17th Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

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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 rate.


The 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.

Meeting Objectives.and Program Overview....

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.

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