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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

300 Portage Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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VA Mental Health Summit - Battle Creek VA Health Care Delivery System: Combating Veteran Suicide-Partnerships, Integration of Care and Research

In Partnership with:

Ascension/Borgess Hospital

Bronson Healthcare Group

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


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The morning of the event participants will select to attend one of the presentations from each of the afternoon breakout sessions.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to interested colleagues and friends. Space for this event is limited. We sincerely hope you will join us. Please register today!


8:00-8:30 am

Registration/Networking



8:30-9:00am

Opening Remarks

  • Mary Beth Skupien, PhD, Medical Center Director, Battle Creek VA Healthcare Delivery System

  • Robert Strung, MD, Psychiatry Chair, WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

  • William D. Bloem, PhD, ABPP, Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health, Battle Creek VA Medical Center


9:00-9:30am

VISN 10 Regional Suicide Prevention Strategy - Risk Mitigation Initiative

  • Jesse Burgard, PsyD, Director of Mental Health Care at Veterans Health Care System of Indiana, Michigan & Ohio

  • Kristi Fredritz, MSSA, LISW-S, VISN 10 Deputy Network Homeless Coordinator, VISN 10 Lead Suicide Prevention Coordinator


9:30-10:30am

Veteran Recovery Panel

  • Brian Pegouske, Public Affairs Officer, Battle Creek VA Medical Center (Moderator)


10:30-10:45am

Break



10:45am-12:00pm

KEYNOTE: Veteran Suicide Research and Improving Patient Outcomes Through Predictive Modeling

  • John McCarthy, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Mental Health Operations Director, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, National Primary Care - Mental Health Integration Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Clinical Management Research Investigator, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Research Associate Professor

  • Ira Katz, MD, Medical Director of the Office of Suicide Prevention and a Senior Consultant for Mental Health Program Evaluation at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania


12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch


****BREAKOUTS*****

1:00pm-2:15pm

ROUND ONE

Presentation A: Community Perspectives: Integrating Mental Health into Medical Settings (Panel Discussion)

  • J. Lia Gaggino, MD, Medical Director Bronson Behavioral Health, Bronson Healthcare Group

  • Ann Crabb, PhD, Clinical Manager, Ambulatory Behavioral Health, Borgess Hospital

  • Marc Houck, PsyD, Wyoming Health Care Clinic, Battle Creek VA


Presentation B: Emerging Research in Veteran Suicide

Suicide by Race and Ethnicity

  • Talya Peltzman, MA, SMITREC & National PC-MHI Evaluation, Ann Arbor VAMC

Facility Factors Related to Suicide Rates

  • John Richardson, MPH, SMITREC & National PC-MHI Evaluation, Ann Arbor VAMC

Suicide Mortality Following VA Irregular Discharges

  • Brian Shriner, MD, MPH, SMITREC & National PC-MHI Evaluation, White River Junction VAMC

  • E. Brooke Pope, PhD, Program Manager - Research and Development and Evidence Based Psychotherapy, Battle Creek VA Medical Center (Moderator)


Presentation C: Using Technology and Social Media to Combat Veteran Suicide

Rhett Herrera (National Center for Excellence in Suicide Prevention)



2:15pm-2:30pm

Break



2:30pm-3:45pm

ROUND TWO

Presentation A: Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) - Integrated Suicide Prevention Plan for Kalamazoo County (Panel Discussion)

  • Speakers, TBA

Presentation B : Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Veterans with Substance Use Disorders

  • Mark Ilgen PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Investigator, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

  • Erin Goldman, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker and Research Therapist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.


3:45pm-4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

William D. Bloem, PhD, ABPP, Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health, Battle Creek VA Medical Center



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