Workshops and conferences
Below I try and keep an up-to-date mention of any upcoming events, such as conference talks or workshops I am giving for parents or professionals.
If there is no event for you to attend in the near future
I don't organise events myself, so if there isn't an upcoming event, I suggest you have an individual session with me, as a parent or as a professional. Take a look also at Bitesize, as it's another way to hear me give tips.
If you'd like to invite me for an event you are organising, do get in touch. Consider events by video call — they can work just fine.
20/21 January 2021: workshop for clinicians "We do it differently here!"
at EDIC (Eating Disorders International Conference), organised by BEAT. In Glasgow. My session is probably on 20 January. Attendance is very expensive for parents, so I don't expect many, though you may get free attendance by volunteering with the EDIC organisers.
Here's what I am planning:
"There are significant differences from one eating disorder service to another, even within community services following NICE guidance. This session will explore key areas in which clinicians follow different treatment paths and give conflicting instructions to parents and young people. We will explore which decisions are informed by evidence, by adherence to a manual, by experience or by tradition. The aim is for clinicians to take stock, build confidence and where indicated, consider where it’s worth trying what others have found effective.
We will concentrate on children and young people treated in the community and to some extent, in hospital.
Eva Musby, parent and author of an eating disorder book for parents, follows many parents' stories world-wide. This has made her aware of differences from one CYP CEDS to another. The session will encourage dialogue around these differences, and Eva will add to the mix her knowledge of what makes parents capable, collaborative and effective."