2018 Annual Forum – February 9, 2018

One of the many ways that 2020 Mom carries out our mission is by convening thought leaders and stakeholders like you at our annual forum. Together we discover and discuss emerging considerations in pregnancy-related mental health care. It's in these settings that we can contemplate new research, learn about successful strategies and impactful programs, help you grow your network, and together discuss pathways to improving access to treatment, detection and early intervention, through policy and advocacy. 

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February 9, 2018
California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA



Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Introductions

Dyane Harwood: A Personal Story

Katherine Wisner: Bipolar and MMH, Research in Review


Roseanne Clark: Infant Mental Health


Networking Lunch Session

1:30- 2:00pm
NCMMH/2020 Mom Learning Networks
What we are up to?

2:00- 3:00pm
Policy in Action Table Discussions

Katherine Wisner, MD

Katherine Wisner, MD

Dr Wisner is the lead investigator of largest study of MMH disorders in the US and founder of the North American Perinatal Maternal Mental Health Society, bringing together researchers and thought leaders in MMH. Learn more.

Roseanne Clark, PhD

Roseanne Clark, PhD

Dr Clark is a leader in the infant mental health movement whose work anchors around the critical role of maternal mental health. Learn more.

Dyane Harwood

Dyane Harwood

Dyane Harwood will be telling her story about suffering from bi-polar disorder in the postpartum period.

Dyane is the author of "Birth of a New Brain—Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder." She has written about her experience with onset of bipolar disorder in the postpartum period. She founded the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Santa Cruz County, CA Chapter and has facilitated support groups for moms with maternal mental health disorders for the past nine years.

Forum Registration Fee: $95.00, $115.00 after Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Live Webcast

Opportunities are available for organizations outside the Los Angeles area to host a live webcast of the Forum on February 9th.  The fee is $295 for an unlimited number of attendees. To view our FAQ on hosting a webcast, please click here.  

To register to host a webcast of the 2018 Forum, please email Kelly Nielson at kelly@2020mom.org. 

First Annual Investor Dinner

This exclusive event is open to investors who have donated $300 or more by December 31, 2017.  By invitation only, attendees will dine with our speakers and sponsors at Noe Restaurant at the Omni Hotel from 5-8pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Learn more about becoming an investor.

Event Partnership/Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider becoming a supporter of our annual forum. Learn more here.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credit is available for $50 (in addition to the regular registration fee). Credit is offered for psychologists, nurses, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs, and attorneys. Additional information regarding CE registration information is provided here.
IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. This training meets the qualifications for up to 5.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The BBS continues to recognize APA as an approved provider of continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).  IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600). CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.

Past Annual Forums

Materials and highlights from previous forums are available here.