News and Events

This page contains details of research projects, conferences and events, and carers workshops which might be of interest to anyone concerned about eating disorders. Eating Disorders Awareness Week, National Carers Week and the Carers/ Family Conference are annual events. Details and links are provided below:

 Conferences & National Events

  • November 2018 – Beat Conference Birmingham
  • February 2019 – Eating Disorders Awareness Week , Sock it to Eating Disorders
  • March 2019 – London International Eating Disorders Conference 2019
  • June 2019 – Carers Week

Research Projects

Research is essential to ensure people with eating disorders are given the best chance. There are various research projects ongoing which you might be interested in joining.


November 2018 – Beat Frontline Conference Birmingham

Family members, students, and those working on the front line will have the chance to hear from experts by both profession and experience, and discuss and share practical skills, whether they are looking after a loved one or working with patients.

  • Hear from leading experts about the latest insights from clinical practice and research.
  • Listen to those with personal experience of eating disorders talk openly about their struggles and the important lessons they’ve learned.
  • Meet and network with others who work with patients every day and those who care for loved ones.
  • We’ll also be holding a fantastic range of breakout sessions, allowing delegates to tailor their time at the conference to their needs and experiences. These will include detailed sessions on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder

Eating Disorders Awareness Week – February 2019

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings that surround eating disorders

Visit the Beat website for information on last years EDAW and for updates on plans for 2019


London International Eating Disorders Conference

The 14th international London Eating Disorders Conference will take place on 20, 21 & 22 March 2019 at the QEII Centre in London.

The London Eating Disorders Conference will provide the key topical issues, latest ideas and research findings from the key experts from around the world. The theme of this year’s conference will be: Putting Patient and Carer perspectives at the heart of everything we do.


The conference appeals to all medical and healthcare professionals who are interested in the assessment and treatment of those affected by eating disorders and who would like to learn more about the very latest developments in this field.


Carers Week – 10 – 16 June 2019

Carers Week takes place every year to recognise and celebrate the 6.5 million people throughout the UK caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail or has a disability.

Every day at least 6,000 people start caring. Becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life – it takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly.

Some 2,000 organisations will be involved in over 10,000 Carers Week Prepared to Care? events. Registration for groups keen to participate will open in late February.