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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.

The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference

The Renfrew Conference

The Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals has been recognized as one of the premier eating disorders conferences in the country since it first convened in 1991. Held every fall in Philadelphia, the Conference hosts hundreds of professionals from around the United States and abroad, providing a forum for in-depth exploration of clinical practice, in addition to presentation of pertinent data and information in the eating disorders field. Workshops are presented by the top leaders in the field and extensive networking opportunities are available throughout the 3-day event. The unique spirit of the Conference creates a sense of community and respect, which allows professionals to talk honestly about what they do, say and feel when treating patients with eating disorders.

Click here to read the history of the Renfrew Conference from Conference Chair, Judi Goldstein. 

To order audio recordings from The 27th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals, please click here


The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals 

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: 
Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection 

November 9-11, 2018 • Philadelphia Airport Marriott
17.5 CEs/CMEs Offered

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

 


New this year, we are pleased to announce Pre-Registration.
Space is limited, reserve your seat now for this 3-day Conference. 

Pre-Registration Allows You to:

  • Gain exclusive access to the full program upon pre-registering
  • Select your workshops on May 21st, before general registration opens 
  • Secure the early registration rate
  • Receive your CE/CME credits within four weeks following the Conference

Details for Professionals and Students:

A deposit is required to RSVP.

  • Deposit for Pre-Registration Attendees: $100
     - Applied towards your total payment of $650, the early registration 3-day Conference fee.
  • Deposit for Pre-Registration Students: $50
    - Applied towards your total payment of $495, the 3-day Conference fee for students. 
    - Photocopy of Student ID must be sent to kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.   
    - Students must be enrolled in a post-undergraduate program.

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Pre-Registration is only available for 3-day Conference attendees.

If registration for the 3-day Conference is not completed by June 21st, a full refund of the deposit will be issued and your seat will be forfeited.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.

 

The Renfrew Center Foundation, established in 1990, is dedicated to the elimination of eating disorders through education, prevention, research, advocacy, and treatment. The Foundation values the professional development of future leaders in the field and recognizes the long-lasting benefits of Conference attendance for both educational and networking opportunities.

In keeping with this mission, The Renfrew Center Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2018 Renfrew Center Foundation Conference that include a complimentary full Conference registration.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarship applicant:

  • Is a credentialed researcher, clinician or advocate who has five years or less experience working within the eating disorder field.
  • Can demonstrate commitment to education, prevention, research, advocacy, and/or treatment of eating disorders.

OR

  • Is a first time attendee to The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference.
  • Can demonstrate commitment to education, prevention, research, advocacy, and/or treatment of eating disorders.
  • Is a credentialed researcher, clinician or advocate who has experience working within the eating disorder field.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit the following items between June 4 - June 30, 2018:

  • Online application form
  • An updated resume/CV
  • Short essay (500 words max) that describes the following:
    - Your experience thus far in the eating disorder field or your interest in the field.
    - How you will use the Conference experience to enhance your development as a professional
       in the field.
    - How do you see yourself contributing to the field?

AWARD NOTIFICATION

Applications must be submitted between June 4, 2018 through June 30, 2018. All applicants will be notified between August 6th through August 17th.

Those applicants not selected for the scholarship are able to receive the Conference discounted early rate if registered by September 14, 2018.

For questions, please contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or kkrausz@renfrewcenter.com.


Call for Proposals

The deadline for submission has ended.


The Renfrew Conference Committee

Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW, is Vice President of The Renfrew Center Foundation and has been responsible for the development of the Conference since 1994. She has been with The Renfrew Center for more than 30 years, since it opened in 1985. Ms. Goldstein is a Founder of The National Eating Disorders Association and recipient of NEDA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp, is the Vice President, Professional Development, for The Renfrew Center Foundation and past President and Fellow of iaedp has authored chapters on body/mind treatment in two textbooks and the Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance. She is a featured body image expert on national television and in several documentaries.

Gayle E. Brooks, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical oversight responsibility for Renfrew’s residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in CA, FL, GA, IL, NC, TN, and TX.

 

Melanie Smith, LMHC, is the Director of Training for The Renfrew Center. As a member of the corporate Clinical Training Department, she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice. Ms. Smith has presented workshops on topics related to eating disorders for professional conferences, insurance companies, community mental health agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, high schools, colleges and universities.

Dee Ross Franklin, MA, is Training, Program Development, and Implementation Coordinator, The Renfrew Centers. In addition, she facilitates multidisciplinary training of Renfrew clinical staff in the practice of evidence-based models. Ms. Franklin is a certified provider of the Unified Protocol (U.P.) and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and diversity issues. 

Beth Hartman McGilley, PhD, FAED, is Co-Editor of The Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research - Practice Gap. She specializes in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, sports psychology, trauma, and grief. A Fellow of the AED, Dr. McGilley has practiced for 30 years, writing, lecturing, supervising, and directing.

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS, is a member of The Renfrew Center’s Clinical Advisory Board and The Renfrew Center Foundation’s Conference Committee. She is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in eating disorders and related issues for more than 35 years. A Founder and Adviser of the National Eating Disorders Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, she is the 2007 recipient of The Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention and a 2016 Honoree of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

Mark Warren, MD, MPH, FAED, is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders. He is a faculty member at Case Medical School and teaches at University Hospitals of Cleveland and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Warren is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a two-time recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and a winner of the Woodruff Award.