Minnesota Psychiatric Society Spring Scientific Meetings
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Minnesota Humanities Center, St Paul, MN

Scientific Program 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (check-in 7:30 am) 
Suicide: A Multidimensional Approach to Risk,
Prevention & Assessment

Awards Presentation & Program 5:30 - 8:30 pm
2019 MPS Annual Recognition Dinner

PROGRAM INFORMATION - (Registration follows)

Minnesota Psychiatric Society Spring Scientific Meetings
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Avenue East, St Paul, MN 55106

Spring Scientific Program
Suicide: A Multidimensional Approach to Risk, Prevention & Assessment

Awards Presentation & Progam
2019 MPS Annual Recognition Dinner
Jointly provided by the America Psychiatric Association and Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Saturday, May 4, 2019 
Scientific Program: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Check-in 7:30 am)   ~   Recognition Dinner - 5:30 - 8:30 pm
“Suicide is a leading cause of death for Americans – and it’s a tragedy for families and communities across the country,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD. “From individuals and communities to employers and healthcare professionals, everyone can play a role in efforts to help save lives and reverse this troubling rise in suicide.” Psychiatrists and other medical and mental health providers are being call upon to address the rising suicide rates both in practice and as experts within the larger community. This program is designed to offer participants information about risk, prevention and assessment of suicide to improve awareness, contribute clinical and communications tools and enlarge the pool of partners to address the growing numbers of completed suicides. Presenters will review new research and offers supports for patient populations to help providers address specific needs with evolving models that include as many supports as possible. By coordinating messaging with emerging tools and developing standardized approaches, this conference aims to empower participants to actively work together to reduce suicide in Minnesota.

Scientific Program Agenda -
"Suicide: A Multidimensional Approach to Risk, Prevention & Assessment"

7:30-8:00 am       Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits / Posters

8:00-8:15 am       Opening Remarks – Overview, Planning, Committee Chair Rebecca Rossom, MD, MS

8:15-9:15 am       Tools to Aid in Suicide Risk Prediction, Rebecca Rossom, MD, MS, Senior Investigator, HealthPartners Institute

9:15-10:15 am      Fake News, Sad Truth, or Something in between? Imagining Collaborative Alignment for the Next Quality Challenge
Panelists: APA President Elect Bruce Schwartz, MD, DLFAPA; Steve Miller, MD, FAPA; Fairview Health; Kathryn Petrovic, MSN, RN-BC,
                             The Joint Commission; Robert Nordstrom, MN DHS State Operated Services; Moderator: MPS Past President Paul Goering, MD

10:15-10:30 am   Break (no CME)

10:30-11:30 am   Bullet Proofing your Documentation: Forensic Issues in Suicide Assessments, Michael Farnsworth, MD, DFAPA

11:30 am-12pm   Poster Session (no CME)

12:00-12:45 pm   Lunch (no CME)

12:45-1:45 pm     Adolescent Suicide – Rethinking Lethality in Youth Suicide Attempts, Alastair McKean, MD, Mayo Clinic Rochester

1:45-2:45 pm       Approaches to Address Suicide in Rural Areas, Ted Matthews, Director of Mental Health Outreach, State of Minnesota;
                            Ryan M. Engdahl, PhD, LP, Director of Collaborative Care, CentraCare; MN State Suicide Epidemiologist
                            Melissa Heinen, RN, MPH

2:45-3:00 pm       Break (no CME)

3:00-4:00 pm      The VA’s National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide: The Public Health Approach, Julia Pawlenty MSW, LICSW;
                            Kyle Jendro MSW, LICSW, Suicide Prevention Case Managers, VAMC Minneapolis

4:00-5:00 pm       Panel: Messaging & Communication: Joining with Media for a Public Education & Awareness Building Approach,
                            KARE 11 Reporter Jana Shortal; NAMI Minnesota Executive Director Sue Abderholden, MPH;
                            J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM, Hennepin Health;

Annual Recognition Dinner & Awards Program

5:30 pm     Reception
6:30 pm     Dinner
7:15 pm     Year in Review & Awards Presentations, MPS President Michael Trangle MD, DLFAPA
7:45 pm     Keynote: APA's Long View – APA President-elect Bruce Schwartz, MD, DLFAPA

Educational Objectives - At the end of the educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Become familiar with suicide assessment tools
  • Learn about predictive tools for suicide and their potential applications
  • Identify effective communication strategies to build awareness, encourage collaboration and define the medical and mental health provider advocate and communicator role in a public health approach to suicide prevention
  • Review regulatory requirements designed to reduce suicide, and discuss their impact.

Who Should Attend
This educational activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and clinic administrators. All mental health professionals and general health professionals are welcome, including students and residents.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and Minnesota Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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