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SPR 2006 ANNUAL MEETING MEDIA MATERIALS
FOR INFORMATION ON PRESS CREDENTIALS AND
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS, CONTACT:
:
Prabhu Ponkshe, Health Matrix
703-918-4930
210-362-6370 X 4655 (May 31-June 2)
703-615-2466 (cell)
Joe Sutherland, Burness Communications
301-652-1558

Editor’s Note: The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will hold its annual meeting, May 31-June 2, 2006, Hyatt Regency, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas. We have selected a few topics that might be of interest to you. There are many other topics presented at this meeting. If you need to speak with experts from other areas, please call and we will help find them for you.

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NATION’S LEADING PREVENTION RESEARCHERS TO RELEASE NEW FINDINGS
ON DRUG USE AMONG HISPANICS, OBESITY AMONG PRESCHOOLERS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND NEWS COVERAGE, POST PARTUM DEPRESSION AMONG HISPANIC WOMEN, AND OTHER INTERESTING TOPICS
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Leading researchers in prevention science will meet May 31-June 2, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas, to present new findings on a wide variety of health challenges facing youth, minorities, women, and the general population. The 2006 annual meeting of Society for Prevention Research (www.preventionresearch.org) will also present innovative ways that prevention programs can be implemented by schools; communities and parents.

More than 275 researchers will present the latest findings of their work on prevention science, answering questions such as:

What is the role of the Hispanic family in preventing drug use?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006Hispanicdruguse) June 1, 1:30 PM

Do children who are overweight by age 6 have a greater likelihood of having behavior problems?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006preschoolobesity) June 2, 11:00 AM

Does news coverage accurately portray the role of drugs and alcohol in crashes and crime?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006newscoverage) May 31, 5:00 PM

How do Hispanic women deal with postpartum depression?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006postpartum) May 31, 2:00 PM

Can schools stop bullying?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006bullying) June 2; 4:00 PM

How many teenagers are likely to become problem gamblers?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006gambling) June 1, 1:30 PM

Can we prevent obesity?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006obesityprev) May 31, 11:00 AM

How are health researchers using geographic information systems (GIS) technology to untangle the relationships between health, ethnicity, income, and neighborhood characteristics?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006mapping) May 31, 10:30 AM

What happens to children of incarcerated parents?
(www.preventionresearch.org/2006childrenofincarceratedparents) June 1, 2:00 PM

WHEN: May 31-June 2, 2006
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
WHO: Tony Biglan, Ph.D., President, Society for Prevention Research

The Society for Prevention Research is an international organization focused on the advancement of science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical research. The membership of the organization includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators and policymakers who are concerned with the prevention of social, physical and mental health problems and the promotion of health, safety and well being.