Call for Preconference Workshop Proposals

ABSTRACT STATUS NOTIFICATIONS: All submitted abstracts/session proposals are currently under review. Please note that abstract status notifications will be sent early March 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lewis at

Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting

Comprehensive and Coordinated Prevention Systems:

Building Partnerships and Transcending Boundaries

May 27-30, 2014 │ Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill │ Washington, DC

Pre-Conference Workshops May 27, 2014



Workshop proposals may be submitted to Jennifer Lewis at
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


The Program Committee of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) invites proposals for preconference workshops to be held May 27, 2014, 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 and/or grant writing 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

Workshop proposals may be submitted to Jennifer Lewis at
For questions, please contact Jennifer Lewis at 703-934-4850, ext. 213.
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, October 30, 2013