Science of the Summit

Invited Speakers

Plenary Sessions
Opioid/Substance Abuse and Suicide
Overview of Opioid Abuse and Suicide Amy Bohnert
University of Michigan
USA
Biography
Substance Use, Including Opioid Use, Is a Key Factor in Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Across the Globe.
Guilherme Borges
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Mexico
Biography
Lived Experience
Mary Jean Coleman
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
USA
Biography
Risk Factors
Importance of Temporal Variation in Risk and Risk Factors Erkki Isometsä
University of Helsinki
Finland
Biography
Brain Function, Behavior, and Decision-Making
Decision-Making and Brain Function Fabrice Jollant
Paris-Descartes University
France
Biography
Decision-Making and Suicide: A Neural Computation Perspective Alex Dombrovski
University of Pittsburgh
USA
Biography
Genetics
Cutting-Edge, Seminal Research on the Role of Genetic, Transcriptomic, Epigenetic and Early Adversity Factors as Well as Brain Mechanisms of Suicide Gustavo Turecki
McGill University
Canada
Biography
How Genetics Can Provide Important Insights Into the Biological Basis of Suicidal Behavior and How to Reduce It Virginia Willour
Special Session
Progress and Promise in Suicide Prevention Research Joshua Gordon
Director of NIMH
USA
Biography
Invited Symposia Sessions
Real-Time Assessment, EMA, Ethical, and Legal Issues
Chair and Presenter
Ethical and Legal Issues Related to EMA
Jane Pearson
National Institute of Mental Health
USA
Biography
Using EMA to Understand Diverse Patterns of Suicidal Ideation Evan Kleinman
Smartphones As Tools for Suicide Prevention John Torous
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
USA
Biography
EMA In Kids (Role of Parents, Risk Management) Catherine Glenn
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
Big Data and Suicide Research – EHR, Social Media, Crisis Lines
Chair and Presenter
Using EHR to Estimate Risk for Suicide
Greg Simon
Kaiser Permanente
USA
Biography
Social Media, Machine Learning, and Suicidal Behaviors Becky Inkster
University of Cambridge
England
Biography
Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Big Data Analysis Larry Berman
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
USA
Biography
Meta-analysis, Machine Learning, Risk Prediction Jessica Ribeiro
Florida State University
USA
Biography
Register-Based Studies, Suicide, and Related Forms of Mortality
Chair and Presenter
Maximizing the Use of Registries to Understand Suicide
Annette Erlangsen
Mental Health Centre Copenhagen
Denmark
Biography
Risk of Suicide in International Migrants and Refugees Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden
Biography

Using Registries to Learn About Suicide Bereavement James Bolton
University of Manitoba
Canada
Biography
Cynthia Fontanella
Ohio State University
USA
Biography

Suicide Risk Screening and Risk Assessment
Chair and Presenter
Screening for Suicide Risk
Nav Kapur
University of Manchester
UK
Biography
Alcohol, Suicide, and Risk Assessment: Timeline of Risk Courtney Bagge
University of Mississippi
USA
Biography
Clinician and Patient Point of View of Risk Igor Galynker
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
USA
Biography
Anthony Pisani
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
Psychological and Physical Pain (Including the Role of Opioid Systems)
Chair and Presenter
Social Pain and the Suicidal Brain-Imaging
Philippe Courtet
University of Montpellier
France
Biography
Pain Tolerance and Self-Harm Olivia Kirtley
KU Leuven
Belgium
Biography
The Interaction of Pain, Opioid Abuse and Suicide Martin Cheatle
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
Altered Pain Processing in People with Self-harming Behavior and BPD Ulf Baumgärtner
Heidelberg University
Germany
Biography
Psychosis
Chair and Presenter
Epidemiology and Course of Schizophrenia and Suicide
Merete Nordentoft
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Biography
Prodrome and Suicide Jordan DeVylder
Fordham University
USA
Biography
Psychosis and Suicide Risk Among Adolescents Kathryn Yates
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Ireland
Biography
Targeted Interventions for Suicidal Adolescents
Chair and Presenter
Youth-Nominated Support Team
Cheryl King
University of Michigan
USA
Biography
Intervention Studies with GPs, in School Settings, and Across Online Platforms Katrina Witt
University of Melbourne
Australia
Biography
Safety Intervention Joan Asarnow
Elizabeth McCauley
Brain Function and Decision-Making / Imaging
Chair and Presenter
Imaging of Brain Structure and Function and Suicide Attempts
Maria Oquendo
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
How DBT Changes the Brain Anthony Ruocco
University of Toronto
Canada
Biography
Developmental Brain Changes and Suicide Hillary Blumberg
Implementation Science and Suicide Prevention Strategies
Chair and Presenter Yeates Conwell
University of Rochester
USA
Biography
Conwell Yeates
VA and Safety Planning Gregory Brown
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Biography
New York State Zero Suicide Project Barbara Stanley
Columbia University
USA
Biography
International Implementation of Suicide Preventative Population Strategies – European Alliance Against Depression Ulrich Hegerl
University of Leipzig
Germany
Biography
Biology of Suicide
Chair and Presenter
Genetics and Treatment
Yogesh Dwivedi
University of Alabama at Birmingham
USA
Biography
Learning About the Genetics of Suicide from Postmortem Studies Fatemeh Haghighi
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA
Biography
Inflammation and Infection and Suicide Risk William Coryell
University of Iowa
USA
Biography
T-Gondi and Suicide/Inflammation and Suicide Teodore Postolache
University of Maryland School of Medicine
USA
Biography
Survivorship
Chair and Presenter
Brain Imaging in Survivors
John Mann
Columbia University
USA
Biography
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Impact of Exposure to Suicide Julie Cerel
Treatment of Prolonged Grief Disorder with CGT – Randomized Trials and Beyond Katherine Shear
Columbia School of Social Work
USA
Biography
Learning From Survivors of Suicide Loss Kevin Malone
UCD School of Medine
Ireland
Biography