The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will be held in Montreal, Canada, June 16–20, 2015. This biannual event, sponsored by the World Health Organization, is the world’s largest gathering of researchers, practitioners, helpline workers, program planners, graduate students and persons concerned with suicide bereavement. Over 700 persons from different disciplines around the world will meet to discuss new discoveries and technologies in suicide prevention. The official languages are English and French and there will be simultaneous translation for all plenary sessions and a selection of parallel sessions.
The congress theme, New discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention, highlights the innovative topics, but the congress will also cover a full range of research and interventions in suicide prevention, with multidisciplinary perspectives, from biology and genetics to psychology and anthropology and suicide in the cinema.
The 2nd announcement and call for papers, symposia, and workshops are available on the congress website and online registrations are now open. The deadline for submitting proposals for a Symposium or Workshop is the 24th of October 2014, and for individual oral and poster presentations, the deadline is the 4th of January 2015. Proposals must be submitted online.