Call for Papers

A message from our friends at PSI

Annual PSI Conference comes to San Diego

Postpartum Support International's annual conference will be in our beautiful city next year. If you have never attended a PSI conference, you are missing out. Mark your calendars for June 24 and 25. The pre conference certification training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders will be June 22-23.


In case you didn't already see their announcement this week, PSI released their request for conference paper submissions. See the message below from PSI's Executive Director, Wendy Davis.


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Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the request for speaker proposals for the 29th Annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) Conference in San Diego California. The 2016 Conference theme is “Bridging, Bonding, and Beyond: Clinical Expertise and Community Outreach in Perinatal Mental Health.”

The conference will be held in beautiful San Diego, California on June 24-25, 2016. On June 22-23, we will hold our annual 2-day pre-conference PSI Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Certificate Course.

The annual PSI conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others involved in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). This professional event is a unique training and networking opportunity, attracting more than 200 participants. The purpose of the conference is to bring together and inform medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, volunteers, families, and educators who want to improve their understanding of PMADs and improve their ability to serve pregnant, postpartum, and post pregnancy-loss families.

We are accepting proposals for the main conference on June 24-25, 2016. Because of the professional diversity of PSI membership and conference attendees, we welcome presentations with scientific data as well as those addressing clinical expertise or community projects. Conference workshops will include topics relevant to: psychopharmacology; psychobiology; psychotherapy; community systems, advocacy and development; diversity and culturally-informed services; integrated systems of behavioral and primary care; fathers, families, and partners; complementary medicine; innovation in solutions; peer support and community networks.

Presentations will be either 60 or 90 minutes long; the Program Selection Committee will decide on the length of presentation once all proposals are reviewed. We welcome both didactic and experiential proposals, as well as poster presentations. Please note that most attendees have a basic understanding of perinatal mental health and are eager to learn about advanced clinical skills, innovative community programs, and current research.

Proposals are due by December 1, 2015 and should be sent by email to psioffice@postpartum.net or by fax to 503-894-9452. An email acknowledgement from the PSI office will be confirmation that your proposal has been received. If you don’t receive an acknowledgment, please contact the office at 503-894-9453 or psioffice@postpartum.net. Proposal acceptance letters will go out by December 20, 2015.

We are eager to hear your ideas!

Please download the RFP application from the PSI website: www.postpartum.net/professionals/psi-annual-conference-2016/