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PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker: The Healthy Human Development Table Presents: Perinatal Depression – Prevention and Treatment
Monday, October 26, 2015 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Chronic Diseases and Injuries; Health Promotion; Family Health
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Are you interested in improving children’s developmental trajectories? There is strong evidence to show that the mental health of parents can significantly affect child development outcomes during the first years of life and extending into adolescence. Public Health Ontario and the Healthy Human Development (HHD) Table invite you to a presentation about the burden of perinatal mood disorders in Ontario and itsimpact on early child development. Dr.Cindy-Lee Dennis will also discuss evidence based prevention and treatment options for perinatal mood disorders that have been evaluated in the province. 

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenters: Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis and Dr. Andrea Feller

Dr. Dennis co-chairs the HHD Table and is a professor and researcher at the University of Toronto and Women’s College Research Institute. Her current area of focus is the perinatal mental health of both mothers and fathers, and the impact on child development.

Dr. Feller also co-chairs the HHD Table. As the Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH) at Niagara Region Public Health department she concentrates her efforts in the areas of chronic disease and injury prevention and family health.

Public Health Ontario Rounds are approved for continuing medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

PHO Rounds are also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI).

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