World Maternal Mental Health Day 2018 - Begin Before Birth Canada Symposium


Montreal Neurological Institute de Grandpré Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

We are sold out, but you can still join us via live-streaming. On May 1st, visit the NEURO hospital’s YouTube channel to participate in the symposium from  9AM-5PM (EST).  Tell your friends.

Join us for a 1-day symposium as we mark World Maternal Mental Health Day and discuss perinatal mental health: From molecules to mothering and beyond.

One in five women experiences significant perinatal mental health problems, often with lasting consequences for both mother and child. Untreated, maternal depression and anxiety disorders can have tragic and long-term consequences for both mother and child. Untreated, they affect a woman’s ability to function, thrive and care for her child. Untreated, they affect her foetus’ and child’s long-term development, with long-lasting and detrimental physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes. Beginning before birth, research-backed interventions can make a difference.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in maternal mental health and the link to children’s long-term development - physical, cognitive and emotional: Perinatal mental health professionals, Researchers, Trainees, etc.

Registration: $10 (for lunch) - click here to register

See the detailed program at Ludmer Centre Event page. Expert panelists include:

Dr Gustavo Turecki, Chair, Dep. of Psychiatry, McGill U.; Head Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Institute
Dr Samantha Meltzer Brody, University of Northern Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr Phyllis Zelkowitz, McGill University/Jewish General Hospital
Dr Nicole Letourneau, University of Calgary
Dr Regina Sullivan, NYU Langone Medical Center
Dr Patricia Silveira, McGill University/Douglas
Dr Vi Nguyen, McGill University/ McGill University Health Centre
Dr Kieran O’Donnell, McGill University/Douglas



Contact Information

Joanne Clark
Ludmer Centre
joanne.clark [at]
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