Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:
Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan and In Diverse Populations
Our 26th Year
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.
The manifestations of eating disorders can appear at any point throughout the lifespan. Age, size, ethnicity, race, genetics, class, culture, gender, religion, sexual orientation or identity, singly or in any combination, may contribute to the risk of developing the illness. Conference 2016 will examine these features as well as the influence of maladaptive attachment and the marginalization of self.