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Maternal Mental Health Symposium 2019

Friday September 20, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM
Please join us for our 2nd annual Maternal Mental Health Symposium. All events are free and open to the public.
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Friday September 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM


Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
United States


Conference Rooms E, F & G


Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Registration opens at 8:00 AM. Program times will be available soon. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP532, for 6 contact hours.

El Camino Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

El Camino Health designates this learning activity for a maximum of 6.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you have any questions, please email

Discussion Topics:

  • Traumatic Childbirth: The Ever Widening Ripple Effect
    Presented by Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, University of Connecticut
    - Discussion on the risk factors for developing PTSD due to traumatic childbirth and the long-term impact of traumatic childbirth on women and their families.
  • I didn’t know I was having a baby – or did I? Pregnancy Denial and Neonaticide
    Presented by Diana Barnes, Psy.D., MFT, Center for Postpartum Health
    - Discussion of pregnancy denial and concealment.
  • Peer Panel Presentation
    - Women and their loved ones will discuss their experiences with perinatal mental health conditions.
  • Diversity-Informed Approaches to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
    Presented by Gloria Castro, Psy.D., UCSF, Child Trauma Research Program and Elizabeth Lujan, Ph.D., UCSF, Infant-Parent Program
    - Reducing ethnic and racial barriers to care for maternal mental health.
  • New Kids on the Block; New treatment interventions in maternal mental health
    Presented by Nirmaljit Dhami, MD., Medical Director MOMS Program, El Camino Health
    - New medication and treatment interventions for women with perinatal mental health conditions.
  • The role of OB-GYN providers in screening and referral to treatment for perinatal mental health conditions.
    Presented by Seema Sidhu, MD., FACOF, FHPM, Kaiser Permanente and President of the Santa Clara County Medical Association

The Maternal Mental Health Symposium 2019 is funded through support from John and Donna Shoemaker.

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