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Late-Breaking Hot Topic Abstracts



Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

We welcome you to submit a “late breaking hot topic” abstract for an individual oral presentation or a roundtable discussion/scientific dialogue at the SPR 2018 Annual Meeting. Consider submitting if your research, methodology, policy work, or new data represent a late breaking hot topic issue related to the overall conference theme of Optimizing the Relevance of Prevention Science to Systems. (Link to original call for papers.)

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

Abstracts guidelines:

Individual Oral Presentation Abstract Submissions

The late breaking hot topic abstract submission should include one abstract which outlines the salient issue, and its significance.  The late breaking hot topic 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.   Accepted individual oral presentation abstracts will be grouped together with two other abstracts within a 90-minute concurrent session.

Roundtable Discussions/Scientific Dialogues (RD/SD) Abstract Submissions

The late breaking hot topic abstract submission should include one abstract which addresses a salient issue of fundamental importance to the field, in a format that encourages lively exchange of different points of view.  The abstract should include a chair and a panel of 5 discussants often including members/people outside the research community.  Elaborate on the discussants’ different viewpoints and perspectives on the issue.  The accepted RD/SD abstract will fill a 90-minute concurrent session.

Recent late breaking hot topic issues which have been identified (but are not limited to) e.g., research related to natural disasters, the CA wild fires, hurricanes, flooding; gun control/violence; Family First legislation included in the new Appropriation Bill; recommendations from the Commission on Evidence-based Policy encouraging data integration; cancellation of NREPP and the role of prevention in the substance abuse/mental health field;  what are states doing with their grants from SAMHSA for the opioid crisis?.

Abstract requirements:

  • The abstract submission must be submitted in a Word document.
  • The character limit is 2800 including spaces (about 450 words).
  • Indicate the theme (see Call for Papers)
  • Individual oral presentations: include the full contact information of the presenting author(s) and co-authors
  • Roundtable Discussion/Scientific Dialogues: include the full contact information of the chair and the five discussants

Late breaking hot topic abstracts will undergo formal peer review evaluation by the SPR Conference Committee.

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Lewis at (email) jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org or (phone) 703-934-4850, ext. 213.