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Clinical Grand Rounds - Late Life Issues October 26, 2012, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Clinical Grand Rounds

Clinical Grand Rounds
Late Life Suicide: Recent Advances in Assessment and Management

Worldwide, the elderly have the highest suicide rates.  This problem is likely to grow in the United States, as the baby-boom generation ages and access to firearms is legally upheld.  Psychological autopsy and cohort studies suggest that social and health stressors trigger suicidal behavior in vulnerable elderly, particularly in the pathological state of depression, psychosis, pain and substance intoxication.  Enduring hopelessness, interpersonal dysfunction, and cognitive deficits probably represent the key dimensions of individual vulnerability to suicide in old age.  We will present a clinical case highlighting some of these issues and will discuss challenges in risk assessment and management.

 

Presented by Geriatric and Long Term Care Services

LalithKumar K. Solai, MD and Jules Rosen, MD

Discussant: Alex Dombrovski, MD

 

Sponsored by

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the Office of Clinical Affairs, WPIC and

The Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Please indicate any personal accommodations you may need for this Clinical Grand Round such as sign language interpreter, large print conference materials, Braille Conference materials, accessible parking.  Please contact Ann 412-246-6608 at least 10 days before the Clinical Grand Round should you need accommodations.

 

Faculty Disclosure:  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference.

Please direct inquiries or requests for special accommodations in order to participate to Ann Lauth (Telephone: 412-246-6608; Email at lautha@upmc.edu).