Triple i 2016

There is the sound of a distant brook
steam rises from the earth,
and sleep smells of exhausted health.
(E. Kocbek: The Moon Shines on Corrals)
 logo - triple i in suicidology

5th – 6th May 2016, Piran (Slovenia)


We are pleased to invite you to the 7th TRIPLE i conference: intuition, imagination and innovation in suicidology, which will be held from 5th to 6th May 2016 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
Accommodation and parking
Important Dates

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 7th TRIPLE i: 5th– 6th May 2016

The dates of the event are in late spring – 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 programme 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. The confirmed speakers are: Dr. Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Dr. David Kerr, Prof. Lars Mehlum, Prof. Ping Qin and Dr. Miran Pustoslemšek.

Programme and abstract book

triple i 2016 knjižica


The programme

Thursday 5th

Friday 6th

 Predavatelji 2015

Social event

On Thursday evening there will be a social event. All participants are invited to join us and enjoy the beautiful Piran, relax, and connect with other participants. More information on social event are to be announced.


Call for presentations

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

All abstracts must be submitted in English through this online form (Abstract Submission Form). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th February 2016 extended to 29th February 2016.

Authors will be notified of the decision regarding their abstract(s) by 8th March 2016.

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 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 note 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.

To apply, 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 (early bird: paid until 11th March 2016) 150 € 80 €
Fee (regular: paid after 12th March 2016) 190 € 120 €

*Reduced fee applies to full-time undergraduate students (proof of eligibility is required; please, send a scan to

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

Udeleženci 2015

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. Please note that the fee is non-refundable. If you do not pay by the time requested, your registration is not valid.

Only once you have paid the fee, the booking is complete and you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

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): 2-2016


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

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.


Important Dates

Dates 2016-extended


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


Past events

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