Fourth EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, 13-15 November 2013, Paris, France


Understanding differences in prevention outcomes

It is well known that differences in health and wellbeing within and between populations are influenced by a range of biological and social factors.

However, less attention has been given to identifying how differences in these factors may influence the experiences or outcomes of prevention work. Prevention interventions and policies may also inadvertently generate health and social inequalities by disproportionately benefiting some populations, to the disadvantage of others.

The development of frameworks such as PROGRESS Plus (Place of residence, Ethnicity, Occupation, Gender, Religion, Education, Socio-economic status, Social capital, Age, Disability and Sexual Orientation) has helped to provide a focus for research, but how do these factors influence intervention outcomes, and how do we design prevention policies and programmes which take them into account?

The 2013 EUSPR Conference focused on the important role of modifiers of prevention outcome, and examined the best ways in which diversity can be incorporated into research and practice. Keynote speakers presented the latest findings from research investigating modifying factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, family and socioeconomic status.

We are also extremely pleased that pre-conference workshops were held in collaboration with the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) project, which aims to support the development of prevention science education across the EU.

As part of Day 2 of the conference there was a special guided poster session with prizes for the best Early Career Posters including cash prizes and one year’s free Society membership. The poster prizes were supported by SPAN.

Venue: Le Centquatre, 5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France. MAP

Please see the links below for the programme, a summary of the conference, the conference flyer and the conference booklet.

Programme Conference Summary Conference flyer Conference Booklet

Conference and Workshop Presentations

The Plenary, Parallel, Lunch and Poster session presentations are available to download by EUSPR Members and conference attendees. The pre-conference workshop presentations can be downloaded by EUSPR Members, SPAN Members and workshop attendees. Please see the following links to download the conference and workshop presentations:

Speaker Presentations Poster Presentations Workshop Presentations

Members’ Meeting Papers

The Minutes and Agenda for the Members’ Meeting can be downloaded by EUSPR Members at the following link:

Members’ Meeting

Note to attendants: Perhaps you attended our Paris conference but are not yet a member of the EUSPR. If so, we would encourage you to register as a member. Registration will ensure that, amongst other benefits, you receive our latest announcements and access to the conference presentations from all EUSPR conferences (please see each conference page for details of the presentations that are available for Members to download)

Our 2013 conference was co-organised with INPES (Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé; French Institute for Prevention and Health Education), MILDT (Mission interministérielle de lutte contre la drogue et la toxicomanie; Interdepartmental Mission for the fight against drugs and drug addiction), INCa (Institut National du Cancer;  French National Cancer Institute), IReSP (Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique; French Institute For Public Health Research) and Aviesan (Alliance nationale pour les sciences de la vie et de la sante; National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health).







Pre-conference workshops were in collaboration with SPAN:

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