Scientific Committee

Gisèle Apter, MD, PhD
Présidente SIP
Director Perinatal & Child Psychiatry
Erasmus Hospital University
France

Graça Cardoso, MD, PhD
Professor, NOVA Medical School
NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon
Portugal

Prabha S. Chandra, MD, FRCPsych *
Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant,
Perinatal Psychiatry Service
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore
India

Rachael Cullivan, BA MA Hons MB BCh BAO Hons DCH MRCPsych *
Consultant Psychiatrist,
Cavan/Monaghan Mental Health Services representing the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland
Ireland

Prof Jane Fisher, PhD, MAPS *
Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Health
Director Jean Hailes Research Unit
Monash University, Melbourne
Australia

Silvia Lucia Gaviria, MD
Chief of Department of Psychiatry
CES University, Medellin
Colombia

Vivette Glover, MA, PhD, DSc
Professor of Perinatal Psychobiology,
Imperial College London, London,
United Kingdom

Dr. Gloria Gramegna Sougarret
Psychiatrist, DIPRECA Hospital
Mental Health Working Group of Women
Society of Neurology Psychiatry and Neurosurgery
SONEPSYN
Chile

Jacqueline Healy *
Women’s Health and Human Rights Officer
National Women’s Council of Ireland
Ireland

Helen Herrman MD (Melb), MBBS *
Professor, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health
President-elect, World Psychiatric Association
Australia 

Louise Howard,
Professor in Women’s Mental Health
Kings College London, London
United Kingdom

Toshiko Kamo, MD, PhD
Professor, Institute of Women’s Health
Tokyo Women’s Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo
Japan 

Miri Keren, MD
Past President
World Association for Infant Mental Health
Israel

Susan G. Kornstein, MD *
Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Health
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Women’s Health
Richmond, Virginia
United States

Pr Viviane Kovess Masfety
EHESP School for Public Health
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Paris Descartes University
France

Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, PhD *
The Alfred Hospital
Monash University, Melbourne
Australia

Harriet MacMillan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and of Pediatrics
Chedoke Health Chair in Child Psychiatry
Offord Centre for Child Studies
McMaster University/McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario
Canada

Josyan Madi-Skaff, MD
Chair, Women’s Mental Health Section – World Psychiatric Association
President, Lebanese Psychiatric Society
Head of Psychiatry Department, The Lebanese Hospital, Beirut
Lebanon

Jair Mari
Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
Brazil

Carol Nadelson, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Founding Director, Office for Women’s Careers, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Past President, American Psychiatric Association
United States

Orla O’Connor *
Director of National Women’s Council of Ireland, Dublin
Ireland

Professor Veronica O’Keane, MB, PhD, MRCPsych, FRCPI, FICP *
Consulting Psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
Professor, Trinity University, Dublin
Ireland

Tim Oberlander, MD, FRCPC
Childrens Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver,
Canada

Olayinka Olusola (Banjo) Omigbodun, MBBS (Ibadan), MPH (Leeds), FMCPsych, FWACP
Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, College of Medicine,
University of Ibadan & University College Hospital, Ibadan;
Director, Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, University of Ibadan
Nigeria

Teri Pearlstein, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director, Women’s Behavioral Medicine
Women’s Medicine Collaborative, a Lifespan partner
Providence, Rhode Island
United States

Marta B. Rondon MD *
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
INPPARES, Lima
Peru

Prof.Dr.med. Anita Riecher-Rössler
Professor of Psychiatry
Head of the Center for Gender Research and Early Detection
University of Basel Psychiatric Clinics, Basel
Switzerland

Graciela Rojas
University of Chile,
Chile

Nancy Russo, PhD
Arizona State University, Tempe
United States

Margarita Saenz Herrero, MD, PhD
University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Alava University Hospital, Victoria
Spain 

Donna E. Stewart, CM, MD, FRCPC *
Past President, IAWMH
University Professor, Chair of Women’s Health,
University Health Network and University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Nada Logan Stotland, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry
Rush Medical University Chicago, Illinois
United States

Dr. Valerie H. Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Psychiatrist-in-chief, Women’s College Hospital
Chieg, General and Adult Health Systems, Center for Addiction and Mental Health
Associate professor, University of Toronto
Canada

Prof. Florence Thibaut *
Psychiatry/Addictology, University Hospital Cochin-Tarnier
INSERM U 894, University Paris
WFSBP Honorary President
France  

Sibil Tschudin
Frauenklinik Universitätsspital
Basel
Switzerland

Judith Usall Rodie, MD
Coordinator of the Severe Mental Disorders group of the Research Unit
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu. Sant Boi de Llobregat Catalonia
Coordinator of the Catalan Research Workgroup on Women’s Mental Health, Barcelona
Spain

Simone Vigod, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute
Staff Psychiatrist, Women’s College Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Canada

Lakshmi Vijayakumar
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia
Adjunct Professor at University of Griffith, Australia
Vijayakumars Clinic, Chennai
India

* Also a member of the Organising Committee

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