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
9:15-10:15 am Regulatory Issues and Impact: APA, CMS, JACHO, Panel: APA President Bruce Schwartz, MD, Steve Miller, MD;
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
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
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
2:45-3:00 pm Break (no CME)
3:00-4:00 pm The VA’s Public Health Approach to Address Military Suicide, Jessi Faue, BS, BSN, RN;
Eric Wittenberg, Readjustment Counselor; Gavin Meaney, MD
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; APM Call to Mind, Babette Apland
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
7:45 pm Keynote: APA's Big Tent – APA President-elect Bruce Schwartz, MD
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 credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.