Diego de Leo, MD, PhD

We are delighted to include a special Early Career Researchers (ECR) forum within the IASR-AFSP Summit schedule each year.

Inaugurated at the 2013 IASR meeting, the forum pairs ECRs with established senior investigators based upon their shared research interests. Mentors and mentees meet at a session during the Summit for an ECR keynote talk followed by a planned, interactive activity.  Previous activities have included speed networking, a ‘hack-a-thon,’ and grant writing workshop.

The 2021 ECR Keynote Lecturer was Diego de Leo (Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Griffith University, Brisbane; Director Emeritus of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention).  

During the event, ECRs will have the opportunity to meet a variety of senior researchers and fellow ECRs with overlapping interests and interact together in a brief group activity to collaboratively address a key challenge in the field. As always, each ECR will be matched in advance with a specific mentor and will then be able to meet with them later in the conference.


Please check back for updates for future ECR forums at the 2023 Summit!