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Perinatal Mental Health (OTN Mini-series) – Mount Sinai (free)

January 15, 22 & 29, 2016 Live & archived webcasts 8:15-9:30 a.m. (EST) for all sessions

Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry Presents:
Mental Health Illnesses in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
An Ontario Telemedicine Network Mini-Series

Time: 8:15-9:30 a.m. (EST) for all sessions
Modality: Live & archived webcast

January 15, 2016
Perinatal Depression: Diagnosis and Management
Event ID: 50492898
Dr. Myroslava Romach
Dr. Sharon Szmuilowicz
January 22, 2016
Perinatal Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
Event ID: 50496785
Dr. Beverly Young
Dr. Ariel Dalfen
January 29, 2016
Severe Mental Illness in the Perinatal Period
Event ID: 50496938
Dr. Marina Golts
Dr. Mishelle McIntyre


Early recognition and treatment of mental illness is important to ensuring health in pregnancy and the postpartum period for a mother, her baby and her family. This OTN mini-series will focus on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common psychiatric illnesses during the perinatal period. It will include a review of psychotropic medication use in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

At the end of this presentation, the target audience will be able to:

  • Assess and identify mental illnesses in pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Recognize importance to mother, baby and family of treating perinatal mental illness.
  • Describe pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for perinatal mental illnesses.

MDs (Family physicians, psychiatrists, obstetricians), nurse practitioners, midwives and other health professionals interested in perinatal mental health care.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro M1).

Please email us at perinataltelemedicine@mtsinai.on.ca indicating which session(s) you will attend.

Note: registrants are accepted up to 12 p.m. the day before the session.

If you are an OTN Telemedicine Coordinator, please self-register via Ncompass using the event ID number above. For those who do not have Ncompass training, please submit the site and system numbers and event ID to scheduling@otn.ca or call 1-866-454-6861.

For more information or questions please contact Natasha Persaud, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perinatal Mental Health at npersaud@mtsinai.on.ca.