General assembly

The 2020 NEDS general assembly will be arranged online via Zoom  due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A link to the meeting, the agenda for the meeting and other important documents will be posted in advance of the meeting HERE 

Dear colleagues, 2022 is the new 2020

This is my fifth letter pertaining to the NEDS 2020 conference and the COVID-19 situation. Unfortunately, the development of the COVID-19 situation does not allow us to arrange a Nordic conference in February 2021. The board has discussed the situation together with the Norwegian society and we have decided to once again postpone the conference.

There is reason to believe that the situation will stay uncertain for some time, we wanted to set a new date for the conference, which we strongly believe to be feasible. The next Nordic conference on eating disorders will take place in Oslo in September 2022!

Postponing the conference will lead to some special arrangements. The most important include arranging the NEDS General assembly online and rejecting all submitted abstracts.

The NEDS general assembly is an important meeting for the society. At the assembly, the activities and the economy for the society for the past two years are discussed and the board is discharged. This time we will also elect a new chairman of the NEDS board. I have served my four-year election period as chairman, but if re-elected by the assembly I am willing to serve for another four years. The general assembly is arranged via Zoom on November 16 at 18:00 Finnish time. The agenda for the meeting and a Zoom-link will be posted on the NEDS website

The abstract submission system for the conference will be temporarily closed and all submitted abstracts will be rejected. We will re-open the system and send out a new call for abstracts in the beginning of 2022.

Please follow the conference website for updates, new deadlines and other useful information.

Stay safe and take care of each other! We all look forward to seeing you all once the crisis is over.



Rasmus Isomaa, chairman of the Nordic Eating Disorder Society

NEDS 2020 – Mark your calendars (again)

At our last board meeting, we decided to postpone the conference due to the COVID-19 situation. After making some arrangements and investigations, we are now ready to present the new dates for NEDS 2020. The conference will be arranged on February 3-5, 2021.

As the conference now is approximately nine months away, you will have plenty of time to prepare abstracts and presentations. We did receive 35 abstracts within the deadline for submission. We want more! We will of course re-open the abstract submission system and set a new deadline. Authors of the already submitted abstract will have the possibility to revise or withdraw their abstracts.

We have also decided to postpone the society´s general assembly. It will be arranged during the conference and the current board will continue its work until then.

Please follow our website for updates, new deadlines and other useful information.

Stay safe and take care of each other! We all look forward to seeing you all once the crisis is over.



Rasmus Isomaa, chairman of the Nordic Eating Disorder Society

NEDS conference 2020

Mark your calendars!

The next NEDS conference will be held in Oslo at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences on September 9-11 2020. The theme of the conference is ”From prevention to recovery”. We are working on the conference web page and it will be online soon. Abstract submission will open in the beginning of 2020, so now is a good time to start planning.

New year, new activities

Dear NEDS members,

In 2018 our biannual NEDS conference was held for the first time in Iceland. The conference was in many ways a success, but also yet again a learning experience for us responsible for the arrangements. 2019 will be a bit more relaxed for NEDS, since there is no conference this year. We have however started planning the next NEDS conference, which will be held in 2020 in Oslo, Norway.

The board is continuing its work via bimonthly telephone meetings and we also try to meet in person twice every year. Our next meeting is in Copenhagen in February and we will among other things discuss rules and procedures in relation to abstract submission and conference presentations.

The NEDS conference web site will soon be rebuilt to serve the coming conference. Stay tuned for news about important issues and activities.

Board meeting in Stockholm

The NEDS board met in Stockholm in the beginning of April. The main focus of the meeting was the upcoming conference and we managed to finalise the scientific program and attend to other important issues.

All author of submitted abstracts have been notified of acceptance or rejection, and the full program for NEDS 2018 in Reykjavik will be presented online at soon.

The Early bird registration deadline is approaching, so if you are planning on joining us in Reykjavik now is the time to register.

Diversity among Researchers and Clinicians in Eating Disorders

My name is Dr. Karen Jennings, and I am postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago, working with Dr. Jennifer Wildes. Below is an invitation with a link to participate in a study “Diversity among Researchers and Clinicians in Eating Disorders” (IRB-approved). The purpose of this study is to survey clinicians and researchers working in the field of eating disorders and describe the diversity among these individuals.

Diversity_Invitation to Participate

Calling all European Eating Disorder Professionals!

Calling all European Eating Disorder Professionals!
March 8-10, 2018
Rome, Italy

As you know, our colleagues in Europe are working to form the AED European Chapter, and the first meeting will take place on March 10, 2018, in Rome, Italy.  Dr. Stephanie Bauer, AED President, will open the day and welcome
all delegates.

The first half of the day will feature outstanding presentations on the theme of Best Practices to Prevent and Treat Eating Disorders, by internationally renowned Eating Disorder professionals

The Afternoon will feature a business meeting for the adoption of bylaws, election of officers and board, and discussion on meetings and activities.

All European Eating Disorder clinicians, researchers, dieticians, nutritionists, and activists are welcome.  There is no registration charge for attending the March 10 meeting.

The meeting will be on the last day of the XI meeting of SISCDA – the Italian Eating Disorder Society.  Details on the full SISCDA meeting are here:

Register now for NEDS 2018

Dear friends and colleagues !

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Reykjavík, to the first ever held Nordic Eating Disorder Conference in Iceland, next September 12th to the 14th 2018 . It is an exciting time for our tiny Icelandic Eating Disorders Association as we are learning from and collaborating with the experienced Nordic Eating Disorder Society. The theme of the conference is Eating Disorders versus Healthy Lifestyle and we have many excellent speakers in the program. We hope you will all participate and take note that abstract submission opens on the December 15th.

Throughout the conference, we ask you to stay engaged and to network with other eating disorders professionals. While you are here, please take as well time to enjoy what our country and our wonderful nature has to offer. Whether you like city life or wild life, you can definitely find it in Iceland the days before or after the conference.

Registration is now open and we want to encourage you to plan your visit in good time to get better prices on flights and accommodation. For accommodation there are other options than hotels or guesthouses, like and Reykjavik apartments that are worth checking out.

With our best wishes for an enjoyable and successful conference. We look forward to seeing you in Reykjavik next year. For further information please check our website

On behalf of the organizing committee

Reykjavik  December 8 th 2017

Gudlaug Thorsteinsdottir MD

Chairman of the Icelandic Eating Disorder Association

Board meeting in Reykjavik

For the last two days the NEDS board has been in Reykjavik to plan and prepare for the conference next year. Reykjavik is a beautiful city and we hope to see many of you here in September 2018.

The conference will start on Tuesday (September 11th) evening with a welcome reception. The actual scientific program will start on Wednesday morning and end early afternoon on Friday. For more specific information on the program, please follow the conference web page

We also worked with creating a more sustainable economy for NEDS and how to best support the various Nordic interest groups

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