Conferences 2017-11-08T07:59:58+00:00

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: 

Dates Location Conference For Information
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: eunicej.harvey@maryland.gov
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 sfreedenthal@gmail.com. Listings are restricted to conferences focused exclusively on suicide prevention and sponsored by non-profit or governmental organizations.