​​Program Schedule - as of 8-22-19                 

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

CME Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry.

Atrium Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live Activity fulfills the requirement for 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 25 contact hours.

      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


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!

​​​Marcé of North America