Call for Preconference Workshop Proposals

Abstract Status Notifications Have Been Sent

As of March 12, 2013 abstract acceptance notifications have been emailed.  If you have not received an email regarding the status of your abstract, please contact Jennifer Lewis at

Abstract submission is CLOSED. Submission deadline was Monday, November 12, 2012.

Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting

The Science of Prevention: Building a Comprehensive National Strategy for Well-Being

May 28-31, 2013Hyatt Regency San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAPre-Conference Workshops May 28, 2013

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the abstract submission deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:59 pm Pacific

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The Program Committee of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) invites proposals for preconference workshops to be held May 28, 2013, the first day of the SPR Annual Meeting. The workshops are primarily pedagogical, with hands-on instruction and specific learning objectives.  Past workshops have provided continuing education in innovative quantitative methods; assembled experts to share theoretical perspectives, research findings and real-world implementation experiences that can inform prevention programs; and presented information helpful in advocacy efforts.  These are intended as examples to stimulate creative thinking about workshops.  The Program Committee encourages workshop proposals on any topic, as long as the workshop’s objective is to enable the audience to gain skills and knowledge that are important to prevention scientists.

Workshops typically are a full day in length.  SPR will provide a suitable room and audiovisual equipment, and will reproduce handouts if they are provided far enough in advance.

SPR will sponsor three or four workshops on a diverse set of topics.  Workshop proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:  Clarity of workshop objectives; value of the topic to the field of prevention science; relevant to the conference theme; likelihood that the content and methods of the workshop will impart knowledge successfully; relevant background of presenters; lack of redundancy with recently presented workshops (click here).

To propose a workshop, please provide the following information:

  1. Title of workshop
  2. Name, affiliation, email, fax and phone number for all presenters, with primary contact listed first
  3. Purpose of the workshop, including specific learning objectives.  In other words, what new skills and knowledge will the attendees take away?
  4. Target workshop audience, including background attendees should have
  5. Materials to be provided to attendees
  6. Maximum number of attendees, if any
  7. Audio-visual requirements
  8. CV’s of all presenters, and a brief explanation of how the presenters are qualified to conduct the workshop
  9. Outline of workshop, including (a) roles of presenters if more than one is listed, and (b) which aspects of instruction are hands-on

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the abstract submission deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:59 pm Pacific

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Workshop proposals may be submitted to Jennifer Lewis at

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