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Discovery and Power to Advance Women's Health Across the Lifespan: NASPOG Biennial Meeting 2024

March 8-10, 2024

Registration Desk Opens at 7:15 am each day. 

Friday, March 8, 2024

Breakfast will be available from 7:45 am.

08:15 am President's Welcome
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD

Elliman Conference Center
08:30 am

Keynote 1: Managing Menopause-Related Cognitive Concerns
Neill Epperson, MD

Elliman Conference Center
09:30 am Keynote 2: Let's Talk Menopause
Donna Klassen, LCSW

Elliman Conference Center
10:00 am

Coffee Break w/ Exhibitors


10:15 am Symposia Session 1  
  1a: The Perinatal Mental Health Landscape
Adrienne Griffin, MPP

Elliman Conference Center
  1b: Training a Perinatal Mental Health Workforce: Multidisciplinary Learning to Promote Health Equity
Access to Race-Congruent Training Through an African American/Black Perinatal
Peer-To-Peer Support Group

Christina Bodison, MD, Shaleah Dardar, MD, MSW
Connections: Perinatal Mental Health Training to Support the NICU Population.

Jessalyn Kelleher, PsyD
Healthy Expectations: Connecting Maternal and Infant Mental Health Training in a Group Therapy Program
Kelly Glaze, PsyD, Celeste St. John-Larkin, MD, Ricardo Villareal, MD, PhD
Perinatal Mental Health Assessment and Treatment in Pediatrics
Bethany Ashby, PsyD, Aviva Olsavsky, MD, Amy Ehmer, PsyD
Interdisciplinary Training in the PROMISE Clinic: An Integrated Behavioral Health Program in OB

Debbie Carter, MD, Stephen Scott, MD

Breakout Room
11:15 am ISPOG Lecture: Psychological Stress and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Chulmin Lee, MD, PhD

Elliman Conference Center
11:45 am



12:45 pm Symposium Session 2
NASPOG President Symposium: Hot Topics in the Reproductive Psychiatry Workforce
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD,  Lauren Osborne, MD, Laurel Hicks, PhD, Pia Lea Long 

Elliman Conference Center
1:45 pm Symposia Session 3  
  3a: Child Murder by Mothers: Motive Mental Illness, and Public Perception
Susan Hatters Friedman, MD, Joshua Friedman, MD, PhD, Renee Sorrentino, MD

Elliman Conference Center

3b: Teaching Reproductive Psychiatry to OBGYNs in a Clinical Setting

Reproductive Psychiatry Training for OBGYNs: An Overview

Megan Howard, MD
Reproductive Psychiatry Electives For Medical Students

Ziba Colah, MD
Meeting the Clinical Educational Needs of OBGYNs: A Quality Improvement Project
Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD

Reproductive Psychiatry Fellowship for OBGYNs
Dawn Boender, MD
Perinatal Access Lines as a Valuable Supplement for Reproductive Psychiatry Education for Practicing OBGYNS

Glorisel Gonzalez Viera, MD

Breakout Room

3:15 pm

3:15-3:30 pm

3:30-3:45 pm

3:45 pm

4:15 pm

Steiner Award  Presentations

Pilot Study CBT for Pelvic Exam Anxiety Among Survivors of Gynecological Cancer
Jessica Coleman, PhD
Navigating Birth Trauma: Scoping Review of PTSD
Sharon Ettinger, M.A.

Close Day 1

NASPOG Fundraiser: Molly Brown House Museum (Bu departs from The Benson Hotel & Faculty Club

Elliman Conference Center




Saturday, March 9, 2024

Breakfast will be available from 7:15 am.

07:30 am

Interest Group/ Committee Fair 

Elliman Conference Center

08:15 am Keynote 3: The Retrievals Podcast Journey
Susan Burton

Elliman Conference Center
09:15 am Symposium Session 4
Epigenetic Biomarkers Associated with "Reproductive Depression"
Liisa Hantsoo, PhD, Jennifer Payne, MD

Elliman Conference Center
09:45 am Coffee Break w/ Exhibitors

10:00 am

Keynote 4: A Unique Psychiatry Access Program with Integrated Infant Mental Health
Care for the Perinatal Population

Maria Muzik, MD, MSc

Elliman Conference Center
10:30 am

Symposia Session 5


5a: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Improving Women's Mental Health Clinicians Knowledge
and Capacity
Bridging Gaps in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Mental Health 
Lindsay Standeven, MD
Patients Experiences with Behavioral Health in Existing Models of PCOS Care 
Alexander Zhang, BS
Patient-centered Preferences on Multidisciplinary Care for PCOS 
Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, PhD

Elliman Conference Center

5b: Treating for Two: Perinatal Mental Healthcare in Correctional Settings and Iterative
Models to Dyadic Separation

Susan Hatters Friedman, MD, Alexandra Lynch, MD, Parvaneh K. Nouri, MD, MPH,
Renée Sorrentino, MD

Breakout Room
11:30 am Lunch and NASPOG Member Business Meeting

Elliman Conference Center
12:30 pm

Symposia Session 6


6a: When Maternal Mental Illness Becomes Criminal
When Women Are Charged: Understanding Maternal Mental Illness in the Courtroom
Diana Barnes, PsyD
Forensic Issues Related To Abortion Care and the Criminalization of Pregnant Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS
Is Misconception of One’s Reproductive Potential the Precursor of Unperceived Pregnancy?
Claudia Klier, MD
Complexities of Treating Pregnancy Denial and Psychosis
Nirmaljit Dhami, MD
A Case of Pregnancy Denial and Neonaticide Compounded by Issues of Religion and Culture
Brooke Laufer, PsyD

Elliman Conference Center

6b: Broadening the Reach of Reproductive Psychiatry Education: Integrating Psychiatric
and Non-Psychiatric Providers Beyond Residency Training National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP): Fellow Series
National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) Advanced: A Reproductive Psychiatry
Intensive Curriculum
Lindsay Standeven, MD
National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) Advanced: A Reproductive Psychiatry
Intensive Curriculum
Julia Riddle, MD
National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) Advanced: Longitudinal Supervision and Certification
Joanna MacLean, MD
National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) for Obstetric Providers
Lauren Osborne, MD

Breakout Room
2:00 pm Coffee Break w/ Exhibitors

2:15 pm

NASPOG Presents!

