30th Anniversary International Congress on Eating Disorders 2023, October 20-21, 2023



Dear Sir or Madam,


Our anniversary congress will take place from 20 – 21 October 2023 at the Congress Center Alpbach, Tyrol and we are pleased to draw your attention to the 30th Congress on Eating Disorders 2023.


As every year, our congress is aimed at people affected by eating disorders and their relatives, general practitioners, school doctors, dentists, specialists in pediatrics, psychiatry in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, as well as all doctors in training, psychologists and psychotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, nurses and other professions who want to expand their expertise in the special field of eating disorders.


The aim of the congress, which will be held virtually and on-site in a hybrid format, is to present the current state of research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders and obesity and to promote scientific and clinical-therapeutic exchange. The two-day event will include presentations on clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic topics related to eating disorders, as well as presentations by support groups, family members, and eating disorder sufferers.


Price list


As of now, we are looking forward to receiving your abstract submission as well as your registrations. For your contributions we prefer your presence on site – should you wish a virtual participation for your presentation please contact us by mail so that we can support you technically in the best possible way.


All information, dates and forms will be published on our homepage – the speakers and the titles of the main lectures will be published here soon.


Stay healthy, we are looking forward to your participation.


For our anniversary congress we were able to win seven excellent experts from all relevant areas on the subject of eating disorders as keynote speakers. We are happy to announce:


Prof. Dr. Eric Stice

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (USA). His research focuses on identifying risk factors that predict the onset of eating disorders, obesity, substance abuse, and depression. He developed a dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program, the Body Project, that has been implemented in 140 countries. Lori Irving Awardee for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness from the National Eating Disorder Association and Christina Barz Awardee from the World Psychiatric Association.

Working title: The Body Project – a dissonance-based body acceptance program


Prof. Dr. Yael Latzer 

Professor and Dean of the School of Social Work at the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences, University of Haifa. Founder and Director of the Eating Disorders Institution; Psychiatric Unit of Rambam, Health Care Campus, Haifa. She also designed and established an innovative rehabilitation home for women with severe eating disorders (“Zeida Laderech“), for which she received a prestigious national Mental Health Award. She has also served as an adviser to the Israeli Parliament and was instrumental in changing treatment policies for eating disorders (ED). She is known both locally and internationally as an expert in the field of ED.

Working title: Stopping the “Revolving door”: A unique rehabilitation


Prof. Dr. Martin Teufel

President of the German Society for Eating Disorders (DGESS), Director of the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the LVR University Hospital in Essen; Vice Director of the West German Cancer Center (WTZ); Board Member, Center for Translational and Behavioral Neuroscience (C-TNBS), Essen. Hans Roemer Prize winner for “outstanding work in the field of psychosomatics” due to his work in the field of obesity. Expert in the field of eating and weight disorders as well as somatopsyche/ psycho-oncology.

Working title: Obesity: weight of emotion and behavior.


Priv. Doz. DDR. Sabrina Mörkl

Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine, scientist, lecturer at the Medical University of Graz (MUG). Co-opted board member of the Austrian Society for Nutrition (ÖGE). Her specialty is “Nutritional Psychiatry”, which deals with the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses with nutrition.

Working title: The Microbiome / Gut-Brain-Axis in Eating Disorders


Prof. Dr. Stephan Zipfel

Specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, specialist in internal medicine, Medical Director of the Department for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Medical University Clinic in Tübingen and professor for psychosomatic medicine at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. Head of the Competence Center for Eating Disorders (KOMET), president elect International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM) and Vice-Dean. Main areas of work and research: Eating disorders, somatoform and functional disorders, psycho-oncology.

Working title: Treatment of Anorexia Nevosa – Long-term results


Prof. Dr. phil. Eva Wunderer

Graduate psychologist and systemic couple and family therapist (DGSF). Professor for psychological aspects of social work at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The focus is on the areas of eating disorders, clinical social work, clinical psychology and systemic therapy; numerous research projects and publications. Psychotherapeutically specialized in the field of systemic work with children and adolescents, especially eating disorders.

& Anna Hofer, MA

Studied clinical social work and is currently a research associate in the DigiBEssst project – Digital Counseling for Eating Disorders.

Working title: Project “Digital Counseling for Eating Disorders – DigiBEssst“


Prof. Dr. Cristina Segura Garcia

Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Magna Graecia (UOC) in Catanzaro (Italy) and Medical Director at the UOC for Psychiatry. Director of the Outpatient Clinic for Clinical Research and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Catanzaro and member of national (SIP, SIPA, SOPSI, SIO) and international (AED) scientific societies. Main activity clinical and scientific work in the field of eating disorders, in particular Binge Eating Disorder.

Working title: 10 years of BED in DSM-5


Netzwerk Essstörungen
Templstrasse 22
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
T + 43-512-57 60 26
F + 43-512-58 36 54


Congress organization

Angelika Appelt MMSc, Daniel Purtscheller MSc


Convenor & Chair 

Dr. Karin Waldherr

Ferdinand Porsche FernFH, Wiener Neustadt; vice-president of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders


Co-Convenors & Co-Chairs 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Karwautz
Medical University Vienna; president of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schüßler
Medical University Innsbruck


In collaboration with:

Austrian Society for Eating Disorders (ASED)