ECF pre-conference workshops

We are running a number of pre-conference activities fon 24/10/18 for Early Career Forum members.

These are free and include refreshments and lunch. You must be a member of our (free) ECF to participate (join here).

You can choose to attend a single session or both, but you must register in advance. Book here

1. Promoting research – the do’s and don’ts of scientific communication

Half-day Early Career workshop facilitated by Ilaria Montagni, PhD, Digital Health Communication Researcher with support by EUSPR Early Career Award Winners Boris Chapoton and Alexandra Morales

Date: October 24 2018

Time: 9:00 – 13:00

Location: EMCDDA main building

Synopsis:

Communicating research is crucial in order to have impact within the scientific community, among policymakers, practitioners and the public. This workshop will discuss successful strategies for the main channels of scientific communication: conventional communication (oral/poster presentation at a conference) and digital communication, such as social media, podcasts, videos, infographics, blogs. Based on this knowledge, participants will develop a narrative and a communication strategy for their own projects and receive feedback on their proposals from peers and senior researchers.

2. Early Career Researchers and Practitioners exchange forum

Prevention research meets prevention practice: can common goals improve both?

Date: October 24 2018

Time: 14:00 – 16:30

Location: City Hall

Synopsis:

The EUSPR exchange forum  promotes an interactive workshop to tackle the question of how prevention research and prevention practice can inform each other and result in improvements on both levels. 

Sometimes research and practice are perceived as separate processes, each with own rules and commitments when it comes to funding, work structure, target audiences and career and work prospects. In line with the conference theme of ‘Prevention Technologies – improving the use of evidence in prevention practice’, the proposed workshop  aims to identify common goals for researchers (especially at the early career stage) and practitioners, by situating research and practice on a continuum beginning with  relevant question and ending with the dissemination of a preventive program.

Through both group and plenary sessions early career  researchers and practitioners will discuss together key concepts  relevant to both science and practice at all stages of this continuum, among others: how to formulate a research question that is scientifically sound and  relevant to practice; how to involve the target groups already at the stage of designing a research project.

 

Time Content/Aim
14:00 – 14:05 Introductory statements
14:05 – 14:45 Opening dialogue:

Joint panel discussion of early career researchers and prevention practitioners regarding the implications and challenges of connecting research to prevention practice

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break

 

15:00 – 15:45 Group work (5 to 7 participants per group)

·      Groups will be based on certain prevention topics depending on the audience’s interests, e.g. drug and substance use, obesity, mental health

·      Identify 3-4 shared goals of practitioners and researchers research regarding the research process

o   Formulate a research question

o   Organize research (data collection etc.)

o   Implement prevention

o   Communicate and disseminate results

15:45 – 16:30 Synthesis of group work

·      Presentation and discussion of group work (for each group and topic)

·      Extracting overarching themes (similarities and differences)

·      Discuss existing differences between both perspectives and address implications for future cooperation

16:30 Closing statements