Schedule of Events

The Summit will begin with a full day of education sessions for clinicians on Sunday, October 11th.  The main conference will begin in the afternoon of Sunday, October 11th and conclude on Wednesday, October 14th.  For a printable version of the Program Book, click here.

The Summit Itinerary Planner is now available!  Use this online tool to view the schedule of events, browse abstracts, and build your schedule for the meeting.*

Sunday, October 11

Clinician’s Day Program *Full Scientific Summit Registrants are invited to attend any or all portions of the Clinician’s Day Program.
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM Suicide Prevention: Setting the Stage
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Suicide Risk Assessment: State of the Art
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Managing Suicidal Patients in Outpatient Settings: Strategies to Safely Avoid Hospitalization
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Psychotherapeutic Approaches with Suicidal Patients
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Own
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Neurobiology of Suicide and Pharmacological Approaches
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Managing Medicolegal Risk When Treating Suicidal Patients
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Clinician’s Day Wrap Up


Sunday, October 11

Scientific Full Conference Schedule
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions 
-Genes, Gene Expression, and Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
-Longitudinal Studies of Suicidal Behavior
-Innovative Population and Community-based Interventions to Prevent  Suicide
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Opening Session & Morselli Award Presentation
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Living Room Discussion: Promises and Challenges of Interventions to Prevent Suicide to Suicide
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Plenary Session
Leveraging Public Opinion and Policy to Support Suicide Prevention Research, Mary WoolleyOn the Measurements of Suicidal Propensity and the Computation of Risk, Robert Gibbons
6:00  PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Reception


Monday, October 12

6:45 AM – 8:00 AM

 Early Career Researcher Breakfast and Editor’s Roundtable
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Models to Understand Suicidal Behavior
-Unlocking the Genetic Basis of Suicide
-Suicidality Among Active Duty Military and Veterans: Analysis of  Baseline Data from Current Clinical Trials
-Strategies for Suicide Prevention at the Population Level
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Suicidal Behavior in Minority and Underrepresented Groups
-NIMH Efforts to Improve Suicide Research: Panel Discussion on the  Prioritized Agenda’s Identified Research Infrastructure Needs
-Understanding Factors that Impact the Transition from Suicidal  Ideation to  Suicide Attempts
-Latest Findings in Neurocognition of Suicidal Behavior: What Does  Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology Tell Us?
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Genetics of Suicidal Behaviour: new trends. ECNP Suicide Network  Contribution
-The Emergency Department Safety Assessment and Follow-up  Evaluation: A Clinical Trial of Universal Screening and  Enhanced  Intervention
-Registries and Administrative Databases
-Special Populations
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch On Own
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Poster Session I
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Research Update on Suicide and Ketamine
-Suicide Screening in Primary Care
-Decision Making and Suicidal Behavior
-Novel Strategies for Data Collection and Intervention:  Leveraging Technology
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Living Room Discussion: Lived Experience


Tuesday, October 13

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Children and Adolescents at Risk
-Adapting Interventions for Suicidal Youth: Consideration of  Comobidity, Culture, and Setting
-Advancing the Prediction and Prevention of Suicidal Thoughts and  Behaviors
-Cells to Circuits: Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Mechanisms of Altered Transcription in Mental Illness and Suicide
-Integrating RDoC Concepts in Studies of Developmental  Trajectories of  Adolescent Suicide Risk
-Advances in Understanding Completed Suicide in Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, and Transgender Populations
-Psychosocial Interventions for Suicidal Behavior
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Concurrent Oral Sessions
-Cognition, Decision-making and Stress in Suicidal Behavior
-Psychological Autopsy and Epidemiological Finds in Suicide
-Psychosocial and Pharmacological Interventions for Suicidal Individuals
-Exploring Psychological Models of Suicidal Behavior
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on Own
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Poster Session II
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Plenary – Thomas Insel
Reducing Suicide: A Research Perspective
 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM  Concurrent Symposia Sessions
-Suicide Risk, Prevention and Response in Vulnerable Older Adults
-Studies on Youth Suicidal Ideation and Behavior in a Life-Course    Perspective – The Role of Psychiatric Disorders and  Related Health  Care
-Telephone Crisis Lines for Suicide Prevention in the USA
-New Directions in Screening Medical Patients for Suicide Risk:  STAT-ED,  ASQ and Beyond


Wednesday, October 14

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Symposia Session
-Biomarkers in Suicide and Suicide Prediction

Concurrent Oral Sessions
-Differentiating Types of Suicidal Behavior
-Genetic, Neurobiological and Neurocognitive Studies of Suicidal Behavior
-Innovative Interventions with Suicidal Individuals
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Concurrent Oral Sessions
-Suicidal Behavior Across the Lifespan
-Approaches to Saving Young Lives
-Emotional, Social, and Psychological Contributions to Suicide Risk
-Suicide Attempts and Ideation: Effects of Social and Individual Risk Factors
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM Poster Session III with Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Living Room Discussion: Integrating Psychological Theories and Neurobiological Models of Suicidal Behavior: An Impossible Dream? 
1:45 PM Meeting Adjourns