Eating disorders across the lifespan
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- CIVIS focus area
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Medicine and Health
- Course dates
- 9 - 17 May 2022
Eating disorders are severe mental health issues causing a high burden across Europe. Main diagnoses comprise anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. The course is a joint project of eating disorder researchers from Athens, Madrid, Stockholm and Tübingen and will span the whole spectrum of eating disorders as well as a broad spectrum of topics, including e.g. epidemiology, development, personality traits and neuroinflammation.
Main topics addressed
- Transgenerational transmission of eating disorders – recent evidence on putative mechanisms from biopsychological research
- Developmental origins and social patterning of eating disorders: insights from life-course epidemiological research
- New perspectives into the pathophysiology of eating disorders: the role of neuroinflammation
- New insights into the link between binge-eating episodes and comorbid psychopathology among the spectrum of eating disorders
- Mediators of the clinical manifestations of anorexia nervosa: from personality to hormones
Attendees will get knowledge on the following aspects:
- Overview on research approaches and methods investigating transgenerational transmission of eating disorders
- How concepts of developmental origins of health and disease can be applied to eating disorders
- Recent findings on the role of neuroinflammation in eating disorders
- In-depth look at binge eating episodes, their psychological comorbidities and new insights into the assessment and treatment of BED
- The role of adipokines and olfactory capacity as biological markers and the role of personality and resilience as psychosocial markers in anorexia nervosa
|Dates of the course: 9 - 17 May 2022||Format: Virtual|
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This CIVIS course will consist of 5 sessions of 60 minutes each day for 5 days.
There is no limit to students accepted in the CIVIS course.
This CIVIS course is open to Master's and PhD students from CIVIS Universities who have basic knowledge of eating disorders.
A C1 level of English is required.
Schedule of the course
- 9 May 2022 (11:00 – 12:00 CET) - Transgenerational transmission of eating disorders – recent evidence on putative mechanisms from biopsychological research
- 10 May 2022 (11:00 – 12:00 CET) - Developmental origins and social patterning of eating disorders: insights from life-course epidemiological research
- 13 May 2022 (11:00 – 12:00 CET) - New perspectives into the pathophysiology of eating disorders: the role of neuroinflammation
- 16 May 2022 (11:00 – 12:00 CET) - New insights into the link between binge-eating episodes and comorbid psychopathology among the spectrum of eating disorders
- 17 May 2022 (11:00 – 12:00 CET) - Mediators of the clinical manifestations of anorexia nervosa: from personality to hormones
Interested students must send an email to this address and the organisers will provide the login details later on.
General Eligibility Criteria for CIVIS Courses
Applicants need to be enrolled at their home university in order to be eligible for selection and participation. If uncertain about your status at your home university (part-time or exchange students etc) please check with your home university’s website or International Office.
Applicants who will be receiving other Erasmus funds for the duration of the course are not entitled to funding. Participation in the course may still be possible under “zero-grant” status, but applicants should contact their home university in order to confirm this.
A list of links and contacts for each university can be found in this Q&A.
- Ioannis Michopoulos is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the eating disorders unit at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
- Pilar Lopez Garcia is Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
- Ana Rosa Sepulveda is a Professor of Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
- Ilona Koupil is a Professor of health equity studies/public health medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm.
- Katrin Giel is Professor of psychobiology of eating behavior and Head of Research at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.
Lucía Beltrán and Marta Rojo are PhD students at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Department of Psychology