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Session slides and handouts

will be posted as speakers grant permission for distribution.

They will be posted

on this website page as they

become available. 

Poster Guidelines:

- Boards are 3' tall x 5' wide

- Posters must fit on the board but may be any size as long as it does not extend beyond 3'x5'

- Pushpins will be provided

- All posters will be presented on

   Wednesday, November 8 from 2:30-5:00pm. 

-  Refreshments will be served.


​Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - Pre-conference Skill-Building Workshops (Additional Fee)   
Morning Workshops  

8:30am to 11:30am  - Light Therapy for Mood Disorders  
9:00am to 12:00pm - Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Perinatal Mood Disorders 
Afternoon Workshops

1:00pm to 5:00pm - Obstetric Psychopharmacology 
1:30pm to 5:30pm - Behavioral Activation 
3:00pm to 6:00pm - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 
8:45am– 9:00am - Welcome! 
9:00am - 10:30am  -  Concurrent Sessions​

10:00am – 12:00noon  - CBT for Perinatal Depression - closed due to limited seating

10:30am - 10:45am - Refreshment Break

10:45am – 12:00noon - Concurrent Sessions 

12:00pm to 1:00pm - LUNCH       
 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Concurrent Sessions 

2:30pm -  5:00pm   - Refreshment Break & Poster Session 

3:00pm - 5:00pm -  Introduction to Mindfulness and Practical Applications to Perinatal Care   -  closed due to limited seating

5:00pm – 6:00pm -  Perinatal Mental Health Society Member Meeting 
 6:00pm - 8:30pm  - Opening Reception (Tip Top Tap Ballroom, Warwick Allerton Hotel) 

Thursday, 9 November 2017  
Plenary Lectures  
8:00am – 8:35am  - Psychiatric Medication Use during Pregnancy: A Developmental Psychopathology versus Teratogenic Model for Neurobehavioral Outcomes

Catherine Monk, PhD  
8:35am – 9:10am - Sleep and Circadian Function in Pregnancy

Phyllis Zee, MD 
 9:10am – 9:45am  - McPAP for MOMS: Statewide Perinatal Mental Health:    From Research to Action: Using Science to Inform Maternal Health-Related Public Policy    

Nancy Byatt DO, MS, MBA, FAPM 
 9:45am – 10:15am -
A Perspective on Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health 
Sheehan Fisher PhD  and Steven D’Achille:  In memory of Alexis Joy D’Achille
10:15am - 10:30am - Refreshment Break    
10:30am – 12:00noon - Concurrent Sessions 

​12:00pm - 1:00pm - LUNCH

1:00pm - 1:50pm -Special Guest Lecture:  Diana Rauner, First Lady of Illinois & Founder, Ounce of Prevention 

2:00pm – 3:30pm  - Concurrent Sessions 

3:30pm – 4:00pm - Refreshment Break 
4:00pm - 5:30pm  - Concurrent Sessions

6:30pm  - Conference Dinner - Gino’s Pizza, Classic Chicago, sponsored by Carol and Don Asher  - CLOSED, SOLD OUT

​Friday, 10 November 2017 

Plenary Lectures 

9:00am – 9:40am - Baby’s Perspective on Perinatal Mental Health

Robert Freedman, MD 
9:40am – 10:20am - Principles of Lactation for the Mental Health Clinician        

Debra Bogen, MD 

10:20am  – 10:30am -  Break    

10:30am – 12:00noon- Concurrent Sessions

12:00noon - 1:00pm  - LUNCH  

1:00pm - 1:50pm - Special Guest Lecture - to be announced
2:00pm – 3:30pm  - Concurrent Sessions 

3:30pm – 4:00pm - Refreshment Break 
4:00pm - 5:30pm  - Concurrent Sessions 

​5:30pm  - Conference Adjourned

Conference Location:

Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine

Prentice Conference Center

(Tuesday & Wednesday) AND

Feinberg Conference Center

(Thursday & Friday)

Check detailed program

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WEDNESDAY - Welcome Reception:

Warwick Allerton Hotel, Tip Top Tap Ballroom