Suicide prevention is the focus of regional, national, and international conferences. These conferences typically provide great opportunities for intensive learning about the latest research into suicide prevention, effective clinical techniques, and more.
The biggest conference in the U.S. is held every April by the American Association for Suicidology. The conference has trainings, workshops, and presentations about evidence-based techniques, research findings, clinical interventions, and more. You can find more information here about their 2018 conference.
Below is a list of all conferences that I know of, so far:
|Sept. 18-19, 2017||Albany, NY||New York State Suicide Prevention Conference||nyssuicidepreventionconference.org|
|Sept. 27, 2017||Manchester, UK||Manchester’s 6th International Bereavement Conference||Suicide Bereavement UK|
|Sept. 29, 2017||London||Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives||Towards Zero Suicide|
|Oct. 4, 2017||Baltimore, MD||Maryland’s 29th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oct. 6, 2017||Orem, UT||Utah Valley University Suicide Prevention Conference||uvu.edu/chss/suicide_prevention/|
|Oct. 24-27, 2017||Phoenix, AZ||10th Annual Hope Conference (Pre-Conference, Oct. 24-25)||Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition|
|Nov. 5-8, 2017||Henderson, NV||IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research (International Academy of Suicide Research & the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)||suicideresearchsummit.org|
|Nov. 9-10, 2017||Sydney, Australia||1st National Male Suicide Prevention Conference||malesuicide.com|
|April 18-21, 2018||Washington, DC||51st Annual Conference of the American Association for Suicidology||suicidology.org/Annual-Conference/51st-Annual-Conference|
|April 21, 2018||Washington, DC||Healing After Suicide Loss||suicidology.org/Annual-Conference/30th-Annual-Healing-Conference|
|May 2-5, 2018||Northland, New Zealand||IASP 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Conference||International Association for Suicide Prevention|
|July 22-25, 2018||Adelaide, South Australia||Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference||suicidepreventionaust.org/conferences|
|Sept. 5-8, 2018||Ghent, Belgium||17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour||esssb17.org|
|Sept. 17-21, 2019||Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland||30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention||iasp2019.com|
Updated Sept. 3, 2017.
If you are holding a conference dedicated to suicide prevention that you would like to have listed here, or if you note any errors in the listings above, please email me the information at email@example.com. Listings are restricted to conferences focused exclusively on suicide prevention and sponsored by non-profit or governmental organizations.