ONLINE SYMPOSIUM | 19-22 APRIL 2021

Suicide Prevention Australia invites submissions of abstracts for presentation at our Suicide Prevention Australia Symposium 2021. The theme, ‘Gateway to Excellence’, is aligned with our commitment to enhance best practice. Striving for excellence in suicide prevention is imperative for delivering safe, high quality and consistent standards of care. The program will showcase evidence-based solutions, bold ideas and community-led innovation.

Abstract Submissions Closed

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstract submissions may include short virtual poster presentations, oral presentations and three-minute thesis presentations. Presentations are sought in the areas of:

• Stigma, mental ill-health and suicide;
• Psychological and social risk factors;
• Postvention and exposure to suicide; and
• Support and care to vulnerable population groups.

Short Virtual Poster Presentations: Poster presentations allow for interaction with the audience and for presenters to answer questions
one-on-one. Each five-minute oral presentation will be accompanied by a poster which will be on display during the author’s presentation.

Oral Presentations: Oral presentations showcase translational research, evidence-informed solutions, bold ideas and community-led innovation. Presentations would include a 15-minute allocation and the opportunity of involvement in a panel discussion.

Three-minute Thesis Presentations: Three-minute thesis presentations are open to PhD students and early career researchers, providing an opportunity to discuss their research in a way that is accessible to people outside of their field as well as provide the audience with a quick overview of a current research.
Those wishing to submit an abstract will need to prepare a justification statement, highlighting important concepts and facts to explain the presentation’s contribution to the symposium theme and program streams. A brief overview will need to be provided which includes the following:

1. Importance to the advancement of suicide prevention;
2. Alignment to symposium theme – a gateway to excellence;
3. New information – what new and/or novel approaches, initiatives or research is being presented?
4. Inclusion of lived experience of suicide

PRIOR TO SUBMITTING THE ABSTRACT, PLEASE ENSURE THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN CLEARLY IDENTIFIED:

• Preferred program stream
• Preferred presentation format
• Abstract title
• Abstract text (no more than 300 words)
• Justification statement