Early bird registrations open for IASP Asia Pacific Conference

Posted 16th February 2022 in General

Content was written and provided by the International Association for Suicide Prevention

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will host their 10th Asia Pacific Conference in Gold Coast, Australia from 3rd-5th May 2022. After a hugely successful World Congress held in Australia in 2021, Everymind is delighted to be working with IASP in supporting conference communications in the lead up and over this event.

Held in partnership with Australia’s National Mental Health Commission, LivingWorks Australia and Roses In The Ocean, this Asia Pacific Conference is set to be a uniquely intimate opportunity to share expertise, knowledge and insights among peers within the field of suicide prevention.

IASP’s smaller, regional conference aims to offer a truly collaborative space, providing an engaging platform for conversation and learning; critical as the region, and the world, look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and we aim to come together in person for the first time after prolonged periods of uncertainty.

A key focus will be placed on considerations, evidence and challenges around suicide prevention in lower and middle income countries, and within indigenous communities, alongside the integration of a lived and living experience perspective throughout. Focus will also be given to suicide prevention and emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

IASP President, Professor Rory O’Connor says that the 10th IASP APAC Conference is a well-timed opportunity; “gathering regional perspectives and insights on responses to COVID-19, and other issues within this programme, is fundamental in informing and advancing our work in suicide prevention, particularly enabling the opportunity to learn from lower and middle income countries and vulnerable communities.”

Strengthening conversations throughout are bursary opportunities enabling individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds to attend. Opportunities are extended to those with lived experience, individuals from regional lower and middle income countries, indigenous community members, military and veteran personnel and early career researchers.

Early bird registration for the 10th IASP Asia Pacific Conference are now OPEN. Bursary applications are being accepted. The deadline for bursary applications is 15th February 2022. The Conference will be fully hybrid and therefore opportunities for joining are both in person and virtually.

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