3rd Biennial Suicide Symposium: Addressing the Role of Clinical Intervention and the Experience of Patient Loss to Suicide

Milwaukee, WI US
April 24, 2019

Research has estimated that approximately 50% of psychiatrists and 25% of psychologists will lose at least one patient to suicide over the duration of their careers; however, losing a patient to suicide is not an experience limited to mental health professionals. A large-scale study revealed that 64% of people who attempt suicide visit a doctor in the month prior to their attempt, with 38% presenting to a physician in the week leading up to their attempt. These visits most commonly occur in primary care and outpatient general medical settings versus mental health clinics. These losses have great emotional impact on the clinician: when clinicians have been surveyed about their experiences with patient suicide, they have reported intense levels of grief, guilt, inadequacy, anxiety, and depression. This distress can then lead to isolation and professional difficulties. Our overall goal in holding this biennial this symposium is to provide a structured, safe environment where practitioners and trainees from all disciplines of medicine obtain collegial support and education to reduce the stigma and fear surrounding patient suicide.

Target Audience

  • Physicians (faculty, fellows, and residents of any specialty)
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • PA & AANP
  • Medical Students

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare a safety plan with a suicidal patient
  • Identify interventions that could decrease risk of suicide
  • Recognize that suicide is an outcome that may be encountered during a mental health career
  • Demonstrate a nonjudgmental environment of acceptance and support for colleagues who experience loss
Additional information
AttachmentSize
2019 Suicide Symposium.pdf186.15 KB

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
02/28/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
04/24/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/24/2019 - 12:15pm
Cost:
$28.00

Agenda

8:00-10:00               Intro/Suicide Prevention:  Risk Assessment, Intervention, and Loss

                                  Gregory Simons, PhD

10:00-10:15             Break

10:15-11:15             Small Group Discussion Led by Physicians who Have Lost a Patient to Suicide

11:15-12:00             Family Perspective on Suicide

                                   Michael McBride, MD

12:00-12:15             Mindfulness Group

Froedtert Hospital Clinical Cancer Center
8800 W. Doyne Avenue
Conference Room M, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

From the M Elevators, go right to the wall of windows.  Turn left and doors are to your left.

Gregory Simons, Jr., PhD
Suicide Prevention Speicalist
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
 
Michael McBride, MD
Psychiatrist and Local Recovery Recovery Coordinator
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
 
Mara Pheister, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Julie Owen, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

 

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

In accordance with the ACCME policy on relevant financial disclosure, all planners were asked to reveal any relevant financial relationships. Drs. Pheister, Cipriano, Owen, and Simons have nothing to disclose.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Hours of Participation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 
Psychology CE Credit Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
 
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
 
 

 

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 4.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/28/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$28.00
There are no more spaces available for this course.

This activity is complementary, however the cost for credit award is $28.00. If you do not wish to be awarded credit please choose the "No, thank you" option above.

The billing address entered at check out must match the address associated with the credit card used or your credit card will be declined.

Refunds may be obtained, minus a $3 processing fee, if request is received before Friday, April 19, 2019.  There will be no refunds thereafter.