Wednesday Lecture Series: Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Psychiatric Medications

March 10, 2021

This presentation will be broadcast live online on March 10, 2021, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM EST. Go to the Register tab above to learn how to participate for continuing education credit, watch the broadcast and download the slides.

This presentation will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women during pregnancy. Specialized knowledge is necessary to assess the risks and benefits of treatments for psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, to optimize maternal mental health and limit exposures to the baby in utero to both untreated psychiatric illnesses and to medication.  Exposure to psychotropic medications and the consequence of untreated psychiatric disorders must be considered when treating pregnant women, those who may become pregnant during treatment. Up to date and comprehensive knowledge is required to help patients make collaborative and individualized treatment decisions. A strong understanding of the literature pertaining to the reproductive safety of medications is imperative to factoring in potential risks and benefits of medication, and context is particularly critical in putting risks into perspective. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, therapists and other mental health professionals.

 

Learning Objectives

After this lecture you will be able to:

  1. Weigh the risks of untreated psychiatric disorders during pregnancy.
  2. Analyze the data pertaining to exposure during pregnancy of commonly utilized psychiatric medications. 
  3. Assess the variables that must be considered in individual treatment decisions during pregnancy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
02/25/2021
Course expires: 
04/07/2021
Event starts: 
03/10/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
03/10/2021 - 1:00pm
Fee:
$0.00

Sheppard Pratt is dedicated to improving quality of life through mental health, special education, and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults.  Our patient-centered treatment approach, combined with our legacy of clinical excellence, sets us apart from other health systems on both a local and national level.  We have been ranked among the nation’s top psychiatric hospitals for 24 consecutive years by U. S. News &  World Report.  Founded in 1853 by philanthropist Moses Sheppard, Sheppard Pratt Health System still abides by its Quaker traditions and values.

Sheppard Pratt regularly hosts renowned speakers from across the country at our headquarters in Towson. We provide educational opportunities on subjects including psychiatric disorders, issues of behavioral health, systems-based change, mental and somatic co-morbidities, psychiatric effects on health and health outcomes, advances in neurobiology, and clinical developments in concepts underlying drug treatment of psychiatric disorders. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education, the Maryland Nurses’ Association, the Maryland Board of Psychology, the Maryland Board of Social Work, and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Sheppard Pratt’s Professional Education Program is pleased to provide Wednesdays at Sheppard Pratt free of charge as a public service to the mental health community.  Your tax-deductible donations will help maintain the outstanding quality of this service. 

Please send your contributions to:

Sheppard Pratt Professional Education Program
Wednesdays Lecture Fund
6501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Professional Education Program: 410.938.4593
Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt: 410.938.3900

This activity will broadcast live on March 10, 2021, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.  Please click on the link above at that time to view this presentation.  Emailing the word code given during the lecture to CME@sheppardpratt.org will serve as a sign in and enroll you in the activity for credit. 

Questions? Email CME@sheppardpratt.org.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About this speaker:

Marlene Freeman, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  She is the Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Abra Prentice Foundation Chair in Women’s Mental Health at MGH.  She is the Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Network and Institute at MGH.  
She completed medical school at Northwestern University Medical School, residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, and a research fellowship in the Biological Psychiatry Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 
She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. She is on the Board of Directors of the ASCP and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Disclosure Statements:

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt Health System, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Marlene Freeman, MD, reports the following relationships: Investigator Initiated Trials /Research: JayMac, Sage; Advisory boards: Otsuka, Alkermes, Sunovion; Independent Data Safety and Monitoring Committee: Janssen (Johnson& Johnson); Steering Committee for Educational Activities: Medscape; eduational activities: WebMD.  Dr. Freeman is an employee of Massachusetts General Hospital, and works with the MGH National Pregnancy Registry [Current Registry Sponsors: Teva (2018- present), Alkermes, Inc. (2016-Present); Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (2008-Present); Forest/Actavis (2016-Present), Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2011-Present)].  As an employee of MGH, Dr. Freeman works with the MGH CTNI, which has had research funding from multiple pharmaceutical companies and NIMH., during the past 12 months. She will discuss evidence-based risks and benefits of a survey of medications in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Briana, Riemer, MD, Louis Marino, MD, Ehsan Syed, MD, Faith Dickerson, Ph.D., Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Laura Webb, RN-BC, MSN, Bruce Boxer, PhD, MBA, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, MCHES, CPHQ, Stacey Garnett, RN, MSN, Heather Billings, RN, and Jennifer Tornabene.

 

Physician Statement: Sheppard Pratt is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Statement: Sheppard Pratt is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity provides 1.0 contact hours for nurses.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$0.00
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WATCH THE BROADCAST 
On March 10, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST, please click on, or copy and paste this link into your web browser to view the lecture online. https://video.ibm.com/channel/PGZVae4mFHV

DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT 
Use this link to download the handout. This handout will be available for download on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST. https://www.sheppardpratt.org/events/event/virtual-wednesday-lecture-psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy-weighing-the-risks-and-benefits-of-psychiatric-medications/2021-03-10/

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Questions? Please email cme@sheppardpratt.org.

 

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