UCSF CME: UCSF 7th Annual Perinatal Mental Health Symposium 2023
*Live Stream*

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Overview Objectives Accreditation Course Outline
Chairs Faculty Travel & Lodging Cancellation Policy

Department: Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Course Number: MOB24097V
Activity Start Date: September 22, 2023
Activity End Date: September 22, 2023

Live Stream Interactive Webinar


Physicians $275

Nurses, PsyD, Physician Assistants, Advanced Health Care Practitioners, Social Workers, CNM Psychologists $225

Residents, Fellows, General Population $75



This virtual conference centers on the interface between obstetrics and psychiatry, with national experts on diverse topics that include innovations and technology in perinatal mental health for underserved populations, pregnancy wellness practices in the California Native American community, nutrition optimization for mental health during pregnancy and postpartum, assessment of infant attachment, mindfulness during pregnancy, and maternal and family health consequences from denial of abortion. This year’s conference also includes interactive components such as opportunities to submit a challenging case for expert discussion, and small group networking over the noon hour.

Special Topics


Target Audience
The course is designed for all clinicians who work with pregnant people which includes physicians (OB, family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry), midwives, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, and social workers among others.


This course will be offered as a virtual conference. Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with the attendees a week before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to the live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.

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In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Outline:

Friday, September 22, 2023
8:15 AM Live Stream Webinar Opened
8:45 Welcome Anna Glezer, MD
Patricia Robertson, MD
9:00 Infants Make Meaning: Supporting Parent-Child Relationships from the Start, Whatever Our Role Maria St. John, PhD, LMFT
Lauren Perez, PsyD
9:30 Q&A
9:45 “Mindfulness During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Mental and Physical Outcomes of the MAMAS Study”  Mindfulness Postpartum Group Ryan Brown, PhD
10:15 Q&A
10:30 Break
10:45 Perinatal Wellness Practices in the California Native American Community Aurora Mamea Program Manager
Dvina Estrella Ramey Doula
Gingi Cleopatri Allen, Midwife
11:30 Q&A
11:45 Innovation and Technology in Perinatal Mental Health for Underserved Populations Sipra Laddha, MD
12:15pm Q&A
12:30pm  Break (Small Group Workshops- Bring your lunch!)
12:40pm Connections with Each Other
1:20 Break
1:30 “The Turn Away Study: Effects of Denial of Abortion on Maternal and Family Health” Diana Greene Foster, PhD
2:00 Q&A
2:15 Nutrition for Optimal Mental Health During Pregnancy and Postpartum Sasha Yamnik, CNM
2:45 Q&A
3:15 Challenging Cases Hannah Potvin, MD
Elena Gates, MD
Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA
4:00pm Closing Remarks/Adjourn Anna Glezer, MD
Hannah Potvin, MD
Patricia Robertson, MD

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Anna Glezer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Founder, Women’s Wellness Psychiatry

Hannah Potvin, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Patricia A. Robertson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Associate Director of Academic Affairs

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(UCSF unless otherwise noted)

Ryan L. Brown, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychiatry

Iya Awujo DvinaEstrella Ramey
Lead Doula and Founder Water & Honey Community Well Inc.

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA
Professor of Social Medicine
Research Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Elena Gates, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Gingi Cleopatri Allen
Doula and Midwife The Art of Mothering

Diana Greene Foster, PhD
Professor of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Sipra Laddha, MD
Co-Founder, LunaJoy

Aurora Mamea
Program Manager, Native American Health Center

Lauren Perez, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Solid Start Initiative
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Maria S. St. John, PhD, LMFT
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Sasha Yamnik, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

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Travel & Lodging:

Live Stream Interactive Webinar

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before September 21, 2023 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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