The 51st Annual AAS Conference (American Association of Suicidology) will take place on April 18th to 21th, 2018 in Washington DC.
Further information: AAS
jugendschutz.net developed a Best Practice Paper about “self-harm behaviour” in social media platforms in cooperation with the NASPro, the Wiener Werkstaette for Suicide Research and the Federal Association “Eating disorders”.
The 17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB) will be Held in Ghent (Belgium), from September 5th to September 8th, 2018.
Further information: ESSSB
This year’s annual science conference by the ÖGPH (Österr. Gesellschaft für Public Health) take place in Vienna from 23th to 24th May. Abstracts can be submitted until 15th March 2018.
Further information: ÖGPH
The 18th annual conference by the ÖGPP (Österr. Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik) will held in Gmunden, Upper Austria, from April 25th to April 28th.
Further information: ÖGPP
For the first time, The Medical University of Vienna offers a certificate course in “Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention”.
Further Information: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
In 2019, the next IASR Congress (International Summit on Suicide Research Congress) will be held in Florida.
Paper of the Month: Tran, U.S., Andel, R., Niederkrotenthaler, T., Till, B., Ajdacic-Gross, V., & Voracek, M. (2017). Low validity of Google Trends for behavioral forecasting of national suicide rates. PLoS ONE, 12(8), e0183149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183149.
The national suicide prevention strategy (SUPRA) has been commended as a Best Practice Example by the EU and received much praise.
For further Information: EU-Compass
Martin Voracek, board member (Deputy Chair) of the Wiener Werkstaette for Suicide Research, was appointed University Professor for psychological research methods at the University of Vienna. Congratulations from all members!