International Conference on Eating Disorders

ICED 2019

Keynote Address

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00AM

Why People Die by Suicide

DSC_Joiner__1_.jpgIn his new theory of suicidal behaviour, Thomas Joiner, PhD proposes three factors that mark those most at risk for suicide: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology - - facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; individuals with anorexia, athletes, sex workers, and physicians; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of nations in crisis.

Learning Objectives:

  • To review basic facts about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide
  • To learn about a new theory of suicidal behavior
  • To learn about anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates this new theory
  • To learn about approaches to suicide risk assessment
  • To learn about developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior
  • To  learn about developments in suicide prevention
  • To understand the experience of people who are bereaved by suicide

Scientific Program Committee

Ross CrosbyRoss Crosby, PhD, FAED

Kelsie ForbushKelsie Forbush, PhD

Erin AccursoErin Accurso, PhD

Karina AllenKarina Allen, PhD, MPsych

Sue ByrneSue Byrne, DPhil, MPsych/PhD

Jason LavenderJason Lavender, PhD

Sarah RacineSarah Racine, PhD

Marci GluckMarci Gluck, PhD, FAED

Kelly BhatnagarKelly Bhatnagar, PhD

Judy KrasnaJudy Krasna

Unna DannerUnna Danner, PhD 

Jennifer WildesJennifer Wildes, PhD, FAED

Board Liaison

Jennifer J ThomasJennifer J. Thomas, PhD, FAED

Staff Liaison

Dawn GannonDawn Gannon, MBA, CAE