International OCD Foundation to welcome one thousand attendees to the world’s largest conference dedicated to OCD and related disorders

The International OCD Foundation is thrilled to announce that the 28th Annual OCD Conference
will take place in San Francisco, California on July 7-9th, 2023. This is the world’s largest conference dedicated to OCD and related disorders, bringing together those with lived experience, their family members, mental health professionals, and researchers for three days of programming.

The IOCDF will welcome over a thousand attendees to this year’s Conference, which features
more than 100 presentations, workshops, and evening activities, as well as nearly two dozen
support groups. This conference is family-friendly, with programming available for children and
adults. Attendees will have access to talks by leading experts in the field, professionals advancing cutting-edge research, and those with lived experience sharing their own journeys with OCD.

“We are beyond excited to welcome everyone to this year’s annual Conference in San Francisco,” said Matthew Antonelli, Interim Executive Director of the International OCD Foundation. “This event is such a momentous occasion for the OCD and related disorders community and we are grateful to welcome our over 1,000 attendees.”

“At our annual Conference, we see advocacy in action, community building in every corner, and
accomplish so much towards reducing stigma around OCD,” Antonelli said. “This event
educates and empowers our community, energizing us as we come together in one place for
support and inspiration.”

As a part of the event, the IOCDF will present awards to recognize contributions to the OCD and
related disorders community. Recipients include multi-platinum chart-topping singer Ari

Staprans Leff, known as Lauv. Lauv will be honored for using their platform to represent
OCD or a related disorder in a respectful, accurate, and appropriate manner, and for
challenging stereotypes to help fight the stigma around OCD and mental health issues in

About the International OCD Foundation: We are a Boston-based nonprofit whose mission is to
help those impacted by obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders live full and
productive lives.

We accomplish this by increasing access to effective treatment through research and training, fostering a hopeful and supportive community via programming and events, and fighting stigma. Learn more at

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