1: Advocacy and Policy Around Maternal Mental Health
Adrienne Griffin, MPP

2: Gender Non-conforming Adults - Effects of HT on Depression/Anxiety
Alice Holmquist, BS, BA, Medical Student

3: Sex/Gender Differences in AUD and Psychosocial Stress
Andrea Maxwell, BS

4: Traumatic Childbirth Across the Globe
Sharon Dekel, PhD, MS, MPhil

Elliman Conference Center
3:20 pm Coffee Break w/ Exhibitors


3:45 pm

3:45-4:00 pm

4:00-4:15 pm

Steiner Award Presentations

Influence of ACEs and BCEs on Adolescent Mothers
Kayla Sompel, BS
PCOS - Neurosteroids, Mood and Anxiety
Mira Bajaj, BA

Elliman Conference Center
4:15 pm Poster Session and Reception (See below)

5:45 pm Close Day 2  

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Breakfast will be available from 7:15 am.

07:30 am Speed Mentoring: Participants will choose 3 Topic tables to visit for 15 min rotations. 

TOPIC: Getting Started on a Clinical Research Career

Lauren Osborne, MD 
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medicine

TOPIC: Confidently Communicating Complex Research Findings

Shari Lusskin, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

TOPIC:  Developing Your Mission and Vision

Neill Epperson, MD

Robert Freedman Endowed Chair and Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado

TOPIC: How to be an Advocate

Adrienne Griffen
Executive Director
Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance

TOPIC:  Navigating Difficult Conversations

Nanette Santoro, MD

Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Colorado

Elliman Conference Center
08:15 amKeynote 5: Maternal Mental Health, Morbidity and Mortality Post Dobb
Leilah Zahedi-Spung, MD

Elliman Conference Center
09:15 am Symposium Session 7
Navigating the OB and Pediatric Medical Systems as an Adolescent Mother:
A Pregnancy in the Life of 16-Year-Old 
Bethany Ashby, PsyD

Elliman Conference Center
10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am The Storm Inside: Stress and Inflammation Markers Correlate with Depression and Decreased Cognitive Performance in Perimenopause
Christina Metcalf, PhD

Elliman Conference Center
11:15 am Inflammation and Reproductive Mental Health
Semra Etyemetz, MD, MPH

Elliman Conference Center
11:30 am Symposium Session 8
Exploring the Connection: Childhood Adversity and Premenstrual Mood Disorders
Liisa Hantsoo, PhD
Lindsay Standeven, MD

Elliman Conference Center
12:30 pm President's Goodbye
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD

Elliman Conference Center
12:45 pm Close  


1 - Integrating Clinical Psychologists into Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Practical Presentation of a Model of Care
Author: Ariana Albanese, PhD

2 - Protocol for a Scoping Review of Harm Reduction Approaches for Cannabis Use in the Perinatal Patient Population
Author: Ariana Albanese, PhD

3 - Making Queer Periods Public: Conversations on Menstruation Amongst Transgender, Non-Binary, and Genderqueer People with Periods|
Author: Marilena Wolf, MA

4 - Advanced Cervical Dysplasia Beyond Physiopathology: CIN-3 Diagnosis and LEEP in the Context of Women’s Psychosocial and Sexual Wellbeing
Author: Kelly Mulvaney, MA, PhD

5 - Birthing Obstetrician Demographics, Birth Factors, and Experiences Associated with Negative Emotions Around Future Patient Care
Author: Margaret Thorsen, MD

6 - Does the Experience of Birth Trauma Among OBGYNs Differ by Time Since Delivery?
Author: Dung Dang, MD

7 - Identifying Protective Factors that Promote Perinatal Mental Health and Positive Birth Outcomes Following Adverse Childhood Experiences
Author: Laura River, PhD

8 - Occupational Re-Traumatization Among Obstetricians with Personal Experience of Birth Trauma
Author: Anna Whelan, MD

9 - Collaborative Creation of MommaConnect: mHealth Therapy App for Enhancing Mother-Infant Interaction and Alleviating Postpartum Depression
Author: Pamela Geller, PhD

10 - Examining the Toll: A Scoping Review of Psychological Distress in NICU Providers
Author: Pamela Geller, PhD

11 - SSRI Effects on the Fetal Nonstress Test
Author: Emily McCauley, BS

12 - Antiepileptic Use in Pregnancy: A Case of Suicidal Ideation in a Neuropsychiatric, Perinatal Patient
Author: Radhika Patel, D.O.

13 - Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening During Pregnancy at Long Island Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic
Author: Tamar Jacobsohn, BA

14 - MOMs (Mental Health for Ohio Moms) - A Survey-Based Study to Assess Physician and Perinatal Women's Perspectives on Perinatal Mental Health Care Availability and Accessibility Across the State of Ohio
Author: Jyoti Sachdeva, MD

15 - "It's Been Kind of a Cycle In and Out”: Breaking the Cycle of Drug Use Through the Narratives of Perinatal and Postpartum Women
Author: Araam Abboud, MS

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