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.

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. 

The 30th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals
Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Lessons Learned

The Renfrew Center Foundation invites you to experience an innovative, web-based Conference for these extraordinary times!

Beginning on Friday, November 13, 2020 and available through Monday, December 14, 2020, Renfrew will bring you a virtual Conference, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 18 on-demand breakout sessions, networking activities and many special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades.

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 31 CEs/CMEs

We will live-stream our three outstanding Keynote speakers: Lori Gottlieb, MFT, psychotherapist and author of The New York Times bestseller, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, world-renowned researcher in the field of eating disorders and Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of the weekly syndicated political show Matter of Fact.

Our theme “Lessons Learned” will cover topics and treatment practices including but not limited to:

  • Trauma
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Marginalized Populations
  • Genetics and Neuroscience
  • Food Exposure and ARFID
  • Compassion Fatigue

In learning from experts in the eating disorders field, we will explore how this knowledge informs us all going forward and identifies the challenges ahead.

Please join us for this virtual program where we remain committed to providing our long-standing legacy of cutting-edge learning opportunities and connection to one another!

Conference Scholarships

This year, Renfrew is pleased to award 30 attendee scholarships to commemorate our 30th Annual Conference — having dedicated a large portion to young professionals from diverse populations and to those who have made a commitment to provide treatment to underserved communities. The submission deadline has passed and awarded individuals have been notified.

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!

 For questions, please contact Kaitlin McFadden at