The theme of the 2012 conference is “Collaborations in Suicidology: Bridging the Disciplines.”
Reducing the rate of suicide remains a significant challenge in the 21st century. For all of the advances our field has made over the past few decades, suicide continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States and internationally. This year’s conference theme encourages presenters and attendees to focus on opportunities for collaboration across professional disciplines in order to develop innovative strategies to advance our collective efforts in suicide prevention. No organization is better prepared to build collaborative relationships aimed at reducing suicide than AAS, as our membership reflects a diverse mix of talented and dedicated professionals and stakeholders. We hope this year’s conference will inspire further collaborations in the years to come.