiliation(s)


OVERVIEW: Speakers are encouraged to outline the rationale and objectives of their presentation, the structure of their talk and the anticipated interest for the audience.

Maximum of 400 words. Use single spacing and do not exceed one page of A4.

One or two references maximum.


Prepare your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint.pptx format and save it on an external Hard Disk Drive or an USB key

Use landscape orientation

Choose classic fonts (for example, Arial, Verdana, Calibri) with a minimum font size of 24

Prefer high-contrast colours: dark text on light background or vice versa

Each speaker should bring his/her presentation to the session room technician for checking, at least 45 minutes before the beginning of the session

Be in the session room at least 10 minutes before the session commences

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