16:00 - 18:00 Registration at Harpa Conference Center
18:00 - 20:00

Reception at Idno

Canapés & wine

9:00 Registration opens at Harpa Conference Center
11:00 - 11:30

Opening of the conference - Hall Silfurberg B

Rasmus Isomee; Chair of NEDS
Gudlaug Thorsteinsdottir, Chair of the Icelandic Eating Disorder Association
Guest of honor, Alma D. Möller, Director of Health
11:30 - 12:30

Keynote  1 - Hall Silfurberg B

Chair: Pia Charpentier, Finland
Teamwork in Recovery: Engaging Partners in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Cynthia Bulik, USA
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote 2 - Hall Silfurberg B

Chair: Sanna-Aila Gustafsson, Sweden
Eating disorders and behavioral addiction: A speculative overview
Andreas Birgegaard, Sweden
14:30 - 15:00  Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:00

Keynote 3 / Silfurberg B

Chair: Rasmus Isomae, Finland
New approach to treatment of eating disorders, physical activity in treatment of eating disorders-What do we know?
Jorunn Sungot Borgen, Norway
16:00 - 17:00

General Assembly - Hall Silfurberg B

17:00 - 18:45
Visit to deCode genetics -  light refreshments included
Buses leave from Harpa at 16:45
Participants need to register in advance at the registration site.

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote 4 - Hall Silfurberg B

Chair: Inger Becker, Denmark
Medical consequences and clinical pitfalls in eating disorders
René Klinkby Støving, Denmark
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break & Posters (P02 - P09 & P14)

10:30 - 11:15


Hall Kaldalon
W01 Eating disorders and trauma
Moderator: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland; Author: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland; Co-authors: Andreas Birgegård, Sweden; Kari Anne Vrabel, Norway; Jakobs Anna Danielsson, Sweden
Hall Silfurberg B
W02 Body image, disordered eating and exercise in adolescent boys and girls
Moderator: Monica Thorstveit, Norway; Author: Christine Sundgot-Borgen, Norway; Co-author: Kethe M. Engen, Norway
Hall Visa
W03 Staff perspectives on working on inpatient eating disorder units
Moderator: Pia Charpentier, Finland; Author: Trine Wiig Hage, Norway; Co-author: Øyvind Rø, Norway
Hall Stemma
W04 Integrative mentalization based group intervention for eating disorder patients
Moderator: Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir, Iceland; Author: Guðrún Kristmannsdóttir, Iceland
Hall Rima B
W05 Cognitive Remediation Therapy in a group setting for adults with Anorexia Nervosa
Moderator: Heiða Rut Guðmundsdóttir, Iceland; Author: Gry Kjærsdam Telleus, Denmark; Co-author: Inger Becker, Denmark
Hall Rima A
W06 Focusing on the essentials: Two core features of eating disorder treatment
Moderator: Sanna-Aila Gustafsson, Sweden; Author: Pauliina Maria Juntunen, Finland
11:15 - 12:00

Keynote 5 - Hall Silfurberg B

Chair: Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir, Iceland
The possibility of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of eating disorders
Andres Lozano, Canada
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:30

Hall Visa

Session 01 - Adolescents

Moderator: Dagbjörg Sigurðardóttir, Iceland
S01-1 Adolescents with AN and their Siblings: Retrospective Perceptions of the Influence of Illness on their Everyday Life
Inger Halvorsen, Norway
S01-2 Intervention for Caregivers of Adolescents and young people with Eating Disorders and applicability in clinics; group – and caregiver sessions
Margrét Gísladóttir, Iceland
S01-3 A life put on hold – Adolescents’ experiences of having an eating disorder in relation to social contexts outside the family
Sanna-Aila Gustafsson, Sweden



Hall Silfurberg B

Session 02 - Clinical Interventions

Moderator: María Þóra Þorgeirsdóttir, Iceland
S02-1 Stability and impact of pre- and post-operative binge-eating behavior on weight loss outcome at 1- and 3-years following bariatric surgery
Deborah Lynn Reas, Norway
S02-2 (Dis-)solving the weight problem in Binge-Eating Disorder (BED): Insights from a two–phased treatment program at Stolpegård Psychotherapy Centre in Denmark
Lene Bomholt Meyer, Denmark
S02-3 Acceptance and commitment therapy to enhance body image in patients with an eating disorder
Maria Fogelkvist, Sweden
S02-4 "In solitude is safeness" : a patient perspective on eating disorders in the context of multiple childhood trauma
Malin Elisabeth Olofsson, Norway

