Ottawa Curriculum for Perinatal Mental Health


Course Description

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Department of Psychiatry are proud to present this 1/2-day virtual course. The focus of this year’s course is SAFETY.  Live seminars will address how to balance suicide and child safety assessment while providing trauma-informed and culturally safe care. The morning closes with a panel presentation from community resource providers. Accredited pre-recordings will cover the screening and treatment of common perinatal mental illnesses, with an opportunity to ask questions to perinatal psychiatry experts.

This course will be of interest to ALL perinatal care providers, including obstetricians, family doctors, psychiatrists, midwives, nurses, doulas, social workers, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, lactation consultants, and learners.

Our cutting-edge virtual conferencing platform captures all the benefits of an in-person conference experience, but allows us all to conveniently participate online. Plus, sessions will be recorded and participants will have access to this content for one year from the date of the event.

Friday, October 13, 2023 | Eastern Time Zone

8:00am – 12:30pm



Planning Committee

Special thanks to the following committee members who participated in the planning of this event:

Dr. Hailey (Ye) Jin (Co-Chair)

Dr. Jasmine Gandhi (Co-Chair)

Dr. Simon Hatcher

Christina Cantin

Dr. Anita Hickey

Dr. Hannah LaPlante

Tracy Meeker

Dr. Sarah Rice

Dr. Gayatri Saraf

Beth Tupala

Christianne Wells


Registration Fees

Early Bird Deadline: September 15, 2023

Registration Fees (CAD)
Early Bird Rate
On or before September 15
Regular RateHandle
After September 15
Physician $130 + HST $157 + HST
Other Healthcare Professional $105 + HST $131 + HST
Resident $105 + HST $131 + HST

“I had the most incredible time at the u Ottawa! From start to finish, the entire experience was nothing short of amazing. The organizers went above and beyond to create an unforgettable event that catered to all attendees.”

Sarah MendrezOttawa, ON


Frequently Asked Questions


Refunds less $75 administrative charge will be issued for cancellations received in writing by September 15,2023. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. All refunds will be processed after the event.

Statement of OCPD Obligations to Learners and Speakers

OCPD is committed to the protection of all personal information collected and used in the operation and management of its programs. All personal information provided to OCPD will be protected in accordance with uOttawa Policy 90 and the applicable privacy legislation, including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. OCPD and the Ottawa Curriculum for Perinatal Mental Health will not provide learner and speaker information (e.g. disclosure agreements, communications with speakers) to any third parties such as external organizations, sponsors or other industry concerns. OCPD does provide the Ottawa Hospital Academic Medical Organization with lists of members who speak for OCPD so they may qualify for TOHAMO recognition. Information collected by OCPD may be amended or deleted by the learner or speaker provided reasonable rationale and identification are provided. Learners and speakers may opt out of future contact either through the registration system or contacting us directly at:

Policy on Patient Privacy

As our programs deal with clinical content, cases are frequently used in presentations. OCPD follows Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) which prohibits the disclosure of a patient’s healthcare information outside of a patient’s circle of care. While the Act permits use of personal health information for “educating agents to provide health care” {37(1e)}, OCPD directs speakers to ensure that any case material does not provide any patient identifiers.

Use of Photographs and Recordings

I UNDERSTAND that the photographs, videos or audio recordings of me may be circulated widely and that, if posted on the University of Ottawa’s website, in its online searchable image bank or on any other websites, they will be available to the public. I also understand that the University has no control over, and is not responsible for, the use or misuse of materials available on its website, including any photographs, videos or audio recordings of me. FOR THE PURPOSE STATED ABOVE, I CONSENT to be photographed, video recorded and audio recorded by the University of Ottawa or its authorized representatives. I ALSO GIVE MY PERMISSION to the University of Ottawa, to its representatives and to users of the University’s online searchable image bank to use, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, broadcast and display photographs, videos or audio recordings that contain my image or voice, with or without my name associated with them. In any current or future University of Ottawa material, publications, multimedia productions, video, displays, advertisements and on the University’s website, social media website and other current or future media, without further notice to me or without my approval of the finished photographs, videos or audio recordings.

Recorded Content Disclaimer

The online courses, webinars and other resources accessible to participants, post course are previously recorded offerings made available for viewing at your convenience. The content of these archived courses, webinars and other resources are not altered or updated after they are presented live or uploaded to this webpage. As circumstances and information evolve, some content may no longer be accurate or current. Users are reminded to check correctness and applicability of content against current information and circumstances.


I understand that all Ontario COVID-19 public health guidelines in effect at the time of the event must be followed at the event location (e.g. vaccination, masking, etc.)

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