National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference

The National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club on Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September 2018.

This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges whilst learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an Eating Disorder and/or Obesity.

The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts close – 22 June
  • Early Bird Registration – 17 August

Presenter Registration & Payment 10 August

About the Conference

A Team Approach

Focuses on the actions required by each discipline to diagnose, educate, prevent, treat and develop recovery programs

Practical Solutions

With a serious public health concern comes the urgent need for practical solutions

Educational Program

We deliver two days of educational programming of keynotes, concurrent experts and posters


Guests engage with our product and service providers and learn from industry champions

Confirmed Featured Speakers 2018

  • Dr Peta Stapleton – Clinical & Health Psychologist  Program Director – Clinical Masters of Psychology, Associate Professor, School of Psychology Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

  • Professor Ian Caterson, Foundation Director, Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney

  • Dr Susan de Jersey, Senior Dietician, Nutritionist, Queensland Health

Invited Featured Speakers 2018

Program Committee

  • Ms Kelly Gall, Health and Clinical Psychologies, Healthy Inside & Out

  • Dr Evelyn Smith, Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology, Western Sydney University

  • Mr Glenn Mackintosh, Founder and Principal Psychologist, Weight Management Psychology

  • Ms Christine Morgan, CEO & National Director, National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) & Butterfly Foundation

  • Dr Kimberley Mallan, Lecturer, Australian Catholic University

Conference Topics

  • Multidisciplinary teams, managing Obesity & Eating Disorder patients
  • Treatment – Eating Disorders & Obesity
  • Considerations for Eating Disorders & Obesity Treatment
  • Eating Disorders, evidence based research and solutions
  • Obesity, evidence based research and solutions
  • Body Image
  • Open

Program 2018

8.30 – 9.00am Conference Opening Session & Speed Networking Session
9.00-10.30am Keynote Session
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
12.30 – 1.30pm Concurrent Sessions
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 5.00pm Concurrent Sessions
5.00 – 6.30pm Networking Function
9.00-10.30am Keynote Session
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
12.30 – 1.30pm Concurrent Sessions
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 5.00pm Keynote Session & Conference Closing

This year’s Conference is expected to welcome delegates comprising of the following:

  • Academics
  • Counsellors
  • Clinicians
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dieticians
  • Exercise Therapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Family Physicians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Family Therapists
  • General Practitioners
  • Health Educators/Promoters
  • Healthcare Policy Makers
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paediatricians
  • Physical Activity Specialists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Research Scientists
  • Self-help Group Facilitators
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers
  • Youth Workers

Highlighting our 2017 Featured Speakers


Conference Partners 2017

Eating Disorder Association Inc Qld (EDA)
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink
National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)
Robina Private Hospital
Eating Disorder Hope
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
The Eating Issues Centre
Heart Foundation