Project TEACH Statewide Maternal Mental Health Fall 2023 Intensive Training

November 4, 2023


Maternal Mental Health in the Ob/Gyn and Primary Care Setting: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

November 4, 2023

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This program will enhance a primary care provider’s skills to assess, treat and manage mental health concerns in perinatal patients. The focus is to provide helpful tools and treatment strategies for ob/gyn’s, family practice, pediatric and psychiatric clinicians to utilize within their practice. This interactive program includes the full-day day, in-person training and a one-hour, virtual follow-up session. All learning modules are presented by Project TEACH’s expert team of reproductive psychiatrists.

Project TEACH is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and all services and events, such as this intensive training, are offered at no-cost to clinicians in New York State.

Module Topics: 

  1. Epidemiology, Screening and Assessment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS)
  2. Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Obstetric and Family Medicine Practices
  3. Psychotherapeutic and Pharmacologic (antidepressants and benzodiazepine) Approaches to Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
  4. Assessment and Management of Bipolar Disorder During the Perinatal Period

Target Audience

This program is intended for: New York State primary care and family practice physicians, obstetricians/gynecologists, pediatricians and psychiatrists; as well as, midwifes, psychologists, nursing professionals, social workers, residents, doulas and mental health clinicians working with primary care, pediatric or ob/gyn practices.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to/have:

  1. Increased knowledge of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder assessment tools which will enable them to improve differential diagnosis in perinatal women.
  2. Utilize evidence-based screening instruments to determine psychiatric/suicide risk which will enable them to improve their ability to treat and/or refer to specialized behavioral healthcare.
  3. Up to date, evidence-based information about when, what, why, and how to use medications in the perinatal population.



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/04/2023 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
11/04/2023 - 4:00pm EDT


Saturday, November 4th                                                                                    

9:00 – 10:00am      Registration

10:00 – 10:15am     Welcome, Project TEACH overview and housekeeping slides

Kristina Deligiannidis, MD

10:15 – 11:10am     Epidemiology, screening and assessment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)

                                    Nicole Pacheco, MD

11:10 – 12:00pm    Suicide risk assessment and management in obstetric and family medicine practices

                                    Julia Vileisis, MD

12:00 – 1:00pm      Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:00pm        Psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic (antidepressant and benzodiazepine) approaches to perinatal depression and anxiety

Joshna Singh, MD

2:00 – 3:00pm         Assessment and management of bipolar disorder during the perinatal period

                                 Elizabeth Fitelson, MD

3:00 – 3:15pm        Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm         Question and answer session

                                     All faculty


Extended Learning Session (virtual) - Follow-up Session

November 13, 2023                                                                                          
12:00 - 1:00 pm      Case Discussion: Review and Discuss Perinatal Psychiatry Cases                       

                              Elizabeth Fitelson, MD, and Project TEACH Panel


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**The UB CME Office will provide UB CME Certificates of Attendance to allied healthcare professionals or non-physicians, who have attended a UB CME certified and accredited educational activity. The allied healthcare professional is responsible for submitting the UB CME certificate to their own governing body for credit. Most allied healthcare professional boards accept Physician credits.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Participation


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Disclaimer: CME may be claimed by clinicians in New York State only.