2019 Suicide Prevention Conference

Thank you to those who were able to attend our conference on June 12, 2019. Here is the full conference agenda and available presentations for you to review and share.


Magellan Healthcare
Leading humanity to healthy, vibrant lives

A suicide prevention solutions-focused conference

June 12, 2019
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration starts at 8 a.m.)

Boise Centre East – 4th Floor
850 West Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome remarks:

Diane Marciano, Vice President of Government Affairs Business Development, Magellan Health
Meredith Delk, General Manager for Government Markets, Magellan Rx; Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Magellan Health

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Morning keynote, Treat Suicide Like a Public Health Crisis

Barry Smith, Chairman and CEO, Magellan Health

10:25 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Plenary session, Suicide Prevention in Idaho: Perspectives Across Settings

Moderator: Charley Curie, Principal and Founder, The Curie Group, LLC

Kim Kane, Former Program Manager for Suicide Prevention Program, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Penelope Hansen, Mental Health Coordinator, Boise Police Department
Judy Gabert, MA, MEd, Program Specialist, Idaho Lives Project
Corey Surber, Director of State Advocacy, Saint Alphonsus Health System

11:40 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Buffet luncheon

Magellan Cares Foundation award presentation
Lunchtime keynote, Preventing Suicide in ALL Healthcare Settings: Now We Know What Must Be Done

Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Principal, Hogan Health Solutions, LLC

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Afternoon keynote, Why People Die By Suicide: Recent Developments

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University

3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent workshops

Michael F. HoganPreventing Suicide in ALL Healthcare Settings: How Do We Do What Must Be Done
Thomas JoinerClinical and Other Implications of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closing remarks by Meredith Delk

4:30 p.m.