But I Don't Do Maternity Care! Perinatal Mental Health: What to do beyond the blues

But I Don't Do Maternity Care! Perinatal Mental Health: What to do beyond the blues

Target Audience:

Family Physicians and Midwives

Course Format: 1800-2100: A highly interactive workshop on mental health in the perinatal period featuring opportunities for group discussions and networking.
  • Nov 7, 2016
Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Avenue
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The first part of this workshop will provide evidence-based information on mental health in the perinatal period including screening and diagnosis of perinatal depression. The second part of the workshop provides participants with the opportunity to review key concepts by working through a case example in small groups. A panel consisting of a social worker, public health nurse and a representative from a BC support society for women suffering from perinatal depression will be available to discuss relevant community resources.


Networking/Dinner 1730 - 1800
Introductions 1800 - 1805
Perinatal Depression (Overview, Screening and Diagnosis) 1805 - 1830
Perinatal Depression (BC Best Practice Guidelines and Treatment) 1830 - 1915
BREAK 1915 - 1930
Panel Introduction 1930 - 1950
Case Study 1950 - 2025
Panel Discussion 2025 - 2050
Wrap up 2050 - 2100

Key Speakers

Dr. Deirdre Ryan, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Reproductive Mental Health Program, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)

Dr. Ashnoor Nagji, MD, CCFP, Family Physician, Vancouver Division of Family Practice Primary Maternity Care Network Committee Member

Panel: Sheila Duffy (Director, Pacific Postpartum Support Society), Reda Wilkes (Public Health Nurse), and Serena Kullar MSW (Social Worker, Fir Square, BC Children's and Women's Hospitals).

Skills Gained

  1. Review risk factors, screening and impact of depression in the perinatal period
  2. Develop an approach to treating depression in pregnancy using BC Best Practice Guidelines 2014
  3. Review psychotropic medications and their impact on mother/fetus/breastfeeding baby
  4. Explore FPs role in perinatal mental health via case study


Non-members of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice (i.e. members of other Divisions of Family Practice in BC, non-member family physicians in BC, and midwives)

  • $50.00 for dinner
  • No cost for course materials

(1) Register online. 
(2) Write CAD 50.00 cheque payable to "Vancouver Division of Family Practice" and reference "Nov 7 Perinatal Mental Health Workshop". 
(3) Mail cheque to: 1108- 777 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5Z 4J7 or bring cheque in-person to Registration Table.
Questions? Email cpd.vdofp@ubc.ca or call Bianca at 604.875.4111 ext 21545 (0830-1630 M-F).

Vancouver Division of Family Practice members*:

  • No cost for dinner and course materials

*Family physicians whose primary practice is Vancouver are invited to become members of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice. Apply for membership on the Vancouver Division of Family Practice website.

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Interprofessional/intersectoral teams, family physicians and other primary care providers, mental health care providers, psychiatrists and psychologists, administrators and policy makers, other health disciplines working with primary care and/or community care, consumers and family members, educators and their students, and researchers.

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