Current Topics in Health Care Session

Understanding and Intervening in the Problem of Physician Death by Suicide:  Individual Risk Factor Management and Beyond


Presenter: Tracy Gunter, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor Law, Indiana University School of Law

Date: Tuesday – January 17, 2017

Choose one of the two duplicate sessions offered!

 7:00 to 8:00 AM held in the CRMH 6th Floor Auditorium


12:00 to 1:00 PM held in the CRMH 6th Floor Auditorium

(Appointments will be sent to you for each time – choose one)

 Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology of physicians who die by suicide

  • Recognize the different psychosocial risk factors for physicians

  • Identify system barriers to seeking effective treatment and care

  • Brainstorm about potential solutions to help in prevention and early engagement in care

CME: Credit is awarded to those participating who complete a post session evaluation.
Catering: Will be provided on a first come, first serve basis
Intended Participants: All interested Carilion Clinic, VTC, VTCRI, and JCHS physicians and other faculty and health professions educators.  Student and trainees are also welcome to this session!
 Disclosures: The speaker: Tracy Gunter has reported no relevant relationships or affiliations with commercial interest.
The planning committee:  Sandra DeHart, David Musick, PhD, Mariah Rudd, BS and Shari Whicker, EdD, MEd have no relevant conflict of interest.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program and the Carilion Clinic’s Continuing Professional Development. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity per session for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity