Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract describing an original research work that you wish to present – symposium, oral presentation, workshop or poster – at the Conference. Abstracts must present material in a clear manner and feature grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.

Abstracts should take into account the theme of this Regional Conference.

Turning the tide together – Tai pari, Tai timu ngātahi ai


All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts must be submitted online. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 December 2017.

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If you are experiencing difficulties in using the online submission facility, please contact newzealand@iasp.info


Stream 1: Consideration of culture in the understanding of suicidal behaviour and in the formulation of suicide prevention strategies
Stream 2: Suicide across the lifespan, with a particular focus on preventing suicides in youth and older adults
Stream 3: Suicide and employment, targeting suicide prevention activities in workplace settings
Stream 4: Free Papers in keeping with the Theme but not directly related to the above Streams


  1. Epidemiology
  2. Social Risk Factors
  3. Suicide and Gender
  4. Law and Ethics
  5. Vulnerable Groups
  6. Suicide and Religion
  7. Psychological Factors
  8. Suicide, Depression and Anxiety
  9. Resilience/Protective Factors
  10. Media and the Internet
  11. Military and Police
  12. Suicide Survivors
  13. Non-suicidal Self-harm
  14. Schizophrenia / Psychotic Disorders
  15. Traumatic Stress
  16. Substance Abuse
  17. Personality Disorders
  18. Psychological Autopsy
  19. Risk Assessment Methods
  20. Crisis Interventions
  21. National Strategies
  22. Psychotherapy
  23. Diagnostic Concepts and Nomenclature
  24. Psychopharmacology
  25. Postvention
  26. Chain of Care
  27. Restriction to Means
  28. Educational Programmes


Please note:All presenters/delegates must pay their registration fees before their contributions can be included in the conference programme and published.

All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.

If you have any questions regarding conference symposia and workshops, please contact Professors Jane Pirkis and/or Sunny Collings, Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee, newzealand@iasp.info


Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

Please read the following information carefully:

All abstracts should be written in English. The authors are responsible for the contents as well as spelling and grammar.

  • The abstract title should contain not more than 150 characters including spaces, and should be entered in the title field.
  • The first author shall be the presenter and all co-authors should be mentioned.
  • The abstract text should include no more than 2500 characters including spaces.
  • The abstract should elucidate the topic by informative text on:
  • Study objectives
    • Methods and material
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • References should not be used unless particularly useful for clarification.
  • Personal contact details etc. are not permitted in the abstract text.
  • Use single space text without blank lines. Abbreviations and units should follow international standards. Numbers should be written in numerals.
  • The abstract should not exceed one page.