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Please join us for the
17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in in
our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The annual meeting
will be held Wednesday, May 26 — Friday, May 29, 2009, at
the Hyatt Regency Washington. Don't miss this opportunity to meet
and mingle with more than 700 researchers from around the country
at the premier meeting for prevention science! If you register by
April 9, 2009, you will receive the discounted early registration
17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research will
be held from Wednesday, May 26 — Friday, May 29, 2009. All
Annual Meeting sessions and events will take place in the Hyatt
Regency Washington. The hotel is located on Capitol Hill at 400
New Jersey Avenue, NW in the heart of Washington, D.C. and within
a short walk to all major attractions, shopping and commerce areas,
including the U.S. Capitol, Washington Mall, Smithsonian Museums,
Union Station and Congressional offices.
For information on Washington, D.C.
visit the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism website at http://www.washington.org.
The Society for Prevention Research
is an international organization focused upon the advancement of
science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical
research. The membership of the organization includes scientists,
practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who
are concerned with the prevention of social, physical and mental
health problems and the promotion of health, safety, and well-being.
The meeting seeks to present the latest
in prevention science from across international regions in the areas
of epidemiology, etiology, preventive intervention trials, demonstration
projects, policy research, natural experiments, program evaluations,
clinical trials, prevention-related basic research, pre-intervention
studies, efficacy and effectiveness trials, population trials, and
studies of the diffusion/dissemination of science-based prevention.
The Program Committee of the Society
for Prevention Research (SPR) invites submissions for presentations
within all content areas of public health, education, human services,
criminal justice, and medical science. Relevant focus areas include,
but are not limited to: health disparities, health promotion and
disease prevention, maternal health, suicide, infant and child health,
mental health/mental disorders, family conflict, substance abuse
and addiction (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs), violence, delinquency,
crime, academic failure, dropping-out of school, obesity, cardiovascular
disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, HIV/AIDS and other sexually
transmitted disease, unintended pregnancy, unemployment, occupation
safety, auto crashes, unintended injury, poverty, welfare, managed
care, and policy-based interventions.
The conference theme, "Power of
Relationships: Implications for Prevention Science", is meant
to be comprehensive.