2023 Annual Meeting





NIJ Director Dr. Nancy La Vigne will give the Presidential Address at SPR 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, EDT.

Nancy La Vigne (Lah Veen) was appointed by President Biden as Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research and technology arm of the U.S Department of Justice, on March 28, 2022.  A nationally recognized criminal justice policy expert, Dr. La Vigne’s research expertise ranges from policing and corrections reform to reentry from prison, criminal justice technologies and evidence-based criminal justice practices. Learn more about Dr. La Vigne.

Check out this year’s featured speakers.


  • April 14, 2023: presentation schedule notifications have been sent 7:00pm, EDT, April 14, 2023. Notifications were sent to to chairs/organizers and presenting authors. Emails come from spr@confex.com. Check your spam. If you did not receive your notice, email Jennifer Lewis.
  • Make your Hotel Reservations Today! Discounted guest room rate ends May 1!

About the SPR Annual Meeting

Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Tel: 1-202-737-1234    Fax: 1-202-737-5773
Email: qualitywasrw@hyatt.com

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 31st Annual Meeting held in person May 30 – June 2, 2023. This year’s theme is “The Role of Prevention Science in Achieving Social Justice and Health Equity for All.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Questions? Please contact:

Jennifer Lewis
Executive Director
Society for Prevention Research
11240 Waples Mill Road, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA
703-934-4850, ext. 213
703-359-7562 fax