Seminar: Suicide Prevention – University of Copenhagen

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Seminar: Suicide Prevention

Seminar by Keith Hawton, Professor in Psychiatry, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, UK.


14.00 - 14.05: Introduction Professor Merete Nordentoft, Research Unit, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

14.05 - 14.20: ‘Clinical predictors of suicide’ Professor Merete Nordentoft, Research Unit, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

14.20 - 14.45: ‘Latent trajectories of suicidal ideations - increasing our understanding of heterogeneity in suicidality’, Postdoctoral fellow Trine Madsen, Research Unit, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

14.45 - 15.00: ‘MyPLan – a safety plan for people at risk of suicide’ Senior researcher Annette Erlangsen, Research Unit, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

15.00-15.30: Coffee break

15.30- 16.45: ‘Prevention of deliberate self-harm and pack-size restrictions on paracetamol’ Professor Keith Hawton, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

16.45- 17.15: ‘The Paracetamol-project; Danish Pack size restriction of mild analgesics sold as OTC in pharmacy’, Ph.D.-student Britt Morthorst, Research Unit, Mental Health Centre Copenhagen

17.15-17.30: Concluding remarks

The hosts are the Research Unit at the Mental Health Centre Copenhagen.

Registration latest at 7 April 2016 at or by sending an e-mail to Britt Morthorst,

Looking forward to seeing you al,

Professor Merete Nordentoft, Annette Erlangsen, Kim Dalhoff og Britt Morthorst

Keith Hawton is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University Department of Psychiatry. He is also a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator. For more than thirty-five years he and his research group have been conducting investigations concerning the causes, treatment, prevention and outcome of suicidal behaviour. He has received the Stengel Research Award from the International Association for Suicide Prevention (1995), the Dublin Career Research Award from the American Association of Suicidology (2000), the Research Award of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (2002) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (2012), became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in May 2013 and received the Morselli Medal from the International Association of Suicide Research, Montreal, June 2013. (The Morselli Medal is the Academy's most distinguished award and is given every 2 years to individuals who have made outstanding and important lifetime contributions to the study of suicide, suicidal behaviors or suicide prevention). He has approximately 500 papers and chapters and 16 books. He is co-editor of The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide (2000, Wiley), editor of Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour: From Science to Practice (2005, Oxford University Press), co-author of By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents (2006, Jessica Kingsley Publishers) and co-editor of Suicide (a four volume major themes series) (Routledge 2012).