Society for Prevention Research 25th Annual Meeting

Prevention and Public Systems of Care:
Research, Policy and Practice

May 30 – June 2, 2017 │ Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill │ Washington, DC

Preconference Workshops, May 30, 2017


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DEADLINE: Tuesday, 2/28/2017, 11:00pm, EST

We welcome you to submit a late-breaking abstract for an oral presentation at the SPR 2017 Annual Meeting. Consider submitting if your research, methodology, policy work, or new data represent a late breaking topic or emerging trend related to the overall conference theme of Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice. We are particularly interested in abstracts that relate to changes in the political environment. Click here to see original call for papers.

Abstract submissions will be accepted via email to Jennifer Lewis at jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org

Abstracts guidelines: The late-breaking abstract submission should include one abstract which outlines the overall topic of the session, the emerging or late-breaking topic, and its significance. The late-breaking abstract deadline is not intended to be merely an extension of the general submission deadline.  It will focus on capturing abstracts with ground-breaking and unique data that would not otherwise have been presented at the conference.

The abstract submission should be submitted in a Word document. The character limit is 2800 including spaces (about 450 words). Indicate the theme (see Call for Papers) and include the full contact information for the presenting author(s) and co-authors.  Late-breaking abstracts will undergo formal peer review evaluation by the SPR Conference Committee. Questions?  Contact Jennifer Lewis at (email) jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org or (phone) 703-934-4850, ext. 213.

SPR 2017 Call for “Brown Bag” Special Interest Groups
DEADLINE: Monday, 2/20/2017

The SPR Program Planning Committee is offering the “Brown Bag” Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and we invite members to convene and chair a SIG. The purpose of the “Brown Bag” SIGs is to facilitate networking opportunities of conference attendees who would like to discuss in greater depth a specific prevention research, policy, or practice topic. The “Brown Bag” SIG convener(s) is expected to be in attendance and facilitate the meeting, which would be open to all interested SPR conference attendees. The “Brown Bag” SIG can be formal with a planned agenda or informal depending upon the convener(s) and the participants. Learn More.


separator1About the SPR Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 25th Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 30 – June 2, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is “Prevention and Public Systems of Care: Research, Policy and Practice.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives, in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with more than 800 U.S. and international researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at the premiere meeting for prevention science!

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Tel: 1-202-737-1234    Fax: 1-202-737-5773
Email: qualitywasrw@hyatt.com

Questions? Please contact:

Jennifer Lewis, CAE
Executive Director
Society for Prevention Research
11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
703-934-4850, ext. 213
703-359-7562 fax