Call for presentations is now closed. See below for full details on types of presentations.

Scientific committee

Chairperson: Brian MISHARA, Director, CRISE; Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Cécile BARDON, PhD – Associate Director, CRISE; Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Yvonne BERGMANS, PhD –St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto
  • Allison CRAWFORD, MD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Director, Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program and Telepsychiatry of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Luc DARGIS, MS – Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End of Life Practices (CRISE), Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Christine GENEST, PhD – Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal
  • Brian GREENFIELD, MD – Psychiatrist, Montreal’s Children Hospital and McGill University
  • Simon HATCHER, MD – Psychiatry Department; Institute for Brain Research, Ottawa University
  • Réal LABELLE, PhD – Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal et professeur associé de psychiatrie, Université de Montréal
  • Pascale LEVESQUE, PhD – Epidemiologist, Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
  • Mélanie REMBERT – Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS)
  • Rosemary RICCIARDELLI, PhD – Associate Professor, Memorial University
  • Françoise ROY – Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS)
  • Rebecca SANFORD, PhD – Lecturer, Social Work Department, Thomson Rivers University ; Lived experience.
  • Monique SEGUIN, PhD – Professor, Université du Québec en Outaouais; Researcher, McGill Group for Suicide Studies
  • Mark SINYOR, MD – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Michel TOUSIGNANT, PhD – Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Jennifer WHITE, PhD – Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria


You are invited to submit an abstract (3,000 characters) describing an original research work or intervention programme that you wish to present orally or as a poster at the congress. All abstracts must be submitted in English or French. Abstracts must present material in a clear manner with grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.

All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. Papers accepted for oral presentation will be assigned to the various topics. Due to the high anticipated volume of submissions for oral presentations, some accepted papers may be offered the opportunity to be presented at poster sessions.


We encourage individuals interested in organising a symposium to submit their proposals in English or French. Symposia should be formatted to fit into a 90-minute time slot, accommodate 4-6 speakers plus a chairperson and provide for a general-discussion period.

Proposals for symposia or must include the symposium title and theme; a summary and goals, content and format (3,000 characters); a list of papers and speakers; and the name of the chairperson.

All symposium proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. In addition to the symposium proposal, each speaker must submit online their abstract (3000 characters maximum) for their presentation at the symposium.


We encourage individuals interested in organising a workshop to submit their proposal in English or French. Workshops should be formatted to fit into a 90-minute time slot, have specific educational objectives and include active participation by attendees.

Proposals for workshops must include the workshop title and theme; a summary including educational goals and description of activities (5,000 characters); a list of workshop leaders; and the name of a chairperson.

All workshop proposals will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.


A TED-Style Talk is an opportunity to present great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions, in a room with simultaneous translation.

These talks are focused on the power of ideas to change lives and ultimately, the world. TED- style talks are generally delivered without notes, from memory. THEY ARE NOT, as some people think, spontaneous; far from it! They are scripted and carefully rehearsed, often for months.

Our TED-style talks will allow presenters to have some basic outline notes on cards or on a computer, which they can refer to during the presentation. Only absolutely essential Illustrations projected in PowerPoint format are permitted. Traditional PowerPoint presentations that summarize the content are not allowed. All PowerPoint presentations to be used for TED-Style talks must be submitted to the scientific committee Chairperson at at least 45 days before the conference, by March 27, 2022 at the latest. No modifications may be made to the slides submitted after than date without prior approval of the scientific committee. TED-Style talks focus on you and your presentation, and illustrations must complement rather than repeat what you are saying!

  • TED-style talks are personal. The only reason to give a TED talk is that you feel passionately about something, and your sense of purpose creates an energy boost for both you and your audience.
  • TED talks often take us on a journey. As the speaker shares their transition from ignorance to understanding of some important truth, we follow along in their footsteps.
  • TED talks are concise. Because their time is short (18 minutes), TED speakers have generally done the hard work of cutting out any extraneous ideas. Ideally, every word of a TED talk counts — and that’s very different from the public speaking most of us are used to!

Proposals for TED-Style talks should be in the form of a concise summary of your presentation (5000 characters). Do not say what you intend to talk about; you must present a brief summary of your talk. The proposal should be a concise mini version of the talk.


  • Adolescents
  • Aging/Elderly
  • Armed Forces
  • Arts, Literature, Cinema, Theatre
  • Biochemistry
  • Children
  • Community Programmes
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Diagnostic Concepts and Nomenclature
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Educational Programmes
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Ethnicity and Culture
  • First Nations and Inuit
  • First Responders (Police Officers, Paramedics)
  • Genetics
  • Gender
  • Helplines
  • Means Restriction
  • Media
  • Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Methodological Issues
  • Migration and Minorities
  • National and Provincial Strategies
  • Neurology
  • New Technologies
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Harm
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Postvention
  • Psychological Factors
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Resilience/Preventive Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorders
  • School Programmes
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Social Aspects
  • Substance Abuse and Dependance
  • Suicide Survivors (Bereavement)
  • Theories of Suicide
  • Workplace