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2023 HSR&D/QUERI National Meeting

Researchers gathered in Baltimore, MD between February 7-10, 2023 for the VA HSR&D/QUERI National meeting. This large-scale event included over 383 presentations from 328 VA researchers on a wide range of topics related to improving care for Veterans. This work included 23 presentations related to suicide prevention. A comprehensive list of oral and poster presentations are listed in the table below. Recorded suicide specific presentations have been archived here.

In addition, the SPRINT CORE hosted a Special Interest Group meeting that was well attended and allowed VA researchers to learn more about ongoing suicide prevention initiatives in the VA as well as the potential implications of the ORD realignment for VA suicide research. Overall, the event was a valuable opportunity to exchange knowledge and strengthen the VA's suicide prevention efforts.

ID Presenter Title Content Area Presentation Type
1025 Michelle Mengeling An Emerging Population at High Risk for Suicide by Firearm: Characteristics of Women Reserve and National Guard Veterans Who Have Guns in their House Suicide Prevention ORAL
1029 Lisa Brenner Using natural language processing to identify firearm mentions in the electronic health record Suicide Prevention ORAL
1048 Alex Harris Developing a domain-specific vocabulary for extraction of 3-step Theory of Suicide concepts from clinical progress notes Suicide Prevention ORAL
1062 Steven Dobscha Primary care patient perspectives on VA's population-based suicide risk screening program (Risk ID): Mixed methods study Suicide Prevention ORAL
1099 Yevgeniy Feyman Effect of Mental Health Staffing Inputs on Suicide-Related Events Suicide Prevention ORAL
1111 Ann Elizabeth Montgomery Association Between Use of Services to Address Adverse Social Determinants of Health and Suicide Attempt among Veterans Suicide Prevention ORAL
1123 Steve Zeliadt Relationship Between Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Subsequent Suicide Risk among Veterans Using VHA Suicide Prevention ORAL
1160 Steven Dobscha Non- or partial disclosure of suicidal thoughts by Veterans during population-based screening in Veterans Health Administration: National survey study Suicide Prevention ORAL
1169 Claire Hoffmire Linking VA and CDC data to improve understanding of circumstances contributing to US Veteran suicides and deaths of undetermined intent Suicide Prevention ORAL
1179 Alan Teo Pilot randomized controlled trial of a brief online video training for suicide prevention in military veterans (VA S.A.V.E.) Suicide Prevention ORAL
1201 Melissa Dichter Recommendations from Women Veterans for Strengthening Veterans Crisis Line Services for Women Veterans Suicide Prevention ORAL
4001 Maxwell Levis National Cross-Sectional Cohort Study of the Relationship Between Quality of Mental Healthcare and Death by Suicide Suicide Prevention POSTER
4014 Julie Kittel-Moseley Prevalence and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt among Women Veterans Using VHA Reproductive Health Care Services Suicide Prevention POSTER
4024 Alexandra Schneider A National Examination of Prevalence, Correlates, and Lived Experience of Suicidal Ideation during the COVID-19 Pandemic among U.S. Veterans Suicide Prevention POSTER
4073 Nathaniel Eliazar-Macke Creating a tool to examine the unmet community suicide prevention needs of rural Hispanic Veterans using a community participatory based approach Suicide Prevention POSTER
4124 Jennifer Sullivan A Paucity of Data on Veterans 65 and Older and Risk of Suicide: A Systematic Review Suicide Prevention POSTER
4150 Peter Mills Suicide attempts with 7 days of admission to an inpatient mental health admission Suicide Prevention POSTER
4041 Steven Zeliadt Use of Whole Health as a Tool to Reduce Risk of Suicide and Overdose Events Among Veterans with Complex Mental Health Conditions Whole Health/Population Health POSTER
1066 Lauren Krishnamurti Improving Suicide Prevention for Women Veterans: Recommendations from VHA Suicide Prevention Coordinators Women's Health ORAL
4057 Richard Nelson The impact of temporary financial assistance on mortality, suicide attempt, and suicidal ideation among Veterans experiencing housing instability Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health POSTER
4147 Gala True What Barriers Do Suicide Prevention Staff Face When Addressing Veterans' Adverse Social Determinants of Health? Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health POSTER
1203 Maya O'Neil Advancing FAIR Data and Synthesis Methods by Developing and Disseminating Repositories: Examples from PTSD, Suicide Prevention, and TBI Health Services Research Methods ORAL
2004 Leah Wendleton Suicide Prevention Research and Enhancing Veteran Engagement: building trust, cohesion, and collaboration N/A VetForum

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