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VIRTUAL: Perinatal Psychiatry: Treatment During Pregnancy and the Postpartum 2022

Event Date(s): Oct 20, 2022 - 08:30am to Oct 20, 2022 - 03:30pm

We invite you to join us at the Westin Copley place in Boston for our annual Women's Mental Health and Psychopharmacology conferences. Join MGH and Harvard psychiatry experts and claim CME for this accredited higher education event.

Available Credits: 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 5.75 Nursing Contact Hours 5.75 Participation 5.75 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Join us for this virtual event!

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.


Women’s Mental Health Virtual Conference: $365 

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, 2021.  No refunds will be issued for refund requests made after October 1, 2021. 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 5.75 Participation 5.75 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Psychopharmacology, Women's Mental Health
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 20, 2022 - 08:30am
Event Ends: Oct 20, 2022 - 03:30pm
Cost: $365.00

Learning Objectives

Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy

  • Discuss critical research findings in reproductive psychiatry that inform clinical care
  • Describe the current knowledge gaps in reproductive psychopharmacology over the last decade
  • Explain current treatment algorithms for screening and treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

  • 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

Sorting Through the Data: Where do patients and providers go for information?

  • Identify reliable resources for information on the reproductive safety of medications
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of the Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR)
  • Use basic tools for the evaluation of reproductive safety data in the medical literature

Substance Abuse in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

  • Discuss the pharmacologic treatments of substance us disorders in pregnant and postpartum women
  • Explain the importance of screening, assessment and treatment of comorbid psychiatric conditions in women with SUD
  • Describe the psychosocial and environmental factors in the practice of “low barrier psychiatry” for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders

Specialized Psychotherapies for Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Discuss the types and value of psychotherapy in consideration of perinatal mental health
  • Describe the research on evidence-based psychotherapy for perinatal mental health
  • Identify common barriers to psychotherapy and novel strategies to address the gaps in perinatal mental health treatments

Medication Teratogenesis and Pregnancy Complications

  • Identify the timing and impact of medication exposures on fetal development
  • Describe the knowledge gaps in our understanding of medication safety
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of common obstetrical complications