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Friday, April 22, 2022

Session Time
 Session Location
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM President's Welcome & Introduction
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Keynote Lecture - Leaders in our Own Care - Black-Led Birth Centers to Address Health Inequities(1.0 Credit)
Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA

Research shows that birth center care improves outcomes, enhances the birth experience, reduces disparities and lowers costs - yet Black, Indigenous, people of color have limited to no access to birth center care. Of the 380 birth centers in the US, less than 5% are led by people of color. This presentation asserts that Black-led birth centers are part of the solution to persistent perinatal health inequities in Black communities. Welch will discuss Birth Detroit, what will be the first birth center in Detroit and the first Black-led birth center in Michigan, as a justice response to disparate outcomes and inequitable care choices in Black communities; and highlight the significance of lived experience, consciousness-raising and iterative processes in a community organizing approach to birth center development rooted in values of safety, love, trust, and justice. At the conclusion of this presentation and discussion participants will be able to discuss Birth Detroit as a Black-led perinatal health model that combines a Black feminist standpoint with evidence-based approaches to improve perinatal health in Black communities, and outline strategies for working with communities to lead in thier own care.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote Lecture - A Practical Approach to EleVATE Equity in Reproductive Health (1.0 Credit)
Ebony Carter, MD, MPH

We will explore a practical, solution-driven approach to promote parity in reproductive health outcomes based on the work of the Elevating Voices, Addressing Depression, Toxic Stress and Equity (EleVATE) Collaborative.  EleVATE Group Prenatal Care was designed by Black women for Black women and birthing people.  The intervention is grounded in trauma-informed care, dismantling racism, group dynamics, and embeds a behavioral health intervention in routine prenatal care.  

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Vandenburg
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote Lecture - A Call to  Action to Prevent Domestic Violence and DV Homicide During the Perinatal and Beyond (1.25 Credit)
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

When women die from homicide, they are most often killed by a husband, boyfriend or ex, and homicide during pregnancy and during the post-partum is one of the leading cause of maternal mortality in the US.  The keynote will explore why this continues to happen, how social justice is connected to these murders, and what we can do to prevent these deaths. 

2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Symposium 1- Trauma and Mental Health During Pregnancy and Childbirth (1.50 Credit)

Alytia Levendosky, PhD

Laura Miller-Graff, PhD

Elizabeth Johnson, BA (on behalf of Golfo K. Tzilos Wernette, PhD)

Sharon Dekel, PhD

Nina Ayala, MD (on behalf of Megan Sharp, PhD)

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Oral Presentation - Pregnancy Denial: The Misunderstood Dissociative Disorder (.25 Credit)

Diana Barnes, PsyD, LMFT, PMH-C

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM

Welcome Reception & Happy Hour

Maria Muzik, MD, MSc

Concourse & Vandenburg
 4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Steiner Awardee Introductions

Pamela Geller, PhD

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Steiner Young Investigator Symposium (1.0 Credit)

Stress in Fertility Treatment: Impacts of Health and LGBTQIA+ Identity
Navy Spiecker, MS

What’s time got to do with it? Sleep duration variability and circadian misalignment during pregnancy predict postpartum depression and anxiety
Sammy Dhaliwal, PhD, MSc

Neuroactive steroids are associated with peripartum depression
Jennifer Payne, MD (on behalf of Semra Etyemez, MD, MPH)

Mental health chasm in polycystic ovary syndrome: The Endocrine and Mental Health (TEAM Health) Study

Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, PhD

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

NASPOG Member Business Meeting


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Session Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Roundtable - Women in Leadership (1.0 Credit)

Catherine Mallouh, MD (Chair)

Dee Fenner, MD

Kimberly Yonkers, MD

C. Neill Epperson, MD

In conversation with three women in leadership positions, this roundtable will focus on their trajectories to their current positions, and the challenges they faced as women. We will also discuss what they felt was helpful to them in moving their careers forward, and have a discussion with the audience.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop - Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD:  A 5 session, evidence-based, manualized intervention (1.50 Credit)
Denise Sloan, PhD
Katherine Wisner, MD, MS

Melissa Magdalene Goslawski, MD, MS

This 90-minute presentation will provide an overview of written exposure therapy (WET), a 5 session treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The overview includes a description of the treatment, a summary of the empirical support for the treatment including studies examining effectiveness for different samples of patients and treatment delivered in different settings, and how the treatment can be used in medical settings in which there is limited time available to deliver psychosocial interventions. A case presentation will follow in which WET was delivered virtually during the pandemic, with examples of the patient’s progress through the five written trauma narratives, challenges and strategies to address them, and short- and long-term outcomes. Time will be provided for audience questions. The treatment manual is available, and we encourage attendees to review the treatment manual in advance of the workshop. The treatment manual will also be available at the meeting.  

