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.

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