Register for NAMI Webinar on Preventing Physician Suicide

Sep 2, 2021

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, 6–7 p.m. ET

We’re excited to promote our upcoming Frontline Wellness webinar especially for physicians, NAMI Presents: Preventing Physician Suicide.

This is an opportunity for physicians to earn CMEs and gain information and supportive resources on suicide prevention for themselves and their colleagues. Our panel of experts will discuss methods for physicians to self-assess and will share effective options for self-care and support that protect privacy and offer hope.

They will offer solutions to help support colleagues, such as how to engage in peer-to-peer intercession with active listening, and how to make checking in on colleagues the norm, not an exception.

After the presentation, NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth will moderate a Q&A session.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and NAMI. AAEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Featuring Panelists:

Christopher I. Doty, M.D., MAAEM, FAAEM, FACEP
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky

Dr. Christopher Doty is a career medical educator and practicing emergency physician. Dr. Doty served as a Program Director for more than 15 years at two residency programs. His clinical interest has been in emergency cardiology and acute decompensated heart failure. He has also been a frequent lecturer on educational models and, over the past several years, has championed Physician Wellness and Resiliency for faculty and residents.

He is a tenured professor in the UK College of Medicine. He served on the CORD Board for six years and as the CORD President from 2018–2019. Recently, he was recognized as a Master of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM).

Loice A. Swisher, M.D., FAAEM, MAAEM

Dr. Loice Swisher is Clinical Professor of emergency medicine working in the Philadelphia area as a community nocturnist for much of the last 25 years. Her academic focus has revolved around the late effect of childhood cancer, women's leadership in medicine and physician suicide prevention. She has developed suicide prevention initiatives with several national organizations, including AAEM, the Council of EM Residency Directors, the Coalition for Physician Wellbeing, AWMA and the American Association of Suicidology.

She co-created National Physician Suicide Awareness Day starting on Sept. 17, 2018. Since that time, she has hosted an annual Facebook Flurry of interviews regarding different aspects of physician suicide with the American Association of Suicidology.

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).