A warm welcome to Chennai, India to attend the 5thAsiaPacific Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention to be held from 29thNov to 2ndDec 2012.
Suicide Prevention in Asia Pacific-Barriers, Boundaries and Beyond
The conference will be organised by SNEHA and IASP.
SNEHA an NGO established in 1986 is involved in suicide prevention at the local and national level.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is a non-profit organisation for those interested and working in the field of suicide prevention. The organisation functions as a network for individuals and the community and national and international organisations. The organisation is in official relations with the W.H.O and extends to over 50 countries.
The conference aims to provide participants an insight into various aspects of suicide and its prevention. Opportunity to exchange knowledge and share experiences will clearly be of key importance and emphasis will be placed on encouraging new areas of research and young researchers.
Chennai, in the south of India, is a city of great historic and commercial importance. Despite being an important city for manufacturing, health care and IT, Chennai manages to retain a charm of its own. It is a sprawling and busy metropolis with deep - rooted traditions and culture.
We hope to make your visit and participation both memorable and enlightening.
We look forward to having you with us.
Prof. Lakshmi Vijayakumar
Dr. Alan Berman