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Call for Papers, NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium: Prevention efforts addressing the nexus of HIV-Alcohol

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

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There are travel stipends available for a limited number of participants.  Participants may present and/or attend without a stipend. 

SPR’s International Committee and the UCLA Global Center for Children and Families, with the support of the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) will host an invited symposium on “Prevention efforts addressing the nexus of HIV-Alcohol,” at the 2020 SPR Conference in Washington DC on May 26 – May 29, 2020.  Prevention research that addresses the importance of the HIV-Alcohol connection as a public health concern across international boundaries is solicited. Papers that address how international collaborations support the progress in reducing HIV/AIDs and specifically how addressing alcohol is important to prevention efforts are welcomed. The NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium on HIV-Alcohol will take place Wednesday, May 27, 2019.

The invited symposium will have 90 minutes of presentations on this topic, but will also focus on networking SPR members and potential SPR members around the topic of HIV and alcohol research. Potential presenters at the invited symposium can submit an abstract and gain potential travel stipends to attend.  The topic should highlight HIV and/or alcohol use prevention research.  We seek presentations that will share your current work on this topic and outline the possibilities for collaboration with peers on this topic.  We hope that grant applications or joint articles would be generated from this invited symposium.

Presentations for the invited symposium will undergo the same peer review process as other submissions for SPR. If you have questions about your eligibility to submit a presentation  abstract for the NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium, please contact Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus at mrotheram@mednet.ucla.edu or at 1310-794-8280.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To submit your abstract for the NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium go to the online abstract submission site https://spr.confex.com/spr/spr2020/cfp.cgi. Scroll down to “Begin a submission to the following:” and select INDIVIDUAL PAPER PRESENTRATIONS.  In the “Theme” step select: the NIAAA, SPR IC.

International Travel Awards for the NIAAA

SPR International Committee Invited Symposium on HIV-Alcohol

A limited number of travel awards will be available for international researchers whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 2020 NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium on HIV-Alcohol. The awards, which are sponsored by an NIAAA conference grant, provide partial support to cover costs associated with attending the 2020 NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium on HIV-Alcohol and the full SPR meeting.

To be eligible, applicants for these awards must:

  • Use the SPR online abstract submission system to submit an abstract that is accepted for presentation at the NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium.
  • Register for and participate in the full SPR m
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United
  • Be the first author of the submitted paper abstract
  • If the primary abstract author is a U.S. citizen the research team may nominate one of the foreign abstract authors who is part of the foreign investigative team for a travel award. The foreign abstract author must be a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States and both the S. primary author and the foreign author must intend to participate fully in the NIAAA, SPR International Committee Invited Symposium.

When travel award selections are made, priority will be given to applicants who are:

  • HIV and alcohol use prevention, and alcohol related-HIV/AIDS prevention researchers supported by
    • Abstracts focusing only on alcohol will not be considered for a travel award.
  • Alumni of NIAAA-supported research training or exchange progra
  • Citizens or permanent residents of low- and middle-income countries (as identified by the World Bank’s most current Classification of Economies).

International travel award amounts are based on an applicant’s residency:

North America (non-U.S. citizens)      $500USD

Outside of North America                  $1,000 – $2,500USD

For questions regarding online abstract submission, the peer review process, or other details regarding the SPR Annual Meeting, please contact Jennifer Lewis by telephone at

+1-703-934-4850, ext. 3 or by email at jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.