Events

2021

December
Meet and Greet/Planning Committee Meeting, Dec 21 at 8 PM EST.

2022

January
Book club: Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness by Catherine Cho, January 18 at 8 PM EST.

Not hosted by RPT but of interest: Webinar: ‘The Path To Perinatal Mental Wellness: A Missing Link to Improving Black Maternal Health Outcomes’. Jan 27 at 3pm EST. Link here

February
Lecture: Dr. Lee Cohen, Director of The Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health and Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, ‘Perinatal Psychiatry Over Two Decades: Lessons Learned’, Feb 2 at 5pm EST.

Not hosted by RPT but of interest: Dr. Leena P. Mittal, Chief of the Division of Women’s Mental Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, ‘MCPAP for Moms Webinar: Examining Racial Equity in Perinatal Mental Health’, Feb 9 at 12pm EST. Free registration here

March
Lecture: Dr. Lindsay Lebin, Senior Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, “Perinatal Cannabis Use”, March 24 at 6pm EST.

April
Panel discussion: ‘Meet the Women’s Mental Health Fellows’, with Dr. Natalie Feldman (BWH), Dr. Julia Vileisis (Brown/WIH), Dr. Marlee Madora (BWH), Dr. Julia Riddle (Johns Hopkins), Dr. Annie Hart (The Motherhood Center), April 12 at 5pm EST

Lecture: Dr. Rachel Shmuts, Vice Chair of Education, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, “PMDD” , April 25 at 12pm EST

May
Lecture: Dr. Shari Lusskin, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Perinatal Psychopharmacology for Depression and Anxiety: Practical Considerations in Clinical Decision Making (Part 1)”, May 10 at 6:30pm EST

Book club: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman, May 31, time TBD.

June
Lecture: Dr. Soudabeh Givrad, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director of Maternal-Infant Psychiatry Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, “Perinatal and infant psychiatry: a dyadic perspective”, June 6 at 12pm EST
Recording

Lecture: Dr. Jennifer Payne, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, University of Virginia, “Biomarkers of postpartum depression: epigenetics, genetics, mRNA and neurosteroids”, June 13th at 12pm EST Recording

July
Lecture: Dr. Shari Lusskin, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Perinatal Psychopharmacology for Depression and Anxiety: Practical Considerations in Clinical Decision Making (Part 2)”, July 26 at 6:30pm EST Recording

August
Lecture: Dr. Gillian Friedman, Chief of Medical Staff at Patton State Hospital and ISRP board member, and Dr. Lucia Cheng, Phoenix Progressive Psychiatric Services and ISRP board member, “Serious Mental Illness in Pregnancy”, August 30 at 8pm EST

September
Lecture: Dr. Karen Horst, Interim Chief, Division of Reproductive Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, “Maternal Brain Changes During and after Pregnancy”, September 12 at 7pm EST Recording Pt. 1 Recording Pt. 2

October
Panel discussion: ‘Reproductive Psychiatry Career Paths’, with the International Society for Reproductive Psychiatry, October 6 at 8pm EST

Lecture: Dr. Stacey Pawlak, Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Women’s Wellness & Counseling Service, University of Iowa, “Infertility Counseling and Third-party Reproduction-Health Psychology”, October 20 at 7pm EST Recording

November
Panel discussion: ‘Meet the Residents’, November 2nd at 8pm EST

Lecture: Dr. Alyson Gorun, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine, “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Peripartum Women”, Nov 9 at 5pm EST

December
Lecture: Hilary Waller, Psychotherapist and Director of Education and Programming, The Postpartum Stress Center, “The Secret World of the Perinatal Mother”, December 5 at 8pm EST

2023

January
Lecture: Adrienne Griffen, Executive Director, Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, “Maternal Mental Health Advocacy”, January 19 at 7pm EST

February
Lecture: Dr. Lisa Valentine, Assistant Professor, The Women’s Place Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, “Therapeutic Approaches to Pregnancy Loss and Stillbirth”, February 9 at 7pm EST

March
Lecture: Dr. Lee Cohen, Director of The Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health and Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, ‘Postpartum Psychosis’, March 8 at 5pm EST.

Lecture: Dr. Thalia Robakis. Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, “Epigenetic markers of early life events: a clinical interpretation”, March 16 at 7pm EST
Recording

April
Lecture: Dr. Marlene Freeman, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of The Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health and Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, ‘The National Pregnancy Registry for Psychiatric Medications’, April 20 at 5pm EST
Recording

May
Book Club: ‘Unspeakable Losses: Healing From Miscarriage, Abortion, And Other Pregnancy Loss’ by Kim Kluger-Bell. May 2nd at 7pm EST

July
Movie Club: ‘Tully’ (on Netflix) July 17th at 7pm EST

August
Lecture: Dr. Shari Lusskin, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, “Perinatal psychopharmacology: Principles of Management”, August 8th at 7pm EST

September
Lecture: Dr. Osarumen Nicole Doghor, Assistant Professor and WMH Fellowship Director, Baylor College of Medicine , “DBT for Perinatal Women”, September 28th at 5pm EST

October
Lecture: Dr. Sophie Foster Fink, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, “Reflecting on Birth Trauma: a Survivor and Clinician Explores Trauma Informed Postpartum Care”, October 9th at 5pm EST

Panel: Residency Panel: WMH opportunities in residency, with Raia Blum (Mount Sinai), Chelsea Shannon (UCLA), Sitara Soundararajan (Montefiore), Ziba Colah (Baylor COM), October 25th at 7pm EST

November
Lecture: Dr. Catriona Hippman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of British Columbia, “Creating Comfort in Choice: How Women Decide Whether to Take Antidepressants in Pregnancy”, November 14th at 6pm EST

December
Lecture: Dr. Misty Richards, Assistant Clinical Professor and CAP Fellowship Director, UCLA, “Maternal & Infant Mental Health: Relationships as Agents of Change”, December 12th at 4:00 pm PST

2024

January
Lecture: Dr. Nina Ross, Hackensack Meridian Health, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Director, “Perinatal OCD”, January 24th at 7pm EST

February
Lecture: Dr. Rebecca Woo, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine, “Perinatal ADHD”, February 6th at 7pm EST Recording

March
Lecture: Dr. Anita Clayton, Chair of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia. “Psychiatry and Sexual Medicine”, March 5th at 7pm EST (Event Co-Hosted with The Medical Student Forum on Female Sexual Medicine)

Panel discussion: ‘Meet the Women’s Mental Health Fellows’, March 18th at 7pm EST

April
Lecture: Dr. Kristina Deligiannidis, Director, Women’s Behavioral Health at Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health, “Perinatal Depression: New Research into Pathophysiology and Neuroactive Steroid Treatment Development”, April 11th at 5pm EST