Triple i 2014

The moon is growing younger,
younger, growing older,
and there is light and there is dark,
the world is the cradle and the grave.
Svetlana Makarovič: Aloneness

logo - triple i in suicidology

13 – 14 May 2014, Piran (Slovenia)


We are pleased to invite you to the 5th TRIPLE i conference: intuition, imagination and innovation in suicidology, which will be held from 13th to 14th May 2014 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. Eight 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

 Media invitation is available here

 Photos from the conference are available here.


How to apply
Conference fee
Accommodation and parking

Where is the event happening?

Hotel Tartini PiranTartinijev trg 15, 6330 PIRAN, Slovenia

Hotel Tartini is situated in the urban centre of Piran – the jewel of North Adriatic coastal towns. The uniqueness of the location is really majestic: right on the Tartini square and with the view both on the square and the seaside.


Piran can be easily reached either via Trieste or Ljubljana airports.

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.


When is the event happening?

The 5th TRIPLE i: 13th – 14th May 2014

The dates of the event are in May around the time of late Prof. Andrej Marušič’s birthday. Also, this is the time 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 program like?

Both days of the conference the programme will be held from 9am to 6pm. We will follow 4 sessions, each of them consists of two lectures approximately 90 minutes long, and discussion. 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. 

13th May 2014
8:15 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:00 – 10:45 The Gender Paradox in Suicide: Implications for Research Murad Khan
11:15-12:45 Understanding the suicidal mind: insights from psychological science Rory O’Connor
14:30 – 16:00 Research To Implementation – Challenges in community suicide prevention Lakshmi Vijayakumar
16:30 – 18:00 Why are we not getting closer to preventing suicide? Round table with international professionals
14th May 2014
9:00 – 10:30 Difficulties in suicide prediction and prevention Zoltan Rihmer
11:00 – 12:30 Technology-based suicide prevention (TBSP) programs Gwendolyn Portzky
14:30 – 16:00 Future of suicide research and prevention Diego De Leo
16:30 – 18:00 Suicide prevention in Slovenia – activities in recent years Round table with Slovene professionals

* coffee breaks 10:45/10:30 and 16:00; luch break: 12:45/12:30.


Who and how to apply?

Professionals, students, scholars and practitioners 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 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. Therefore we advice you to book your place as soon as possible.

Fill in the Registration form.

The registration form is in English, as that is the official language of the event. In the form, besides the official data, we are interested to hear about your motivation to join the TRIPLE i and the expectations you have.



What about the fee?

Normal Reduced*
Fee (before 31st March 2014) 100 € 60 €
Fee (from 1 April 2014) 130 € 90 €

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

Fee costs per person include:
– Full access to the scientific program
– Refreshments during coffee breaks


Fee does not include:
– Social programme fee
– Meals (meals will be available upon request for those not accommodated within the Hotel Tartini)
– Accomodation

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 the confirmation of registration you will be required to pay the conference fee. Only once you have paid the fee, the booking is complete. Unfortunately, the fee is non-refundable.

Your payment should be made to:

Univerza na Primorskem
Inštitut Andrej Marušič
Muzejski trg 2
6000 Koper SWIFT code: BSLJSI2X
IBAN: SI56011006030347928
Bank: Banka Slovenije, Slovenska 35, 1505 Ljubljana
VAT ID number: SI 71633065
Aim (namen): Triple I-your name
Reference number (sklic pri plačilu): 1-2014

Accommodation and parking?

Hotel Tartini***
Tartinijev trg 15
6330 PIRAN
Tel: +386 5 67 11 000
Fax: +386 5 67 11 665


We advise guests to park at the central parking place Fornace near the roadblock in front of Piran. The distance to the parking is 800 meters, but there is a free regular mini bus commuting between the parking and the hotel (Tartini Square). Parking for Hotel Tartini guests is available at a discounted charge, but the parking must be paid in the hotel. In the registration form you can also apply for transfer options from Ljubljana.


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.



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