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AAS 2014 - 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology

Date2014-04-10 - 2014-04-12


VenueCalifornia, USA - United States USA - United States



Topics/Call fo Papers

We are excited to release the Call for Papers for the 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology. The conference will be held in Los Angeles, California, from April 10th-12th, 2014, with preconference workshops on April 9th. The theme of the 2014 conference is “Never Alone.”
This theme reflects the connectedness of everyone within the field of suicidology and serves as a call for all of us to break down the silos that can isolate us. We hope to encourage collaboration among researchers, clinicians, crisis centers, preventionists, survivors of suicide, suicide attempt survivors, and everyone else with a vested interest in suicidology. We have unique opportunities to support each other and create innovative, effective initiatives to prevent suicide and help those who have been affected by suicide. “Never Alone” serves to remind us to work together, encourage each other, and care for one another when needed. Priority will be given to abstracts clearly related to the conference’s theme of “Never Alone.”
Once again this year, we will offer the research symposium format for conference submissions, as they were well received at the 2013 AAS Annual Conference. In addition, we will continue to accept submissions for individual paper presentations, poster presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. However, changes will be made to some of these formats because we want to maximize the number of presentations accepted to ensure that we cover the broad range of topics within our field. As such, there will now be five papers presented during each 90-minute paper session, and two workshops presented during each 90-minute workshop session. For those who feel that 45 minutes is insufficient to meet workshop presentation objectives, we suggest that you contact Dr. Lanny Berman regarding the possibility of conducting a preconference workshop.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2013. No late submissions will be accepted. As in previous years, abstract submissions will be judged using a completely blind review process, in which reviewers and conference organizers do not know the identities of abstract authors when making recommendations regarding submissions. Please review the submission requirements closely, as all proposals must follow the enclosed guidelines and must be submitted online in order to receive full consideration. Proposals that do not follow the enclosed guidelines may result in non-acceptance. There are a few changes to the submission process for this year.
First, submissions will not be accepted to a single division. Instead, you will be able to select the primary and secondary audiences for your presentation, and reviewers representing each of these audiences will review your submission. In addition, you will select whether your presentation is data-based or not data-based to ensure that it goes to the most appropriate reviewers.
Please feel free to contact us or the AAS Central Office with any questions regarding this call for papers. We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in LA!
Danielle Jahn, M.A. Bill Schmitz, Psy.D.
2014 Program Chair AAS President

Last modified: 2013-08-16 10:37:58