Join us in Chicago, IL for our 55th Annual Conference, April 27-30, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is proud to host AAS22, its 55th Annual Conference, April 27 – 30, 2022. The conference will take place via a unique format – both in person in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and also virtually for those across the globe.

The strength of the AAS annual conference is that it brings together multiple sectors focused on the common goal of preventing suicide and saving lives. Our primary objectives of AAS22 are to:

  • Better equip those on the front line of prevention through translation and application of research;
  • Identify new and evolving research that will help prevent suicides;
  • Embrace and integrate equity into the conference conversations; and
  • Integrate the voices of lived experience—including impacted family members—throughout all disciplines.


Call for Abstracts Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021

Accept/Reject Notification Date: December 22, 2021

You will need to create an account at the link at the bottom of the page to submit your proposal.


Proposals are being accepted for workshop presentations, poster presentations, paper presentations and symposia presentations. You will be asked to specify your desired session format during the submittal process.

Workshop Presentations: Workshops have a practice focus and often describe innovative or recommended practices or programs in communities, schools, healthcare settings, or other settings impacted by suicide. Workshops may include underlying theory or research, case studies, and lessons learned. Workshops are instructional and interactive, with time for questions and discussion. Workshops will be scheduled for 60 minutes and may have one presenter or multiple presenters.

Poster Presentations: Highlight your research findings, new ideas, innovations, and advances in the field with participants in an informal setting. This year, poster presenters will receive a poster template to use, and the template will focus primarily on your most important findings with a QR code that participants can scan for more information. More details will be provided for accepted poster presentations.

Paper Presentation: Papers that present new findings and/or include implications for practice and policy are encouraged. Accepted paper submissions will be scheduled as oral presentations and will be scheduled with two other paper presentations on a related topic. (Note: Paper scheduling is done by the conference organizers unless applicants indicate that they are submitting a symposia). Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes in total, including set-up, presentation, and questions. The program committee reserves the right to assign a submitted paper as a poster presentation.

Symposia Presentations: A symposium consists of three papers/speakers on a similar theme or topic and will be scheduled for 60 minutes. The person submitting the symposia must be prepared to provide all information for each paper, as well as the overall title of the symposium. Symposia that are accepted are expected to conform to the descriptions as submitted.

Be part of the American Association for Suicidology’s 55th annual conference by submitting your proposal by 11:59 p.m. ET (8:59 p.m. PT) on Friday, November 12. Unfortunately, we are not able to review late submissions, and there will not be a submission extension.

Additional details on the call for presentations process can be found in our AAS22 Call for Abstracts document. Preconference programs around AAS22 will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. If you are interested in learning more about preconference programs, contact the AAS Central Office at

Questions? Feel free to contact the AAS Central Office at