Program Schedule - as of 3-28-19 (subject to change)

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 WomenCamille Hoffman (Chair), Anupriya Gogne
  • Perinatal Program Development and Implementation Sonia Murdock (Chair), Shannon Erisman and  Margaret Howard  (Day Program), Samantha Meltzer-Brody, (In-patient Unit), Lisa Segre  (Listening Visits), and  Simone Vigod (Virtual Care) 

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00am – 8:30am  - Junior Faculty Mentor-Mentee Meeting

8:45am– 9:00am  - 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

9:00am – 10:15am  -  Plenary Lectures             

10:15am - 10:45am - Refreshment Break 
10:45am – 12:00noon - 
Plenary Lectures
12:00noon - 1:00pm - 

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Concurrent Sessions
2:30pm - 3:00pm - 
Refreshment Break  

2:30pm – 4:00pm - Concurrent Sessions
4:00pm – 4:30pm - 
Refreshment Break 

4:30pm – 5:45pm - Plenary Lectures

5:45pm - 7:00pm - Welcome Reception at the Friday Center (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:00am – 8:30am - Junior Faculty Mentor-Mentee Meeting              

8:30am – 10:30am - Plenary Lectures

10:30am - 11:00am - Refreshment Break 

10:30am – 11:00am - Plenary Lectures

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

12:30pm - 2:00pm - LUNCH
2:00pm – 3:30pm  - 
Concurrent Sessions          

3:30pm – 4:00pm  - Refreshment Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm  - 
Concurrent Sessions            
6:30pm - 
Conference Dinner – Southern Style BBQ & Blue Grass Band at Carolina Inn

(additional ticket purchase)

Sunday, October 27, 2019
9:00am – 10:30am  - Plenary Lectures             
10:30am  – 10:45am - 
Refreshment Break  
10:45am - 12:30pm - 
Plenary Lectures
12:30pm - 
Conference Adjourned

​​​Marcé of North America

      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