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break Concourse
10:45 AM - 11:50 PM

Symposium 3 - Educating Obstetric Providers in Reproductive Psychiatry (1.0 Credit)

Lauren Osborne, MD

Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD

Emily Miller, MD

Stephen Scott, MD, MPH

Carrie Bell, MD

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch  Vandenburg
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Symposium 4 - Findings from the Maternal Behavioral Health Policy (MAPLE) Study Team (1.25 Credit)

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Lindsay Admon, MD, MSc

Vanessa Dalton, MD, MPH

Karen Tabb, PhD

Stephanie Hall, MPH

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Keynote Lecture - What’s next? Policy Implications and Call for Novel Approaches (1.0 Credit)
Adrienne Griffen, MPP

This presentation will provide information about the perinatal mental health landscape in the United States by identifying gaps in screening, education, and treatment; describing recent federal and state policy efforts to address these gaps; and sharing an overview of unique prevention and treatment options. 

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Coffee Break Concourse
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Symposium 5 - Novel Approaches to Perinatal Mental Health Care (2.0 Credits)

What's Out There? Evidence-based Treatment Options

Amritha Bhat, MD, MPH

Perinatal Access Programs Across the US: Innovations and Changes

Maria Muzik, MD, MSc

Megan E. Deichen Hansen, MSW, PhD

Karen N. Burns, MSW

Margaret Howard, PhD

Uruj Kamal Haider, MD

MommaConnect: Extending Access to Treatment of Postpartum Depression and Quality of Mother-Infant Interaction with Mobile Health Technology

Pamela Geller, PhD

Mammha: Moving the Needle on Screening and Treating Perinatal Mental Health

Lynne McIntyre, MSW

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Poster Session & Reception (2.0 Credits)

Needs for coping skills training among female gynecologic cancer survivors undergoing surveillance pelvic examinations (#001)

Speaker: Jessica Coleman

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Implementation And Scalability of A Perinatal Mental Health Access Program During The COVID-19 Pandemic (#002)

Speaker: Margo Nathan

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Sleep and Depression Rates Among High-Risk Postpartum Women (#003)

Speaker: Michele Okun

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The Association between Anxious Thoughts in Pregnancy and Heart Rate Variability (#004)

Speaker: Julia Riddle

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Association between antenatal depression or anxiety and dispositional optimism among recently-delivered parturients (#005)

Speaker: Nina Ayala

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Benefits and Barriers to the Collaborative Care Model in Perinatal Depression Treatment in Primary Care (#006)

Speaker: Michael Evitts

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Social Media Effects on Mental Health and Body Image of Pregnant and Postpartum Women (#007)

Speaker: Patricia Latimer

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Maternal Mood and Anxiety Effects on the Fetal Non-stress Test (#008)

Speaker: Emily McCauley

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Pregnancy, Race, & the Pandemic: Implications for Perinatal Integrated Care (#009)

Speaker: Catherine Greisch

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Labor and Delivery Experiences During The First US Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic (#010)

Speaker: Shannon Simonovich

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Faith Practices Reduce Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in Muslim Women: A Mixed-Methods Scoping Review (#011)

Speaker: Shannon Simonovich

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Meta-Analysis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adverse Birth Outcomes, 1980-2021 (#012)

Speaker: Shannon Simonovich

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Mental Health and Psychopharmacology in Pregnant Veterans (#013)

Speaker: Megan Howard

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Prioritizing Educational Needs for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident: A Needs Assessment (#014)
Speaker: O. Nicole Doghor

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What Gets You Through The Night? An Examination of Sleep Disorder Symptoms in Pregnancy and Implications for Treatment. (#015)

Speaker: Alison Hartman

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Session Time
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast Vandenburg
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Morning Roundtable - COVID-19 and Telemental Health Adaptions of Intensive Perinatal Programs (1.25 Credits)

Helen Kim, MD (Chair)

Margaret Howard, PhD

Catherine Birndorf, MD

Leah Sodowick

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop - Repurpose for Success - Combining the AIM Bundles and IHI BMO QI Workbooks to Develop SUD, OUD, and MH Initiatives (1.25 Credits)

Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH

This workshop will help participants to understand and discuss the AIM Primary (P) and Supporting (S) Bundles, the IHI Better Maternal Outcomes (BMO) Rapid Improvement Network QI Workbooks, utilize the AIM Bundles (SUD and MH) and the IHI BMO approach to reliably develop and implement practices that improve delivery of care.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break Concourse
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Oral Presentation - Exploring Modern Advancements in Pharmacologic Treatment of Postpartum Depression (non-CME) 

Cole Brown, MD

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM  Break Concourse
11:10 AM - 12:25 PM

Symposium 6- Novel Therapies for Perinatal Mental Health (1.25 Credit)

Evidence base for non-pharmacological treatments of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Jyoti Sachdeva, MD

Emily Voelkel, PhD

Aurora Rivendale, MD

Melissa Wagner, MD, PhD

Chavis Patterson, PhD

12:25 PM - 12:30 PM Meeting Adjourns Ballroom
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