Posts Categorized: OCD Conference

Guest post: My First Annual OCD Conference Experience

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! Today’s blog  entry comes from Alison Dotson, who has served as our featured Annual OCD Conference blogger since the 2014 Conference in Los Angeles. In today’s special #tbt post, Alison reflects on what it was like attending her first Annual OCD Conference and what made it such a positive experience she’s now eager to return… Read more »

Six Things To Know About the New IOCDF Event Manager

While the IOCDF’s former Program Director Marissa Keegan will be missed, we’re excited to welcome a new face in the office, Melissa Smith. Melissa is part of our new education & training department and will be serving as the new IOCDF event manager. Enjoy our Q&A with Melissa below to get to know the newest face at… Read more »

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the IOCDF Hero Award!

As we’re winding down after another excellent OCD Awareness Week, it’s great to look back on the various events and activities that took place. What stuck out the most during #OCDweek was the willingness of people in the OCD community to lend a hand and support, whether you did something as simple as sharing information… Read more »

Video: View the Powerful Keynote Address by Clint & Joanie Malarchuk

We were honored to have Clint Malarchuk and his wife, Joanie Malarchuk, as keynote speakers at the 2015 Annual OCD Conference in Boston last month. Their talk was a powerful testament to the importance of family and a strong support network. But also a powerful reminder about how many obstacles people often have to go… Read more »

“Living With OCD” Podcast — The Perfect Cap to #OCDcon Weekend

This year’s 22nd Annual OCD Conference was special in many ways, from record-breaking attendance numbers to the excitement of getting to host this year’s Conference in the IOCDF’s hometown of Boston. Also unique to this year’s event was the introduction of the first-ever post-Conference event, a live taping of the Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (LWOCD) podcast… Read more »

OCD Conference: Going Home

It’s the last day of the Conference: Prepare to be sad when you leave, and maybe sadder when you get home. I said to someone yesterday, “Can’t we just live here?” “Boston?” she asked. “Or the hotel?” “The hotel,” I said, “but what I mean is, ‘Can’t we just live with people with OCD and… Read more »