REFLECT 2017: A Collaborative Forum in Suicide Prevention

REFLECT 2017: A Collaborative Forum in Suicide Prevention

Please join Simon Denegri, Chair of the National Institute for Health Research’s INVOLVE advisory group as he kicks off REFLECT 2017 on October 1st, 2017. This event will be co-hosted by Dr. Simon Hatcher, Vice-Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Marnin Heisel, Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Bio-Statistics.

REFLECT 2017 is a three-day event that aims to bring together people with lived experience and researchers in suicide and self-harm. It is open to researchers, service users, and caregivers interested in or touched by suicide and self-harm, and will create a supportive forum for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the refinement of both research methods and priorities.

WHERE: Innovation Centre, Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd., Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3B5

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017 – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

To apply to attend this trainings event, please visit:

At this event, researchers, policy makers and trainees will have an opportunity to:

  • Connect with clients with lived experience;
  • Connect with other researchers, policy makers and trainees involved in suicidology research;
  • Attend training lectures, workshops and seminars about patient-oriented suicide prevention research;
  • Learn about how to incorporate clients with lived into your research and increase your likelihood of obtaining grant funding;
  • Attend mentoring sessions with other researchers, clinicians, trainees and policy makers interested in patient-oriented suicide prevention research;
  • Help to create shared knowledge in patient-oriented suicide prevention research.  

Applications from researchers, clinicians, policy makers, trainees and people with lived experience will be accepted until August 31, 2017. A certificate of attendance will be provided by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to attend. More information about this event is available at:

Registration for the event is $100.00 ($50.00 for trainees). People with lived experience are also encouraged to apply for REFLECT 2017 bursaries to defray registration costs.

This event is sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sarah MacLean, Event Coordinator at