Posts Categorized: OCD Conference

1993 Dance Party Contest – Day 2

Yesterday we kicked off our 1993 Dance Party Playlist Contest for the 20th Annual OCD Conference Saturday Evening Social with our top 5 DANCE favorites from 1993. So far, we have a tie between “Rhythm is a Dancer” and “What is Love,” but anything could happen by Friday (don’t forget to vote in yesterday’s poll… Read more »

1993 Dance Party at the 20th Annual OCD Conference

Did you know our first annual OCD conference was held 20 years ago in 1993? Since then, it has grown into a huge event, with over 1,000 individuals with OCD and related disorders, family members, and mental health professionals coming together to share information about OCD treatment and research. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of… Read more »

Kicking OCD’s Butt – A New Workshop for Kids

As we get closer to next month’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, we’ll be highlighting some of the new and exciting programs we are offering this year. First up, the new experiential workshop for kids and teens: A Weekend Adventure of Kicking OCD’s Butt. To tell you more about this fun new program, we asked workshop leaders Rachel Busman, PsyD, and Jerry Bubrick, PhD, to answer some frequently asked questions.

5 Reasons Not to Miss This Year’s Conference

In this guest blog post, Shala shares with us her top five reasons for attending this year’s conference. We think one of the reasons should be to hear her speak in the keynote, of course!
“Without giving too much of my keynote story away, I can easily say that the choice I made in 2010 to attend the IOCDF conference literally changed my life. If you’ve never attended before and are thinking about whether the conference is worth it, let me share the top 5 reasons why this is a conference not to miss…”

Conference Registration Now Open!!

Drumroll, please… the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We are excited to release the schedule for this year’s 20th Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, GA, and announce that conference registration is now open. You can view the schedule and register online at

Reminder: Conference Proposal System Closes at 5pm TODAY

This is a reminder that our Conference Proposal System for the 20th Annual Conference in Atlanta closes today (Thursday, Jan 31st). You have until 5pm EST to submit your workshop, evening activity, or support group proposal for consideration. We especially still need proposals for teen and young adult programming, as well as research talks and workshops. For more information on the conference, or to submit your proposal, please visit

New Year, New Conference, New Website

With the new year, comes a new conference, and we are busy working to make this year’s program even better. We’ve even launched a new website at to keep you up-to-date on conference information as it becomes available.

This year’s conference will be our 20th annual OCD Conference, and will take place from July 19–21 in Atlanta, GA, our first time in Atlanta in nearly a decade. Of course, the real reason to attend the conference is the quality workshops, support groups, research posters, and evening activities that we provide each and every year. If you would like to submit a proposal to speak at the conference, run a support group, exhibit a research poster, or hold a special evening activity, the conference proposal system is now open!