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Jinal Desai presents Psychiatry Grand Rounds on alcohol and suicide on May 4

Jinal Desai, M.D., will present the next Psychiatry Grand Rounds, a presentation entitled “Alcohol and Suicide,” from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Desai is a third-year resident in the SMHS Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Amber Dew, LAC, LMSW, LGSW, CCTP, a consult liaison to the Sanford Health Integrated Behavioral Health Treatment Team, will serve as Dr. Desai’s discussant.

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

  • Explain the connection between alcoholism and suicidality
  • Describe shared risk factors and pathways in pathogenesis
  • Describe shared neurobiological features
  • Discuss treatment interventions including acute stabilization and pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions

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 video conference to many sites throughout North Dakota and Minnesota and is also streamed via personal computers. If you want information on how to attend, please contact Teresa Klein at 701.293.4101 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 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 claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.