A View from the Top—Q+A with our Executive Director

Today is the last day to register for the 19th Annual IOCDF Annual Conference at the Early Bird Discount rate — so if you have been on the fence about attending this year’s conference, today is the day to take the leap. You can register through our website here, or you can call our office… Read more »

Q+A with Liz Trondsen—A Parent’s Perspective

Liz Trondsen, whose son has OCD and BDD, has been attending the IOCDF Annual Conference since 2003. She initially attended the conference as a parent seeking out as much information as she could about the disorders, and to learn how she could play a role in her son Chris’ treatment process. Since then, Liz and… Read more »

What it’s like to attend the IOCDF Conference—A firsthand perspective

In addition to highlighting the presenters who will be at this year’s conference, we also want this blog to highlight the point of view of conference attendees.  Paula Kotakis from San Francisco, CA, has been going to IOCDF conferences for nearly 16 years. She is also an active member of the online OCD community, moderating… Read more »

Conference FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

For today’s blog, we wanted to take a moment to answer some of the most common questions we hear from attendees, especially those planning to come to their first IOCDF Conference.  So, we sat down with Michael Spigler, our Program Director (and Conference guru), to get the inside scoop on registering for and attending this… Read more »

Q+A with Jack and Liz, Kids/Teen Presenters

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of the things we hear time and time again from our conference attendees is how unique the IOCDF conference is, especially when it comes to being family-friendly.  At IOCDF,  we really aim to make the conference a resource that is open to individuals with OCD of all ages,… Read more »

Welcome to our new blog! Plus: A new Q+A with Dr. Patrick McGrath

Hello readers! I’m excited to present to you the new home of our Conference Buzz Blog. We have moved the blog from its old location on the IOCDF website* to its own dedicated page here for a number of reasons: We hope that you will find this blog more user-friendly, easier to navigate, easier to… Read more »

The D in OCD

“You are so OCD!” is a fairly common phrase these days. When I hear someone use it — though I cringe a little inside — I rarely have the feeling that this is a deliberate attempt to make light of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Quite the opposite: I typically get the impression that someone is… Read more »