2023 Call for Workshop Proposals

The 33rd Annual Renfrew Center Foundation
Conference for Professionals


The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference is known for providing expert training and education for professionals in the field of eating disorders. Since 2020 the global pandemic has disrupted our beloved tradition of connecting in-person. While our virtual Conferences in 2020, 2021 and 2022 have maintained the same rigor and quality, many of us have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to gather together face-to-face.

The 33rd Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference will be a HYBRID conference that will run both in-person in Philadelphia, PA, and virtually, beginning Friday, November 10, 2023. The Conference is designed to take advantage of the best that the two modalities can offer, in an effort to be responsive and reflexive to the needs of the professional community near and far, by increasing inclusivity and accessibility.

The Foundation invites you to the 33rd Annual Conference as we expand our focus and broaden our scope to include a wide variety of issues pertinent to today’s clinician. Now, more than ever, therapists are facing acuity, volume and complexity that call for the evolution of what we know by seeking out what we need to know.


Among the topics to be addressed:

  • Clinician burnout
  • Loss & grief
  • Adolescent & emerging adult issues
  • Parenting





  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Intersectional identities
  • Neurodiversity
  • Social justice


Workshop Submissions

Workshops should offer practical skills for clinicians and/or an examination of theoretical concepts in a particular subject area. Virtual On-Demand Workshops will be 1.5 hours and In-Person workshops will be either 2 or 3 hours in duration. 
When submitting the online proposal application, you will be asked whether you are submitting an application for:  

  1. In-Person ONLY in Philadelphia on November 10th – 11th (2 or 3 hours)
  2. Virtual On-Demand ONLY to be pre-recorded in the late summer (1.5 hours)
  3. You are open to presenting in either format (1.5, 2 or 3 hours)

If accepted, you may be asked to adjust the length of your presentation to fit the timeslot.

Accepted proposals should focus on one of the Conference’s four core program tracks:

  • Feminist Relational
  • Evidence-Based Practices





  • Diversity
  • Skill Development


Required Components for Workshop Proposal

The following information MUST be uploaded as part of your submission:

  • Proposal Type (In-Person,
    Virtual or No Preference)
  • Title
  • Abstract (150 words max)
  • Brochure Description
    (50 words max)
  • 3 Learning Objectives







  • Presentation Outline
  • Presenter Information (CVs, bio, etc.) 
  • Workshop References
    (5 minimum with a maximum of 8, in
    APA format, 3 of which must have
    been published within the past 5 years)
  • Workshop Timeline


If all the above are not submitted, your application will not be processed.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Presentations must relate to the Conference theme and
    meet stated learning objectives.
  • Handouts MUST be provided to attendees. This could
    include PowerPoint slides, bibliography and/or resources.
    We will also require full presentation PowerPoint slides in
    advance due to CE Board application requirements. All
    accepted presenters must submit handouts and PowerPoint
    slides by Monday, June 12, 2023.
  • Whenever possible, integrate relevant clinical examples
    and case material.





  • For in-person workshops, please plan to be
    interactive with attendees; time must be allotted for
    questions and answers at the end of the presentation.
  • Do not plan to read your presentation.
  • Presenters are required to submit signed disclosures
    once accepted onto the program. These are required
    by credentialing boards and will be sent to you once
    you have been accepted to the 2023 program.



To submit, please email the application (available above) and updated Curricula Vitae of all presenters to [email protected].

Workshop Proposal Notification

Workshop Proposals must be submitted by MARCH 10, 2023 by 11:59 pm (ET). No submissions will be accepted after this deadline. Only one proposal per person should be submitted either as a primary or secondary presenter.
Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive a confirmation email after 24 hours of submitting your proposal.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

Reach Out to Us

Call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

Talk with a Program Information Specialist at the number above to learn more about our
services and to schedule an assessment. Or, fill out the information below and we will contact you.

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