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.

14th EUSPR Conference update: abstract submission extended

The deadline for abstract submission for the 14th EUSPR Conference has been extended until July 15th, 2023.

Abstract proposals may be submitted through the Ex Ordo platform. All proposals will be peer reviewed and the scientific committee may suggest changes.

The 14th EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5th-6th October 2023, with workshops scheduled for the 4th October.

Our theme this year is ‘Optimizing Prevention Infrastructures’ and our keynotes and special sessions will focus on discussing the challenges facing prevention science. During the conference, several aspects of strengthening prevention infrastructures and systems will be explored, including ways to improve interventions, enhance decision-making processes, optimize funding, and professionalize the workforce. The goal of the conference is to connect research with practical needs and find ways to bridge the gap between the two.

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 in the following formats:

  • Oral Communication | On-site
    A formal, research-based 12-minute-long presentation with a focus on high quality prevention research (including methodology, epidemiology, aetiology, intervention outcomes, implementation, evidence-based programmes and policy, etc.). Talks will be followed by a short Q&A session (3 minutes).
  • Online poster | Via Slack
    Research posters summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. Posters should be in portrait orientation.
  • Pecha Kucha (or 20×20) | On-site
    Pecha Kucha means ‘chit-chat’ and is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (total 7 minutes + 3 minutes for questions). Slides should contain as little text as possible and pictures are preferred. Presenters will be asked to time their slides sot that they change automatically every 20 seconds. It is a suitable format to present creative work on interventions, a research project, a prevention advocacy event, talk about evidence needs, ways in which researchers and practitioners/policymakers can work together, structures and systems, etc. An example:
  • Symposium | On-site
    A symposium includes a chair, three to four presenters, and a discussant (optional). Symposia are scheduled in 60 to 80-minute time slots and should allow for discussion among presenters and the audience. Authors should include a summary of the symposium and the title and abstract corresponding to each presentation.
  • Campfire | On-site
    A single presenter talks about their work or an important idea for 10-15 minutes, and then acts as their own facilitator, inviting comments, insights, and questions (10-15 minutes) from audience members in the room.

Please, remember you can set up your ExOrdo account and register for the conference here