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Former first lady Rosalynn Carter to speak at mental health conference

| Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will be the keynote speaker at an international conference focusing on women's mental health that is scheduled to occur from Oct. 27-30 at Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.

About 500 researchers, clinicians and mental-health advocates are expected to attend the 2010 Marce Society International Conference: "Perinatal Mental Health Research: Harvesting the Potential." Research presentation and discussion topics will include the biology and genetics of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum and causes of perinatal mental disorders.

The conference is being co-sponsored by Postpartum Support International and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Staunton Farm Foundation, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, the UPMC Health Plan and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, the Fine Foundation, and the Heinz Foundation.

For more information, contact Megan Grote Quatrini at GroteME@upmc.edu , call UPMC Media Relations at 412-586-9769 or go to www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/marce2010/ .

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