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A Call to Action for Florida


Florida’s 2nd Annual Perinatal Mental Health Conference

A Call to Action

April 8, 2017 – 8am-4pm

Picture Credit: Amanda O’Donoughue

This conference provides an opportunity for various stakeholders throughout Florida to exchange information, forge collaborations, and increase awareness around perinatal mental health issues.

Medical and clinical providers, researchers, advocates and all professionals working with women and families are encouraged to attend.

Registration is $50 per participant and includes entry into the full-day conference, networking with attendees and exhibitors and two meals.

Click here for the conference agenda.


Please download our Conference Flyer to share with anyone who may be interested in attending the conference.

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Ph: 407-390-2300

14651 Chelonia Pkwy

Orlando, FL 32821

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

A group room blocking has been reserved for conference attendees at a rate of $139/night plus taxes. The group rate is available until March 17, 2017, or until the reserved rooms are sold out, whichever comes first. The room rate covers hotel stays from April 4-April 10, 2017.

In order to book your room, please click the Book Now button below to access the summit booking page. You may also book over the phone at 407-390-2300 (mention reference code Florida’s Perinatal Mental Health Conference).

Note: Conference registration does not include or guarantee your accommodation reservation at the resort. Hotel reservations must be made separately.



Joy Burkhard, MBA

Joy is a founder, Executive Director and Board Chair of 2020 Mom, a non-profit 501c3 organization formed in 2011 and formerly known as the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. 2020 Mom has become well known for it’s work convening, collaborating and inspiring change in the maternal mental health field. Joy also founded the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health in 2013. The National Coalition brings together the leaders of other non-profits focused on maternal mental health, to engage in collective impact. Joy often travels to speak about maternal mental health and has been invited to speak to groups like the NIH Fellows in 2014 and 2015. She was recently invited to join the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Executive Committee. In addition to running the non-profit, Joy serves as a compliance project manager for Cigna, where she has worked for 20 years. In 2016 she was recognized with Cigna’s prestigious Volunteer of the Year award.  At Cigna she is responsible for leading complex and collaborative projects implementing state laws. Her knowledge of the complexities of health care delivery systems and passion in large-scale sustainable improvement projects has fueled her work in maternal mental health. Before founding 2020 Mom, Joy had a rich volunteer life with the Junior League, serving most recently as the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair and was recognized by the Junior League of Los Angeles in 2013 with their Founder’s Cup, given to just 4 women in 85 years. Joy is a wife and the mother of two elementary school aged children Alex and Emelia and lives in Valencia, California (Los Angeles area).

Constance Guille, M.D., MSCR

Dr. Connie Guille is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her Psychiatry Residency Training at Yale University where she was a program-wide Chief Resident and Chief Resident on the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit. She received additional training at Yale University in the sub-specialty of Perinatal Psychiatry before arriving at MUSC where she completed a brief post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. Guille recently received a BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) career development award and has transitioned her research into the area of Perinatal Psychiatry investigating biological markers of postpartum depression.  Dr. Guille is an early career investigator, educator and practitioner. Her clinical practice focuses on the management of mental health problems in pregnancy and postpartum and provides educational opportunities for medical students and residents in this area.

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