Notifications of decisions on submissions have been made! We hope to post the full agenda by the end of April 2019. Poster authors should plan to present posters no larger than 18″ x 19″ in size.
All presentations should adhere to the following guidelines, adopted by the ISSS Executive Board:
In keeping with the efforts of ISSS to include and be respectful of individuals with lived experience of self-injury, we ask that all presenters refrain from the use of potentially triggering or upsetting imagery (e.g., graphic images of NSI) in the context of presentations and posters at this year’s conference. Thank you for your support of this important initiative.
The Executive Board is thrilled to announce that the 15th annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) will be held in Vienna, Austria on June 26-27, 2020! Dr. Paul Plener of the Medical University of Vienna will be the conference host. Please look in the "Conferences" tab for more details!
The Executive Board of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) invites abstract submissions for oral (paper) and poster presentations at this year’s annual conference, to be held June 21-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida! We welcome submissions from members and non-members.
Abstracts are due for submission by February 28th, 2019!
All submissions require the inclusion of a title, abstract (maximum 250 words), and author list for the proposed presentation. During the submission process, you will be able to indicate whether the submission should be considered for presentation as a paper (talk/oral presentation), poster, or both. Further, oral presentations submitted as part of a symposium are welcome; there is an opportunity to specify a symposium title during the time of submission so that separate oral presentation submissions can be linked together. You will also be able to submit your abstract for consideration for the ISSS Travel Award and the ISSS Student Award!
Decisions on submissions will be made by March 18, 2019.
To submit your abstract, click here!
The ISSS Board of Directors announces the opening of the PRESIDENT position on the executive board (see description below). Individuals who have completed a professional degree, and who are active, voting members of the organization in good standing are eligible to run for this position. The term for President will officially begin at the close of the business meeting held at the 2019 ISSS Conference.
You may nominate yourself or someone else (please make sure they wish to be nominated). Nominations are due on December 21st, 2018.
Description of Responsibilities:
President (2-year term, plus 1 year as Past President): The president is responsible for scheduling and presiding over ISSS meetings with an agenda. The president is responsible for all matters related to the welfare, stature, and proper operation of ISSS and will perform duties as needed to ensure the proper functioning and advancement of the society. The president will also assist with maintaining the leadership structure of ISSS (e.g., making nominations for vacant positions during a term), overseeing committees, as well as assist the conference committee with ISSS conference planning. The President shall perform such other duties as are necessarily incident to the office of President or as may be prescribed by the Board. Individuals who have completed a professional degree and who are active, voting members of the organization and are in good standing are eligible to run for this position.
The ISSS Outreach Committee would like your feedback!
The 2018 version of the proposed NSSI Media Guidelines is available below.
If you have feedback, please comment on the document below using the comments section at the bottom of this page.
Domains: Frequency, methods, and descriptive characteristics of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, including antecedents, social factors, and functions of each type of thought/behavior.
Domains: Frequency, methods, and descriptive characteristics of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (both suicidal and non-suicidal), including antecedents, social factors, and functions of each type of thought/behavior.
Domains: Frequency, age of onset, scarring, and methods of NSSI, as well as assessment of suicidality, risky sexual behavior, substance use, and disordered eating.
Domains: Type, frequency, duration, and functions of NSSI, as well as the affective antecedents and consequences of each NSSI type.
Domains: Frequency and reasons for engaging in four types of self-harm (body alterations, indirect self-harm, failure to care for self, and overt self-injury/NSSI), assessed by method.