Abstract submission for 2018 is now open.

Important Dates

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the 5th National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: Presenting authors for oral, poster and workshop presentations are required to register for the conference and pay. A discount on the full registration is offered to all presenters.

Abstract Options

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are to be 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that the presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss their poster with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Workshops
Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Abstract submission opens
Thursday 7 December 2017

Abstracts close
Friday 22 June 2018

Notification to authors
Friday 6 July 2018

Author acceptances due
Friday 13 July 2018

Draft program available
Tuesday 17 July 2018

Presenter Registration & Payment
Friday 10 August 2018

Early Bird Registration
Closes – Friday 17 August 2018

Full paper for book of proceedings
Friday 21 September 2018

Abstract Topics - National Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference 2018

Multidisciplinary teams, managing Obesity & Eating Disorder patients

  • Team approach, who and what does it take?
  • Intervention points – public health promotion, community based care and hospital care
  • Model of care
  • Case Studies

Treatment – Eating Disorders & Obesity

  • Early intervention and management
  • Family based therapy, the role of the family
  • Innovative programs for treatment
  • Wellbeing, weight management, gain or loss
  • Emotional and behavioural based
  • Approaches to health, physical activity behaviours
  • Surgical and non-surgical
  • eHealth
  • Complications, risk & trauma
  • Carers and primary care givers – service delivery
  • Cultural sensitivity, presentation and treatment

Considerations for Eating Disorders & Obesity Treatment

  • Fertility, pregnancy and delivery outcomes for women
  • Management within the older population
  • Forming and breaking of habits
  • Child and Youth, Pediatrics vs Adults
  • Alternative evidence-based approaches: e.g., Hypnotherapy and Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • Current research and solutions

Eating Disorders, evidence based research and solutions

  • Mental Health, comorbidity
  • Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED), binge eating
  • Management and diagnosis

Obesity, evidence based research and solutions

  • Influences of medication , the role of addiction
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance
  • Surgery; bariatric, laproscopic sleeve, gastrectomy
  • Gut health, microbiome, weight management and/or mental health

Body Image

  • Perceptual adaptation
  • Appearance-based rejection sensitivity
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Intuitive eating and adaptive eating
  • Social Media, influence

Open

  • Collaborative approaches toward Obesity & Eating Disorders
  • Health at every size
  • Government agencies and policy and how they are tackling eating disorders and obesity
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Psychological approaches to weight loss and obesity
  • Sleep, is it important?
  • Non-dieting, weight-Inclusive approaches

Terms and Conditions

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is 10 August 2018.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference materials, including but not limited to, the Conference Blog, Book of Abstracts, Association Journal and Social Media.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.