International Focused Events

SPR International TF, International Networking Forum Resource Document

The SPR International Task Force is very pleased to provide you with this resource document (click here for the document) which includes helpful information on the work of the task force and plans for the next 12 months. In particular, please note the list of sessions and round tables of focusing on international research efforts at the SPR 2013 Annual Meeting.

The document includes the following content items:

  1. Description of the International Taskforce
  2. Introduction of taskforce members with a brief bio and contact information
  3. Introduction of advisory group members with a brief bio and contact information
  4. Motivation and status of the “prevention hub/prevention registry” workgroup, including plans for the next 12 month
  5. Motivation and status of “successful international collaborations” workgroup, including plans for the next 12 month
  6. Motivation and status of “seed monies” workgroup, including plans for the next 12 month
  7. Motivation and status of “International infrastructure” workgroup, including plans for the next 12 month
  8. Ways for members to get involved
  9. Link to the SPR newsletter as well as Facebook page
  10. List of sessions and round tables focusing on international research efforts

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International Networking Forum

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The International Networking Forum is designed to bring together colleagues who are working in the international arena on prevention science research, programs, and policies.  This is an interactive forum and it is not a workshop nor a didactic session; rather it is an effort to foster international collaboration in pursuit of promoting prevention science world-wide.  Participation is key to the forum.  The forum is sponsored by the International Task Force and each year, projects are addressed that will further the underlying goal of supporting and networking colleagues who work in the international arena.


International Networking Forum, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

This international Networking Forum is sponsored by the International Task Force (ITF) of SPR.  The forum is open to all SPR attendees.  During the past year, ITF efforts continue to focus on identifying meaningful ways to support new and to maintain existing prevention research collaborations around the world.  The session is organized to be interactive and discussions, rather than didactic presentations, will be encouraged.

1:00 -1:40 Welcome, introductions, and overview of International Task Force activities during past year
1:40- 2:00 The Prevention Hub & Registry –This new virtual hub is developed to serve as a resource to all scientists and practitioners interested in collaborations around the world.
2:00-3:00 Successful International collaborations –Using the Delphi method, key principles are distilled and based upon this information, ITF plans to develop a toolkit to share this information.
3:00-3:15 BREAK
3:15 – 3:45 Identifying seed monies and accessing support for initiating global collaborations—ideas will be shared regarding successful strategies for initiating international collaborations
3:45 – 4:15 International infrastructures in place to support collaborations in addition to SPR–representatives from other international organizations, including European Union Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime  (UNODC) will briefly provide overviews, other regional efforts to support prevention science will be discussed.
4:15-5:00 Guiding our next steps—New ideas and those from previous network forums will be discussed to prioritize the ITF’s activities for the coming year.

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NIDA International Poster Session and Reception

Date:  Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The International Program and Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host the 6th Annual NIDA International SPR Poster Session. The poster session will take place in conjunction with the SPR opening reception. Posters will highlight drug abuse prevention research, including research on drug-related HIV/AIDS prevention for non-drug using or drug-using populations. The research presentations will have been conducted in international settings by international researchers, domestic researchers, or bi-national teams.