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Call for Annual Meeting Submissions
You are invited to submit a proposal to the for the 31st Annual Postpartum Support International Conference in Houston, Texas, July 13-15, 2018. The 2018 Conference theme is “Rejuvenation and Resilience through Connection.” Due to 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. Both didactic and experiential proposals for breakouts will be accepted, in addition to the poster submissions.
The Program Committee is especially interested in proposals on the topics of:
• Psychopharmacology
• Psychotherapy
• Diversity & Culturally-Informed Services
• Fathers, Families, and Partners
• Innovations approaches to prevention and care
• Peer Support & Community Networks
Please note that presentations should focus on advanced and innovative skills. Most attendees are experienced in perinatal mental health and are eager to learn about advanced clinical skills, innovative approaches and programs, as well as new research.
Detailed instructions on submitting your abstract are available in the PSI Submission Guide.

2018 Submission Categories and Deadlines:
Breakout Sessions:
• Breakout Sessions can be panel sessions, workshops, seminars or didactic presentations.
• These sessions may have one speaker or multiple speakers.
• Presentations will be between 60 and 90 minutes long, or 3-hour seminar, to be determined by the Program Committee once all proposals are reviewed.
• Each individual speaker will be required to submit their bio, headshot, and CV.

• Abstract for poster presentation.
• Poster Submissions are open to any individual work project
• The Poster Session will be on Friday, July 13, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please visit our Submission Website. Create an account or use an existing account to submit. Once you have logged in, click “Access My Dashboard” on the Submissions tab. You will see a blue button labelled “Start a New Scientific Submission.” Click this and select either poster or breakout session from the drop down list. *

*If you are submitting a session with more than one speaker, each individual speaker will need to create an account and submit their bio, headshot, and CV as a participant in your submission. You will not be able to fully submit your proposal until every participant has completed their portion.

For assistance with the online submission site, creating or maintaining a submission, or any other issue related to the site, please see the PSI Submission Guide.


The 31st Annual PSI Conference will be held in Houston, Texas.  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).  PSI will hold a 2-Day Pre-Conference Certificate Course on July 11-12, 2018 titled, “Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:  Components of Care”.  The main PSI Conference will be July 13-15*, 2018.


*New in 2018! We have added Sunday seminars to offer a choice of in-depth expert workshops.


This professional event is a unique training and networking opportunity.  In 2017, the conference attracted more than 500 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.

Click here to review the 2018 Call for Proposals.