Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Congress President, and Monique Séguin, Chair of the Organizing Committee, are lead organizers of the upcoming World Congress of the International Academy of Suicide Research, which will take place this Summer in Montreal.  

Excerpt from Dr. Turecki’s introduction on the congress website:

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.
Gustavo Turecki
The 2013 IASR World Congress is the first of its kind. It is the first meeting of the International Academy of Suicide Research, 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 (TSLU). This meeting will provide an inspiring forum for high level discussions on suicide research, suicide prevention and intervention.

The theme of the congress is Suicide: From research to practice. We are planning a number of timely and stimulating plenary sessions to discuss contemporary issues on suicide research, avenues for suicide prevention and innovative ways to intervene on suicidal behavior. Other sessions will offer 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.

Please go to www.suicide2013.org/en/ for more details about this important event, and to register.

Related link: Read Dr. Turecki’s Research Profile – What works for you? Treating depression without trial and error on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research website.