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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Report from the board

Dear members,
here is a short report on what has been happening in NEDS during the spring. The board has held two telephone meetings, one in March and one in May. We are working on rules of procedure for the society to ensure continuity of our work. We have also been involved in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) via the Partner and Affiliate Organizations Network (PCAC). Within AED we constitute a Nordic Chapter. We will be participating in ICED 2017 in Prague and try to inspire creating new organisations within the ED field, There will also be a meeting on creating a European ED organisation.

NEDS 2018 in Reykjavik is just over a year away and the NEDS board will meet in Reykjavik in the fall to assist the Icelandic society in creating a great conference. Please follow for updates.

Have a nice and relaxing summer!
Rasmus Isomaa and the rest of the NEDS board

World Eating Disorders Action Day

The Second Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2017. World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. Uniting activists across the globe, the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone.

The 2017 #WeDoActTogether theme and focus is on partnerships that move us forward as affected people, carers, clinicians, and researchers. Meaningful relationships and connections are vital to recovery.

Visit for more information.

ECED 2017 in Vilnius September 7-9, 2017

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing committees I would like to invite you to participate in the Vilnius meeting of the European Council for Eating Disorders.

For the first time an international conference on eating disorders takes place in the former Soviet region. The meeting will bring together specialists from all over Europe and beyond to share their knowledge, to discuss and debate new approaches, and to meet professionals from a part of the world where services are either under-developed or completely absent, where the desire to learn from European colleagues is particularly strong and where societies are still in the process of transformation from a totalitarian past to an open society based on the rule of law.

The main theme of the conference is Eating Disorders in Multicultural Settings, a very important issue in a multi-ethnic and globalized world where communities are increasingly diverse and as a result professionals are challenged to take a wide variety of socio-cultural aspects into account when providing state of the art treatment.

Board telephone meeting

The NEDS board held a telephone meeting on March 2. We discussed the NIGs situation. A letter has been sent to all NIGs to see which are still active. We also decided that the NIGs should send in an annual report of their activities. Deadline for the first report is January 31, 2018.

The planning of NEDS conference 2018 in Reykjavik is well underway. Keynote speakers have been contacted and the program is taking form. The theme of the conference is Eating disorders vs. healthy lifestyle. The webpage is up and running on

Please feel free to contact me, Rasmus Isomaa, or your National representative if you are interested in knowing more about the work of NEDS.




NEDS telephone meeting October 2016

The NEDS board held a telephone meeting on October 24th. We discussed the conference and went through the feedback. The feedback was for most part positive, but there were also some valuable lessons for future conferences.

Otherwise it is business as usual in the Nordic countries. Members meetings will be held in the spring and most societies are working on developing their websites.

AED will host its ICED conference in Prague in June 2016 and we hope to see many Nordic colleagues there.

The NEDS board will meet in Oslo in January to plan activities for the coming years. Please contact your National representative if you have any ideas for or inquiries about NEDS.

New Nordic Interest Groups

During the NEDS 2016 conference two new potential NIGs held their first workshops. It looks like the NEDS family will have interest groups for both Eating disorders and physical activity and Nutritional rehabilitation. The board still awaits formal applications from the groups, but both groups should soon be presented on the website.

Any member of a National society in NEDS is free to join any interest group. Contact the contact person listed under each NIG to hear what is going on at the moment.

NEDS General assembly 2016

The NEDS General assembly was held in Helsinki Friday September 23rd during the NEDS 2016 conference. The board was granted discharge and a new chairman was elected. Rasmus Isomaa from Finland will take over after Mette Waaddegaard, who has been chairman for the last four years. The National societies elect their own representatives for the NEDS board (see Board to find out who represents you in NEDS).

Iceland was accepted as full member of NEDS and they will host the next NEDS conference in 2018. See for a sneak peak.

The new NEDS board will now start its work and we aim to visit all member countries during the coming four year period. Do not hesitate to contact the chairman or your National representative if you have any questions regarding the activities of NEDS.

NEDS 2016 starts tomorrow!

The first ever NEDS conference to be held in Finland starts tomorrow, September 21st 2016. There are almost 300 participants joining the conference from all Nordic countries. Check out the conference website: for more information.

Board telephone meeting August 15th 2016

The NEDS board held a telephone meeting on August 15th. Here is a short summary of the meeting. More details are available from each National representative.

We mostly discussed the upcoming conference. Other than that we discussed preparations for the NEDS general assembly and the economy of NEDS.

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