Reducing Suicide: A Research Perspective Thomas Insel
National Institute of Mental Health


Cells to Circuits: Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior

Chair J. John Mann
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
Biomarkers Related to an Enhanced Sensitivity to Social Exclusion Philippe Courtet
Département d’Urgence & Post Urgence Psychiatrique, Hôpital Lapeyronie, France
Genetic Vulnerability, Timing of Short-Term Stress and Mood Regulation in Depression and Self Injury Gil Zalsman
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Neuroimaging of Suicide-Related Brain Circuits Kees Van Heeringen
Unit for Suicide Research, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Non-Coding RNAs: Implications for Synaptic Plasticity, Stress, and Suicide Pathogenesis Yogesh Dwivedi
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


Children and Adolescents at Risk

Chair Jill Harkavy-Friedman
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, USA
Identifying Youth at Risk for Suicide in the Emergency Department Cheryl King
University of Michigan, USA
Treatment of Self-Harm in Adolescents – What Works? Lars Mehlum
University of Oslo, Norway
Suicide in Children and Adolescents: The Global Picture Diego de Leo
Griffith University, Australia
Universal Intervention and Population based Prevention Approaches Holly Wilcox
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA


Models to Understand Suicide Behavior

Chair Thomas Joiner
Florida State University, USA
A Two Path Model of Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents Alan Apter
Feinberg Child Study Center, Schneider’s Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
From Thoughts to Action: Understanding the Psychology of Suicide Risk Rory O’Connor
University of Glasgow, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Academic Centre, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, United Kingdom
Using RDoC as a Framework for Advancing the Understanding of Suicidal Behavior Matt Nock
Harvard University, USA
 The Ideation-To-Action Framework and the Three-Step Theory of Suicide  David Klonsky
University of British Columbia, Canada



Novel Strategies for Data Collection and Intervention: Leveraging Technology

Chair Erkki Isometsa
University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Novel Methods to Assess and Follow Suicidal Ideation Enrique Baca-Garcia
Columbia University Medical Center,  Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Technology Facilitated Suicide Prevention Strategies Ed Boudreaux
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
 The Value of Using EMA to Assess Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm Behaviors  Barbara Stanley
New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA


Psychosocial Interventions for Suicidal Behavior

 Chair Barbara Stanley
New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
Clinical Trials of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) David Jobes
The Catholic University of America, USA
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Internet-Based Therapies for Depression and Suicidality; Possibilities and Challenges of an Emerging Field Pim Cuijpers
Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Safety Planning and Structured Follow-up: A Brief Intervention for Suicide Prevention in Emergency Department Settings Greg Brown
University of Pennsylvania, USA
 Suicide Research and Training: A Critique  Marsha Linehan
University of Washington
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 Registries and Administrative Databases

Chair Marco Sarchiapone
Molise University, Campobasso, Italy
Risk Factors for Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm: Searching Evidence from Registries Ping Qin
National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
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Enhancing Surveillance of Self-Harm and Suicide – A Core Component of National Suicide Prevention Programs Ella Arensman
National Suicide Research Foundation &
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland
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Psychosocial Management of Adults Who Self-harm: What Works? Keith Hawton
Warneford Hospital/Oxford University, United Kingdom



Special Populations

Chair Paula Clayton
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, USA
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Cognitive Impairments, Decision-Making and Late-Life Suicidal Behavior Katalin Szanto
University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, USA
Prevention of Suicide in Later Life — A Public Health Perspective Yeates Conwell
University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
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Suicide in the Millitary- It Could be Prevented- Lessons Learned from the IDF Suicide Prevention Program Eyal Fruchter
Israel Defense Force (IDF) Military Service, Israel



Strategies for Suicide Prevention at the Population Level

 Chair Christine Moutier
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, USA
Research and Prevention Challenges Related to Suicide in the Middle Years of Life Eric Caine
University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe: School-Based Suicide Preventive Interventions Danuta Wasserman
Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden
Population-Based Outreach to Prevent Suicide Attempt in Large Health Systems Gregory Simon
Group Health Research Institute, USA
Youth Suicide Contagion: Implications for Suicide Prevention and Postvention on College and University Campuses Maddy Gould
Columbia University Medical Center & New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA



Unlocking the Genetic Basis of Suicide

Chair J. John Mann
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
Behavioral Regulation by the Early-Life Environment: Insight into Novel Molecular Mechanisms Gustavo Turecki
McGill University, Canada
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Genetics of Suicidal Behavior and Intermediate Phenotypes Dan Rujescu
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Stressful Life Events and Suicidal Behavior Pilar Saiz
University of Oviedo, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Mental Health Services of the Principado de Asturias, Spain
New Targets in Genetics of Suicide in Bipolar Disorder Antoni Benabarre
Psychiatry Service Neuroscience Institute, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


 Suicidal Behavior in Minority and Underrepresented Groups

Chair Maria Oquendo
Columbia University, USA
Suicide Prevention for American Indian Youth John Walkup
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA
State of the Science on Black Adolescents Suicidal Behavior Sean Joe
Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Grady Nia Project: Culturally Competent Treatment of Abused, Suicidal Low-Income African American Women Nadine Kaslow
Emory University School of Medicine, USA
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