Marce Society Last Call for Abstracts for 2010 Conference!

Marcé Society –Deadline for Abstracts is April 1, 2010. Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter to give keynote address!

The Perinatal Mental Health Conference of a lifetime will be held next fall. The Marce Society and Postpartum Support International have combined resources to present this incredibly monumental and unique event. A final Call for Abstracts is being issued, offering dedicated professionals an amazing platform on which to present dynamic or emerging findings from clinical work, research or advocacy.

If you have an interest in presenting to a world class grouping of passionate colleagues and consumers, please consider submitting an abstract THIS WEEK! Below are topics and themes to be covered and a message from Dr. Wisner.

President Katherine L. Wisner, M.D., M.S., has selected the overarching theme of the Marcé Society 2010 meeting: Perinatal Mental Health Research: Harvesting the Potential. Abstracts from multidisciplinary professionals world wide, members of PSI, and consumers a will be considered for the following Presentation Formats:

• Oral Paper Presentations-may be submitted by individuals. Sessions will consist of 20 minute presentations followed by discussion, and may be incorporated into a symposium with related papers. If papers are not accepted for oral presentation, they will be considered for the poster format (see below).

• Proposals for symposia- which will consist of four 20 minute presentations moderated by a chair, may be submitted. Each submission will consist of:

1. Title of Symposium (please enter in abstract title field)

2. Contact information for chairperson (please enter in author contact field)

3. Abstracts for each of the four presentations. Each abstract must follow recommended format. Please submit all four (4) abstracts in one (1) MSWord attachment and insert into abstract field.

In keeping with this, there will be one submission for each symposia submission, which will include symposium title, contact info for chairperson, and one attachment with all four abstracts. The chairperson may be one of the participants presenting a paper.

Special Interest Group. This is a new format for the meeting that provides an informal discussion opportunity; no slides are allowed! Two organizers must be named to lead a discussion of a novel (not usually included in Marcé meetings) topic of interest to the membership. All members will be welcome to join the discussion.

Posters. Posters are visual displays of program descriptions, research findings, clinical information or other topic content of interest to the Society. A rapid presentation option (10 minute summaries) will be available during the general poster session. Please add a statement to the end of your abstract if you must present an oral paper to obtain funding support

International Marcé Society Conference 2010

The Marcé Society, with our partners from Postpartum Support International, PSI envision a world in which perinatal mental illnesses are prevented and cured. To dovetail with the strategic plan of NIMH, the Marcé Society conference will be organized according to the plan’s aims. The four themes of the strategic plan have been adapted to structure the program content:

1) Promote discovery in the brain and behavioral sciences to fuel research on the causes of perinatal mental disorders;

2) Chart perinatal mental illness trajectories to determine when, where, and how to intervene;

3) Develop new and better interventions that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of women with perinatal mental illnesses and their families;

4) Strengthen the public health impact of NIMH-supported research for women with perinatal disorders and their families. Elaboration of these themes is presented below. We are now accepting abstracts in this broad group of topics — Deadline April 1, 2010!

Schedule of Events and Tentative Topic Areas
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 Educational In-service by PSI

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 (pre-conference workshops):

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression

Sustaining Postpartum Support Networks

Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy during Pregnancy

Interpersonal and Social Rhythms Therapy during Childbearing

Perinatal Mental Health–Concept Development to Funded Research (Modeling of an NIH Study Section Review)

Starting Your Program in Perinatal Mental Health

Opening Keynote Lecture 1

Mrs. Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady-United States

Thursday, 28 October 2010:

Contributions of Perinatal Mental Health Research to the Field of Psychology

Contributions of Perinatal Mental Health Research to the Field of Psychiatry

Perinatal Mental Health Research and Infant

Behavior Disorders: Strategizing to Optimize Early Development

Biopsychosocial Contributions of Fathers to Pregnancy Outcome

Friday, 29 October 2010:

The Lived Experience of Postpartum Disorder

Antidepressants/Antimanic Agents during Pregnancy

Prenatal Antidepressants and/or Depression on Offspring Development

Vertical Transmission of Risk from Caregiver to Infant

Saturday, 30 October 2010:Marce Medalist Presentation

The Channi Kumar Lecture

FDA’s Pregnancy Labeling: Improving Prescribing Information

International Marcé Society Conference 2010: Themes

NIMH Theme 1: Promote discovery in the brain and behavioral sciences to fuel research on the causes of perinatal mental disorders

Stress During Pregnancy

Chronobiological Manipulations as Clues to

Perinatal Brain Function

Brain Imaging

Messages from the Womb: Fetal Neurobehavior
Nutrition and the Brain

Genetics: Contributions of Perinatal Mental Health

Immune Function

Animal Models for Perinatal Mental Health

NIMH Theme 2: Chart perinatal mental illness trajectories to determine when, where and how to intervene

Perinatal Substance Use and Comorbidities

Female Development

Screening for Perinatal Disorders

Childbirth and Women with Bipolar Disorder

NIMH Theme 2: Chart perinatal mental illness trajectories to determine when, where and how to intervene

Eating Disorders: Impact on Pregnancy and Infant Feeding Practices

Antidepressant Treatment Across Pregnancy
Integrative Medicine

Personalization of Treatment during Pregnancy

NIMH Theme 3: Develop new and better interventions that incorporate the diverse needs and circumstances of women with perinatal mental illness and their families

Novel Treatments for Perinatal Women

Improving Treatment Delivery Models

Prevention of Perinatal Depression

Cultural and Ethnic Impacts on Treatment

NIMH Theme 4: Strengthen the public health impact of NIMH supported research for women with perinatal disorders and their familiesMental Health Services/Policy

New Investigator Symposium 1

Legal Issues

Novel Services Models

Getting the Science to the Community

Advocacy Models to support Research Implementation

Investigator Symposium 2

Inclusion of Infants and Families into Perinatal Mental Health Care

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