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Submission Guidelines

The EDAC Conference will accept three submission types: Lightning Talks, Paper and Workshops. Descriptions of each are below:

              Lightning Talks

    • Lightning talks are 5 min in length, and will be accompanied by an electronic poster (e-poster)
    • Abstracts target current qualitative/quantitative research, clinical initiatives and/or emerging theories or policies in the field of Eating Disorders
    • Lightning talks will be limited to one presenting author


    • Paper presentations are 15 minutes in length
    • Abstracts target current qualitative/quantitative research, clinical initiatives and/or emerging theories or policies in the field of Eating Disorders.
    • Abstracts not selected for paper presentation will automatically be considered for lightning talk/e-poster presentation


    • Workshops are 90 minutes in length
    • Workshops must include a formal presentation and time allotment for Q&A, and have interactive components
    • A limited number of spaces will be available for workshops

Initial Submission

Please sign up as a new user. Then follow the prompts in the system.

Abstract Content

  • Maximum length of the abstract is 500 words (without spaces). 
  • The abstract must outline a clear and concise summary of what will be presented.
  • At least two, but no more than three, objectives for the submission should be provided.
  • The abstract should include a concise introduction that provides background information and a clear statement of the rationale and purpose of the study/proposal, methods/approach used (or in cases of workshops, details as to how the workshop will be delivered), and a section that outlines results/a relevant discussion of the objectives being proposed.
  • Abstracts should be structured using the following subheadings:
    • Background
    • Rationale/Purpose
    • Design/Method
    • Results/Discussion

Conflict of interest

Abstract submissions must include an acknowledgement of all funding sources, particularly of a commercial nature and/or a notice of any actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to the findings to be presented.


Abstracts that present research findings of studies should provide confirmation that approval was obtained by a relevant Research Ethics Board, Animal Study Review Board, or comparable review committee.

Registration Policy

Presenting (principal) authors (and co-presenters where appropriate) are required to register for the conference.  If a presenting (principal) author cannot attend the conference, presentation by a co-author is acceptable.  Please identify who will be presenting for inclusion in the conference program.


Submissions will undergo a double-blind review by the Scientific Review Committee comprised of experts within the field of eating disorders. Abstracts are judged on quality, scientific merit and relevance.

Changes After Submission Deadline of January 29, 2024

No changes are permitted after the submission deadline.

Abstracts that are submitted without data, due to incomplete investigations or analyses, will be evaluated only on the information contained in the abstract. Abstracts that do not adhere to the guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.



Please contact the UBC Conference Registration Coordinator by email.