IASR World Congress on Suicide

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June 10 – 13 2013 | From Research to Practice

Montréal Hyatt Regency Montreal
Organized by: RQRS et AFSP
In collaboration with: AQPS, CASP, FTLSU


 Final Program | Abstract book

 President's acknowledgements

Suicide has a terrible toll on most, if not all, societies around the world. Although we have made significant progress over the last decades in our understanding of risk factors for suicide, as well as in intervention and prevention strategies, much has yet to be learned and remains to be done.

The 2013 IASR World Congress was the first of its kind. It was the first meeting of the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR), organized by the Quebec Suicide Research Network (RQRS), in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and in collaboration with the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Fédération Trauma Suicide Liaison Urgence (FTSLU). This meeting provided an inspiring forum for high level discussions on suicide research, suicide prevention and intervention.

The theme of the congress was Suicide: From research to practice. A number of timely and stimulating plenary sessions were held to discuss contemporary issues on suicide research, avenues for suicide prevention and innovative ways to intervene on suicidal behavior. Other sessions offered unique opportunities for engaged dialogue between researchers and clinicians, stakeholders and decision-makers, promoting both translation of research findings to practice, as well as informing research direction by clinical and prevention needs.

I was pleased by the high-caliber content of all congress activities, and hope you were stimulated by this meeting. On behalf of all the members of the organizing team, and all our partners and sponsors, I would like to express to all participants, faculty, and congressmen, a heartfelt thank you.

 Dr. Gustavo Turecki


International Academy of Suicide Research


Réseau québécois de recherche sur le suicide