News and Annoucement

30 April 2011- Deadline for abstract submission
Due to request of many participants, the deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to 30th April. So far we have received more than 200 abstracts already. Please submit yours as soon as possible in order not to miss the chance to present your latest work in this exciting world congress for suicide prevention.

 

Information about plenary speakers has come out, as described below
 

PRESENTER TOPIC
PLENARY 1.SUICIDOLOGY PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Xiao Shuiyuan Suicide prevention in China
Diego De Leo The Journey of Suicidology: From many different places to many different directions?
Nav Kapur Health services and suicide prevention:  past, present, and future
PLENARY 2.ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR
Lanny Berman Formulating Risk for Suicide: New Thoughts on an Age Old Issue
Eric Caine Looking Beyond ¡°Risk Factors¡± in the Evaluation of People Who are Seriously Suicidal
Wang Xiangdong Partnership for suicide prevention
PLENARY 3.EVIDENCE¨CBASED BEST PRACTICIES IN SUICIDE PREVENTION
Morton Silverman Global Best Practices in Suicide Prevention: What is the Evidence?
Merete Nordentoft How to reduce the high risk of repetition of suicidal acts? What is the evidence?
Madelyn Gould School-based Suicide Prevention Strategies: What is the Evidence?
PLENARY 4.SUICIDE OVER THE LIFESPAN
Yeates Conwell Connectedness and the prevention of suicide in later life
Ping Qin Suicide in early and middle adulthood: risk factors and prevention challenges
Keith Hawton Suicidal behaviour in adolescents and youth: developmental, cross-cultural and prevention perspectives
PLENARY 5.SURVEILLANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SUICIDE AND SUICIDE ATTEMPTS
Paul Corcoran Surveillance and epidemiology of suicide and suicide attempts in Ireland
Cindy Classen Changing Paradigms: The Characterization of Suicide in DSM-V and ICD-11
Stephen Platt Inequalities in suicidal behaviour: evidence and implications
PLENARY 6.SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION/POSTVENTION
1 Ad Kerkhof Efficacy of a web-based self-help course for reducing suicidal thinking
2 Jane Pirkis Media reporting in the aftermath of a suicide
3 Onja Grad Postvention for different groups in different cultures
PLENARY 7.THEORIES AND MODELS OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR
1 Brian Mishara Understanding the relationship of suicidal behavior with mental illness
2 Birthe Loa Knizek Understanding suicidal behaviour in the framework of communication
3 Konrad Michel Understanding suicide in the context of goal-directed action systems

 

 

Call for Symposia, Workshops and Panels
 

We encourage persons interested in organizing a symposium, workshop or panel to submit proposals by the 30 April deadline. These activities will be put into 90-minute time slots so they could accommodate 3-6 speakers, depending on how long each speaker presents and how much time is left for general discussion. We are particularly interested in symposia, workshops or panels organized by persons from different countries.

Proposals for symposium (workshop, panel) should be submitted by e-mail to Ms Xiaoxiao Jiang (academic@iaspchina.org ). Abstracts for each paper presented during the symposium (workshop, panel) should be submitted as usual by the speakers on the Congress website (http://paper.iaspchina.org/en/ ) by 30 April 2011. (These submitted abstracts should indicate that the abstract is part of a proposed symposium and give the title of the proposed symposium.) Proposals for symposia, workshops or panels will not be considered if the corresponding abstracts for the presentations have not been submitted. We can consider only one symposium proposal from each individual.

If you are interested in organizing a symposim, a workshop or a panel please submit a 1-2 page proposal that briefly describes what you plan to do. The proposal should  include the following content:
Format: (Symposium, Workshop, or Panel)
Title of Symposium (Workshop, Panel)
Summary of the goals, content and format of the symposium: (200-300 words)
Chairperson(s)
Speakers:
Topic of each talk and abstract number provided at time of submission
Three educational objectives for the activity

Proposals will be reviewed by the scientific committee for the Congress. Notification of acceptance or rejection of the proposals will be distributed to the proposers by 31 May 2011.

If you have any questions please contact Professor Paul Yip (sfpyip@hku.hk) Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee.

 

 

Bursaries
Peter Lee’s Care for Life Foundation is planning to provide financial support for participants to attend the Conference. Priority will be given to those coming from low and low-middle income countries (zones 3 and 4) whose abstract is accepted for presentation at the Conference. The bursary will cover the registration fee ONLY, not accommodation or other expenses. Participants applying for a bursary should indicate this and attach a 300-500 words resume in ENGLISH when submitting the abstract.

If you are applying for a bursary, please DO NOT register until you receive the result of your application.

 

 

Accommodation
Accommodation details have been updated. Please go to “Accommodation and Tour” section for further information.

 

15 July 2011- Authors need to confirm participations
Authors should confirm their participations no later than 15 June 2011.  If the author of an abstract that is slated for oral presentation does not notify us of his/her acceptance by this date the article will be removed from the list of oral presentations for the congress. At least one of the listed authors needs to formally register for the Congress. If none of the authors for an accepted oral or poster presentation are registered by 20 August 2011, the abstract will be removed from the abstract book and from the list of presentations.

 

31 May 2011- Response to authors about acceptance of abstracts
Responses to authors about the acceptances of abstracts will be given before 31 May 2011. Final decisions will be sent to authors via E-mails.

 

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Most updated agenda of the 26th IASP World Congress can be downloaded here.

 

 

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Open invitation to the 26th IASP World Congress can be downloaded here.