FALL 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue
President's Letter
Strategic Planning
New Officers
Call for Volunteers
Women's Sexual Health
Upcoming Meetings
ISPOG Congress
IAWMH Congress
NASPOG 2020 Biennial Meeting
April 17-19, 2020
St. Louis, MO


The North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a Society of researchers, clinicians, educators and scientists involved in women's mental health and healthcare. Formed in the 1960s as a collaboration among Obstetrician Gynecologists, Psychiatrists and Psychologists, the Society's aim is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine. 

For more information: 

NASPOG Membership Renewal
Membership is from January 1 - December 31 so please renew your membership for 2019 by January 1.   Click here to join or renew your membership!
NASPOG Leadership
Chiara Ghetti, MD 
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Maria Muzik, MD, MS
Vice President / President-elect 
(Pending Confirmation)
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD
Secretary / Treasurer (Pending Confirmation)
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
C. Neill Epperson, MD
Immediate  Past President
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Board Members 
at Large 
Bethany Ashby, PsyD
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Ariadna Forray, MD
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Shannon Lenze, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Lulu Zhao, MD
(Pending Confirmation)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Marce of 
North America
Katherine Wisner, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Please vote for new officers and Member at Large by  clicking here for the ballot 
by November 15!
Contact us:
North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology
c/o Debra Tucker Associates LLC
8213 Lakenheath Way
Potomac, MD 20854
Phone - 301-983-6282
Email - info@naspog.org
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President's Letter 

Dear NASPOG members, 

I would like to extend a warm thank you to all who participated in the 2018 NASPOG meeting in Philadelphia in April. It was a pleasure to meet many of you. Many thanks also to Dr. Neill Epperson and the 2018 Planning Committee for planning such a rich and energizing meeting. 

Plans are underway not only for our 2020 meeting but also for some new NASPOG initiatives. I am excited to announce that the NASPOG Executive Board has decided to dedicate some time to self-reflection and strategic planning to help our organization refocus our purpose, goals and opportunities and set the vision and direction for the organization. The Board has decided to partner with Association Options to facilitate this process. Meetings will begin soon and will be wrapping up in the first part of 2019. 

You are all a key part of this process!! The Board is interested in hearing from you, our members. We value your feedback as we aim to address the needs of our members and opportunities and issues facing women's mental health care. Please take a few minutes to respond to an upcoming survey the week of Nov 5-9.

There are many other ways you can be involved. 

Please vote for new Board members below and please consider volunteering for one of the committees listed below.

I look forward to sharing our progress in upcoming newsletters.


Chiara Ghetti, MD
President, NASPOG
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
NASPOG Embarks on Strategic Planning

The NASPOG member survey will be distributed on November 5 from Stacey Barnes at  sbarnes@associationoptions.com. Please be on the lookout for the survey. The survey will be active until November 9.   
Thank you in advance for your participation!
New Officers

Thank you to all our volunteers and all those who submitted nominations for positions. The Board is pleased to present the following candidates to the membership for confirmation.

Maria Muzik, MD, MS - Vice President/President-Elect

Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD - Secretary Treasurer

Lulu Zhao, MD - Board Member at Large
Please vote by November 15 by clicking here for the ballot.
Call for Volunteers

Please consider volunteering for one of the following committees:

Outreach/Membership Committee
Purpose: Represents and monitors the needs of the membership and encourage strong membership participation and structure.
Social M edia Committee
Purpose: Working closely with Membership committee and Education committee to harness social media platforms to better reach membership and wider audience.
Education Committee
Purpose: Evaluate the educational needs of our membership and develop programs and services to address specific needs.
2020 Planning Committee
Purpose: To plan the biennial meeting and develop programming that addresses our members' needs, maximizes the attendee experience and education, and focuses on the latest research in the field.

History Committee
Purpose: To document and archive NASPOG history

To Apply: 
Please send one paragraph bio and brief statement as to why you are interested in the committee to Debby Tucker at info@naspog.org

NASPOG Promoting Women's Sexual Health

NASPOG has joined a prominent group of national organizations in promoting women's sexual health through the Alliance for Advancing Women's Health. Visit the website at https://www.advancingwomenshealth.org/about-the-alliance/

ISPOG 2019 Congress

YOU are an ISPOG member through your 
NASPOG membership.

Don't miss the 2019 ISPOG Congress on October 9-12, 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands.  

or https://www.ispog2019.org/

8th World Congress on Women's Mental Health

The International Association for Women's Mental Health World Congress on Women's Mental Health on March 5-9, 2019 in Paris.

or https://www.iawmh2019.org/