Julie Blehm and Robert Olson present Psychiatry Grand Rounds on June 20

  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Education

Julie A. Blehm, MD, and Robert J. Olson, MD, will give a presentation entitled "Physician Depression and Suicide" from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at UND's Southeast Campus auditorium in Fargo. Dr. Blehm is an associate professor with UND’s Department of Internal Medicine and is the senior medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota. Dr. Olson is a clinical professor and the program director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in UND’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He is also a Psychiatrist with Sanford Health.

Upon completion of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of an open dialogue among physicians about depression and suicide within the profession.
  • Describe the stigma surrounding depression and help-seeking behaviors among physicians.
  • Discuss the benefits of an environment that encourages caring vigilance among colleagues and appropriate help-seeking behaviors for depression and suicidal ideation.

This grand rounds presentation, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites throughout North Dakota and Minnesota and is also streamed via personal computers; although, attending in person will add to the experience as much of this grand rounds will be audience interaction. If you want information on how to attend, please contact Betty Jo Tostenson at 701.293.4101 or betty.tostenson@med.und.edu.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.