Eating Disorders 2022 – 29th International Conference & European Chapter of Academy for Eating Disorders Meeting, October 21-22, 2022



We are pleased to announce the 29th International Conference on Eating Disorders including the European Chapter Meeting of the Academy for Eating Disorders taking place in hybrid format.


In order to create a varied and diverse program for you, the submission of abstracts for oral presentations and workshops is now possible. If you are interested, please send us the completed  abstract submission form by email to The deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2022.


We are currently informing you about two main lectures – further details on the main lectures will follow after the Easter holidays in April 2022.


Prof. Dr. medical Martina de Zwaan

What role does psychological and physical comorbidity play in the treatment of eating disorders?

Prof. Dr. medical Martina de Zwaan is the director of the Clinic for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School. In 1986 she received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Vienna and completed further training as a specialist in psychiatry and neurology as well as in cognitive and behavioral therapy in Vienna. She began her career as a senior physician at the Bad Bramstedt Psychosomatic Hospital, in order to subsequently obtain the Venia Docendi for Psychiatry at the University of Vienna in 1995 on the subject of binge eating disorders. She then moved to the Psychiatric University Clinic in Vienna as a senior physician until 2003 and in between held a visiting professorship at the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, AND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Fargo (North Dakota). Furthermore, from 2003 to 2011 she headed the Psychosomatic and Psychotherapeutic Department of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her scientific focus is on eating disorders and obesity, psychological aspects in obesity surgery, psychosomatics in transplantation medicine and the development and validation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)





Dr. Helga Simchen

Eating disorders in AD(H)D

Dr. Helga Simchen is a pediatrician specializing in neurology and psychiatry in children and adolescents, behavioral therapist, deep psychological psychotherapy and family therapy. She first worked as a senior physician in a children’s clinic, then switched to the Medical Academy Magdeburg as a senior physician with a teaching position in neurology and psychiatry Childhood and adolescence as well as rehabilitation education. The focus of her scientific work was the hyperkinetic syndrome and dyslexia, in which she worked closely with the Leibnitz Institute, formerly the Brain Research Institute. In 1995 she opened her practice in Mainz with a focus on AD(H)S, learning and behavioral disorders. She has now written down the experiences she has had in her practice with over 1000 patients in 7 books on AD(H)S and its comorbidities.


congress registration


Here you can register as a member of the Eating Disorders Network and benefit from discounts on the congress fee: Registration for membership in the Eating Disorders Network


Price List for the Congress Eating Disorders 2022



Please contact us for all questions, concerns, etc. by email at


We look forward to your registration / abstract submission! 



Convenors & Chairs 



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



Co-Convenors & Co-Chairs 


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Bailer

Univ. of California, San Diego, USA; Vice president of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders; Past president AED


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Karwautz

Vienna Medical University; Vice president of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders


Prof.(FH) Dr. Karin Waldherr

Ferdinand Porsche Distance Learning University of Applied Sciences; President of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders 



Congress organization


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



In collaboration with:


Austrian Society for Eating Disorders (ASED)

Medical University Innsbruck