About the Program

Introduction

The STAR-Center's 30th Anniversary - Research Symposium is designed for mental health and primary care practitioners to provide the most current information offered by the international leaders in the field of youth suicide.  The symposium focuses on the causes of youth suicide, the best ways to assess risk, and a review of the latest evidence-based treatment and prevention approaches.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed to present the latest research and clinical knowledge regarding suicidal behavior on youth to a wide audience.  It will be geared towards mental health professionals (psychologists, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers), and primary care physicians.

Objectives/Attendees will learn about

  • Current biological and psychological mechanisms likely to contribute to suicide risk
  • Novel approaches to the assessment of suicidal risk
  • Advances in treatment and prevention

Download the tentative detailed program information PDF

Schedule

Registration will open at 7 a.m., The first speaker on each day begins at 8 a.m. The program concludes at 5:15 each day.  See tentative program schedule

You will get a one hour and thirty minute lunch break with an option to attend a clinical consultation session. The registration form provides a place to indicate if you will or will not attend the consultation session.  Advance registration is required for these sessions due to space limitations.

Cost

Professional Level $225 (includes 2-day registration and meals–continental breakfast and lunch and Continuing Education Credits / CMEs
UPMC/Pitt Employees $125 (includes 2-day registration and meals – continental breakfast and lunch and Continuing Education Credits / CMEs)
Student Level $75 (includes 2-day registration and meals – continental breakfast and lunch - No Continuing Education Credits at this rate)

Course Director

David A. Brent, M.D.
Academic Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Child Psychiatry, Epidemiology & Clinical Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
Director, Services for Teens At Risk (STAR-Center)
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Program Planning Committee

Jeffrey Bridge, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Director, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (CSPR), Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

John Campo, M.D.
Sinsabaugh Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

Tina Goldstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC