17th Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

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Preconference Workshops and Forums

Preconference Forum *NEW THIS YEAR*
DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Hyatt Regency Washington
TIME: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

International Networking Forum
Co-Chairs: Brenda Miller, PhD, Prevention Research Center and Sven Andréasson, PhD, Swedish National Institute of Public Health

The purpose of this half day session is to create an interactive forum for researchers, policy makers, and community representatives who are engaged in prevention strategies and interventions involving international collaborations or who are planning such activities. This is not intended to be a didactic, lecture-based forum. Very brief presentations on the constructs and ideas will be used to organize the topic for the participants and the majority of time will be reserved for interactive discussions. Moderators of the discussion will ensure that the forum encourages participation by different attendees, formulates strategies or promotes ideas for moving the field forward, and establishes framework for developing an international network that facilitates collegial and collaborative relationships.

Pre-Conference International Networking Forum (PDF)

Preconference Workshops

SPR provides training opportunities in prevention science during pre-conference workshops scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2009. All workshops require registration.

Pre-Conference #1
DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Hyatt Regency Washington
TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

How to Add Genetics to your Studies
Presenters: Leslie Leve, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Danielle M. Dick, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Brien Riley, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Shawn Latendress, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

The overarching purpose of this workshop is to present information about the theory and mechanics of conducting genetic studies in human populations. Workshop participants will acquire knowledge and resources to enable them to better understand the types of questions that can be addressed in genetic studies, how to collect DNA in their own studies, and the appropriate methods for analyzing genotypic data. A secondary purpose is to build linkages between experts in molecular and behavioral genetics with prevention scientists to serve as resources for one another in future collaborations.

Pre-Conference Workshop #1: How to Add Genetics to your Studies (PDF)

Pre-Conference #2
DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Hyatt Regency Washington
TIME: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Multi-level Modeling
Presenter: Craig Enders, PhD, Arizona State University

The purpose of this course is to introduce attendees to multilevel (i.e., hierarchical linear) modeling techniques. Specifically, the course will cover analytic strategies for analyzing a variety of different nested data structures (e.g., couples data, clients nested within group therapy settings, children nested within classrooms, longitudinal data). The first half of the course will cover models for cross-sectional multilevel data, and the second half of the course will cover models for multilevel longitudinal data (i.e., growth models). Attendees will learn how to perform and interpret the results of these models using the mixed model procedures in both SAS and SPSS. The course content assumes that attendees have completed a graduate-level course in multiple regression.

Pre-Conference #3
DATE: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Hyatt Regency Washington
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Advances to Prevention Science Training

Critical issues in prevention science education and training will be reviewed in a series of presentations from national leaders in the field. The workshop will consist of moderated lecture and discussion, balancing theoretical approaches to training with practical training strategies, and emphasizing lessons learned about prevention science training applicable to a diverse audience. New advances in prevention science training at Prevention Research Centers will be discussed. Prevention courses and curricula utilizing Risk and Resilience, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), and Service Learning (SL) frameworks will be presented. Prevention training resources will be provided to participants to encourage and support the addition of prevention science content to existing courses and curricula. Discussions throughout the workshop are intended to lead to the identification of areas of mutual interest with prevention training stakeholders in diverse academic settings and public health practice, and the identification of strategies for developing the next stage of prevention science training.

Pre-Conference Workshop #3: Advances to Prevention Science Training (PDF)

Pre-Conference Workshop #3: Workshop Schedule (PDF)

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