As our faculty at the Center for Women’s Mental Health (CWMH) have gone fully remote with respect to clinical and research activity, we have managed to stay connected these last three weeks with “virtual rounds”. For over 25 years, our group has met on Wednesdays at midday to discuss clinical cases we have seen across the week and also to discuss recently published papers in reproductive psychiatry. We look forward to Wednesdays as we get to talk about how we think about treatment options with respect to presented cases and the decisions patients make about treatment before, during, and after pregnancy. Particular attention is given to the safest use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy, the postpartum period and lactation. Three decades after founding the Center, I still love Wednesday rounds and always learn something by listening to cases and hearing how my colleagues think about perinatal psychiatric disorders. We are continuing to round during the COVID19 epidemic and Zoom proves to be the next best thing to being there.
Join Us for Rounds on Wednesdays
We are so fortunate to have this community, and to have the support and wisdom of our peers is especially meaningful during these chaotic times.
At our pilot of virtual rounds on April 1st, we were so pleased to have been joined by 63 colleagues representing 28 states and at least 3 countries.
We want to invite our colleagues to join us for rounds on Wednesdays from 2-3 PM EST. For our next rounds, on April 15th, Health care professionals can register HERE for this interactive rounds format where we will review cases which you submit in advance using the Zoom platform. Several of my colleagues will join me as we discuss cases presented in advance and also those submitted with the Zoom “chat” function during the virtual rounds. I hope you will join us for rounds at the Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at Mass General this coming Wednesday, April 15th.
Lee S. Cohen, MD
Director of the Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH