Triple i 2017

O’er thee, Misfortune, I have ceased to wail,
I’ll utter no reproaches any more.
Thank God, I’m used to griefs thou hast in store
And to the sufferings in life’s strong jail.
No burden can now hurt my shoulders frail;
My lips are used to bitter drinks of yore;
My feet, like leather, are no longer sore,
I dread no thorny path, no irksome trail.
Stiff are my limbs and joints as if confined.
My heart, once sensitive, is hard as stone,
The claims of sorrow have subdued my mind.
All fear is fled; with it all hopes have flown.
Should Fate caress or beat me, it will find
Insensibility of flesh and bone.
(F. Prešeren: from Sonnets of Unhappiness)
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1st – 2nd June 2017, Piran (Slovenia)


We are pleased to invite you to the 8th TRIPLE i conference: intuition, imagination and innovation in suicidology, which will be held from 1st to 2nd June 2017 in the charming seaside town of Piran (Slovenia).

TRIPLE i is an international annual conference organised by the Slovene Centre for Suicide Research (Andrej Marušič Institute, University of Primorska, Slovenia) in memory of the late Prof. Andrej Marušič (around the time of his birthday) with the aim of promoting intuition, imagination and innovation in research and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour.

During the last years the conference has connected many people in the field of suicide research and prevention. The conference has developed into a platform for fruitful discussion between distinguished experts, interacting with young and perspective suicidologists or other eager professionals in the field.

The programme includes topics of suicide research and clinical work with suicidal patients and thus we will address theory, research, prevention and interventions in suicidology. Speakers will have more time than in usual conferences to present their experiences and participants will be invited to share their views. Existing difficulties in both research and clinical work will be specifically addressed.

Students, professionals, scholars, practitioners or others interested in the topic of suicidal behaviours from different fields and different parts of the world are invited to join the conference. Let the TRIPLE i be the opportunity to express and practice your intuition, imagination and innovative ideas.

Prijazno vabljeni!

Warm welcome!

Diego De Leo  
Vita Poštuvan


Social event
Call for presentations
How to apply
Conference fee
Important Dates

Where is the event happening?

The conference venue: Hotel Histrion (Bernardin group) Portorož****, Asteria Hall

The venue is located between Piran and Portorož, which can be easily reached either via Trieste or Ljubljana airports (Hotel Histrion, Obala 2b, 6320 Portorož-Portorose, Slovenia). Located in a quiet environment and with a direct view to the sea, it promises a memorable experience of the lovely Mediterranean seaside.


Hotel Histrion (Bernardin group)
Obala 2b
6320 Portorož-Portorose
T:+386 5 695 2000


(the hotel is the white spot on the right side of the picture)

You can find more information about tourist attractions in Slovenia, and specifically Piran and Portorož on the web page of the Official Travel Guide by Slovenian Tourist Board, in their Istria Slovenia publication, and on the web page of the Tourist Board of Portorose and Piran.

When is the event happening?

The 8th TRIPLE i: 1st – 2nd June 2017

The dates of the conference are in late spring – around the time of late Prof. Andrej Marušič’s birthday. Also, this is the time of the year when the weather at the Slovene coastal area is usually quite spectacular (air temperatures around 20 and water temperatures around 18 degrees).

What is the programme like?

Both days of the conference the programme will be held from 9 am to 6 pm. Lectures, workshops, symposiums or short presentations sessions will be 90 minutes long and they will include enough time for in-depth discussions between presenters and the audience. Different questions regarding research and prevention in suicidology will be addressed.

Distinguished international experts in the field of suicide research and prevention will present topics at the conference. At the moment confirmed speakers are Prof. Brian MisharaDr. Alexandra Fleischmann and Dr. Lisa Marzano.

The novelty of this year’s Triple i conference is a half-day training (lecture and workshop with the author and SCSR team) on using the STARS – Screening Tool for Assessing Risk of Suicide (Authors: Jacinta Hawgood and Diego De Leo; published by Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention). Attendance is a unique opportunity for practitioners to master the use of this new tool. Participants will receive a STARS certificate.

In light of the recent extensive media portrayals of suicide (writing the essay with the title Suicide as an exit from the wheels of the system as a part of the final exams; the series 13 reasons why), we decided to dedicate time in the conference programme to these currently relevant topics. They will be addressed in the form of a roundtable and a workshop, which will be open to journalists and mental health professionals working with adolescents.


Programme and abstract book

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The conference programme

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Social event

We will organise a social event for the conference participants on the first day of the conference in the evening. You are cordially invited to join us and enjoy the beautiful Slovenian seaside, relax, and connect with other participants, who share your enthusiasm for innovative approaches in the field of suicidology.

There will be a guided tour of Piran and we will have an opportunity to get to know this lovely Mediterranean town. After the tour, there will be dinner at the restaurant Ivo in Piran.

The price for attending the social event (both the tour and the dinner) is 20 € – please pay in cash at the registration on Thursday morning. However, if you only wish to attend the guided tour of Piran, you can join us for free.

If you wish to attend, please fill in the Social event registration form.

We will meet at 18:50 in the lobby of the Hotel Histrion.

Call for presentations

Participants are invited to present original research work or intervention programme as oral presentation or poster at the conference.

Abstracts should be submitted in English. Abstracts should not exceed 3000 characters and should include the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions.

The deadline for abstract submission is 27th February extended to 15th March 2017. Authors will be notified of the decision regarding their abstract(s) by 30th March 2017.

To submit an abstract, use this form: Abstract Submission Form.

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 and practitioners from all over the world who are interested in the topic of suicidal behaviours are invited to join the conference.

The size of the conference is intentionally kept small (up to 50 participants), to create a friendly environment where participants can truly interact with the experts and learn from them.

To apply, fill in this form: Registration Form.

The registration form is in English, as that is the official language of the event. Besides providing the official data, we kindly ask you to shortly describe your motivation to join the TRIPLE i and the expectations you have.

What about the fee?

Normal   Reduced*
Early bird: registration form submitted by 31 March, fee paid until 5 April 2017 150 € 80 €
Regular: registration form submitted by 25 May, fee paid until 26 May 2017 190 € 120 €

*Reduced fee applies to: full-time undergraduate students, unemployed, retired and individuals with long-term absence from work. Proof of eligibility is required; please, send a scan to

Group discount: Institutions or associations can apply for a group discount of 20% off the normal price if 8 or more employees/members register to the conference.

Fee costs per person include:

  • Full access to the scientific program
  • Refreshments during coffee breaks
  • Lunch box on both days of the conference

The fee does not include:

  • Social programme
  • Accommodation

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To keep the fee as low as possible, the event is financed by UP IAM and UP FAMNIT projects and activities.

How to pay?

After online registration, you will be required to pay the conference fee, which is non-refundable. Your registration is valid only if you pay the fee by the requested time.

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): 4-2017


Name  and address: Please state name, last name and address
Code (koda): BEXP
Aim (namen): Triple i-participant’s name

Important Dates



Who to contact if necessary?

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

Alternatively, you can call us on 00386 40 490 580.

Triple i organizatorji

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Past events

Triple i was organised by Slovene Center for Suicide Research UP IAM and FAMNIT. Check previous events: