Transforming Suicide:
Prevention, Care, Research, and Policy

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 am — 3:00 pm
University of Chicago
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery


8:30 – 9:00 
Check-in and refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 
Welcome and opening remarks
Elbert Huang, MD, MPH
Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago

9:15 – 9:45
Suicide Risk Screening Pathway in Medical Settings: A Novel Approach to Standardizing Care
Khalid Afzal, MD, DFAACAP
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago

9:45 – 10:15
Drugs and Suicide
Robert Gibbons, PhD
Blum-Riese Professor of Biostatistics 
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Chicago

10:15 – 10:30 

10:30 – 11:00
Riveredge Hospital: Journey to Zero Suicide in Behavioral Healthcare
Carrie Overbey, LCPC, Chief Clinical Officer
Tandra M. Rutledge, MA, Director of Business Development
Riveredge Hospital

11:00 – 11:30
Suicide Prevention and Public Policy in the 21st Century
John H. Madigan, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

11:30 – 12:30  Extended Q & A
12:30 – 1:15  Lunch
1:15 – 2:15  Poster session
2:15 – 2:30  Poster awards
2:30 – 2:45  Closing remarks


Social Workers will receive 2.0 CEU credits.


Registration           Poster Session            Transportation            Parking

Symposium and Poster Session location:
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD)
900 E. 57th Street
KCBD Lobby and room 1103
Chicago, IL 60637


Contact Mary King for further information.