PSI/UNC 2014 CONFERENCE
SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
27th Annual Postpartum Support International Conference
with University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
“Creating Connections between Communities, Practitioners, and Science: Innovative Care for Perinatal Mood Disorders”
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Postpartum Support International 27th Annual Conference, co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, will be held on June 18-21, 2014 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. We would love to have your participation as a sponsor or exhibitor for this event.
The conference provides education and resources to health care, mental health, public health, and childbirth professionals serving pregnant and postpartum families. Our PSI 2014 Conference includes our PSI Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training on June 18-19, our PSI Volunteers Meeting on June 19, the Main conference program June 20-21, and a special afternoon of programming for the community co-hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina.
The purpose of this collaborative conference is to bring together and inform medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, advocates, community volunteers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, families, and educators who want to increase their understanding of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and improve their ability to serve childbearing families. Past conferences have been attended by more than 200 local, national and international attendees.
2014 Conference Keynote Presenters:
• David Rubinow, MD, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an internationally known expert in the evaluation and treatment of women with mood disorders that occur during periods of hormonal change, will speak about cutting edge research on women’s mental health.
• Marguerite Morgan, LMSW, PhD, Clinical Supervisor of Arbor Circle Early Childhood Services, Grand Rapids, MI, will address Perinatal Mood Disorders and the perspectives of African American childbearing women.
• Joy Burkhard, MBA, founder of the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and the national 2020 Mom Project campaign will address working with multiple stakeholders to advance maternal mental health systems change.
• Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Perinatal Psychiatry Program, will review psychopharmacologic treatment of perinatal psychiatric illness.
FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET, June 20 2014
Katherine Stone, Banquet Emcee, founder and editor of Postpartum Progress, the world’s leading blog on postpartum depression, a columnist for Disney’s Babble.com, and the founder of Postpartum Progress Inc., a national nonprofit focused on vastly improving support for women with PPD.
• Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, author of “Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders,” will present the Banquet Keynote address, followed by a book signing.
Become a Sponsor or Vendor and show your support for families
We invite you to join us in this valuable undertaking by becoming a conference sponsor or exhibitor. Sponsorships enable us to expand our ability to offer scholarships, train more volunteers and providers, continue our telephone support line in English and Spanish, translate more materials to other languages, and continue to provide direct family services and educational outreach. Becoming a sponsor of this collaborative event brings you a unique opportunity to highlight your organization while supporting families and the health care community that serves them.
We have many sponsorship levels and exhibitor opportunities, from presenting sponsors to individual donations and ala carte opportunities for exhibitors. Click Here to download Sponsor/Vendor Application (PDF) with more information and an levels of sponsorship. Please join in partnership to raise awareness of your services and help make this meeting a success!