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Suicide Stratification Risk Model and the Role of Pharmacists in Suicide Education and Prevention

Webinar | September 25, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Webinar: Suicide Stratification Risk Model and the Role of Pharmacists in Suicide Education and Prevention

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Description: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of suicide has increased more than 30% in half of the states in the U.S. This webinar will discuss the current state of suicide prevention programs and the limitations of traditional suicide risk assessment protocols. Evidenced-based strategies to address suicide risk with patients will be reviewed, along with interventions on how pharmacists can be involved in suicide risk reduction efforts.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline / Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Christopher Reist, M.D.
Chief of Research at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Dr. Reist is Chief of Research at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Associate Director of the MIRECC, and Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Reist received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Eastern Mennonite University followed by medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University and a psychiatric residency at University of California, Irvine. Prior to becoming the Director of Medical Research, he served as the Chief of Mental Health for the Long Beach VA Healthcare System.

Megan Ehret, PharmD, BCCP
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland

Dr. Ehret began her training as a pharmacy student at the University of Toledo, graduating with both a BS and PharmD. She completed an ASHP accredited residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the Louis Stokes VAMC and then completed a two-year Pharmacogenomics and Psychopharmacology Fellowship under the direction of Gary Levin at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Ehret received her initial faculty appointment at the University of Connecticut in 2006 and gained tenure there in 2012. While at UConn, she shared responsibility for teaching the Neurology and Psychiatry Therapeutic Modules, precepted Doctor of Pharmacy students on inpatient clinical rotations, and co-lead the student chapter of CPNP. Dr. Ehret is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, where she provides clinical services to outpatient psychiatric clinics at Spring Grove Hospital, as well as develops research agendas to disseminate knowledge in psychiatric pharmacy.

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