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VIRTUAL: Perinatal Psychiatry: Focus on Treatment Across Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Event Date(s): Oct 26, 2023 - 08:30am to Oct 26, 2023 - 03:30pmAvailable Credits: 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours 5.50 Social Workers 5.75 Participation 5.75 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Join us for this virtual event!

Please note: This program will be held in Eastern Daylight Timezone (EDT) 


Perinatal Psychiatry: Treatment During Pregnancy and the Postpartum will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across pregnancy and the postpartum. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy, pregnancy planning, and the postpartum. Exposure to psychotropic medications and the consequence of untreated psychiatric disorders must be considered when treating pregnant women, those who may become pregnant during treatment, and those who are breastfeeding. Up to date and comprehensive knowledge is required to help patients make collaborative and individualized treatment decisions. A strong understanding of the literature pertaining to the reproductive safety of medications is imperative to factoring in potential risks and benefits of medication, and context is particularly critical in putting risks into perspective. Focused material will be presented regarding specialized psychotherapies utilized during pregnancy and the postpartum, as well as an overview of embryology and obstetrics informing a broad range of care modalities.

This program is eligible for Risk Management Credits.

This is a completely virtual event. You will receive zoom information via email as we get closer to the program start date. 


Women’s Mental Health Virtual Conference: $399.00 

Join us in person at the Westin Copley Place for our annual Psychopharmacology conference!

This psychiatry conference examines the latest research and treatment advances across dozens of mental health conditions. It offers in-depth information that is important for all mental health and primary care settings. Topics include ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, OCD, psychosis, PTSD, substance use disorders, and much more.

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We will provide all attendees with completely free access to all slide presentations in digital PDF format prior to the conference. This is an environmentally friendly alternative and helps keep costs lower for all attendees. The e-syllabus will be available for 30 days after the conference. 

Cancellation Policy

A refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee will be issued for refund requests received by October 1, 2023.  No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 1, 2023. Payments made may not be applied to future conferences or other educational activities.  There are no exceptions to these policies.

Course Summary

Available Credits:5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours 5.50 Social Workers 5.75 Participation 5.75 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Women's Mental Health, Psychopharmacology
Course Format:Conference
Target Audience:

This program is intended for:

  • practicing psychiatrists
  • primary care physicians
  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • nurse practitioners
  • licensed mental health counselors
  • nurses
  • prescribing nurse practitioners
Event Starts: Oct 26, 2023 - 08:30am
Event Ends: Oct 26, 2023 - 03:30pm
Cost: $399.00

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe and apply the risks/benefits safety of psychiatric medication during the postpartum and breastfeeding context
  • Identify strategies for screening and treatment of postpartum depression
  • Define the presentation and treatment of postpartum psychosis; and describe and assess the vulnerability for mood episodes in women with bipolar disorder and acute treatment and preventative strategies
  • Identify reliable resources for information on the reproductive safety of medications
  • Discuss the pharmacologic treatments of substance use disorders in pregnant and postpartum women
  • Describe the research on evidence-based psychotherapy for perinatal mental health

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