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19 September 2012 | PR 12/166

National Conference set to explore the challenges of Eating Disorders in Sport



A National conference exploring eating disorders in sport will be taking place at Loughborough University later this month.

The Beat Disordered Eating in Sport and Fitness conference is the first event of its kind to be held in the UK. Taking place on 27 September, it is being jointly hosted by Beat, the UK’s leading eating disorders charity and the Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED).

The conference will examine disordered eating, its signs and symptoms, pathways to treatment, and give delegates the opportunity to consider this increasingly complex area of sport and fitness in collaborative situations. The day will include presentations from academics and clinicians. It will also feature Dame Kelly Holmes who will interview Olympic Triathlete Hollie Avil about her challenges in overcoming an eating disorder.

The day is open to sports and fitness professionals, teachers (particularly in PE), coaches, trainers and mentors, gym and fitness staff and customers, dancers and dance teachers, clinicians interested in eating disorders and disordered eating in sport and fitness.

This conference costs £175 for professionals and £150 for Carers, Students and Professional Network Members, and includes lunch, refreshments, a full delegate pack and conference materials.

For full details on the conference and how to book please see:


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Hannah Bateson
Public Relations Office
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228658
E: H.R.Bateson@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the Best Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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