The 31st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation VIRTUAL Conference for Professionals 

Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond

Available November 12, 2021 through December 31, 2021 

Up to 38 CEs/CMEs Offered 

The Renfrew Center Foundation invites you to joint us for our 31st Annual Conference for Professionals. Renfrew is bringing you a virtual Conference offering up to 38 CEs/CMEs/Contact Hours, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 6 live Master Classes, 16 on demand workshops, networking activities and numerous special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades.

A Conversation with Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe, actress and author of “This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare”

 Date: Friday, November 12, 2021

Time: 10:45am -12:00pm (EST)

Eating Disorders: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Joel Yager, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Date: Friday, November 12, 2021

Time: 1:45pm -3:30pm (EST)

Doing Race Differently: RCT, Neuroscience and the Hope for Change

Amy Banks, MD, Harvard trained psychiatrist and a Founding Scholar of the International Center for Growth in Connection

Maureen Walker, PhD, Licensed psychologist with an independent practice in psychotherapy and anti-racism consultation

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Time: 10:45am -12:30pm (EST)


Live Master Class: The Role of Nutrition Therapy in 2021: Collaboration, Strategies and Pandemic Challenges

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST)

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD-S

This presentation demonstrates active CBT, ACT, ERT and DBT strategies used by the nutrition therapist to support patients’ recovery, inform psychotherapists’ practices and enhance treatment collaboration. It will further explore the impact of the pandemic on eating disorder presentation, exacerbation, and therapy from onset to re-entry including challenges and advantages of working virtually or in the office.

Empowering, Elevating, Embodying: Nutrition Professionals as Body Image Counselors

Marci Evans, CEDRD, MS, RD & Fiona Sutherland, APD, RYT

This workshop integrates feminist and relational frames to reflect on the historical forces that have stunted the role of the nutrition professional as body image counselor. Participants will explore both why and how nutrition professionals can more fully embody this role in the service of their client’s healing.

Become Sport Nutrition and Exercise Intuitive During Recovery

Page Love, MS, RD, CSSD & Caroline Gebhardt, APC, NCC, RYT

This presentation will explore creative methods for getting clients involved with balanced movement and fueling using a two-pronged approach to increasing movement with clients in a mindful fashion. Research on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, mindful movement approaches and a non-diet/intuitive eating and exercise approach in counseling will be presented.

A Weight-Inclusive Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment: Making Space for Every Body

Kimmie Singh, MS, RD, CDN

This talk will empower clinicians to better connect with, support, and advocate for people of size. In addition to reviewing the evidence in support of weight-inclusive care, this presentation will clarify misconceptions about weight-inclusivity and encourage clinicians to examine the roles of privilege and social marginality in eating disorder treatment. 


Connection and Conversation for Nutrition Professionals

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST)

Hosted by: Becky Mehr, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, LDN; Samantha Goss, MPH, RD, LDN

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