The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility


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 Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment -  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

2012 Olympic Silver Medalist at The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference '12

The Renfrew Center Foundation is proud to announce that this past year's Conference featured a 2012 Olympic medalist on the program. As a member of the U.S. women's cycling team, Dotsie Bausch won the Silver medal in the inaugural women's team pursuit of the event on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

A six-time U.S. National Champion and a two-time Pan Am Championships gold medal winner, Bausch is in her 12th year as a bike racer. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment to date, however, is her continued recovery from an eating disorder that threatened to take her life more than a decade ago. She discovered her passion for cycling during her recovery and has used her story to inspire and support men and women from around the world in their battle to return to healthy eating and living habits.

This past November, Bausch presented with Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED at The Renfrew Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals. Their presentation, Exercise and Eating Disorder Recovery: If, When and How was a workshop suited for all levels and discussed if, when and how clients with eating disorders should participate in exercise or athletic competition, as this remains an area of debate. Unfortunately, perspectives from recovered athletes are conspicuously missing in this context. The presentation reviewed relevant literature and provided a first person account of the recovery process from Bausch herself.

We hope that you were able to join us for the 22nd Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference for Professionals for this presentation and more than 30 additional workshops that were presented by top leaders in the eating disorders field. The Renfrew Conference offers up to 17.5 CEs and extensive networking opportunities.