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Webcast series: Perinatal Mental Health

Thursday, September 29; Thursday, October 27; and Thursday, November 24 Webcast via OTNhub 12:00-1:00pm
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Fifteen to twenty per cent of women develop a mental illness during or after pregnancy. Although it’s more commonly reported in mothers, it can affect fathers too. To help you care for these patients, leading experts from Mount Sinai Hospital’s Perinatal Mental Health Program are partnering with Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to present a live, three-part online learning event on perinatal mental health.

A Three-Part Webcast Series:

Mindfulness Meditation in the Perinatal Period

Presented by: Jennifer Hirsch, MD, FRCPC
Thursday, September 29th – 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EST

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the structure and purpose of a Mindfulness Meditation group
  • Identify patients appropriate for this intervention
  • Experience a short mindfulness meditation practice

Treatment for Dads with Perinatal Depression

Presented by: Andrew Howlett, MD, FRCPC
Thursday, October 27th – 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EST

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of addressing perinatal depression in fathers
  • Identify strategies for engaging and treating perinatal depression

Dealing with Sleep Disorders During Pregnancy and Post-Partum: Pharmacological and Behavioral Interventions

Presented by: Eileen Sloan, PhD, MD, FRCPC
Thursday, November 24h – 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. EST

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the psychological and behavioral causes of insomnia during and after pregnancy
  • Recognize the potential impact of insomnia
  • Understand the role of pharmacological interventions
  • Identify behavioral strategies to improve sleep’s quantity and quality

For more information:


Rodea Casem, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Perinatal Mental Health at rodea.casem@sinaihealthsystem.ca

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