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Agenda: Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk

Thursday May 9th

Time Event Speakers
8:30 - 9:00 am



9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome and Workshop Purpose
Overview, Goals, Agenda Summary


9:15 – 9:35 am Suicide in Childhood: Data from the National Vital Statistics System Dr. Margaret Warner
Senior Epidemiologist, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
9:35-9:50 am Prospective, Longitudinal View of Childhood Suicide-Related Behaviors from Population-Based Cohort Studies

Dr. Holly Wilcox
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

9:50 – 10:00 am



10:00 – 11:30 am Clinical Manifestations of Child Suicide-Related Thoughts and Behaviors

Moderator: Dr. John Boekamp
Panelists: Dr. Tami Benton, Dr. Rhonda Boyd, Dr. Argyris Stringaris

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch  
12:30 – 12:40 pm Institute Priorities Around Suicide Risk in Childhood

Dr. Shelli Avenevoli
Deputy Director, National Institute of Mental Health

12:40 – 2:10 pm Measurement of Child Suicide Risk Moderator: Dr. Nick Allen
Panelists: Dr. John Campo, Dr. Richard Liu, Dr. Tony Spirito, Dr. Jamie Zelazny
2:10 – 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 – 4:00 pm Mechanisms of Child Suicide Risk Moderator: Dr. Randy Auerbach
Panelists: Dr. Liat Itzhaky, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft, Dr. Holly Wilcox
4:00 – 4:30 pm Summary and Discussion of Key Topics and Emergent Themes Dr. Jane Pearson

Friday May 10th

Time Event Speakers
9:00 – 9:30 am

Ethical and Risk Management Considerations in Researching Child Suicide Risk

Dr. Cheryl King
Professor, University of Michigan

9:30 – 10:45 am Groups at High Risk for Suicide-Related Thoughts and Behaviors During Childhood

Moderator: Dr. Arielle Sheftall
Panelists: Dr. Mary Dozier, Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Dr. Mitch Prinstein

10:45 – 11:00 am Break


11:00 – 12:30 pm Expanding a Program of Research to Include the Study of Child Suicide-Related Constructs

Moderator: Dr. Joan Luby
Panelists: Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Dr. Kate Keenan, Dr. Barbara Stanley

12:30 – 1:45 pm



1:45 – 3:00 pm Summary and Discussion of Key Topics and Emergent Themes

Dr. Jane Pearson

3:00 pm Adjourn Meeting