Each year, the Renfrew Center Foundation Conference brings together professionals from around the world who are passionate about eating disorder treatment and prevention. This conference serves as a pivotal platform for sharing cutting-edge research, evidence-based practices, lived experience and innovative strategies in the field of eating disorders.
Attendees from diverse backgrounds, including clinicians, therapists, researchers, and educators, converge to engage in meaningful discussions, attend workshops, and gain insights into the latest developments in the treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders.
With a focus on fostering collaboration and awareness, The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference plays a vital role in advancing the understanding of eating disorders and improving the lives of individuals impacted by these complex conditions. It serves as an inspiring and informative gathering for all involved.
The in-person conference offers attendees all the great workshops, networking opportunities and special events that The Renfrew Conference is known for. Additionally, any in-person attendee has access to all of the on-demand workshops available with our virtual Conference. In total, this allows in-person attendees to receive up to 33 continuing education credits.
7 Reasons to Attend the In-Person Conference
- Reconnecting and Networking: After four long years of hosting a virtual Conference, we are excited to bring together professionals and advocates from around the world to reconnect face-to-face, share experiences, network, and foster relationships with like-minded individuals.
- Engaging Luncheons: Join us for two networking luncheon opportunities where you can collaborate with fellow attendees, exchange insights, share stories, and build a support network that will last beyond the Conference. These luncheons will specifically focus on midlife eating disorders and a variety of topics affecting BIPOC individuals.
- Dance The Night Away: Get ready to let loose and have some fun! Join us for a memorable Friday night filled with food, drinks, music, and dancing. It’s the perfect way to unwind, socialize with new friends and celebrate our collective journey. This lively networking reception will include a buffet dinner, cash bar and DJ.
- Individual Chats with Speakers: Have burning questions? Our Conference provides a platform to have one-on-one conversations with presenters. This is your chance to delve deeper into topics that matter most to you.
- Dine and Discuss: Enjoy delicious food as you partake in mealtime discussions. Conference speakers and experts will join attendees for General Breakfast and Lunch each day, providing opportunities before and between presentations for thought-provoking mealtime conversations.
- Move and Nourish: Start the Conference off with uplifting and joyful movement designed to nurture your mind and body! Friday morning, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a combination of gentle vinyasa and restorative postures to cultivate clarity and release tension in preparation for the day’s dynamic, informative programming. The practice will be led by Julia Oliver, RD, LDN, RYT, a dietitian, yoga teacher, and owner of Rooted Recovery, LLC, a private practice offering HAES® aligned, trauma-informed, nutrition counseling and yoga services to individuals recovering from eating disorders.
- Author Book Signing: Meet and greet authors from our Conference program. Interact with thought leaders and take-home signed copies of their insightful works relevant to the eating disorders field. The following books will be available to purchase at this year’s conference:
- The Body Liberation Project by: Chrissy King
- Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends by: Michele Siegel PhD, Judith Brisman PhD and Margot Weinshel LCSW
- A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy by: Judy Rabinor
- The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother by: Judy Rabinor
- Hair Tells a Story: Hers, Yours, & Ours by Margo Maine
- Give Yourself Self Love: A Journal For Non-Journalers by Joelle Maletis
- What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers by: Adele LaFrance, PhD, and Ashley P. Miller
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: A Transdiagnostic Model for Caregiver-Focused Interventions by: Adele LaFrance, PhD, Katherine A. Henderson PhD, and Shari Mayman PhD
- The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity: An Adaptation of the Unified Protocol, Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work)
- The Renfrew Unified Treatment for Eating Disorders and Comorbidity: An Adaptation of the Unified Protocol, Workbook (Treatments That Work)
Check out even more books from this year’s speakers:
- Fat: The Owner’s Manual by: Ragen Chastin
- The Mediatrician’s Guide: A Joyful Approach to Raising Healthy, Smart, Kind Kids in a Screen-Saturated World by: Michael Rich
- Fighting Time by: Amy Banks & Isaac Knapper
The virtual conference offers attendees 12 on demand workshops, as well as the opportunity to view the 3 keynotes livestreamed on their scheduled date and time. Attendees can receive up to 23 continuing education credits.
No matter how you choose to participate in this year’s conference, whether you opt for an in-person experience or join us virtually, we look forward to the opportunity to engage with you and foster meaningful connections.