ICOCS at the 60th Annual ACNP Meeting

Registration is now open for the ICOCS meeting that is being held during the 60th Annual ACNP Meeting in Puerto Rico in December.  We are happy to announce that this will be a hybrid event.  

The ICOCS meeting will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm in the Chrysler Conference Room at the Puerto Rico Convention Centre, and members will also be able to join the meeting virtually using Zoom. 


Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance.  Registration is free for all paid-up ICOCS and OCRN members.  Please email office@icocs.org to register.

Review of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICOCS Annual Scientific Meeting, which was going to be held in Vienna, Austria this year, was changed to a virtual meeting.

The meeting took place on September 10 and 11 via Zoom, and was attended by 35 of our members. The theme of the meeting was Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders under COVID-19, and it consisted of nine talks, a virtual poster session, and the ICOCS Annual General Meeting of Members. Most of the talks are available for members to view on our website here, and the virtual poster session is available for members to view here.

Thank you to all of our members who helped organize the meeting, and to all those who promoted and attended the event.

Comments from Meeting Attendees:

  • Well organized. Covered a broad range of studies of impact of COVID on OCD related disorders around the world.
  • Very interesting and valued contribution to our knowledge horizon.
  • Nicely executed!
  • This was an excellent occasion that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was inspired by the work that was presented. But I am disappointed that we could not meet in person. Hopefully, going forwards, there would be the opportunity to meet in person.

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the International College of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS).

The ICOCS is primarily aimed at advancing, promoting and facilitating research into the causes and consequences of obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders. The organization intends to aid and stimulate mental health professionals and others to develop research projects in this field, and to help coordinate research efforts amongst members. To this end, our website will be dedicated to news, research findings, funding opportunities and new developments in the study of OCD and OC spectrum disorders. One or more scientific meetings will be held annually for ICOCS members and other interested clinicians and researchers.

The ICOCS also intends to increase public health awareness in regard to OCD and OC spectrum disorders with the hope of improving diagnosis and encouraging better deployment of resources for assessment and treatment. We shall be prepared to offer advice to legislative bodies and governmental agencies and cooperate on national and international treatment guidelines.