Information About the Meeting
Please join us for the 16th Annual
Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in San Francisco,
CA. The annual meeting will be held Wednesday, May 28 - Friday,
May 30, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero
Center. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with
more than 700 researchers from around the country at the premier
meeting for prevention science!
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16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research
will be held from Wednesday, May 28 - Friday, May 30, 2008.
All annual meeting sessions and events will take place in
the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero Center. The hotel
is located on 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA and
within a short walk to major attractions, shopping and commerce
areas, including the Aquarium of the Bay, Asian Art Museum,
Cable Cars, Farmer's Market, Ferry Building Marketplace, Lombard
Street, and many more!
For more information on San Francisco,
CA, visit the San Francisco, CA Convention and Visitors Bureau
Meeting Objectives and
The Society for Prevention Research is
an international organization focused upon the advancement
of science-based prevention programs and policies through
empirical research. The membership of the organization includes
scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and
policy makers who are concerned with the prevention of social,
physical and mental health problems and the promotion of health,
safety, and well-being.
The meeting seeks to present the latest
in prevention science from across international regions in
the areas of epidemiology, etiology, preventive intervention
trials, demonstration projects, policy research, natural experiments,
program evaluations, clinical trials, prevention-related basic
research, pre-intervention studies, efficacy and effectiveness
trials, population trials, and studies of the diffusion/dissemination
of science-based prevention.
The Program Committee of the Society for
Prevention Research (SPR) invites submissions for presentations
within all content areas of public health, education, human
services, criminal justice, and medical science. Relevant
focus areas include, but are not limited to: health disparities,
health promotion and disease prevention, maternal health,
suicide, infant and child health, mental health/mental disorders,
family conflict, substance abuse and addiction (alcohol, tobacco,
illicit drugs), violence, delinquency, crime, academic failure,
dropping-out of school, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer,
diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted
disease, unintended pregnancy, unemployment, occupation safety,
auto crashes, unintended injury, poverty, welfare, managed
care, and policy-based interventions.
The conference theme, "Context
and Prevention Science", is meant to be comprehensive.
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