european psychiatric association

Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

Section committee

SARCHIAPONE Marco , Chair

LOPEZ CASTROMAN Jorge, Co-Chair

GRAMAGLIA Carla, Secretary


Aims & Objectives

Section mission

The EPA Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention is aimed at improving research in this field and translating research findings into clinical practice. In this sense the Section adheres to a bio-psycho-social perspective and involves an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers and clinicians.

Section objectives

  1. Raising awareness about suicide as important public health issue and fighting the stigma sourrounding it
  2. Improving understanding of risk and protective factors
  3. Sharing experience and knowledge on suicide prevention
  4. Disseminating best practices on management and treatment of the suicidal patients

Activities

Meetings/events

EPA-SSSP Business Meeting

EPA-SSSP Business Meeting
Description :

Venue: EPA Congress, Nice, France Acropolis Convention Centre, Esplanade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1, Room Risso 7B

Date: Monday, 5th March 2018
Time: 03:00 – 04:30 p.m.

After the Welcome from the chair, we had a brief update about EPA-SSSP members. Marco Sarchiapone said a few words concerning the Section, underscoring the large number of Members (this section is the biggest section of EPA) and the intensive work done. The Annual report 2017 was shared as well as information about the last meetings and activities of the section in Almaty (1st International Conference Promoting The Mental Health And Wellbeing Of Children And Adolescents) and Rome (XXII Congress of the Italian Society of Psychopathology). Participants were informed about the homicide-suicide group, flyers distributed by Jorge Lopez Castroman, and shown also in the powerpoint presentation, other research topic (Psychosocial interventions for suicide prevention, Frontiers in Psychology) and future activities (ESSSB 2020, 3rd Roman Forum). The winner of the Photo Contest were awarded. Then the EPA-SSSP Website activities were explained, as well as Suicidology Online. Then the Section Board Election took place. 

Venue :
EPA Congress, Nice, France Acropolis Convention Centre, Esplanade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1, Room Risso 7B
Date :
05/03/2018

CME Course

CME Course
Description :

Venue: Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France

Date: Sunday, 4th March 2018

Time: 08.00-11.30 a.m.

Title: “Management and Treatment of Suicidal Patients”

Chair:    Marco Sarchiapone and Vladimir Carli

Description: participants were very interested about the topic and highly interactive. During the 3 hours of the course, participants were offered theoretical knowledge via a frontal lesson format, but also had the opportunity of working in small groups to debate about the topic discussed. In the end, there was a very engaging group discussion, which allowed sharing of experiences in different European Countries.

Attendance: 33 participants

Venue :
Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France
Date :
Sunday, 4th March 2018 Time: 08.00-11.30 a.m.
Attendance :
33 participants

Battling suicidal behavior in Europe: successful initiatives for prevention

Battling suicidal behavior in Europe: successful initiatives for prevention
Description :

Venue: Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France

Date: Monday, 5th March 2018

Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

Title: “Battling suicidal behavior in Europe: successful initiatives for prevention”

Chair: Jean Pierre Soubrier, Vladimir Carli

Presenters:  Marco Sarchiapone, Christina Van Der Feltz Cornelis, Jouko Lonnqvist, Guillaume Vaiva

 

 

Venue :
Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France
Date :
Monday, 5th March 2018 Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

EPA Intersection symposium - Section of Suicide and Suicide Prevention, Section of Old Age Psychiatry

EPA Intersection symposium - Section of Suicide and Suicide Prevention, Section of Old Age Psychiatry
Description :

Venue: Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France

Date: Sunday, 4th March 2018

Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

Title: “Suicide prevention and assisted suicide in the elderly”

Chair: Gabriela Stoppe, Patrizia Zeppegno

Presenters: Patrizia Zeppegno, Gabriela Stoppe, Reinhard Lindner, Christina Van der Feltz Cornelis.

Description: A joint symposium involving these two sections had already been proposed at the 25th EPA Congress in Florence, and considering its success, it was decided to continue this fruitful intersection collaboration. Many people joined the simposium; the debate about the relationship between aging, assisted suicide and euthanasia involved experts from all over the world and was really engaging.

