Call for Symposia & Workshops

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018

The organisers invite proposals for symposia and workshops.

Symposia

Symposia should have a specific scientific focus and will be integrated in the regular programme (afternoon sessions). Symposia sessions should include a chair and four speakers. The chair of the session can be one of the speakers. Each session is 90 minutes and each speaker will have approximately 15 minutes speaking time to allow time for questions and discussion. The abstracts of the talks should be submitted together with the proposal and must follow the regular abstract format. The abstract template can be downloaded here. The author instructions are available here. These abstracts should not be submitted simultaneously or separately for the regular sessions. In case of non-approval or cancellation of the symposium, abstracts will be evaluated on their individual merit and may be integrated in a regular session.

Instructions for submitting a proposal for a symposium are available here.

Workshops

It is also possible to organise workshops before or during the conference with a particular focus on methodological issues in suicide research and prevention. These may include, for example, the assessment of suicide risk, the development of (national) suicide prevention programmes, the integration of approaches to suicide prevention and new technologies and applications in suicide prevention.

Full-day and half-day preconference workshops will be scheduled on Wednesday, 5 September 2018.
During the conference, 90 minute workshops can be organised. The abstracts of the workshop presentations should be submitted together with the proposal and must follow the regular abstract format. The abstract template can be downloaded here. The author instructions are available here. These abstracts should not be submitted simultaneously or separately for the regular sessions. In case of non-approval or cancellation of the Workshop, abstracts will be evaluated on their individual merit and may be integrated in a regular session.

Instructions for submitting a proposal for a workshop are available here.

Important Notes:

  • Proposals for Symposia & Workshops must include the abstracts of all speakers
  • An email notification will be sent by 10 March 2018
  • Chair(s) and speaker(s) of accepted Symposia and Workshops are NOT exempted from paying the registration fee
  • Chair(s) and speaker(s) of accepted Symposia and Workshops will be asked to register by 1 April 2018

The Scientific Committee will review submitted proposals for Symposia and Workshops.

Kindly submit your proposal for a Symposium or Workshop latest by 31 January 2018 to:
els@medicongress.com