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Treating Women Today:
Clearing the fog around treating perinatal and mid-life women

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Embassy Suites Denver Central Park
4444 N. Havana Street, Denver, CO 80239

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5:45-7:00pm Cocktail Hour & Exhibitor Hall

7:00-7:15pm Plated Dinner

7:15-7:40pm opening remarks & business meeting

7:40-8:05pm Program 
C. Neill Epperson, MD "Managing Common Menopausal Problems in the Psychiatric Setting"
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD "Advances in Perinatal Depression Treatment"

8:25-8:40pm Q&A

8:40-8:45pm Closing remarks

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C. Neill Epperson, MD

"Managing Common Menopausal Problems in the Psychiatric Setting"

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when their patient is peri and postmenopausal
  • List common symptoms of menopause that can impact psychiatric well-being
  • Discuss the impact of childhood adversity on the menopausal female
  • Describe the types of cognitive complaints that are frequent during the peri/postmenopause and potential treatments
C. Neill Epperson, MD, is the Robert Freedman Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Epperson is also the Executive Director of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and the Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and Wellness as well as Senior Scientific Advisor for the Brain and Behavior Innovation Center at CU Anschutz. Dr. Epperson is internationally known for her unique lifespan approach to women's reproductive and brain health in both the clinical and research realms. Her work to elucidate the underlying mechanisms related to sex differences in neuropsychiatric conditions and the impact of early life stress on risk for affective and cognitive concerns during periods of hormonal change has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, the Office of Research on Women's Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Aging. Her body of work has led to a greater appreciation of the impact of childhood adversity on physiologic responses during times of hormonal fluctuation as well as gonadal steroid effects on brain and behavior. Dr. Epperson's research has been funded consistently by the National Institutes of Health, foundations, and industry for almost 3 decades. She is a mentor and independent investigator with more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. She is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American College of Psychiatrists, and the American Psychiatric Association.


Sarah Nagle Yang, MD 

"Advances in Perinatal Depression Treatment" 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest updates in pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for perinatal depression.
  • Explore the importance of early detection and intervention in mitigating the long-term effects of perinatal depression on both maternal and infant health outcomes.
  • Discuss strategies for integrating comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches into perinatal care settings to optimize treatment outcomes and support maternal mental health.
Dr. Sarah Nagle-Yang is the inaugural Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Psychiatry and Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  She has been a specialist in reproductive psychiatry for over a decade and is passionate about providing high-quality psychiatric care to women across the reproductive lifespan, building innovative models of care to expand access to treatment, and developing interdisciplinary education on topics within reproductive psychiatry.  She is a co-editor of the first comprehensive textbook on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, the president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology and a founding contributor to the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry.  In Colorado, she co-chairs the Colorado Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and Framework Leadership Team and is a member of the Colorado Maternal Mortality Review Board.   

Dr. Nagle-Yang graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completed residency in psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.  She completed fellowships in Consult Liaison Psychiatry and Public and Community Psychiatry at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. 


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