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Alessandra Spagnolia to give Surgery Grand Rounds talk on surgeon suicide Feb. 19

Alessandra Spagnolia, M.D., a PGY-II resident in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Surgeon Suicide” at Sanford Medical Center MEC Room 140 in Fargo, N.D., from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. All are welcome to attend.

The objectives of Dr. Spagnolia’s talk are:

  1. Recall a few physician suicide statistics.
  2. Identify risk factors for depression and physician suicide.
  3. Describe difficulties surgeons face in dealing with/managing depression and thoughts of suicide.
  4. List sources of help and support available to physicians/surgeons.

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via video conference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information about how to view the presentation, contact Kerri Hjelmstad at 701.777.2589 or

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