Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:15 AM to 2:30 PM PST
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Renewed Freedom Center 
1849 Sawtelle Blvd. Ste. 710
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Renewed Freedom Center & Renewed Freedom Foundation 

USC Genetic Study & Speaker Series

Part III


Informative Discussions * Interaction with OCD Experts * Overcoming OCD Testimony


Presented by:

Renewed Freedom Center


Renewed Freedom Foundation

If you and/or your family has OCD or OCD related disorders such as: Hoarding, Skin Picking, Hair Pulling, or Body Dysmorphic Disorder, you can benefit from this speaker series and may be eligible to participate in the genetic study.

goal is to enroll 5,000 participants to take part in this one time data collection. The process will take up to 4 years to collect the information needed to identify the OCD gene. For more information about the study and to start your online registration questionnaire visit: Keck School of Medicine.

Compensation provided for enrolling.

* Research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. 

 Approved by USC HS-IRB 10-00299.


Today for This Free Event                                                                         RSVP by February 19, 2018


WHY: Genetics play a role in OCD and, once identified, will help us guide treatment recommendations! You can enroll in genetics research during the event. Participation involves study questionnaire completion, a short interview, and a small blood donation (4-5 teaspoons). $50 compensation provided.

 WHO Anyone aged 7 or older with OCD or a Related Disorder (hair pulling, body dysmorphic disorder, skin picking, or hoarding and family members (you do not need to have a formal diagnosis or be in treatment).

EARLY ENROLLMENT:  We encourage you to pre-enroll in the study by completing questionnaires at:  keck.usc.edu/gpc-ocd

Speaker Series Presenters

11:00am- 11:45am:    Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP - “Treating Children with OCD                                            within the Family”

11:45am-12:30pm:     Melissa Mose, MFT - “School Based Issues and OCD”

12:30pm-1:00pm:        LIGHT LUNCH BREAK (provided)

1:00pm-1:45pm:          Chris Trondsen, MFT Trainee, The Gateway Institute 

                                     Ethan Smith, National Ambassador, International OCD                                        Foundation “Life Beyond OCD”

 1:45pm-2:15pm:         Question and Answer Panel


Participants are not required to attend the entire event. 

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