November 3, 2023

EDC Zero Suicide Institute Global Forum: Transforming Systems to Save Lives

In an all-day virtual Global Forum on November 16 (10:30–7 ET), EDC’s Zero Suicide Institute will spotlight innovative strategies to propel progress in achieving safer suicide care in health care settings. The Global Forum will be held in partnership with Behavioral Health Tech, Zero Suicide Alliance in the U.K., and Zero Suicide Institute of Australasia.

Designed for health care professionals, health care system leaders, and health plan leaders, the Global Forum is also open to the wider public. While the Global Forum is free of charge, advance registration is required (complete the registration form here).

“We are excited to convene health care leaders to learn about new breakthroughs in suicide care and network with each other,” said Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, EDC vice president and director of the Zero Suicide Institute. “Around the world, leaders are saving lives by tackling systemwide change to improve suicide care.”

During an in-person-only part of the Behavioral Health Tech conference held at the Biltmore Waldorf Astoria in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Goldstein will moderate the panel, “Transforming Health Care to Improve Suicide Prevention: Activating the Levers.”   

Explore EDC’s virtual Global Forum sessions below  and view the full Behavioral Health Tech conference agenda.



Welcome and Keynote

Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, Zero Suicide Institute Director and EDC Vice President

Suicide Prevention Must Be a Priority in Health Care

Karen Johnson, Senior Vice President, UHS

Dr. Ian Dawe, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Matthew Welch, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Gold Coast Mental Health

Professor Joe Rafferty CBE., CEO Mersey Care NHS Trust

Zero Suicide: The Outcomes

Dr. Claire Iverson, Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Care

Dr. Jennifer Kilcoyne, Clinical Psychologist, Mersey Care

Dr. Jeneija Svecic, Health Intelligence and Research Manager, Gold Coast Primary Health Network

Dr. Celine Larkin, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Virna Little, PsyD, Zero Overdose

Beyond the “What”: Leveraging Implementation Science in the “How” of Zero Suicide

Kathy Lisborg, Clinical Social Worker, Education Development Center

Becky Stoll, Senior Vice President, Crisis Services, Centerstone

Tracking and Managing Your Data: Using the Zero Suicide Data Dashboard

Adam Chu, Director of Health and Behavioral Health Initiatives, Suicide Prevention Resource Center, EDC

Treatment of Suicide: A Research Round-Up

David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, The Catholic University of America

Technology-Powered and Human-Centered: Effective Population-Based Approaches to Suicide Screening and Care

Dr. Andrew Bertagnolli, Director, One Medical

Dr. James Lyda, Virtual Medical Director, One Medical

Dr. Dan Joyce, Psychiatrist and Professor at University of Liverpool

Meaningful & True System Change: The Patient Experience

Steve Mallen, Co-founder, Zero Suicide Alliance (UK)

Tiffani Simmons, Changemaker

Hayley Purdon, Founder CriticLE

Caring for the Caregiver: Prioritizing Employee Health & Wellbeing

Dr. Kathy Turner, Executive Director, Metro North Mental Health

Dr. Corey Feist, Founder and CEO of the Lorna Breen Foundation

Wrap-Up & Goodbye

Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, Zero Suicide Institute Director and EDC Vice President


Learn more about the Zero Suicide Institute at EDC and EDC’s suicide prevention work.