Sponsoring Organization/Entity:

Institute for Graduate Studies and Research

Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname

Anton de Kom Universiteit van Suriname


International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)


Suriname Ministry of Health

Ministerie van volksgezondheid


PAHO Suriname
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Supported by PAHO Suriname


Syngenta Global

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We are excited to welcome you to the first International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) Regional Symposium in the Caribbean to be held in Paramaribo, the beautiful and historic capital of Suriname.

Suicide is a major and growing mental and public health problem in almost all rural agricultural areas in the Caribbean. The Symposium is being organised by IASP and the Institute for Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR), part of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname. IGSR is involved in research and programs concerning the prevention of suicide.

The Regional Symposium will embrace two events each covering two days of lectures, discussions and seminars:

This Symposium aims to provide local participants with an update on suicide research and prevention in Suriname. Regional participants will have the opportunity to explore and analyse the latest knowledge and developments on preventing suicide by restricting access to very lethal means such as pesticides.

There will be ample opportunity to discuss these findings and how to adapt evidence based research into suicide prevention activities in Caribbean cultures.

Chairman of the Symposium: Prof. Dr. Tobi Graafsma,
Leysweg 86 Paramaribo, Suriname. Email

Venue: Institute for Graduate Studies and Research, Paramaribo
Workshop website: www.iasp.info/suriname/index.php
Deadline for submission: 31 March, 2013

Download the Symposium Flyer