The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) promotes the development of prevention science, and its application to practice so as to promote human health and well-being through high quality research, evidence based interventions, policies and practices.
Our theme this year is ‘Make prevention science relevant for all: co-production and impact’. The call for abstract… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the 11th EUSPR conference will be presented for the first time in a virtual and open format and the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until July 21 2020. Abstract proposals may be submitted through the Ex Ordo online platform (https://euspr2020.exordo.com/registration). Although different formats are available, we encourage presenters to select poster or oral poster […]
The EUSPR Board has decided to move its Eleventh Conference and Members’ Meeting and Workshops to an online event. The face to face event scheduled October 7th -9th 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal is cancelled. The decision is taken due to the yet uncertain impact of the corona regulations on international travel and gatherings. The Conference Committee is working on a series of online meetings, webinars, and other virtual scientific activities during the conference week and will publish information in the first week of July 2020.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED! Our theme this year is ‘Make prevention science relevant for all: co-production and impact’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on reducing the gap between science and practice in prevention, understanding co-production and the role of policy makers, practitioners, communities and researchers to develop efficacious, sustainable and cost-effectiveness prevention interventions in practice. We invite you to prepare and submit abstracts on the conference theme, but also welcome submissions on all prevention science related topics, including discussion papers, and theoretical and methodological developments.
European prevention researchers critical about hype on the Icelandic model for youth alcohol use reduction
Prevention decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers are enthusiastic about the alcohol and other drug use reduction strategy showing high success rates for youth in communities in Iceland. The Icelandic model has been broadly and commercially marketed and disseminated. Although it is a promising model, The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) does not recommend to copy-paste, but to use it wisely, just like other scarce prevention resources. You cannot implant this model in communities that do not have Iceland’s particular and specific characteristics. And, you have to be cautious with broad and commercial dissemination of a model tested in one single country.
Prevention methods using shock tactics are proven to be ineffective. Nevertheless, strategies based on predominantly providing information about the dangers of substance use are widespread in Europe. The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) is concerned about those so-called prevention strategies. It calls on decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers to use scientific proof of effectiveness as a criterion for exposing our youth to prevention methods and not to spend public money on rather commercial offers, since there are better and less expensive alternatives.
We are pleased to announce that the 10th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place on September 16-18, 2019, in Ghent, Belgium. The main conference takes place on the 16th and 17th, and workshops and meetings will take place on the 18th. The call for abstracts will open on 11th March, and close on Friday […]
Prevention Technologies – improving the use of evidence in prevention practice Registration has now ended Early Career Pre-conference workshopsOnline programmeHotels and TravelConference mealThings to do in LisbonMeet our keynotesEUSPR Knowledge ExchangeInstructions for presenters Joining InstructionsConference programme EUSPR 2018 Participants List 2018 Keynote presentations Translating research findings into prevention policy and practice remains a challenge, […]
Here are the plenary talks from our 8th Annual Conference. Please note that these have been converted into PDF, so there may be some formatting errors. What are the consequences of prevention polices? – Dr Kathryn Oliver (University of Oxford, UK) Oliver A fruity story of attaining and maintaining quality in an evidence-based programme – […]
Society Treasurer, Andrew Brown, offers a personal reflection* of this year’s EUSPR conference It’s so easy for all the great talks you hear at a multi-day conference like EUSPR’s annual get together to start to blur into each other, and that isn’t fair on the people who have presented. All of them have carefully thought […]
Barbara Battel-Kirk, a PhD student at National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), invites you to take part in a survey which aims to evaluate the usage and impact of core competencies on Health Promotion practice and education in Europe between 2012 and 2017. This survey forms the first stage of her PhD research within the Discipline of […]
Closing date for online registration is 17 October 2018. Early-bird rates have now ended Full joining instructions will be emailed after the registration closing date. The link to our online payment and registration service (Eventbrite) is at the bottom of this page Registration is open to any qualified worker in a discipline relevant to prevention, […]
We are offering 20 bursaries of €300 to Early Career participants to assist in covering conference and post-conference workshop expenses for our 2019 conference being held in Ghent (Belgium) 16th – 18th September 2019, with the post-conference workshops held on 18th September. Please note that bursaries will be paid shortly after the conference. If you […]