Events

Globally-Invited Public Speaker

11 solo presentations

Keynote addresses, invited science & research communication talks, lived experience advocacy

25 panel presentations

Science & research communication, lived experience advocacy, professional development

20 workshop presentations

Professional development, academic mentorship, community outreach, mental health peer support

33 podcast episodes

Science communication, lived experience advocacy, young adult cancer, mental + physical + chronic illness, disability justice, religious cults, & more

Upcoming Events: Join Uma!

Exploding Head Book Launch Event

THURS. FEBRUARY 29, 2024 | 7-8:30 PM

NAMI Wisconsin 2024 Annual Conference

Keynote Address by Uma R. Chatterjee

SAT. APRIL 27, 2024 | 1-2 PM CT

Past Events

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, INTERNATIONAL OCD FOUNDATION, & OCD ACTION PRESENT

OCD and the Brain: Premiere & Launch Event

SAT. JANUARY 27, 2024 | 10-11 AM ET

International OCD Foundation Livestreams

IOCDF Winter Wellness Instagram Live

FRI. DECEMBER 15, 2023 | 12pm ET

ABRCMS 2023 CONFERENCE

Lessons From Disabled Scientists

FRI. NOVEMBER 17, 2023 | 11:15 – 12

WONDERLAND MIAMI 2023 CONFERENCE

So, You Want To Join The Psychedelic Field?

SAT. NOVEMBER 11, 2023 | 11:30 AM -12:30 PM ET

INTERCOLLEGIATE PSYCHEDELICS NETWORK (IPN) WEBINAR

PERSONAL STATEMENT WORKSHOP

TUES. NOVEMBER 7, 2023 | 7 PM ET

IOCDF ONLINE OCD CONFERENCE 2023

Keynote Presentation: Voices From The OCD Community

Sat. October 21, 2023 | 6-7pm

During the conference keynote, the presenters will share their experiences while suffering through their lowest moments with OCD. The speakers will then detail how they fought back to regain control of their lives using the tools of treatment. Additionally, they will highlight the ways their lives have vastly improved now that they are managing the disorder. Finally, attendees will have a chance to ask questions to be answered by our keynote speakers!

OCD GAMECHANGERS

Live Advocate Virtual Event

Sat. October 14, 2023 | 5:30-10pm ET

Join us for this LIVE event to celebrate OCD Awareness Week with over 40 OCD advocates sharing the importance of community, collaboration, and messages of hope!

IOCDF LIVE: OCD AWARENESS WEEK

Diversity Starts With Us

Thurs. October 12, 2023 | 7pm ET

Featuring: Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS, Alexandra Reynolds, Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D, & Jelani Daniel, LPC

MADE OF MILLIONS: OCD Socratic Seminars

Why Is There Such A Lack of BIPOC Representation In The OCD Space?

Mon. October 9, 2023 | 8pm ET

Join Esther Fernandez of Made of Millions & OCD Advocate, Uma Chatterjee, for a honest & open conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and representation of BIPOC folks in the OCD space.

Hosts: Esther Fernandez & Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS

IOCDF LIVE

Community Conversations

Tues. September 26, 2023 | 7pm ET

Join Uma live as she hosts a candid and wide-ranging conversation on all things OCD, including: lived experience, current treatment, relapse, being an OCD researcher, current OCD genetic studies, psychedelic research, and more.

IOCDF LIVE

Community Conversations

Tues. August 29, 2023 | 7pm ET

Hosts: Tom Smalley & Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS

IOCDF Annual OCD Conference 2023

Psychedelics & OCD: Discussing the Current State of Psychedelic Research as Potential OCD Treatments

Sat. July 8, 2023 | 2:15 -3:45 pm | San Francisco, California

Panelists: Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS; Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D; Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D; Jamila Hokanson, M.D., M.S., MBA; Terence Ching, Ph.D

IOCDF Annual OCD Conference 2023

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: A Systematic Review of the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Sat. July 8, 2023 | 5:30 – 7pm | San Francisco, California

IOCDF Annual OCD Conference 2023

In My Shoes: Highlighting the Realities of the BIPOC & Cultural Road to Recovery

Sat. July 8, 2023 | 9:45 – 11:15m | San Francisco, California

Panelists: Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS; Alexandra Z. Reynolds; Rachel Ehrenberg, M.A.; Valerie Andrews; Darlene Davis Goodwine, Ph.D

IOCDF Annual OCD Conference 2023

BIPOC Community Support Group

Fri. July 7, 2023 | 6 – 7pm | San Francisco, California

Facilitators: Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS & Erjing Cui, M.A., LMHC

IOCDF Research Symposium 2023

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: A Systematic Review of the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Thurs. July 6, 2023 | 4:30 – 5:30pm | San Francisco, California

INTERCOLLEGIATE PSYCHEDELICS NETWORK (IPN) WEBINAR

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & NETWORKING WORKSHOP: PSYCHEDELx & BEYOND

JULY 2, 2023 | 3 – 4:30 PM ET

Psychedelic Science Conference 2023

So, You Want To Be A Psychedelic Professional?

