June 18-21, 2013
27th Annual Postpartum Support International Conference
with University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
“Creating Connections between Communities, Practitioners, and Science: Innovative Care for Perinatal Mood Disorders”
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
On June 20 and 21, 2014, The 27th Annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) Conference will be held in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 20 and 21, 2014. Additionally, on June 18 and 19, we will hold our annual PSI 2-day pre-conference Certificate of Completion Course, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care.
The annual PSI conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others who are concerned about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). This professional event is a unique training and networking opportunity. The purpose of the conference is to bring together and inform medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, volunteers, families, and educators who want to improve their understanding of PMADs and improve their ability to serve childbearing families.
The goal of our 2014 conference is making connections between communities, scientists, and practitioners. Because of the wonderfully diverse PSI membership as well as audience we expect to attract, we will include presentations with scientific data as well as those addressing clinical and community concerns.
2014 Conference Keynote Presenters:
- David Rubinow, MD, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an internationally known expert in the evaluation and treatment of women with mood disorders that occur during periods of hormonal change, will speak about cutting edge research on women’s mental health.
- Marguerite Morgan, LMSW, PhD, Clinical Supervisor of Arbor Circle Early Childhood Services, Grand Rapids, MI, will address Perinatal Mood Disorders and the perspectives of African American childbearing women.
- Joy Burkhard, MBA, founder of the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and the national 2020 Mom Project campaign will address working with multiple stakeholders to advance maternal mental health systems change.
- Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Perinatal Psychiatry Program, will review psychopharmacologic treatment of perinatal psychiatric illness.
- Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, author of “Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders,” will present the Banquet Keynote address, followed by a book signing.