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Annual Conference Information for Students

The AAS Annual Conference is a chance for students to present their research, learn about recent research in the field, receive invaluable skills training, hear presentations of interest to students, and network with world-renowned researchers and clinicians.  The 51st AAS Annual Conference was held April 18-21, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and was a tremendous success!

There are always many student specific opportunities to be had at the Annual Conference including student poster sessions and the Early Career Networking Mixer. Students can also take advantage of our great lower registration rates for students as well as apply for travel scholarships to help offset the cost of Annual Conference attendance.

Please check our Facebook page set up specifically for students to find out more information about the conference, getting to and from, etc.

Each year, two student awards are given at the annual conference.  The first, the Morton M. Silverman Student Award, recognizes an outstanding paper written by a student on a topic directly related to the field of suicidology.  Congratulations to the winner of the Silverman Student Award for 2018, Ian Cero, MA, MPS of Auburn University

The second award given is the Student Poster Award, which recognizes an excellent student-authored poster presented at the conference.  There is no specific application for this award.  All posters that are accepted for presentation are judged during the poster session at the conference.  Poster are eligible for this award if a student is listed as the first author.  Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Student Poster Awards: Mikayla Pachkowski, Developing a Brief Version of the Scale of Psychache, and Jessica McKinney, Posttraumatic Growth and Suicide Risk in Veterans: Serial Effects of Self-Compassion, Shame, and Guilt.

All previous winners of AAS student awards are listed here: Student Award Winners [PDF]

Questions or comments about student sessions and student involvement in the conference should be address to Ray Tucker, Student Division Chair at

We hope to see you next year at #AAS19 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver, CO, April 24th-27th, 2019!
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