What’s Happening Now

separator1Call for Emerging, Hot Topic Abstracts!

We welcome you to submit an “emerging, hot topic” abstract for an individual poster presentation, an organized paper symposium or a roundtable discussion/scientific dialogue at the SPR 2020 Annual Meeting. Consider submitting if your research, methodology, policy work, or new data represent an emerging, hot topic issue, and especially if it relates to the overall conference theme of “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.” Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020. Learn Moreseparator1

Early-Bird Registration and Hotel Reservations Ends May 1!

separator1Abstract Status Notifications

Abstract acceptance notifications will go out via email early to mid-March.

We thank you for your patience.


This year we are launching the #WeAreSPR campaign to highlight the diversity of the SPR membership and the types of prevention research we conduct. You’ll see this hashtag around the conference and on social media. Join us in sharing how YOU Are SPR!

Why Your Peers Attend the SPR Annual Meeting

Listen to your peers from all around the world why they attend the SPR annual meeting. Come to SPR 2020 – the place to learn from the best, build connections, and spark scientific conversations! Take a listen *Testimonials recorded during the #WhySPR social media campaign at SPR 2018, conducted by the SPR Membership Communications Committee. Thank you to those who shared their experiences with us.

separator1About the SPR Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives, in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with more than 800 U.S. and international researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at the premier meeting for prevention science!

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Tel: 1-202-737-1234    Fax: 1-202-737-5773
Email: qualitywasrw@hyatt.com

Questions? Please contact:

Jennifer Lewis
Executive Director
Society for Prevention Research
11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
703-934-4850, ext. 213
703-359-7562 fax