Third annual Maternal Mental Health Conference set for Sept. 22

By Nicholas Roznovsky

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The Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference is open to all clinicians who work with women - whether through obstetrics and midwifery, in psychotherapy, fertility treatment, psychopharmacology, pediatric and family medicine, and other disciplines.

UCSF will host its third annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference this fall, with faculty members Anna Glezer, MD, and Erin Morrow, MD, serving as course chairs. The daylong conference will be held on Saturday, September 22, at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. Additional participants from the department include Jeffrey Devido, MD, and Jennifer Felder, PhD.

The course is geared towards all professionals working with the perinatal population, including obstetricians, midwives, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. Created with the goal of increasing clinicians' knowledge and comfort regarding the treatment of mothers during pregnancy and postpartum, the seminar will cover topics such as psychopharmacology, the impact of marijuana use before and after birth, prenatal stress, special populations including men and those struggling with infertility, and more.

CME credit will be available for the course and registration is required. Early bird discounts are available for those who register before July 15. For more information, visit the UCSF Continuing Medical Education website.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.