Special Interest Groups

Society for Prevention Research 27th Annual Meeting

Prevention Science in a Big Data World

May 28 – May 31, 2019 │ Hyatt Regency San Francisco │ San Francisco, CA

Preconference Workshops, May 28, 2019


Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

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The SPR Program Planning Committee is offering Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and we invite members to convene and chair a SIG. The purpose of the SIGs is to facilitate networking opportunities of conference attendees who would like to discuss in greater depth a specific prevention research, policy, or practice topic. The SIG convener(s) is expected to be in attendance, register for the conference, and facilitate the meeting, which will be open to all interested SPR conference attendees. The SIG can be formal with a planned agenda or informal depending upon the convener(s) and the participants.

To submit your SIG request, click here.  You will be asked to provide:

  • Convener(s) name and full contact information.
  • Title of SIG
  • 150 – 250 word description

Conveners may request a repeat of a prior SIG (see list below) or request a new SIG. SPR will coordinate the meeting space and time.

The SIGs will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 29 or Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, which is during the lunch break (11:45 am – 1:15 pm). Participants would purchase lunch in the hotel or from one of the lunch spots near the hotel and bring it with them to the meeting. Meeting space is limited. We will confirm your request via e-mail by January 31, 2019. If the number of requests exceeds space limitations, the SPR Program Planning Committee will prioritize decisions based on representing a diversity of SIGs to best capture the interests of the membership. Confirmed SIGs will be listed in the conference program, which will indicate the date, time, convener(s), and meeting room assignment.

SIGs from 2017 and 2018 included a wide range of topics:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention Research, 2018/Prevention Research Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 2017
  • Boys and Young Men of Color – Research and Practice, 2018
  • Culturally Responsive Strategies for the Prevention of Trauma among Secondary Victims of Violence, Diversity Network Committee, 2018
  • Fostering Health and Wellbeing among LGBT Populations, 2017
  • Funding Opportunities for Research-Practice Partnerships and to Study the Use and Usefulness of Research Evidence, 2017
  • Healthy Parenting in Primary Care, 2017 and 2018
  • How Do We Expand Prevention Science Research into Later Life?
  • Integrated Primary Care and Culture of Prevention in American Indian Communities, 2017
  • Measuring Health Disparities, Diversity Network Committee, 2017
  • National Institute on Ageing, 2017
  • Optimization of Multicomponent Interventions, 2017
  • Optimization Prevention of Partner Abuse, 2017
  • Prevention and Multimorbidity, 2017
  • Prevention Research in Low and Middle-Income Countries, 2018
  • Prevention Research with Foster Care & Juvenile System Involved Youth, 2017
  • Prevention Research with Out of Home Youth – Foster Care & Juvenile Justice System involved Youth, 2018
  • Prevention Science and LGBTQ Population Health, 2017 and 2018
  • Prevention Science Graduate Training Programs, 2018
  • Promoting Innovation in Prevention, 2018
  • Research Gaps in Multilevel Preventive Interventions to Enhance Health and Reduce Health Disparities, 2017
  • Research Needs in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Preventive Services, 2018
  • Research Synthesis Methods for Prevention Science, 2018
  • Research Transparency, Openness, and Reproducibility, 2018
  • School Mental Health, 2017
  • Science of Behavior Change (SOBC), 2018
  • Social Emotional Learning as Intervention for Educators of Vulnerable Youth Populations, 2018
  • Supporting Students through School-Community Approaches, 2018
  • The U.S. Opioid Crisis-Research to Inform Prevention-Based Solutions, 2018
  • Trauma-informed Violence Prevention in Schools, 2017
  • Unleashing the Power of Prevention, 2017 and 2018

Deadline to submit SIG requests is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

If you have any questions about SIG meetings, please contact Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, at either jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org or call 703-934-4850, ext. 213.