Posts Categorized: OCD Conference

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.

Early Bird Deadline Ends Monday, PLUS Ask All Your Conference Questions at our Next #OCDchat

We are just 6 weeks away from this year’s Annual OCD Conference in Atlanta, GA! Each year we get many questions from first-time attendees about what to expect, what to pack, and what to plan for, so we decided to make this month’s #OCDchat all about the conference.  The IOCDF staff will be online to… Read more »

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 http://ocd2013.org

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 www.ocd2013.org.

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 www.ocd2013.org 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!

The Privilege of Being the Executive Director of the IOCDF

We are just getting our bearings again here in the national office after our 19th Annual Conference in Chicago, which was a major success. Thank you to all 1,175 attendees! I’m sure that many of you had stories to tell your friends, families, and therapists upon your return. In this post, our executive director, Dr. Jeff Szymanski, shares some of his own memories and thoughts about the conference.

What a Success!

It was so great to meet so many wonderful people at the conference this year.  And what a success! Record-breaking attendance, great new activities and programs, and, most importantly, inspiring and heartfelt stories from so many of you. We’ll have a few post-conference blogs in the days to come with some photos and highlights from… Read more »

Welcome to the Conference! — Q+A with Service Award Winner, Joy Kant

Coming to you live from the 19th Annual Conference in Chicago! We have record-breaking attendance this year, and it’s been so wonderful to meet all of our members, professionals, family members, etc. Welcome! Today, we are honored to have an interview with Joy Kant, who will be the recipient of the Patricia Perkins Outstanding Service… Read more »