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2021 IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research

Bringing together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology, epidemiology and genetics to assessment, intervention and prevention.

Suicide Research and Prevention Without Borders

October 24-27, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain

The Summit, sponsored by the International Academy of Suicide Research in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, brings together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology, epidemiology and genetics to assessment, intervention and prevention.

All suicide researchers and those interested in learning about the most cutting-edge evidence are invited to attend and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to network and interact. In addition to plenary sessions with preeminent suicide researchers and symposia, the meeting will include a mentoring program, poster sessions, and workshops addressing methodological issues particular to suicide research. Workshops will cover topics such as assessment of suicidal behavior and risk, strategies for research on low base rate outcomes, use of technology and proxy measures, approaches to facilitate inclusion of underrepresented populations, study design options that produce robust and reliable results, and guidance for the safe inclusion of individuals at high-risk for suicidal behavior.

Conference Co-Chairs

John Mann, M.D.
Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA

Ping Qin, M.D., Ph.D.
National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Oslo, Norway

Additional Information

The target audience for this event is professionals that conduct research or treat patients in the field of suicidology or other related fields. The 2019 Summit included over 450 researchers and clinicians from 28 countries across the globe. The International Summit on Suicide Research offers AMA credits for physicians and APA credits for psychologists. Previous events have offered between 20-23 education hours. Please continue to check back for updates regarding the continuing education offerings for the 2021 Summit. 

After participating in this live event:

  1. Participants will be able to articulate the key findings in the development of preventive, intervention, and implementation strategies and how to incorporate translational research strategies into preventive, intervention, and implementation research on suicide.
  2. Participants will be able to describe methodological and ethical challenges in research design for studies where the outcome of interest is suicidal ideation and behavior.
  3. Participants will be able to enumerate the most recent neurobiological, genetic, psychological and social evidence related to suicidal behavior.
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