IASR Congress

The IASR Congress (International Summit on Suicide Research Congress) will be held in Henderson (Nevada) from November 5th to November 8th. Abstracts can be submitted until 14th March 2017.

Further information: http://suicideresearchsummit.org/

29th IASP World Congress

The 29th IASP World Congress (World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention) will be held in Kuching (Malaysia) from July 18th to July 22th. Abstracts can be submitted until 28th February 2017.

Further information: http://iasp2017.org/

ÖGPH Congress

The next ÖGPH Congress (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Public Health) will take place in Eisenstadt (Austria) from May 11th to May 19th. (Call for abstracts from 1st January until 19th March 2017)

Further information: https://oeph.at/

DGS Conference

The DGS springtime conference (Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Suizidprävention) will take place in Günzburg (Germany) from March 23th to March 25th.

Further information: https://www.suizidprophylaxe.de/die-dgs/tagungen/die-naechste-wissenschaftliche-fruehjahrstagungen-der-dgs/

„Paper of the month“

„Paper of the Month“:

Cwik, J. C., Till, B., Bieda, A., Blackwell, S., Walter, C., & Teismann, T. (2017). Measuring attitudes towards suicide: Preliminary evaluation of an attitude towards suicide scale. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 72, 56-65. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.09.008.

Changing the statutes in our Executive Board

Changing the statutes in our Executive Board:

Martin Voracek, former Secretary, was elected unanimously to the position of Debuty Chair by all present members. Benedikt Till, former Debuty Secretary, was elected unanimously to Secretary and Victoria Zeilinger to Deputy Secretary. Congratulations from all members.

„Paper of the Month“

Paper of the Month: Laido, Z., Voracek, M., Till, B., Pietschnig, J., Eisenwort, B., Dervic, K., Sonneck, G., & Niederkrotenthaler, T. (in press). The epidemiology of suicide among children and youth in Austria, 2001-2014. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. doi: 10.1007/s00508-016-1092-8.

Word Suicide Prevention Day 2016

The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world. On September 10th, join with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. The motto for the next WSPD  is: connect, communicate and  care.

Further information: IASP Website

Benedikt Till- Habilitation for Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna

Vienna, April 24 2016: Benedikt Till, board member (deputy secretary) of the Wiener Werkstaette for Suicide Research, obtained his independent teaching qualification (Habilitation) for Public Health  at the Medical University of Vienna. His habilitation thesis topic was „Suicide in the media as a public health problem: Media portrayals of suicide and their impact on audiences “. Congratulations from all members!