Events, prizes and bursaries

Faculty of Eating Disorders Annual Conference 2021

Date: 4-5 November 2021

Location: To be confirmed

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This prize has been established for the best poster presentation at our annual meeting by a psychiatric trainee. We wish to encourage interest in eating disorders psychiatry and research in the specialism.

Prize

£250

Frequency

Annually

Who can enter

Psychiatric trainees CT1-3 and ST4-6, as well as comparable European colleagues. Presentations specifically invited by the Faculty and work funded by the Faculty are not eligible.

Where presented

Our annual faculty conference usually held in November each year.

Rules

  1. This prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of eating disorders in the poster presentation
  2. Information on submitting posters for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be posted each year. Please note that posters are not automatically entered for the prize.  If you are submitting a poster and want to be considered for the prize, please make it clear in your accompanying message
  3. The prizewinner will be expected to provide a summary article for our newsletter and the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on the College website
  4. The judging panel will consist of our Chair and two other members of the executive committee.

How to submit

You can submit your abstract through our submissions website.

Closing date

1 September 2020

Prize

Each bursary includes up to £100 towards travel expenses and free registration at our annual meeting.

2021 update:  the annual meeting is online so the 'bursary' will provide free registration only.

Frequency

Annually.

Who can apply

Bursaries are available for:

  • medical students
  • foundation year doctors (FY1-2)
  • core psychiatric trainees (CT1-3)
  • advanced psychiatric trainees (ST4-6)
  • service users and carers.

Closing date

Sunday 8 August 2021.

Rules

Medical students and trainee doctors should email a brief CV (no longer than one side of A4) with a covering letter, stating in no more than 200 words why you would like to attend the meeting and how you will share your learning.

Service users and carers should email a letter stating in no more than 200 words why you are interested in attending the meeting.

Please state clearly which of the bursaries you are applying for.

Faculty of Eating Disorders Psychiatry Annual Conference 5-6 November 2020

STRIPED Study – Socioeconomic cost of eating disorder in the USA

Professor Bryn Austin, Immediate Past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders, presents the findings from a social impact report on eating disorder in the US. 

Prize

£500 plus free registration at the Faculty's annual conference

Frequency

Annually

 

Who can enter

Medical students and doctors in training.

Where presented

Our annual conference, normally in November/December. 

Rules

  1. The format of the prize will be an essay of up to 2,000 words (excluding references) on a subject set by the Faculty each year 
  2. Entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel appointed by our executive committee. Should a minimum standard not be achieved, the prizes may not be awarded.
  3. The prizewinning essay will be published on our website.

Essay title

The essay title for 2021 is "What changes would you like to make to the field of Eating Disorders to help patients and carers better?"

Closing date

Friday 15 October 2021

Submission

Please email your essay

We have established two annual research bursaries of £2,500 each to increase awareness, research and understanding about eating disorders.

Who can apply

Psychiatric trainees (Psychiatry F1-F2, CT1-3, ST4-6), affiliates and specialty doctors and consultants

Rules and key criteria

Your research proposal can be on any theme related to eating disorders including treatment, pathways, therapies, new ideas, patient care and carer support.

The selected research proposal must be completed within a year of the bursary being awarded.

Successful applicants will be allocated a named supervisor from the Faculty of Eating Disorders. They can also have a local supervisor where they currently work.

The winners of the research bursary will be expected to present their findings at the Faculty’s Annual Conference the year following the award.

How to enter

Please email your research proposal – maximum word count of 2,000 words.

Closing date

The deadline has been extended to Friday 22 October 2021.

If you require any additional information, please email us.

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