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 Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Suicide Prevention: A View from the NIMH
Joshua Gordon
Director, National Institute of Mental Health
USA
Biography
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 Keynote Speaker Maria Oquendo
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
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Debate Session

High Risk vs. Population Approaches to Saving Lives

Participant John Mann
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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Participant Eric Caine
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
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Plenary Session

Suicide Amoung Refugees- A Veil of Silence Lakshmi Vijayakumar
Voluntary Health Services
India
Biography
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The City That Disappears Every Year: Global Perspectives on Suicide Lena Verdeli
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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Living Room Discussion: Lived Experience

Moderator Jo Robinson
Orygen the National Centre of Excellence in Young Mental Health
Australia
Biography
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 Participant Steven Iselin
U.S. Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment
USA
Biography
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 Participant Stephen O’Connor
University of Louisville
USA
Biography
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Participant Jessica Caudle
University of Texas at Arlington
USA
Biography
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 Invited Symposia Sessions

Military and Veteran Suicide

Chair and Presenter
Follow up of Adolescent Suicide Attempters During Compulsory Military Service
Alan Apter
Schneiders Children’s Medical Center
of Israel
Israel
Biography
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Crisis Response Planning to Prevent Suicidal Behavior Among Military Personnel Craig Bryan
National Center for Veterans Studies
USA
Biography
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2016 Expert Panel on Suicide Prevention in Canadian Armed Forces Jitender Sareen
University of Manitoba
Canada
Biography
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Two Promising Evidence-Based Interventions for Suicide Prevention Among Veterans With TBI Lisa Brenner
The University of Colorado, Rocky Mountain MIRECC
USA
Biography
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 Community Based Suicide Prevention

Chair and Presenter
Interventions to Limit Suicide by Self-Poisoning
Keith Hawton
Warneford Hospital/Oxford University
United Kingdom
Biography
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 Firearms and Suicide Matthew Miller
Northeastern University
USA
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Intentional Pesticide Poisoning Melissa Pearson
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Biography
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Upstream Youth Suicide Prevention in Community Settings: Emerging Evidence Peter Wyman
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
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New Understanding of the Neurobiology of Suicide and Potential Causes

Presenter and Chair
New Neurobiologic Imaging Findings Related to the Stress Diathesis Model of Suicidal Behavior
John Mann
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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 Suicide and the Connectome Kees van Heeringen
Ghent University
Belgium
Biography
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Inflammation and Suicidal Behavior Lena Brundin
Van Andel Research Institute
USA
Biography
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 Metabolomics and Suicidal Behavior Lisa Pan
University of Pittsburgh
USA
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Neurobiology of Suicide: Genetics

Presenter and Chair
Genome Wide Association Studies on Impulsivity and Aggression
Dan Rujescu
University of Halle
Germany
Biography
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Epigenetics and Suicidal Behavior Gustavo Turecki
McGill University
Canada
Biography
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From DNA Microarrays to Micro RNAs in Suicide Research Gil Zalsman
Geha Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University
Israel
Biography
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Genetics of Impulsivity, Aggression, and Suicide Enrique Baca-Garcia
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz
Spain
Biography
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Interventions to Prevent Child and Adolescent Suicide

Chair and Presenter
Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM): Challenges in the Design and Evaluation of Universal Suicide Prevention Programs for Adolescents
Danuta Wasserman
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
Biography
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As Safe as Possible (ASAP): A Brief Inpatient Intervention Supported by a Phone App to Prevent Recurrent Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents David Brent
UPMC/Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
USA
Biography
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DBT in Suicidal and Self-Harming Adolescents Lars Mehlum
National Centre of Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Oslo
Norway
Biography
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Implementing Zero Suicide Strategies for Youth: Are We Ready? Joan Asarnow
Semel Institute- UCLA
USA
Biography
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 Media, Social Media, and Suicide

Chair and Presenter
Social Media and Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents
Merike Sisask
Tallinn University
Estonia
Biography
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Suicide and the Internet Jane Pirkis
University of Melbourne
Australia
Biography
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Media and Suicide: Building the Evidence Base Thomas Niederkrotenthaler
Medical University of Vienna
Austria
Biography
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Engaging Vulnerable Youth by Activating Their Social Media Networks Qijin Cheng
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research
Hong Kong
Biography
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Populations and System Based Approaches to Suicide Prevention

Chair and Presenter
Population Based and Selected Interventions for Preventing Suicide Across the Care Pathway
Nav Kapur
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Biography
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Research Supporting Suicide Prevention Approaches in Health Systems Brian Ahmedani
Henry Ford Health System
USA
Biography
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Systems Thinking in Collaborative, Community-Based Suicide Prevention: Bridging the Gap Between Communities of Research and Practice Ann Marie White
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
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Systematic Suicide Care: Evidence for Zero Suicide Mike Hogan
Hogan Health Systems
USA
Biography
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Suicide in Older Adults- From Prevention to Postvention   

Chair and Presenter
Integrated Care Management of Late Life Depression in Chinese Primary Care Clinics
Yeates Conwell
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
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Older Adults Bereaved by Spousal Suicide: A Nationwide Study Annette Erlangsen
Mental Health Center Copenhagen
Denmark
Biography
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Preventing Suicide in Later Life by Promoting Social Connectedness Kim Van Orden
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
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Risk Factors of Completed Suicide Among Chinese Rural Elderly: A Paired Case-Control Psychological Autopsy Study Liang Zhou
Guangzhou Brain Hospital
China
Biography
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Psychosocial Interventions to Prevent Suicide

Chair and Presenter
Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention
Gregory Brown
Perelman School of Medicine
USA
Biography
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Safety Planning and Other Brief Interventions: Outcomes and Challenges Barbara Stanley
Columbia University
USA
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The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS): Adaptations of the Approach David Jobes
The Catholic University of America
USA
Biography
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Preliminary Outcomes of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) for Depressed Youth Engaging in Suicidal Behavior (IPT-A-CSP) Anat Klomek-Brunstein
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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Using Large and Complex Data in Suicide Research

Chair and Presenter Vincent Silenzio
University of Rochester
USA
Linking Prediction and Prevention in Large Healthcare Systems Gregory Simon
Group Health Research Institute
USA
Biography
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Deliberate Self-Harm and Follow-Up Intervention: Insights From Routine Practice Ping Qin
University of Oslo
Norway
Biography
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Modeling Short-Term Changes in Suicidal Ideation and Behavior: The Challenges and the Promise in the Analysis of High-Frequency Data Hanga Gafalvy
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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 Novel Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Suicide

Chair and Presenter
Ketamine in Suicide Prevention
Michael Grunebaum
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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 Network Analyses Derek de Beurs
Netherlands Institute for Health Services
Netherlands
Biography
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Using EMA to Monitor Suicidality Michael Armey
Brown University
USA
Biography
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Internet Interventions Helen Christensen
Black Dog Institute
Australia
Biography
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Impact of Suicide on Others

Chair and Presenter
Exposure to Suicide in High Schools: Impact on Attitudes About Coping Strategies and Help-Seeking Behavior for Suicidality
Madelyn Gould
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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 Exposure to Suicide in the Population Julie Cerel
University of Kentucky
USA
Biography
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Complicated Grief Treatment Kathy Shear
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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Suicide Bereavement: Review of Population-Based Administrative Data Studies James Bolton
University of Manitoba
Canada
Biography
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