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The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S), a new CDC-funded research center focusing on a public health approach to suicide research and suicide prevention, is launching a series of monthly webinars and conference calls starting in January 2013. Developed by the University of Rochester Medical Center and Education Development Center, the ICRC-S draws suicide prevention directly into the domain of public health and injury prevention and links it to complementary approaches to mental health. The ICRC-S webinar series, The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice, will explore the perspectives and approaches of suicide researchers and of state and local injury prevention and suicide prevention practitioners.

The goal of the series is to promote a dialogue between researchers and practitioners, enabling them to identify new, collaborative projects that will inform and enhance suicide prevention and research efforts. Topics to be addressed in the series include:

• The public health approach to suicide research and suicide prevention
• Youth suicide
• Domestic violence and suicide
• Suicide among military veterans
• Suicide and the media

The webinars will be held on the second Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. The dates of the upcoming webinars are:

• January 9th
• February 13th
• March 13th
• April 10th
• May 8th

Each webinar will be accompanied a week later by a follow-up conference call, which will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of the material presented in the preceding webinar. The conference calls will be held on the third Wednesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. The dates of the conference calls are:

• January 16th
• February 20th
• March 20th
• April 17th
• May 15th

Details for the first ICRC-S webinar on January 9th and the follow-up conference call on January 16th will be distributed soon. Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested.