Fall Symposium

2015 Indiana Psychiatric Society Fall Symposium
Suicide and the Physician

Accredited for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Saturday, September 12, 2015 ~ Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Registration is now closed.  Limited onsite registration will be available.*
The most devastating of outcomes in mental health, a completed suicide, has lasting effects on a patient’s families, friends, community, and care providers. The exact nature of these effects can be difficult to understand, however. Furthermore, what happens when those tasked with caring for individuals with mental illness succumb to the very thing they are supposed to prevent? With a recent rash of suicides and increasing rates of provider burn out, more attention than ever is being paid to the monitoring and prevention of suicide.


This event, accredited for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, will highlight some of the many ways suicide by patients and providers may impact survivors. We’ll hear from a physician survivor of a spouse's suicide. We'll address the significant impact of suicide in the community at large and on a more individual level, with a focus on risk identification and prevention. And finally, we will discuss issues of liability when a patient attempts or successfully completes suicide.  Please join us for this critical discussion.
To view the program brochure, click here.
*Limited onsite regsitration may be available.  Rate will be most recent fee posted along with $25 convenience charge.

Following the event, join us at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park for the 11th Annual Indianapolis Out of the Darkness Walk sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To register for the walk, click here. To make a contribution only, click here.


Enjoy an unparalleled Circle City experience at Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, an inviting Indianapolis hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel serves as a hub for business and leisure travelers alike, offering a relaxing refuge from the bustling city outside and a convenient launching pad for Indy adventures.

Marriott Downtown Indianapolis hotel provides exceptional accommodations of every shape and size. From our spacious King Rooms to the expansive Presidential Suite, each accommodation is filled with amenities and features to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Onsite, you will find delicious dining at Circle City Bar and Grille and Champions Sports Bar & Grill, and convenient coffee at Starbucks. Business travelers can stay productive with Wi-Fi access, a full-serviceP business center and easy access to the Indiana Convention Center, and leisure travelers will love the swimming pool.

Staying at Indianapolis Marriott Downtown puts you in the middle of everything there is to see and do in Indy. The NCAA Hall of Champions, White River State Park, Lucas Oil Stadium, and more are located within just a few minutes of our hotel, and great shopping and dining await within easy walking distance. Set out on an Indy excursion and discover the Crossroads of America.

Discounts will be made available to participants staying on the premises.




At the conclusion of this program, the participant will:

  • Be able to incorporate a formal suicide risk assessment tool into clinical practice
  • Be able to perform an adequate assessment of patients at risk for homicide/suicide
  • Be able to document the reasoning behind clinical choices
  • Be able to understand that patient safety is an exception to confidentiality
  • Have greater awareness of suicide in the community
  • Have greater awareness of regional efforts to reduce child suicide rates
  • Understand the problem of physician suicide over the life of the physician
  • Understand areas of overlap and difference between the impaired provider and the provider at risk for suicide
  • Be able to discuss possible strategies for improving crisis management and mitigating known risk factors for suicide
  • Have better awareness of how physicians differ from the usual patient


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Indiana Psychiatric Society (IPS). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement
The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the APA to comply with the ACCME Standards for commercial support of CME.  Planning committee members and related staff disclosures must be on file annually with disclosures made available on program materials.  Faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by APA are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent financial relationships with commercial interests related to the content of their presentation. Faculty are also responsible for disclosing any discussion of off-label or investigational use of a product.