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RCORP - Rural Center of Excellence on SUD Prevention

Behavioral Health Integration 6th Annual Symposium Series


The theme of this year’s University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Psychiatry Collaborative Care and Wellness Division Annual Symposium on Behavioral Health Integration is Substance Use, Suicide Prevention, and Public Health. The conference is completely online and will take place on four consecutive Fridays, starting September 17th. The series will consist of eight presentations (two per day), all of which can be registered for individually.

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September 17, 2021
Noon - 1:15 PM
Eric Caine, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, URMC
Rethinking Suicide Prevention
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Kenneth Conner, PsyD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, URMC
Interrelationship of Stigma, Mental Health, and Substance Use
September 24, 2021
Noon - 1:15 PM
Catherine Cerulli, PhD, JD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, URMC
Understanding the Connections Between Partner Violence and Suicide
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Kimberly Van Orden, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, URMC
Promoting Social Connection to Prevent Suicide
October 1, 2021
Noon - 1:15 PM
Sherry Molock, PhD, Associate Professor, George Washington University
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces: Role of Faith Communities in Mental Health of
African American Youth
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Caroline Silva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, URMC
Suicide Among Hispanics in the United States


October 8, 2021
Noon - 1:15 PM
Yeates Conwell, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, URMC
Suicide in Later LifeClinical and Public Health Perspectives
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Missy Stolfi, MEd, Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Loss Survivor Experience, In Their Own WordsPanel Discussion