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Call for Preconference Workshop Proposals

Society for Prevention Research 24th Annual Meeting

Using Prevention Science to Promote

Health Equity and Improve Well-being

May 31 – June 3, 2016 │ Hyatt Regency San Francisco │ San Francisco, CA

Pre-Conference Workshops May 31, 2016



Workshop proposals may be submitted to Jennifer Lewis at jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 30, 2015



The Program Committee of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) invites proposals for preconference workshops to be held May 31, 2016, the first day of the SPR Annual Meeting. The workshops are primarily pedagogical, with hands-on instruction and specific learning objectives. Past workshops have provided continuing education in innovative quantitative methods; assembled experts to share theoretical perspectives, research findings and real-world implementation experiences that can inform prevention programs; and presented information helpful in advocacy and/or grant writing efforts. These are intended as examples to stimulate creative thinking about workshops. The Program Committee encourages workshop proposals on any topic, as long as the workshop’s objective is to enable the audience to gain skills and knowledge that are important to prevention scientists.

Workshops typically are a full day in length. SPR will provide a suitable room and audiovisual equipment, and will reproduce handouts if they are provided far enough in advance.

SPR will sponsor three or four workshops on a diverse set of topics. Workshop proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria: Clarity of workshop objectives; value of the topic to the field of prevention science; relevant to the conference theme(s); likelihood that the content and methods of the workshop will impart knowledge successfully; relevant background of presenters; lack of redundancy with recently presented workshops (list of prior workshops).

To propose a workshop, please provide the following information:

  1. Title of workshop
  2. Name, affiliation, email, fax and phone number for all presenters, with primary contact listed first
  3. Purpose of the workshop, including specific learning objectives. In other words, what new skills and knowledge will the attendees take away?
  4. Target workshop audience, including background attendees should have
  5. Materials to be provided to attendees
  6. Maximum number of attendees, if any
  7. Audio-visual requirements
  8. CV’s of all presenters, and a brief explanation of how the presenters are qualified to conduct the workshop
  9. Outline of workshop, including (a) roles of presenters if more than one is listed, and (b) which aspects of instruction are hands-on


Workshop proposals may be submitted to Jennifer Lewis at jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Lewis at 703-934-4850, ext. 213.

You will receive an email confirming receipt.

Deadline for Submission: October 30, 2015