*Call for Emerging, Hot Topic Abstracts

Deadline: March 2, 2020

We welcome you to submit an “emerging, hot topic” abstract for an individual poster presentation, an organized paper symposium or a roundtable discussion/scientific dialogue at the SPR 2020 Annual Meeting. Consider submitting if your research, methodology, policy work, or new data represent an emerging, hot topic issue, and especially if it relates to the overall conference theme of “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

The emerging, hot topic abstract deadline is not intended to be merely an extension of the general submission deadline.  It will focus on capturing abstracts with ground-breaking and unique data that would not otherwise have been presented at the conference.

Recent emerging, hot topic issues include (but are not limited to): natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, and extreme weather; interventions and outcomes for immigrants; food safety; outbreaks of infectious diseases; safety issues related to autonomous vehicles; effects of high profile mass shootings; the role of primary prevention in addressing the opioid crisis; influence of changing cannabis laws on prevention-related programs, policies and practices; changing regulation around vaping/e-cigarettes use, type of  use, and consequences of these devices; and Family First Prevention and Services Act implementation; Foundations for Evidence Based Policymaking implementation; maternal mortality; efforts to create a national mobilization to reduce the prevalence of neighborhoods and communities of concentrated disadvantage.

Abstracts guidelines: Abstract submissions will be accepted online at https://spr.confex.com/spr/spr2020/cfp.cgi.

Abstract format types and abstract requirements

Please refer to abstract submission guidelines for the following abstract types: individual poster presentation, organized paper symposium and roundtable discussions/scientific dialogues at https://preventionresearch.org/2020-annual-meeting/abstract-submission-guidelines/.

  • Accepted individual poster presentation abstracts will be presented during one of the 3 evening poster sessions.
  • Accepted organized paper symposia and roundtable discussions/scientific dialogues will be presented as a 90-minute concurrent sessions.

Emerging, hot topic abstracts will undergo formal peer review evaluation by the SPR Conference Committee. Acceptance notifications will be mid-March 2020.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Questions? Contact Jennifer Lewis at (email) jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org or (phone) 703-934-4850, ext. 213.

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