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2024 Call for Workshop Proposals

The 34th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation
Conference for Professionals

The 34th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference


The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference is known for providing expert training and education for professionals in the field of eating disorders. The 34th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference will be a Virtual Conference that is designed to be responsive and reflexive to the needs of the professional community near and far, by increasing inclusivity and accessibility.

As we adapt to our new normal post-pandemic, we are presented with an opportunity to transform eating disorder care. While enticing to return to the way things were, we are faced with clinical challenges that necessitate our willingness to infuse our wisdom from the past to innovate and advance the treatment of eating disorders. Together, we will learn from our collective experience, acquire new knowledge related to technology and its application to our field, and come away from this experience with courage to utilize new strategies in clinical practice. Join us in connection and collaboration as we exchange clinical knowledge, embrace new technologies, and inspire transformation.  

 Among the topics to be addressed:

  • Advocacy
  • Body Image & Body Dysmorphia             
  • Changing Clinical Practice
  • Collective Trauma
  • Current Research
  • Emerging Theories & Therapies
  • Ethics
  • Lesser-known diagnoses (ARFID, OSFED, etc.)
  • Special Populations (Neurodiversity, Athletes, etc.)
  • Suicidality
  • Social & Environmental Justice
  • Technology
  • Weight Stigma & Medicalization of Weight         

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

  • Feminist Relational
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Diversity
  • Skill Development

Conference Overview:

  • Keynotes
  • Workshops
  • Networking Events


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 2 or 3 hours.

Required Components & Presentation Guidelines

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

  • Title
  • Abstract (150 words max)
  • Brochure Description (75 words max)
  • 3 Learning Objectives
  • Presentation Outline/Timeline
  • Presenter Information
  • Workshop References
  • 15 item, multiple choice post-test questions


  1. Presentations must relate to the Conference theme and meet stated learning objectives.
  2. Handouts MUST be provided to attendees. This could include PowerPoint slides, bibliography and/or resources. All accepted presenters must submit handouts by June 3, 2024.
  3. Whenever possible, integrate relevant clinical examples and case material.
  4. All presentations should be inclusive and acknowledge diversity. 
  5. Do not plan to read your presentation.
  6. 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 2024 program.
  7. Workshop recordings will be scheduled for summer 2024.

To submit a proposal, please click the application link below and complete the entire form.
If all the above are not submitted, your application will not be processed.

Workshop Proposal Notification

Workshop Proposals must be submitted by MARCH 7, 2024 by 11:59pm EST. No submissions will be accepted after this deadline. Only one proposal per person should be submitted either as a primary or secondary presenter. Notification of proposal acceptance will be sent via email by mid-April.
Please contact [email protected] if you do not receive an automated confirmation email after submitting your proposal.

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

Reach Out to Us

Call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)

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