Conference Agenda

October 11-13, 2018

Homewood Suites Downtown Chicago

(use the above link to book your room to receive the conference rate)

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Day 1, Thursday

5pm   Check In

6pm   General Session

7-10pm   Meet and Greet


day 2, Friday

9:00am   Welcome with Shonita & LaShonta

9:30-10:30am  Keynote Speaker “Interventions and Innovative Ideas to Address Treatment of African-American Parents” (Dr. Fisher)

10:45-11:30am  Speaker (Dr. Santiago) “How my pediatrician can help me.”

11:45-12:30pm   “Improving Access to Maternal Mental Healthcare for Women in Africa; Stigma, Myths, Barriers and interventions” (Onyedikachi Ekwerike)

1pm-   Lunch (Maternal Health In Communities of Color) with Panel Discussion   (Kachi, Emilia, Kendra)

2-2:45pm  “Enhancing Maternal Mental Health Care in a Hospital Setting”  (Kendra Flores Carter)

3pm  “Trauma Informed Care for Birth and Postpartum Professionals” (Courtney Butts)

4pm  ”Maternal Mental Health and the Church”  (Zenia Robinson)

5pm  "The Art of Surrendering"  (Tameka Walton)


day 3, saturday

9am  Sage Therapeutics

10:15am  “Nurturing the Birth of Family" ( Nicole Bolden)

11:15am  "Perinatal Mental Health and Morbidity" (Shivonne Odom)

12pm  Lunch “From Town to the Whitehouse” Jaime Belsito  (Meet and Greet)

1pm  “Imprints and Impact”  Nekisha Killings

2pm  "Real Talk About Self-Care For Mothers of Color" (Graeme Seabrook)

3-3:30pm   Closing Reception with Shonita Roach

4:30pm Closing Session with Dinner (provided)