The 27th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

        Feminist  Relational  Perspectives  and Beyond:   Integrating Science, Creativity and Clinical Wisdom

WHEN Nov 10-12, 2017

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The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference

Our 27th 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.

History of The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference from Conference Chair, Judi Goldstein

Overview

Being a highly effective eating disorder therapist is a process, not a destination. As our patient population has become increasingly more complex and diverse, research has provided us with a growing body of evidence-based practices (EBPs). As a result, clinicians now face the daunting task of mastering new, cutting edge treatment approaches and integrating them into our well established and uniquely nuanced practices. In order to provide the quality of care our patients require and deserve, we must evolve along with the field.

Conference 2017 will examine the challenge of learning new skills at different points in the professional “lifespan”. These can include the incorporation of innovative therapeutic approaches and evidence-based practices, the integration of clinical intuition, creativity and wisdom, as well as the critical role of supervision. This program is appropriate for social workers, counselors, dieticians, physicians, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Why you should attend...

  • Has been recognized as one of the premier eating disorders conferences in the country for the past 27 years.
  • Provides a forum for an in-depth exploration of clinical process, in addition to presentation of data and information.
  • Allows you to enhance your knowledge of eating and food related problems, regardless of your practice setting.
  • Features more than 25 workshops presented by renowned experts in the eating disorders field and 4 outstanding keynotes.

More reasons...

  • Access to an online multimedia conference portal featuring speaker presentations and handouts will be available.
  • 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.
  • Offers up to 18 CEs accredited by the APA, NASW, NBCC, PSNA and the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Continuing education credits are included in the registration fee.
  • Offers up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Continuing education credits (CME's) are included in the registration fee.

Last but not least...

  • Provides extensive networking opportunities through lunches and special breakfasts for males, nutrition therapists, diverse populations and the LGBTQ community.
  • Conference registration includes meals, morning exercise and social events, as well as an orientation reception for new attendees on Thursday night.
  • The Philadelphia Airport Marriott is centrally located and offers a low hotel rate.

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