The Science of Suicide Prevention

Updated: Jan 16

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center has organized a unique free event to share the latest evidence-based suicide prevention research, facilitate new collaborations, and explore new ideas for suicide prevention.

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Online Event (Links will be provided to registrants before the event)

Registration Link


12:00 - 12:25 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:25 - 1:05 pm Plenary #1: COVID-19 and Suicide Risk (Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP)

1:05 - 1:45 pm Plenary #2: NIMH Strategic Priorities: Suicide Prevention Research (Jane Pearson, PhD)

1:45 - 2:00 pm BREAK


Session #1: Subpopulations at Risk: Addressing Suicide Risk Disparities and Health Disparities

Session #2: Recognizing Suicide Risk and Near-Term Suicide Warning Signs

Session #3: Clinical Intervention and Treatment for Suicide Risk

3:20 - 3:30 pm BREAK


4:10 - 4:20 pm BREAK

4:20 - 5:00 pm Plenary #3: Science to Practice in Suicide Prevention (Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH)

Target Audience: The target audience is: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Other Healthcare Professionals, Medical Students, Administrators. In the fields of: Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Other Healthcare Professions, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Primary Care, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Adolescent Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Palliative Medicine.

Objective Statements: After completing this activity, clinicians, other healthcare professionals, and social workers will learn the latest evidence-based suicide prevention research, including: COVID-19 suicide risks, subpopulations at risk and health disparities in suicide, how-to recognize suicide risk, and clinical intervention and treatment options for suicide risk. This summit will also teach participants how to translate this new knowledge from science into practice for suicide prevention.

Please Note: Registration is required. Questions? Please contact Sonia Kamat at

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