Hall Kaldalon

Session 03-New treatment: PED-t

Moderator: Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Norway
S03-1 Do patients with eating disorders accept a new treatment combining physical exercise and dietary therapy (PED-T)? Results from the PED-T Trial
Maria Bakland, Norway
S03-2 Physical health in women with BN or BED – a call for inclusion of physical activity in treatment! Results from the PED-t trial
Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Norway
S03-3 Can therapists within sports science and nutrition treat patients with eating disorders? Results from the PED-T Trial
Maria Bakland, Norway
S03-4 Treatment outcomes from the PED-t trial: How do Physical Exercise and Dietary therapy compare to CBT and control group in outpatient treatment of women with BN or BED?
Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Norway

Hall Rima A

Session 04 - Nutrition

Moderator: Borghildur Sigurbergsdóttir, Iceland
S04-1 Clinician and patient experiences using a self-monitoring smartphone app in eating disorder treatment
Pil Lindgreen, Denmark
S04-2 Eating for a healthy lifestyle -Adequacy of nutrient intake in young women with anorexia nervosa
Cecilia Pettersson, Sweden
S04-3 But what about the food?
Cecelia Eriksson, Sweden

Hall Stemma

Session 05 -Prevalence & Outcome

Moderator: Rasmus Isomae, Finland
S05-1 Eating disorders in Danish and Swedish female elite endurance athletes
Anna Katarina Melin, Denmark
S05-2 25.000 patients can’t be wrong – A bird’s eye view of eating disorders
Johanna Levallius, Sweden
S05-3 Seventeen-year course and outcome of eating disorders in an adult population
Hanna Punsvik Eielsen, Norway

Hall Rima B

Session 06 - Psychology

Moderator: Pia Charpentier, Sweden
S06-1 Sleeping Beauty: personality maturation in patients with eating disorder
Johanna Levallius, Sweden
S06-2 Emotion dysregulation - associations with diagnostic presentation and key symptoms
Elin Monell, Sweden
S06-3 Presence of eating disorder psychopathology among obsessive-compulsive disorder patients
Lasse Bang, Norway
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break & Posters (P10 - P13 & P15 - P18)
15:00 - 16:00

Consensus Panel/Group / Hall Silfurberg B

What is the aim of eating disorder treatment? 
Moderator: David Clinton, Sweden
Researchers point of view: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland
Clinicians point of view: Heiðdís Sigurðardóttir, Iceland
Users point of view: Irene Kingswick, Norway

Gala Dinner at Radison SAS Hotel Saga

3 course dinner with wine and entertainment
If you want to participate, please contact

09:00 - 10:30


Hall Silfurberg B
09:00-09:45 W07-1 Attitudes towards eating disorders among Nordic ED professionals
Moderator: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland; Author: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland; Co-authors: Johanna Levallius, Sweden; Kjersti Gulliksen, Norway; Deborah Lynn Reas, Norway
Hall Silfurberg B
09:45-10:30 W07-2 What we see is what you get! Challenging and widening perspectives on eating disorders
Moderator: Rasmus Isomaa, Finland; Author: David Clinton, Sweden; Co-authors: Stefanie Nold, Sweden; Helena Forsman, Sweden
Hall Rima B
09:-09:45 W08-1 MINDFUL EATING – CONSCIOUS LIVING A guide to rediscovering a healthy and joyful relationship with food
Moderator: Sigurlaug Jónsdóttir, Iceland; Author: Irene Kingswick, Norway
Hall Rima B
09:45-10:30 W08-2 Yoga: An important complement to the treatment of eating disorders and trauma
Moderator: Sigurlaug Jónsdóttir, Iceland; Author: L. Westin, Sweden; Co-author: A. Danielsson, Sweden
Hall Kaldalon
W09 NIG sport and exercise workshop: Therapeutic effects of strength training in treatment of eating disorders
Moderator: Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Norway; Author: Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, Norway; Co-authors: Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Norway; Anna Melin, Norway; 
Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Norway; Monica Klungland Torstveit, Norway
Hall Rima A
W10 NIG SIGMA; Pregnancy, Motherhood and Eating Disorders: “Early Intervention”
Moderator: Inger Becker, Sweden; Author: Cecilia Brundin Pettersson; Sweden; Co-authors: Marlene Coulthard, Denmark; Charlotte Solveig Petersen Sollid, Denmark
Hall Visa
W11 New residential treatment for severe and enduring eating disorders
Moderator: Pia Charpentier, Finland; Author: Pia Maria Mikaela Charpentier, Finland
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Keynote 6 - Hall Silfurberg B

Chair: Jorunn Sundgot Borgen, Norway
What is healthy eating?
Axel Sigurðsson, Iceland
11:45 - 12:30

Panel - The Nordic Workshop - Hall Silfurberg B

Challenges and pitfalls in Nordic eating disorder treatment - what can we learn from each other?
Moderator: Sanna-Aila Gustafsson, Sweden
12:30 - 13:00

Closing of the conference - Hall Silfurberg B

Light lunch
13:30 -

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14:30 Blue Lagoon

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