On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing committees I would like to invite you to participate in the Vilnius meeting of the European Council on Eating Disorders.
For the first time an international conference on eating disorders takes place in the former Soviet region. The meeting will bring together specialists from all over Europe and beyond to share their knowledge, to discuss and debate new approaches, and to meet professionals from a part of the world where services are either under-developed or completely absent, where the desire to learn from European colleagues is particularly strong and where societies are still in the process of transformation from a totalitarian past to an open society based on the rule of law.
The main theme of the conference is Eating Disorders in Multicultural Settings, a very important issue in a multi-ethnic and globalized world where communities are increasingly diverse and as a result professionals are challenged to take a wide variety of socio-cultural aspects into account when providing state of the art treatment.
Vilnius itself is a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city with a rich and complicated history, and is experiencing a renaissance after decades of war and totalitarian rule, resulting in an exciting and stimulating environment. We invite you to be a part of this during the September 2017 Eating Disorder meeting.