Conference Schedule

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Wednesday,   November 6  
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop 1
  Chronobiology & Chronotherapeutic Treatments for Mood Disorders
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop 2
  Behavioral Intervention Approaches for Perinatal Mood Disorders
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop 3
  If We Build It They Will Come: Constructing a Perinatal Psychiatry Curriculum
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening Keynote: Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception & Book Signing with Susannah Cahalan
Thursday, November 7  
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Opening Plenary
                   9:00 a.m. Welcome
                   9:10 a.m. From 9 Months to 90 Years: Pregnancy and Lifelong Health
  Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.
                   9: 55 a.m. Interpretation of the Epidemiological Literature on Medications and Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy: Translation from Research to Clinical Practice
  Christina Chambers, Ph.D., MPH
                   10:40 a.m. Break
                   11:00 a.m. Stress and Anxiety: Impact on Fetal Development
  Catherine Monk, Ph.D.
                   11: 45 a.m. Tale of Twos: Optimizing Maternal-Child Health in the Context of Antenatal Maternal Depression & Antidepressant Use
  Tim Oberlander, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Poster Session 1
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parallel Session 1
  Session 1A: Biological Perinatal Psychiatry
  Session 1B: Perinatal Mental Illness and Phenomenology
  Session 1C: Trauma & Depression
  Session 1D: Screening for Perinatal Disorders
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Parallel Session 2
  Session 2A: Substance Abuse/Dependence in Childbearing Women
  Session 2B: Support for Mothering in the Context of Interventions to Alleviate Postpartum Depression
  Session 2C: Evidence of the Puerperal Trigger in Perinatal Psychiatric Illness-What do we know now?
  Session 2D: Ethical & Legal Issues in Treating Pregnant Women
5:30 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. Dinner Cruise
*This is a ticketed event
Friday, November 8  
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session – Infant Assessment
                   9:00 a.m. Assessing Exposure Impact in Children: An Expert Pediatrician’s Perspective
  Ken Lyons Jones, M.D.
                   9:45 a.m. Neuropsychological Assessment of Young Children
  Lynn Singer, Ph.D.
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Parallel Session 3
  Session 3A: Obstetrical & Pediatric Care
  Session 3B: One Community’s Approach to Overcoming Barriers to Treatment for Postpartum Depression
  Session 3C: Developing an Affective Science Approach to Perinatal Research: Effects & Measurement of Substrates of Emotion & Learning in Pregnant and Postpartum Women with & without Major Depression
  Session 3D: Prescribing Lithium in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Practical Approaches to Clinical Dilemmas
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Parallel Session 4
  Session 4A: Psychotherapy Research
  Session 4B: Pharmacology Principles in Pregnancy
  Session 4C: Methods & Strategies to Enhance the Impact of Perinatal Depression & Infant Outcome Research
  Session 4D: Perinatal Mental Health in Latinas
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Parallel Session 5
  Session 5A: Cross-Cultural & International Perinatal Psychiatry
  Session 5B: Universal Perinatal Depression Screening: Lessons Learned from 44,000 Screens
  Session 5C: The Treatment of Perinatal Depression in Home-visiting Programs:  Four Approaches
  Session 5D: Nonpharmacological Interventions for Perinatal Depression
5:00 p.m. Adjourn, Completion of Evaluations