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Golden-Gate-Bridge-Blue-SkyRegistration is now open for the 24th Annual OCD Conference, taking place July 7-9, 2017, in San Francisco! You can now register online, as well as view this year’s Conference schedule, by visiting the Conference website at www.ocd2017.org.

This year the Conference program features more than 150 presentations, workshops, and evening activities, as well as nearly two-dozen support groups.

Some highlights of the 2017 program include:

  • A brand new style of programming for the youngest members of our OCD community, including three days of fun and learning for elementary-aged kidsmiddle schoolers, and high school-aged teens. Each group will have the opportunity to explore, experience, and enjoy themselves with others their own age.
  • Back by popular demand, this year’s Conference will also feature a Young Adult track, a Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) series, and OCD and Substance Use series.
  • The 4th Annual Hoarding Meeting dedicated to hoarding disorder information, treatment, and research, including a pre-conference professional training session, a 2-day presentation track, and support groups.
  • As with last year, the “Researchers” track will once again be a “Research to Clinical Practice track, bringing researchers and therapists together to begin bridging the gaps between research and treatment.
  • The return of the Bilingual Program/Programa Bilingue, which transforms the Spanish Conference from years past into a fully bilingual (English-Spanish), integrated experience for the entire Conference community.
  • Many special Evening Activities (including the return of OCD Pub Trivia!) and the most Support Groups we’ve ever offered, geared towards a wide variety of audiences.
  • Plus, other great offerings for everyone in the OCD community, including programs for parents and familiestherapistsresearchers, and many more.

The Annual OCD Conference continues to be the only national event focused solely on OCD and related disorders. It is an amazing opportunity to bring together mental health professionals, individuals with OCD and their loved ones, with the goal of updating all attendees about the latest treatments, research and practice in OCD and related disorders

We would like to give a special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Rogers Behavioral Health, for making this event possible. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities for marketing, exhibiting, and sponsorships, please click here.

To stay updated on all things related to the Conference, be sure to subscribe to the OCD Conference News & Update email list here.


  • Jim

    Do you have info to make reservations for the hotel with a discount for attending the conference?

  • Cecelia Benson

    Where can I find out the cost for attending this and how to register? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

    • Alex Bahrawy
      Alex Bahrawy

      Hello Cecelia,

      Registration is now open at http://www.ocd2017.org. When you proceed with your registration you will see the various registration levels and the cost for each.

  • Kevin


    I am a parent attending with my child. Do I need to register as well? Thanks

    • Alex Bahrawy
      Alex Bahrawy

      Hello Kevin,

      Yes, anyone who wishes to attend the Conference must register. For children under the age of 18, we require that they have a parent or guardian with them at all times. Please visit http://www.ocd2017.org for more information.

  • Eugenia

    Hello, I´m really interested in attending this conference, I´m 15 years old and I understand that I would have to be there with an adult, will she have to pay for the child conference too? She doesn´t even speak English very well. And do you know if the child conference will include many things, or do I have to choose the options or conferences that I´m interested in? (Don´t know if that made sense)
    Thank you for your help 🙂

    • Alex Bahrawy
      Alex Bahrawy

      Hello Eugenia,

      Anyone under the age of 18 must attend the Conference with a parent or guardian and this individual will need to purchase their own registration. You can view the full Conference program at http://www.ocd2017.org. We usually suggest that people plan out the presentations they want to attend on each day ahead of time.

  • Albert

    Registration is closed today, we just found out about the conference.. Why can’t you simply post the at door registration cost? If you need to keep it a secret, then can you reply to my email and tell us? There is one adult (my wife), and my step-son who is a 20 year old student who would like to attend. We would like to plan for this but we need to know the cost for at-the-door registration. Thank you.

  • sunil

    i want to attend 2018 conference …..could you please explain me procedure regarding registraion and all formalities

    • Alex Bahrawy
      Alex Bahrawy, IOCDF Community Support Specialist


      We have not yet opened registration for the 2018 Conference, but you can view more information at http://www.ocd2018.org. Registration typically opens earlier on in the year and can be done either online or by phone. If you’d like to be notified by email when we open registration, please feel free to add yourself to our email list: https://iocdf.org/get-involved/sign-up/


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