Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Preventing Death by Suicide in All Americans

Activity Details


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Contact Information

720 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 575
Gainesville, Florida 32601

Presented by

Stephen Welch, MD 
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians


Program Description
This CME activity consists of an educational component (slides, audio lecture) in an electronic format, followed by an online post-test. Estimated time to complete this activity, including review of materials, is one hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

  • This CME activity consists of an educational component (slides, audio lecture in an electronic format, which is followed by an online post-test).
  • Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.
  • In order to receive credit, participants must view the presentation in its entirety.
  • The University of Florida College of Medicine will report CME credit to CE Broker when applicable.

Learning Objectives
As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

1) Describe the current understanding of death by suicide in the US Veteran population and list actions VA has taken to stop suicide.
2) Discuss using data from Electronic Medical Records to identify patients at increased risk of death by suicide.
3) Increase one’s assessment skills of identifying risks for death by suicide and identify three uniquely dangerous risk factors.
4) Collaboration plan with patients on a suicide prevention safety plan to address risk factors and re-enforce protective factors to prevent death by suicide.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Welch has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. Dr. Bussing (planning committee) has disclosed that in the past 12 months she has received grant/research support from Pfizer. No one else in a position to control the content of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Medical Education Credit
Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date: July 18. 2017

Expiration Date: July 17, 2019

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