Venue :
Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France
Date :
Sunday, 4th March 2018 Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

EPA Intersection symposium with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan Section

EPA Intersection symposium with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan Section
Description :

Venue: Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France

Date: Monday, 5th March 2018

Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

Title: “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Suicide”

Chair: Judit Balazs, Philip Asherson

Presenters: Philip Asherson, Sandra Kooji, Gil Zalsman, Judit Balazs.

Partners :

EPA Section of Old Age Psychiatry

Venue :
Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France
Date :
Monday, 5th March 2018 Time: 10.00-11.30 a.m.

EPA Intersection symposium with Cultural Psychiatry Section

EPA Intersection symposium with Cultural Psychiatry Section
Description :

Venue: Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France

Date: Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Time: 01.15-02.45 p.m.

Title: “Suicidal behavior in the vulnerable populations: focus on migrants”

Chair: Marco Sachiapone, Meryam Schouler-Ocak

Presenters:  Carla Gramaglia, Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Boris Polozhy, Dinesh Bhugra.

Description: the first intervention by C. Gramaglia, entitled “Migrant’s suicidals behaviours: a transcultural perspective”, brilliantly introduced into the actual topic; then, M. Schouler-Ocak presented “Suicide Attempt Rates and Intervention Effects in women of Turkish Origin in Berlin”, providing the audience an example of effective prevention; in the end there was D. Bhugra intervention on “Attempted suicide among South Asians in the UK”. These speeches elicitated a very participated debate and wide spreaded discussion adding enriching hints of knowledge in the audience which participated with interest.  

Venue :
Annual Congress of the European Psychiatry Association, Nice, France
Date :
Tuesday, 6th March 2018 Time: 01.15-02.45 p.m.

Presentations at non-section events


Acknowledged as official Section presentation ? Yes

Calendar of Future Activities

EPA course on suicidal behavior.

EPA course on suicidal behavior.
Desciption :

MOOC

Following the success of a MOOC on suicidal behavior in France with over 10000 participants, which was authored by two of our section members (Jorge Lopez Castroman and Emilie Olié), our section is currently elaborating a new version of the MOOC in collaboration with EPA’s secretary of education Cecile Hanon. Several international experts on suicidal behavior, such as JJ Mann, D Wassermann or G Turecki, will record presentations for this MOOC 2.0. Some of the presentations will be recorded during the next EPA congress in Warsaw. The resulting MOOC will be based on the contents of the French MOOC and the additional expert intervention and will be part of the Education program of the EPA in 2019

EPA-SSSP activities planned for the next EPA Congress in Warsaw

EPA-SSSP activities planned for the next EPA Congress in Warsaw
Desciption :

EPA-SSSP activities planned for the next EPA Congress in Warsaw, 6-9 April 2019

Here is a short summary of the Section activities planned for the upcoming EPA Congress in Warsaw, 6-9 April 2019:

- Section Business Meeting: Monday, 8th April 2019, 11-12.30

- Intersection symposium with the Old Age Psychiatry Section: “Suicide prevention and assisted suicide in the elderly”; chair: Gabriela Stoppe, Switzerland; Geert Dom, Belgium = Tuesday April 9th 15.00-16.30 Hall B

- Intersection symposium with the Cultural Psychiatry Section: “Suicidal behavior in immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities”; chair: Marco Sarchiapone, Italy; Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Germany = Sunday April 7th 10.00-11.30 Hall B

-  Workshop: “Making Sense of Suicide Risk Prevention: From Childhood Adversities to Clinical Judgement”; chair: Maurizio Pompili, Xenia Gonda. Sunday April 7th 15.00-16.30 Hall E  

 

Other activities involving our Section members:

- Symposium by the Child and adolescent psychiatric section: “Adolescents’ non-suicidal self-injury”, chair: Judith Balazs, Romuald Brunner. Sunday April 7th 17.00-18.30 Hall B

- ECP Debate: “The rise in adolescent suicide: can it be fixed?”; chair: Olga Kazakova, Marco Sarchiapone, invited speaker Danuta Wasserman. Monday April 8th 17.00-18.30

- Symposium (supported by the EPA Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention in collaboration with Polish and Hungarian Psychiatric Associations):  “Effective Prevention and Assessment of Risk of Suicidal Behaviour in Different Populations with Special Focus on Young People”; chair: Danuta Wasserman, Marcin Wojnar. Tuesday April 9th 15.00-16.30, Hall F