Irina Polanco Ventura
Northern NJ Maternal/ Child Health Consortium
201-843-7400 x 29


Wednesday June 6, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Holy Name Medical Center - Marian Hall 
718 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Free parking will be off site at the GlenPointe Marriot in Teaneck, NJ. A shuttle service will be available to and from the hospital.

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Continuing Nursing Education:

This program has been awarded 5.75 nursing contact hours by the Northern NJ Maternal/Child Health Consortium.

The Northern NJ Maternal/Child Health Consortium is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider #P194-11/10-11/13.  Provider approval is valid through November 2013.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA, Northern NJ Maternal/Child Health Consortium, or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

Dr. Armitage has nothing to declare and does not intend to discuss any non-FDA approved products or devices.

Dr. Maas has declared he has received research support for the Zeo Equipment Project.  Dr. Maas also wishes to declare he will be discussing several non-FDA approved devices including the Zeo machine, Day-Light, and Blue Spectrum Blocking Glasses.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett has nothing to declare and does not intend to discuss any non-FDA approved products or devices.

Dr. Swanson has nothing to declare and does not intend to discuss any non-FDA approved products or devices.

Social Workers:
Social work credits have been applied for with the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. (approval pending)

Birth and Postpartum Doulas:
Any program approved for nursing contact hours will also satisfy DONA continuing education requirements for re-certification purposes.

No refunds of registration fees are available after May 31, 2012.


Sleep Matters:
Effects on Maternal Mental Health & Infant Behavior

Mom and Baby 2

Early Bird Registration Fee (before May 8, 2012) - $50.00
Regular Registration - $60.00


Let's face it, sleep matters! Studies have shown that changes in sleep physiology and sleep deprivation have played an important role in perinatal psychiatric disorders. This conference will discuss the health consequences of sleep loss and review changes in sleep physiology during the perinatal period with a focus on postpartum depression (PPD). Participants will learn about the relationship between maternal depression and infant sleep, behavioral sleep treatment options for perinatal women with mood disorders and hear current advice regarding nighttime breastfeeding and PPD.

  • Explain the importance of sleep in work performance and health
  • Describe the relationship between sleep and mental health in perinatal women
  • Recognize the role of sleep and circadian rhythm regulation as biological risk factors for disease
  • Discuss recent findings on the impact of maternal depression on infant sleep
  • Identify 3 treatment options for sleep disturbance during the perinatal period
  • Specify current advice regarding nighttime breastfeeding and postpartum depression

Obstetricians, pediatricians, family physicians, midwives, nurses, lactation professionals, birth and postpartum doulas, mental health professionals, family support workers and other professionals working with women during the perinatal and postpartum period.

8:00 - 8:45 AM                        Registration / Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 AM                        Welcoming / Opening Remarks

9:00 - 10:15 AM                      Sleep for Success! Everything you must know about 
                                                  sleep but
are too tired to ask...
                                                  James Maas, PhD
                                                  CEO, Sleep for Success!
                                                  Professor and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
                                                  Cornell University (ret.), Ithaca, NY

10:15 - 11:15 AM                    Sleep and Psychiatric Illness in Childbearing Women
                                                  Leslie Swanson, PhD
Clinical Lecturer
                                                  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

11:15 - 11:30 AM                    Break

11:30 - 12:30 PM                    Perinatal Depression and Infant Sleep: A 2-Way street
                                                  Roseanne Armitage, PhD
                                                  Director - Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory
                                                  Professor of Psychiatry & Adjunct Professor of Psychology
                                                  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

12:30 - 1:30 PM                      Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 PM                        Nighttime Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression
                                                  Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PHD, IBCLC, FAPA
                                                  Editor in Chief, Praeclarus Press and Clinical Lactation
                                                  Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX

2:45 - 3:45 PM                        Panel discussion with speakers

3:45 - 4:00 PM                        Evaluations / Closing Remarks