Mentor Program

Early Career Researcher Mentor Program

The International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are committed to fostering the development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty, within the field of suicidology, and are planning an exciting and valuable program for ECRs at the upcoming 2017 International Summit on Suicide Research in Henderson, Nevada on November 5-8. The ECR forum was one of the most talked about aspects of the 2015 program and we are excited to offer it again to those who wish to participate!

Inaugurated at the 2013 IASR meeting, the forum pairs ECRs with established senior investigators based upon their shared research interests. This year, mentors and mentees will meet at a special breakfast on Monday, November 6. For this event, we have organized an exciting research speed-networking event, at which ECRs will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one to a variety of senior investigators, and each ECR will be matched up with a specific mentor to meet with later in the conference. We are also delighted to announce that Maria Oquendo, M.D.,Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) will be giving the ECR keynote talk and passing on her invaluable advice for those starting out in the field of suicidology.

If you are an Early Career Researcher you are encouraged to sign up to participate. If you are a more senior researcher, we encourage you to volunteer to serve as a Mentor during the Summit.

The deadline to register for the ECR program has passed.  The event is currently at capacity.  Only those that completed the online RSVP will be able to attend.

You can keep up to date with news from the ECR Forum via our Twitter feed @IASR_ECR