Registration is open for the virtual 2021 Illinois Suicide Prevention Summit Jan 26-27

Registration is open for the 2021 Illinois Suicide Prevention Summit, a virtual conference on the morning of January 26 and afternoon of January 27. This conference is a joint effort of Lurie Children’s Hospital and members of the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance. It will focus on suicide prevention in health care, with an emphasis on youth suicide. Northwestern is providing CME credits. Registration is $25, which will be waived for students and administrators.


Here are some details from the registration page:

Date & Location

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 8:30 AM - Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:00 PM, Virtual, Chicago, IL

Target Audience

Specialties - Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work


This event will educate providers on suicide prevention and care, populations at highest risk, and reducing access to lethal means. The information will help providers address patients' mental health needs and help meet the COVID-related increased demand for high quality and equitable mental health care.

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of medical providers from a variety of specialties as well as those working in mental & behavioral health. Healthcare professionals working in the following settings are especially encouraged to attend: behavioral health, emergency medicine, pediatrics, primary care, and public health.

The conference will be held over 2 half days:

Tuesday, January 26th 8:30am-1:00pm

Wednesday, January 27th 12:30-5:00pm 


  1. Describe why suicide prevention should be a priority for healthcare providers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Describe why the COVID-19 pandemic is a multi-faceted risk factor for suicide (social isolation, unemployment, financial stress, etc.)
  3. List the key elements of effective suicide prevention in healthcare (training, screening/assessment, treatment, safety planning, transition of care, follow-up)
  4. Describe why suicide prevention must be embedded within a socio-cultural context (including age, race, ethnicity, religion, LGBTQ+, geography) and address inequities in our current healthcare system
  5. Identify resources available to healthcare providers to implement suicide prevention in the care continuum


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (8.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (8.00 hours)



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