Join us for a plenary session on "Suicide: From Biomarkers to eHealth", open to the public. We are pleased to have Ms. Sandra Dawson (Vancouver) and Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy (Professor, University of Toronto) as the featured plenary speakers. Our presenters will be discussing new developments in biological research on suicide and helpful social media and Internet resources.
Please register if you would like to attend.
Ms. Sandra Dawson is a patient advocate with lived experience with mental health issues. In the present, she works with knowledge mobilization, writing, and signposting digital health treatments for peers. She is a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada Advisory Council, the founder of a suicide prevention social media account with 22,500 followers, and a Peer Researcher for UBC's CREST.BD research group.
Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy is the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kennedy’s work focuses on mood disorders, including the evaluation of treatment-resistant depression through deep brain stimulation. He is the principal investigator of the multicentre Canadian Biomarker Integration Network in Depression (CAN-BIND, www.canbind.ca) study, funded by the Ontario Brain Institute, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and other agencies. CAN-BIND will search for molecular, EEG, neuroimaging and clinical predictors to guide treatment of depression.