CHOP at Postpartum Support International (PSI) Annual Conference

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On July 12 – 15, 2017, team members from the Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment (CFDT) and the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) will be participating in the 30th Annual Postpartum Support International (PSI) Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

PSI brings together medical and mental health providers, child birth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, researchers and more who want to improve their understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and improve their ability to serve pregnant, postpartum and post pregnancy-loss families.

Stop by our booth for clinical resources to support the care of families affected by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, research updates, conversations with our experts, and more. You can also follow us on Twitter @CHOPFetalCenter for the latest news before, during and after the event, and to keep in touch all year long.

We look forward to sharing the latest innovations in research and clinical care with other professionals in the field!

CHOP experts at PSI

Several members of our team will be representing Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, both at the booth and as speakers and presenters.

Presentations include:

Friday, July 14

Saturday, July 15

  • 10:45 a.m. — Breakout Session VI — Longitudinal Mental Health Screening of Mothers and Fathers of Medically Complex Infants: From the Prenatal Period through Post-NICU Follow up Care (Casey Hoffman, PhDJoanna Cole, PhDChavis Patterson, PhD)
  • 4 p.m. — Keynote Presentation 5 — His Hidden Tears and Broken Heart: Attending to the Needs of Fathers Experiencing Perinatal Loss (Joanna Cole, PhD)


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a wide array of counseling and support services to families impacted by perinatal loss. We have dedicated psychosocial support staff in the CFDT, Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU), and N/IICU who focus on the psychosocial or emotional needs of these patients and their family members, including partners and siblings.

Learn more about the services we offer to families:

Contact us

To refer a patient, get a second opinion, or for a general conversation, please don’t hesitate to reach us by phone at 800-468-8376 (800-IN-UTERO) or by using our online contact form.

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