Win a FREE Registration to the 2020 International Marce Conference in Iowa!

At the Closing Session on Sunday, October 27,

three names will be randomly selected to win a free registration for Marce 2020!  You must be present to win!

      Keynote Speakers:

  • ​​Neill Epperson, MD, University of Colorado
    The Enduring Impact of Childhood Adversity: Observations at Reproductive Transitions

  • ​​Krista Huybrechts, PhD, Harvard University
    Epidemiology of Perinatal Mental Health and Treatments

  • ​Hendree Jones, PhD,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Substance Dependence in Perinatal Women

  • ​​​Ian Jones, MD, Cardiff University, Wales
    Back to the Future - Postpartum Psychosis: Historical Anachronism or the Future of Maternal Mental Health

  • Ma. Asunción Lara, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría, Mexico
    The Influence of Social and Cultural Factors in Perinatal Depression in Mexico: Relevance for Latinas in the U.S.
  • Ruby Mendenhall, PhD, University of Illinois
    Hidden America: Centering Black Mothers’ Voices Regarding the Effects of Gun Violence on Their Mental and Physical Health 

  • Jodi Pawluski, PhD, University of Rennes, France 
    Plasticity in the Parental Brain: Implications for Perinatal Mental Illness and Its Treatment

  • ​Alison Stuebe, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Establishing the 4th Trimester

  • ​​Katie Watson, JD, Northwestern University
    Reproductive Justice and Structural Competency: Moving Medicine From Sensitivity to Advocacy


​​​Marcé of North America

​​Program Schedule - as of 8-1-19                 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops Additional fee. $150 registration fee per workshop.

Seats are limited and only open to conference registrants.


  • Caring for Women Using Substances – A Focus on Cannabis and Opioids during ​the  Prenatal and  Post- pregnancy  Period Margaret Howard (Chair), Hendree Jones, Connie Guille
  • Trauma-Informed Therapies in the Perinatal Period - Cheryl Beck (Chair), Maria Muzik, Helen Kim


  • Obstetric Psychopharmacology - Katherine Wisner (Chair), Catherine Stika, Crystal Clark
  • Introduction to Buprenorphine Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Special  Consideration for Perinatal WomenAnupriya Gogne (Chair)
  • Perinatal Program Development and Implementation Sonia Murdock (Chair), Shannon Erisman and  Margaret Howard  (Day Program), Mary Kimmel and Samantha Meltzer-Brody (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program/In-patient Unit & Outpatient Clinics),Lisa Segre (Listening Visits), and Simone Vigod (Virtual Care)

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am  - Junior Faculty Mentor-Mentee Meeting

8:00am– 8:15am  - Welcome!  

  •  Samantha Meltzer-Brody,  MD, President, MONA
  • Katherine Wisner, MD, MS, Immediate Past President and Founder, MONA
  • Lisa Segre, PhD, President, Marcé International Society for Perinatal Mental Health

8:15am – 9:45am  -  Plenary Lectures             

9:45am - 10:15am - Refreshment Break 
10:15am – 11:45am - 
 Concurrent Sessions
11:45am – 12:30pm -  
Poster Viewing with Authors

12:30pm - 1:15pm - LUNCH

1:30pm - 3:00pm - Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm - 3:30pm - 
Refreshment Break  

3:30pm – 5:00pm - Concurrent Sessions
5:00pm – 5:15pm - 
Session Transition 

5:15pm – 6:30pm - Plenary Lecture

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Welcome Reception at the Friday Center (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am - Junior Faculty Mentor-Mentee Meeting              

8:00am – 9:30am - Plenary Lectures

9:30am - 10:00am - Refreshment Break 

10:00am – 11:30am - Concurrent Sessions

11:00am – 12:15pm - Poster Viewing with Authors

12:15pm - 1:00pm - LUNCH
1:00pm – 2:30pm  - 
Concurrent Sessions          

2:30pm – 3:00pm  - Refreshment Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm  - 
Concurrent Sessions            
4:30pm – 4:45pm - Session Transition 
4:45pm – 5:15pm - 
Plenary Lecture

6:30pm - Conference Dinner – Southern Style BBQ & Blue Grass Band at Carolina Inn

(additional ticket purchase)

Sunday, October 27, 2019
8:00am – 9:30am  - Plenary Lectures             
9:30am  – 10:00am - 
Refreshment Break  
10:00am - 10:45am - 
Plenary Lecture
10:45am - 11:00am - Session Transition 

11:00am – 12:30pm - Concurrent Sessions

12:30pm - Closing Remarks

1:00pm - Conference Adjourns