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We are pleased to invite you to the XXX World Congress of INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

Connectedness in suicidology:
Bringing closer people, research and practice for suicide prevention

Piran, Summer 2019


Prijazno vabljeni! Warm welcome!

Diego De Leo  
Vita Poštuvan



How to reach
Social event
Call for presentations
How to apply
Conference fee
Accommodation and parking
Important Dates

Where is the event happening?


Piran – the jewel of North Adriatic coastal towns. The uniqueness of the location is really majestic: you have the historical town with Tartini square and the seaside. Those are just one hour away from Postojna caves and Ljubljana – Slovenia’s capital with car, and 2,5 hours from Venice with a boat and very close to Croatian border.

The area provides excellent opportunity for great food, escape to nature and treating yourself well. You can find more info about Piran on the webpages of The Official Travel Guide by Slovenian Tourist Board or Tourist Board of Portorose and Piran.

Hotel Bernardin***** is located 10 minutes walk from the centre of Piran.

It offers great conference rooms and plenty of space for other activities.

How to reach Piran?

Piran can be easily reached either via MULTIPLE WAYS:

  • Plane: 30 minutes from Trieste (IT), 1 hour from Ljubljana (SI) & 1 hour from Pula (Croatia) airports. There will be shuttles provided by GoOpti company on the days before and after the congress to make your way to the conference venue easier.
  • Boat: From Venice a 2,5h boat trip and Croatia only 15 minutes away
  • Driving distance: Venice: 2h, Zagreb : 2,5h, Vienna: 5h, Budapest: 5½h, Munich: 5½h, Beograd: 6h, Sarajevo: 7h,  Zurich: 7h,  Nice: 7h, … –> everything is close to your hearth

Piran is a walking distance from Portorož: watch a promotional video about it.

When is the event happening?

Summer 2019
The dates of the event are in Summer 2019. This is the time when the weather at the Slovene coastal-area is usually quite spectacular (air temperatures around 25 and water temperatures around 22 degrees).


What is the program like?

The programme 

  • Pre-congress activities
  • Oral & poster sessions
  • Symposia and workshops
  • Meeting of IASP bodies
  • Lunch with experts
  • Postvention activities
  • Plenary sessions from all continents – to ensure the cultural diversity
  • Other …

Extra activities:

  • Sports and social games for members of the congress
  • Mindfulness sessions in the mornings
  • Reading corner

Please note that the programme might be changed.

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Special way to connect

  • GLOBAL Audience – Connected with streaming and engaged with ICT
    • Selected places around the world will be offered a life-streaming of plenary sessions of the conference (we propose places from LIMA countries, with less possibilities to attend the conference and which can provide local support; IASP board shall advise on places)
    • While streaming, participants at the conference and elsewhere will be engaged through crowd-sourcing technologies to connect everyone
      • We will connect globally on everyone’s opinions to tackle suicide

Social event

The purpose of social event is to connect with each other, to relax, and enjoy good time. Therefore, there will be:

  • 2-hour cruise by the Slovene coast with refreshments (proposed to be included in the registration fee)
  • Gala dinner (proposed to be included in the registration fee)
  • Tartini concert
  • Tourists tour around Piran
  • Visit of Postojna cave * & other tourists’ attractions in Slovenia
  • Visit of Lipica Stud Farm *

Participation in the first 4 listed social events shall be included in the conference registration fee if the budget allows.

Call for presentations

You are invited to submit an abstract (3000 characters) describing an original research work or intervention programme that you wish to present as a oral presentation at the conference.

All abstracts must be submitted in English. Abstracts must be submitted online (Application form). The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 September 2018.

Authors who submit abstracts will be notified of the decision regarding their abstract(s) by end of the year 2018.

Please note: All presenters must pay their registration fees before their contributions can be included in the programme.

Who and how to apply?

Professionals, students, scholars, practitioners, survivors and those with experiences of suicidal ideations or who are interested in the topic of suicidal behaviours are invited to join the conference. We invite of people from all over the world.

Please be aware that we will try hard to create a friendly environment where participants can truly interact with the experts and learn from them.

Fill in the Registration form (to be activated when approved).

English is the official language of the event. 

What about the fee?

Estimated fees according to the zones:

Zone 1 (High-income economies) Early Birds Regular On Site
IASP members* 550 600 650
Non-members* 600 650 700
Students, survivors and volunteers** 250 300 350
Zone 2 (Upper-middle-income economies)
IASP members* 480 530 580
Non-members* 530 580 630
Students, survivors and volunteers** 180 230 280
Zone 3 (Lower-middle-income economies)
IASP members* 410 460 510
Non-members* 460 510 560
Students, survivors and volunteers** 140 170 200
Zone 4 (Low-income economies)
IASP members* 300 330 350
Non-members* 350 380 400
Students, survivors and volunteers** 100 130 150
Partial registration – per day 200 250 300
Accompanying persons 150 180 200

*Reduced fee applies to full-time undergraduate students (proof of eligibility is required) and IASP members

Fee costs per person include:

  • Full access to the scientific program
  • Refreshments during coffee breaks (including meals)
  • Special social program (as indicated above)

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Fee does not include:

  • Accommodation


How to pay? 

After the confirmation of registration you will be required to pay the conference fee. Only once you have paid the fee, the booking is complete. If you do not pay by the time requested, we can not guarantee the space.

Your payment should be made to:

Name and address: University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute
Muzejski trg 2, SI-6000 Koper
IBAN: SI56011006030347928
Bank: Banka Slovenije, Slovenska 35, 1505 Ljubljana
VAT ID number: SI 71633065
Reference number (sklic pri plačilu): IASP201911
Name  and address: Please state name, last name and address
Code (koda): BEXP
Aim (namen): IASP2019-participant’s name


There are several options where to stay. Some hotels offer special prices for our participants

Hotel Tartini***
Tartinijev trg 15
6330 PIRAN
The prices of other hotels are very reasonable. Check it out!•       Hotel price for single bed: from 40€ per person / night 

Important Dates

31 September 2018
Deadline for proposals for symposia and workshops

31 September 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations and posters
31 January, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration fee

Summer, 2018
On-site registration opens

Who to contact if necessary?

In case you have additional questions, please send us an email to

Additionally, you can also call us on: 00386 40 490 580.



  • Ministry of education, science and sport
  • Ministry of health
  • University of Primorska
  • Mayor of Piran city
  • National Radio-television Slovenia
  • National Institute of Public Health
  • Slovene Psychologists’ Association
  • Board of Prevention and Intervention, European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)

Past events

Slovene Centre for Suicide Research organises annual international conferences Triple i – intuition – imagination – innovation in suicidology since 2009. Check their past experiences: