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Biennial Meeting

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Upon survey completion we will then email you a pdf certificate by July 1, 2018.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Women & Infants Hospital and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology. Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



Women & Infants Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As a continuing education program relevant to psychology and sponsored by Women & Infants Hospital due to its  American Psychology Association (APA) approved post-doctoral program in psychology the program  Women & Infants Hospital is approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This meeting's participants can earn a maximum of 21 credits for this program. 
Social Workers:  Application has been submitted for Social Work CEU’s.


Speakers and Conflict of Interest Disclosures



Aletha Y. Akers

Grants/research support:  Research funding from  Bayer Healthcare, the Templeton Foundation, U.S. Office of  Adolescent Health, and the NICD Consultant:  HPV advisory boards for Merck  Inc. and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.  Honorarium: Contemporary Forums for speaking at Contraceptive Technologies Conference in San Francisco (March, 2018) and Washington, DC (April 2018); honorarium for speaking at Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy, February 2018  

Anuja Dokras

Grants: NIH  Consultant: Medtronics  

Jennifer Duffecy

Grants:  NIMH

C. Neill Epperson

Grants/research support: Sage Therapeutics Consultant: Sage Therapeutics and Shire  

Clarisa Gracia

Consultant:  Optum Insurance regarding fertility benefits and for the American society for reproductive medicine  

Shari Lusskin

Consultant: Forest regarding escitalopram litigation; Pfizer regarding sertraline and venlafaxine litigation  

Samantha Meltzer-Brody

Grants: Sage Therapeutics and Jannsen (sponsored research agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)  Consultant: WebMD/Medscape  Honorarium:  Global Medical Education Travel Support: Sage Therapeutics  

Steven Ondersma

Grants: 5R01DA027194-05 (PIs Martino and Yonkers) and Part owner of Interva, Inc., which markets intervention authoring software used to make an intervention included in this study  

Chelsea Pallatino

Grants: Merck Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer L. Payne

Grants: Sage Therapeutics   Consultant: Sage Therapeutics, Legal Consulting, Eli Lilly, Abbott Pharmaceuticals  

Courtney Schreiber

Grants: ContraMed, Bayer, Medicines360, NIH



The following speakers have no conflict to disclose

Eleanor  Anderson

Paige Bellenbaum

Margaret Bublitz

Katherine M. Callaghan

Sharon Dekel

Zobeida  M. Diaz

Christina DiSanza

Nadia Dowshen

Mona Elgohail

Randi Epstein

Ariadna Forray

Julia Frew

Pamela A. Geller

Chiara Ghetti

Jill Ginsberg

Aga Grabowski

Victoria Grunberg

Constance Guille

Liisa Hantsoo

Sarah Homitsky

Helen Kim

Sara L. Kornfield

Ariadna Cymet Lanski

Snezana Milanovic

Michelle Miller

Leena Mittal

Maria Muzik

Yael I. Nillni

Lauren M. Osborne

K. Marieke Paarlberg

Chavis A. Patterson

Teri Pearlstein

Vesna Pirec

Kelley Saia

Jonathan Schaffir

Deborah Seagull

David Silver

Dorothy K. Sit

Lindsay Sortor

Sabrina K.Syan

Monica Vega

Katherine Wisner



NASPOG 2020 Biennial Meeting
April 17-19, 2020
St. Louis, Missouri


2018 NASPOG Biennial Meeting

April 20-22, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Click here for Program - as of 4/15/18

Click here for posters & abstracts

Hosted by Penn PROMOTES Research on Sex and Gender in Health at the University of Pennsylvania

Co-Sponsored by

Postpartum Support International (PSI) and

Marce of North America (MONA)



Thank you to the 2018 Biennial Meeting Planning Committee:

  • C. Neill Epperson, MD, Chair, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sarah Fox, MD, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Pamela Geller, PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chiara Ghetti, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Jennifer Huberty, PhD, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Shari Lusskin, MD, Icahn School of  Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY
  • Chavis Patterson, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Teri Pearlstein, MD, Women's Medicine Collaborative, Providence, RI
  • Deborah Rich, PhD, Shoshana Center for Reproductive Health Psychology, St. Paul, MN
  • Jonathan Schaffir, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Katherine Wisner, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


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