Fri. June 23, 2023 | 3:45 – 4:45pm | Denver, Colorado

Panelists: Victor Pablo Acero; Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS; Carli Domenico, Ph.D; Alex Sielaff, M.A.; Connor James Storck, M.A.; Marlena Robbins, M.S.

Psychedelic Science Conference 2023

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: A Systematic Review of the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Fri. June 23, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | Denver, Colorado

IOCDF LIVE

Grieving: Time Lost to OCD

Tues. June 6, 2023 | 7 pm ET

Panelists: Ethan Smith; Chris Trondsen, LMFT, APCC; Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT; Alegra Kastens, LMFT; Uma R. Chatterjee, M.S., MHPS; Rev. Katie O’Dunne

INTERCOLLEGIATE PSYCHEDELICS NETWORK (IPN) WEBINAR

PSYCHEDELIC PATHWAYS: NAVIGATING MENTORSHIP IN SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES 

JUNE 1, 2023 | 6:30 PM ET

Breaking Convention 2023

Psychedelics, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: Considering the Implications of Comorbid OCD in the Psychedelic-Assisted Treatments of PTSD

Fri. April 21, 2023 | 10:30-11am | Exeter, England

Stupid Cancer CancerCon 2023

Psychedelics & Cancer: Exploring the Research for Potential Mental Health Treatment

Fri. April 14, 2023

Aspiring Scientists Coalition Meeting – with Dr. Ben Rein

Uma R. Chatterjee: A non-traditional path to neuroscience, advocacy, and psychedelic research

Thurs. April 13, 2023 | 9-10:30am PT

Columbia University Webinar

PURSUING A CAREER IN PSYCHEDELICS

MON. APRIL 10, 2023 | 6 – 7 PM ET

36th Annual NAGPS National Conference – Town Hall: Disability Justice in Higher Ed

Grad School & Mental Illness: OCD, PTSD, Depression, & More

Sat. February 25, 2023 | 10:30 – 12 PT

OCD Georgia Community Conversation

Using Social Media for Advocacy

Thurs. February 9, 2023 | 7pm ET

Panelists: Alexandra Reynolds, Rev. Katie O’Dunne, & Uma R. Chatterjee, MHPS

Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2022 Conference

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: A Systematic Review of the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Sun. November 13, 2022 | 11am-12pm PT | San Diego, California

Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience 2022 Conference | Brain Awareness Campaign Event

The OCD Brain: Leveraging OCD Neurobiology Education to Raise Awareness, Deconstruct Stigma, Empower Advocacy, & Foster Community

Sat. November 12, 2022 | 2:30-4:00pm PT | San Diego, California

INTERCOLLEGIATE PSYCHEDELICS NETWORK (IPN) WEBINAR

PSYCHEDELIC PH.D APP WEBINAR SERIES: BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

THURS. NOVEMBER 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM ET

Psychedemia 2022 Conference

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: A Systematic Review of the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Sat. August 13, 2022 | 4:30-6:00pm | Columbus, Ohio

IOCDF Annual OCD Conference 2022

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: Exploring the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Sat. July 9, 2022 | 5:45 – 7pm | Denver, Colorado

IOCDF Research Symposium 2022

MDMA-AT, PTSD, & Comorbid OCD: Exploring the Potential Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Thurs. July 7, 2022 | 4 -5 pm | Denver, Colorado

Stupid Cancer’s CancerCon 2022

Keynote Address | Thriving in Community: The Power of Mental Health Peer Support

Sun. June 12, 2022 | 1:30 pm | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Intercollegiate Psychedelics Network’s PsychedelX 2022 Conference

MDMA & OCD: Exploring the Effects of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD on Comorbid OCD

Thurs. June 10, 2022 | 11:00am

Stupid Cancer’s CancerCon 2021

Muddling Through the Medical System: The Importance of Patient Self Advocacy

Sun. June 13, 2021 | 2:30 – 3:30 ET

Panelists: Dante Morehead, MPH; Uma R. Chatterjee; Becky Hughes