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SPR International Task Force (ITF), SPR 2014 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

SPR International Task Force, 2014 SPR Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, “A Follow-up, August 5, 2014” (.pdf) download

ITF Presentations

  • International Dissemination of Evidence Based Practice (.ppt) download
  • Developments in the Prevention Field Quality Standards, Best Practice, and Prevention Focused Work (.pdf) download
  • The programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on prevention of drug use (.pdf) download


International Task Force Meet and Greet

Date:  Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

International Networking Forum

Date:  Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The International Networking Forum is designed to bring together colleagues who are working in the international arena on prevention science research, programs, and policies.  This is an interactive forum and it is not a workshop nor a didactic session; rather it is an effort to foster international collaboration in pursuit of promoting prevention science world-wide.  Participation is key to the forum.  The forum is sponsored by the International Task Force and each year, projects are addressed that will further the underlying goal of supporting and networking colleagues who work in the international arena.

Agenda (download PDF)

Handout (download PDF)

1:00 -1:30 Informal meeting/sign in—Meet Task Force and Advisory members
1:30-1:45 Introductions of the International Task Force (ITF) Members and Advisory Members, summary of past year’s activities. (See ITF follow-up to the 2013 SPR International Networking Forum – Download PDF)
1:45-2:00 Introductions of the attendees
2:00-2:10 Plans to develop a guide for sustaining successful international collaborations
2:10-2:50 Work sessions to address key components of this guide:a. Developing research questions-creating the focus, identifying stakeholders
b. Cultural influences and how they impact the working relationships
c. Collaborative strategies for analyses, writing and dissemination
2:50-3:10 Break/Informal networking
3:30-3:45 Report on identifying resources for collaborations
3:45-4:15 Reports by outside agencies working closely with ITF
4:15-4:30 Plans for year & opportunities to participate

NIDA International Poster Session and Reception

Date:  Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The International Program and Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host the 6th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session. The poster session will take place in conjunction with the SPR opening reception. Posters will highlight drug abuse prevention research, including research on drug-related HIV/AIDS prevention for non-drug using or drug-using populations. The research presentations will have been conducted in international settings by international researchers, domestic researchers, or bi-national teams.separator1

SPR International Task Force, 2013 SPR Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, “A Follow-up”   Download PDF