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Spagnolia to discuss surgeon suicide at next Surgery Grand Rounds on Feb. 16

For the next Surgery Grand Rounds, Alessandra Spagnolia, M.D., will present “Surgeon Suicide: A post-COVID update” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. This broadcast will be held via Zoom/video conferencing. Dr. Spagnolia is a fifth-year resident in the UND Surgery Residency Training Program.

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

  • Recall surgeon suicide statistics.
  • Identify risk factors for depression and physician suicide.
  • Describe how COVID has impacted physician suicide rates.
  • Recognize where to find resources for help/support for struggling surgeons.

This Grand Rounds presentation, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School’s Department of Surgery, 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 Cassandra Cunningham at 701.777.2589 or cassandra.cunningham@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 claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.