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April 5-6 2018

Grand Mercure Hotel – Auckland

8 Customs Street East, 1010
Auckland, New Zealand

WATCH THIS SPACE for further details on the workshops and registration

ANZAED Autumn workshop series

You are invited to 2019’s ANZAED Autumn workshop series, to be held at the Grand Mercure Hotel Auckland, in the heart of Auckland’s CBD/waterfront. We have a full and exciting program for clinicians both new to and experienced in working with eating disorders, including both local and international speaker expertise.

In addition to the workshops, this fantastic location in the trendy Britomart precinct offers harbour views, designer shops, and great coffee/restaurants on the doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland next year!

Dr Marion Roberts Rachel Lawson, co-chairs
Rosie Brown, Lynne Blake, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Freeman, committee


Click on the image below for a shortlist of activities to do while in Auckland.

Thursday 4 April: Services tour 10:45am – 4:45pm

  • Coach tour: Introduction to Auckland and tour of Tupu Ora (public) eating disorder services

Friday workshops: 9:30am – 5:30pm [opens with Powhiri/Mihi Whakatau (Welcome)]

  • Essential Eating Disorder skills workshop, by the South Island specialist ED team
  • Different approaches for longstanding Anorexia Nervosa
    by Dr Anthea Fursland, WAEDOCS & Gini Mcintosh, University of Canterbury
  • Dietetic Interventions in the Outpatient setting, by Shane Jeffrey, River Oak Health and Food Mind Body

Saturday workshops: 8:30am – 4:30pm

  • Engaging with young people and families when working inter-culturally with adolescent eating disorders. How can FT-ED contribute to developing this area of work
    by Liz Dodge, Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, London
  • Group Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Eating Disorders
    by Dr Marion Roberts, University of Auckland and Nurture Psychology
  • Dietetic Interventions in the Inpatient setting and an overview of re-feeding syndrome, and expert panel discussion & round-table, by Shane Jeffrey, River Oak Health and Food Mind Body, & expert dietitian panel (Bridgit Eder, Stella Friedlander, Estella Leek, Fiona Sutherland)


$1,000 in scholarship/s available to attend. Watch this space!


Contact to enquire about Workshop Series sponsorship options




Grand Mercure Hotel
8 Customs Street East, 1010, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

$NZ199 Room only for Superior Queen
$NZ219 Room only for Superior King

5 Star (self rated),

Breakfast can be booked at the time of reservations:
– Vue Restaurant Buffet $28
– Grab and go: $15

Subject to availability, Prepaid, non-refundable


Rate applies to stays on the nights of 4th and 5th of April 2019. If you wish to stay outside of these dates, kindly contact our reservations team on  

Located in the heart of the Auckland waterfront district and surrounded by designer boutiques and award winning restaurants of Britomart, Grand Mercure Auckland embraces all of these elements to tell the story of our uniquely diverse city. Our stories can be experienced from in room amenities through to iconic pacific art and dining menus. With 207 guest rooms, a dedicated conference floor and lifestyle spaces, Grand Mercure welcomes every traveller to explore the intimate ethnic mosaic of Auckland.

Grand Mercure Auckland is the ideal base for travellers looking to explore Auckland city in comfort and style. Take a ferry over to beautiful Waiheke Island to sample some of the region’s wine, or enjoy a guided walk at Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve. Just a 5-minute stroll from the city’s popular Foxes Bar and 10-minutes from the iconic Sky Tower, Grand Mercure Auckland is within close proximity of many great local attractions, including Spark Arena and Britomart shopping precinct.

Quest on Queen Serviced Apartments
1-Bedroom (Queen bed) Apartment @ $175.00 per night

62 Queen Street, Auckland CBD (Waterfront end)
The promotion code ‘ANZAED Workshop’ needs to be quoted
Ph: 09-3002500  Fax: 09-3002510


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Fully equipped kitchen (Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, all kitchen ware)
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Sky TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Free, unlimited use of offsite gym


  • Rooms will be allocated on ‘First come first serve basis’. We currently have limited rooms available.
  • The above rate is applicable from 4th April – 7 April, 2019.
  • For all bookings credit card details are required, with a 72 hour Cancellation policy .
  • We only have 1 bedroom apartments which have Queen bed configurations in all our rooms.
  • Pre-book your breakfast pack $10 per day


Keep me posted

ANZAED’s annual Autumn Workshop Series involves a series of half and full-day in-depth clinical workshops in eating disorders divided into streams over the course of two days. There is a strong emphasis on participation and networking opportunities.
2019 – Auckland 5-6 April, 2019


2018 – Swan Valley 16-17 March, 2018


2017 – Noosa 24-25 March, 2017


​The 2017 Autumn workshop series, “Reflections” was held at Peppers Resort Noosa Beach, located a 7 minute walk away from Hastings Street in the centre of Noosa. See webpage for details.

2016 – Canberra 11-14 March, 2016


The 2016 ANZAED workshop series was held at the National Museum, Canberra. It comprised of Introductory and Intermediate/Advanced workshop streams, catering for child & adolescent and adult work.

There was also specialist workshops on working with athletes and CRT training. A networking dinner with guest speaker Kate Carnell was a highlight.

2015 – Barossa Valley 13-14 March, 2016


The 2015 Autumn Workshop Series featured adolescent and adult workshop streams, plus an Introduction to Eating Disorders workshop for dietitians.

It was held at the Barossa Novotel Hotel, with an evening dinner session at Maggie Beer’s farm featuring guest speaker Kaz Cooke.

See program

2014 – Hobart: “Mastering the Art & Science of ED Treatment”


The 2014 workshop series, convened by Gabriella Heruc, was held at the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) and Old Woolstore Hotel, Hobart. It included five workshops:

  • Introduction to Eating Disorders, by Dr Beth Shelton, with Michelle Williams,  Jo Cook, Andrew Wallis & Julie Moltmann
  • Introduction to the Medical Management of Eating Disorders, By Warren Ward & Michelle Williams
  • Dietetic Masterclass on nutrition management: Overcoming challenges, research and the way forward by Gabriella Heruc, Helen Storey, Vicki O’Dwyer, Fiona Sutherland and Anjanette Casey
  • Psychological Masterclass on Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders – debunking the myth that manualised treatment is a one size-fits-all approach, by Anthea Fursland,
  • Engaging patients with Eating Disorders: The Myth of the Myth of Motivation by Chris Thornton

There was also a networking dinner at MONA, including a keynote address by ANZAED President Sloane Madden on The Myths and Science of ED Treatment, and a panel discussion with Warren Ward, Maureen O’Connor and Chris Thornton.

2013 – Brisbane: “Relating with Eating Disorders”


Relating with Eating Disorders was held at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s hospital in May 2013. It involved 3 workshops on:-

  • Uniting Couples in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa (UCAN), by Cynthia Bulik, University of North Carolina
  • Advanced workshop on Family Based Treatment by Daniel Le Grange, University of Chicago
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT) for Eating Disorders  by Liz Rieger , ANU

The workshops were held in conjunction with “At Home with Eating Disorders” a conference aimed at carers of people with eating disorders, co-hosted by ANZAED. This conference included talks by Janet Treasure, Cynthia Bulik, Daniel Le Grange, Andrew Wallis, Warren Ward, Stephen Touyz and a number of panel presentations involving people with lived experienced as carers and sufferers.