The Pittsburgh Training Program for Perinatal Depression Screening
Conference Information:When: Today, Friday June 4, 2010 8:30am-4:30pm ET
Where: Please use the links below for access to the Live Web-Cast of the presentations.
Provided by: Women's Behavioral HealthCARE
Login Instructions: If you pre-registered for this conference, please use the e-mail address associated with your MedEdPPD account as your username, and password to login to the session(s) you registered for. Otherwise you may login as a guest.
Overview: Perinatal mental illness is a major public health concern that exacts a heavy toll on women's functioning and the health and well-being of their family members. While screening tools and effective treatments exist, most women are neither identified nor treated. The recently passed Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act (Mom's Opportunity to Access Help, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression) will ensure that new mothers and families are educated about postpartum depression, screened for symptoms, and provided with essential services. Information about screening and interventions for women with PPD will become an area of acute need as obstetrical services attempt to respond.
To address this need, Dr. Katherine Wisner, with funding from the Staunton Farm Foundation, will develop an interactive web-based training program for perinatal depression screening. Partnered with MedEdPPD, this program will bring together recognized interdisciplinary faculty for an intensive discussion on improving the quality of screening for perinatal women. The conference will include six presentations based on a comprehensive depression management model developed by Dr. Laura Miller, Director of Women's Mental Health Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, Harvard University. Each iterative step of the model will be presented and discussed by a panel of faculty consultants and recognized leaders in the field.
Hardware Requirements: In order to join in the live meeting, you will need a computer with a broadband internet connection. You will also need speakers or a headset to hear the audio portion of this program. Questions can be submitted via text chat, and we will answer selected questions during the panel discussion period following each presentation.
Software Requirements: Please be sure to test your connection and settings prior to the meeting date by running the Software Wizard: http://mededseminar.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Please Note: Room attendance may be limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registrants will be given access to the virtual meeting rooms at least 10 minutes before the meeting begins. If you pre-registered, please be sure to use that opportunity to enter the virtual meeting room for the session(s) you are attending before the meeting begins. At the start of each session, the room will be opened up to all remaining guests - regardless if they have pre-registered or not - until the virtual meeting room is full.