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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
OCD And Addiction Town Hall: Next Steps!

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This year's Town Hall aims to build on last year's goal to bring this important issue into the light. Many attendees of that forum were able to talk openly about this often-secret issue for the first time. Now that we recognize the true scope of this problem, we must turn to “what can we do?”  We will discuss the good and bad of the present social and treatment landscape, and why integrating OCD and addiction treatment is so important to bring to the forefront of our advocacy efforts. Join us and be part of the movement to make a true difference in the lives of all affected by this dual condition, who too often have nowhere to turn.


Michael Jenike, MD

professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Jenike is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Director of the OCD Institute, McLean Hospital. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board as Chairman of the International Obsessive Compulsive... Read More →

Stacey Conroy, MSW, MPH

Stacey C. Conroy is a licensed clinical social worker and a public health professional who specializes in substance use disorders, co-occurring anxiety disorders, along with program development and evaluation. She is currently the social work supervisor for the Mental Health... Read More →
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Jonathan Hoffman, PhD

Clinical Director, NeuroBehavioral Institute
Jonathan H. Hoffman, Ph.D., ABPP is a licensed psychologist in Florida, New York, and Utah. Dr. Hoffman is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. Dr. Hoffman is the Clinical Director at NeuroBehavioral Institute, in Weston, Florida. Before relocating to Florida... Read More →
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Margaret Sisson

Executive Director, Riley's Wish Foundation
Margaret Riley Sisson is an educator and advocate. She works to raise awareness and educate the community about OCD. She is involved in the IOCDF and was awarded the Hero Award in 2014. Her son Riley, tragically lost his battle to a dual diagnosis of OCD and addiction by an accidental... Read More →

Ethan Smith

Ethan S. Smith currently lives in the Los Angeles area working as a successful writer/director/producer/author and OCD Advocate. Ethan was born with OCD and struggled the majority of his life until receiving life- changing treatment in 2010. Ethan was the keynote speaker at... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Salon II, 7th Floor