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IOCDF Conferences 2021

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While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from meeting in-person for the Annual OCD Conference in New York this year, we will continue to provide opportunities to connect our community with conference programming in the virtual sphere.

We are thrilled to offer a variety of conferences to attendees all over the world from the comfort of your own home. We encourage the global network of providers, educators, and people with lived experience to join us in community, collaboration, and education.

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Virtual Events

Faith and Mental Health Conference
May 21st, 2021
For those navigating and treating anxiety across diverse faith-based practices.

Annual Research Symposium
July 8, 2021
For researchers who work in the field of OCD and related disorders.

Online OCD Camp (July)
July 10-11, 2021
For kids and teens aged 4 -17 and their families.

Online Hoarding Meeting
August 7–8, 2021
For those with lived experience, family members, and therapists who work with Hoarding Disorder.

Spanish Online OCD Conference
September 11–12, 2021
For those with lived experience, family members, and therapists who work with OCD.

Online OCD Conference
October 8–10, 2021
For those with lived experience, family members, and therapists who work with OCD.

Online OCD Camp (December)
December 11–12, 2021
For kids and teens aged 4 -17 and their families.

Faith and Mental Health Conference

May 21, 2021 (Friday)

The IOCDF is excited to present its first Faith and Mental Health Conference: Navigating Anxiety in Diverse Faith-Based Communities. This event has been created specifically to address the unique needs of a diverse community, spanning all faiths, ethnicities, and races. The IOCDF hopes to bring together all those affected by faith-specific anxiety and spend an afternoon learning from each other, whether from a peer, those on the other side of the pew, or those on the other side of the therapist's seat!

Online Research Symposium

July 8, 2021 (Thursday)

The goal of the OCD Research Symposium is to provide a forum for high-level discussion of research topics among people who specialize in the study of OCD and related disorders. The IOCDF Research Symposium grew out of the popular regional New England OCD Research Symposium (NERS), originally created by Dr. Christopher Pittenger and co-sponsored by Yale University and the International OCD Foundation. In an effort to expand the reach of this invaluable research forum, we began offering the symposium as a Pre-Conference event in 2016.

Now in its 7th year, the Research Symposium brings researchers together from around the world to discuss their findings, fostering increased collaboration and networking across research groups.

Learn more and submit a presentation or poster for the Annual Research Symposium today!

Online OCD Camp

July 10-11, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

The International OCD Foundation is excited to present the Online OCD Camp, a virtual event for youth and their families. The program — designed for kids and teens aged 4–17 — will feature interactive presentations, activities, and groups for youth with OCD and their siblings, programs for parents, in addition to opportunities for fun and socialization.

Please Note: This event will be held twice, once in July and once in December.

Learn more about the Online OCD Camp(s).

Online Hoarding Meeting

August 7–8, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

Hoarding Disorder (HD) is a mental health disorder where people have difficulty getting rid of possessions that are no longer useful, and efforts to get rid of the items and not acquire new items cause distress. Hoarding disorder is associated with a number of other emotional problems such as depression and attention deficit disorder, however, it is not solely a mental health problem.

Content is geared towards all members of the HD community, including individuals living with HD, their friends/family members/supporters, and the various professionals who work with HD. Topics covered in previous Meetings include: “Ask the Experts” panels, research updates, personal stories, experiential non-acquiring trips, decluttering skills workshops, community-based treatment, peer support, home-based interventions, and separate support groups for individuals and families.

Learn more about the Online Hoarding Meeting.

Conferencia de TOC Online

Spanish Online OCD Conference

September 11–12, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

La segunda conferencia anual en línea sobre TOC está destinada a personas con TOC, sus familias y también a los profesionales de la salud mental. Es un evento diseñado para brindar información, recursos y apoyo a los hispanohablantes de la comunidad TOC. Esperamos que la Conferencia colabore en la creación de redes dentro de la comunidad de TOC y ayude a crear conciencia sobre la salud mental y reducir el estigma asociado.

The 2nd Spanish Online OCD Conference is intended for people with OCD, their families, and also mental health professionals. It is an event designed to provide information, resources, and support to the Spanish speakers of the TOC community. We hope that the Conference will collaborate in networking within the OCD community, and help raise awareness about mental health and reduce associated stigma.

Click here to go to the event website/Haga clic aquí para ir al sitio web del evento

2021 Online OCD Conference

October 8–10, 2021 (Friday through Sunday)

We are excited to announce that the Online OCD Conference is returning for its second year! Once again we will be offering an opportunity for the global OCD community to connect, share, and learn from each other in this event filled with talks, discussion groups, and networking opportunities.

Via our virtual platform, you’ll be able to interact with our schedule, exhibit hall, chat lounge, and help center. The exhibit hall will be bustling with vendors and sponsors. Chat with new friends and presenters, visit the store, take advantage of a scavenger hunt, and enjoy the evening activities!

Learn more about the Online OCD Conference.

Online OCD Camp

December 11–12, 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

The International OCD Foundation is excited to present the Online OCD Camp, a virtual event for youth and their families. The program — designed for kids and teens aged 4–17 — will feature interactive presentations, activities, and groups for youth with OCD and their siblings, programs for parents, in addition to opportunities for fun and socialization.

Please Note: This event will be held twice, once in July and once in December.

Learn more about the Online OCD Camp(s).