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Day 1 – 6th December

8.30 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.45 Opening and salutations

Prof Harry Sumnall (EUSPR Board President), and Krzysztof Brzozka – the Director of the State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems (PARPA)

9.45 – 11.15 Plenary Session 1

Chair: Prof Harry Sumnall (LJMU, UK)

i) Adolescent Resiliency: Applications of Theory and Research – Prof Marc Zimmerman, University of Michigan (USA)
ii) Methods of quantifying change in multiple risk factor interventions – Prof Judith Prochaska, Stanford University (USA)

11.15 – 12.30 Extended Coffee break

This first morning coffee break is extended to allow delegates time, if they so wish, to view Krakow’s famous Nativity Competition, which is being held near to the conference venue. Click here for more information.

12.30 – 13.30 Parallel Sessions 1 – guided poster session

All  posters have been allocated to one of three streams – InterventionsPrevention Policies, Structures and Evidence; and Risk and Protective Factors.

Allocation to poster streams, and names of session leads can be found here.

All poster presenters should be available to talk about their work as per a usual poster session. However, 3-4 presenters in each stream have been selected in advance by the Conference Committee to give a more detailed description of their work to the whole stream. These talks will take place at regular intervals across the parallel session.

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.15 Plenary Session 2 

Chair: Prof Fabrizio Faggiano (Avogadro University, IT)

Impulsivity and other personality traits as shared vulnerability factor for multiple problem outcomes – Dr Patricia Conrod, Université de Montréal (CA)

15.15 – 16.00 Selected topics

Chair: Dr Gregor Burkhart (EMCDDA, PT)
i) Common risk factors across adolescence – Dr Daniel Hale, UCL (UK)

ii) School as a protective environment for multiple risk – Prof Kris Bosworth, University of Arizona (USA)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Parallel sessions 2 – Prevention across different outcome domains

i) Stream 1 – Substance use (tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs), and associated behaviours

Chair: Dr Laura Ferrer-Wreder (Stockholm University, SW)

  • Talic S – UTRIP (SL) – Promising Results Of School-Based Prevention Programme Unplugged In Slovenia
  • O’Driscoll R – Member of Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (IRL) – Effectiveness Of A Culturally Adapted Strengthening Families Program 12-16 Years For High-Risk Irish Families
  • Amer J – University of the Balearic Islands (ES) – Implementation And Cultural Adaptation Of The Spanish Strengthening Families Program 6-11: The Perspective Of The Professionals
  • Crano WD – Dept. of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University (USA) – Parents beliefs and children’s marijuana use: evidence for a self-fulfilling prophecy

ii) Stream 2 – Diet, exercise and social behaviours

Chair: Prof Rosaria Galanti (Karolinska Institutet, SW)

  • Forssell Y – Karolinska Institute (SW) – Physical activity and depression
  • van der Kreeft P – University College Ghent (BE) – Study on the implementation of prevention targeting nutrition and physical activity
  • Wójcik S – Nobody’s Children Foundation (NCF) (PL) –  Risk and protective factors of Internet Addictive Behaviour among European adolescents – results from EU NET ADB study
  • Bleckmann P – Criminological research institute in lower Saxony (KFN) (DE) – Screen Time Reduction As Multi-Purpose Preventive Measure. Targeting A Common Risk Factor For Addiction, Academic Failure, Aggression And Obesity

iii) Stream 3 – Externalising behaviour, violence, and aggression

Chair: Andrew Brown (Mentor UK, UK)

  • Petras H – JBS International, Inc., Research and Development (USA) – The Use Of Multiple Versus Single Assessment Time Points Of Aggression To Improve Screening Accuracy In Identifying Children At Risk For Later Serious Antisocial Behavior
  • Schroeder D – CEPOL (EU) – Violence prevention
  • Steketee M – Verwey-Jonker Institute (ND) – Youth delinquency

20.00 Social dinner, details to follow (please note that the conference fee does not include the dinner)

Day 2 – 7th December

08.30 – 09.30 EUSPR Member’s meeting

09.30 – 11.00 Parallel Sessions 3 – Experiences

i) Stream 1 – Risk and prevention in adults, families, and communities 

Chair: Prof Amador Calafat (IREFREA, ES)

  • Helgason A – Karolinska Institute (SW) – EU Smoking Quitlines
  • Jonkman H, Groeger-Roth F – Verwey-Jonker Institute (NL) / Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony (DE) – Developing comprehensive prevention strategies at the local level – Applying the Communities That Care approach in two European countries
  • Özdemir M – Center for Developmental Research, Örebro University (SW) – A National Evaluation of Parenting Programs in Sweden: The Short-Term Effects using a RCT Effectiveness Design
  • Giannotta F – Center for Developmental Research, Örebro University (SW) – Parenting programs to prevent conduct problems in children: can we detect an interventionist effect?

ii) Stream 2 – Risk and prevention in children, adolescents and young people

Chair: Sanela Talic (Institute for Research and Development ‘UTRIP’, SL)

  • Mihic J – Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb (CRO) – Prevention Of Risk Behaviours Through The Promotion Of Socio-Emotional Learning
  • Hutchings J – Bangor University (UK) – Identifying risk factors for conduct disorder in young children and using an evidence-based programme to address them: a case study of research and dissemination in Wales
  • Koutakis N – University of Örebro, School of Law, Psychology and Social work (SW) – Overview And Effectiveness Of A Universal Parent Directed Prevention Program Targeting Underage Drunkenness: EFFEKT (Formerly Known As The Orebro Prevention Program)

iii) Stream 3 – Society, structures, and prevention

Chair Fay Watson (EURAD, BE)

  • Gabrhelik R – Charles University in Prague, 1st Med Faculty, Department of Addictology (CR) – Czech Standards for Prevention of Risk Behaviours and Certification Guidelines: Introduction to Second Revision
  • Miovsky M – Charles University in Prague, 1st Med Faculty, Department of Addictology (CR) – Czech Standards for Prevention of Risk Behaviours and Process of Certification: From Voluntary to Compulsory Quality Assessment
  • Axford N – Social Research Unit, Dartington (UK) – Blueprints for Europe: Evidence-based Programmes and How they Affect Outcomes and Risk and Protective Factors
  • Poirier JC – CRAMIF (FR) – Health and well being at the work place

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Plenary Session 3 – Moderated debate – Evidence based prevention and health promotion: is there room for integration?

Chaired by Peer van der Kreeft (University College Ghent, BE)

Featuring contributions from Prof. Czeslaw Czabala – Academy of Special Education (PL), Prof Geir Arild Espnes – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO), Prof Rosaria Galanti – Karolinska Institutet (SW), and others.

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.15 Plenary Session 4

Chair Prof David Foxcroft (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

i) Evaluation of effectiveness of complex interventions – Prof Fabrizio Faggiano, Avogadro University (IT)

15.15-16.00 Poster presentations – Winners of the poster competition will be invited to give a 5 minute presentation on their work, followed by a commentary and questions.

16.00 – 16.30 Conference close – Prof Harry Sumnall (EUSPR) + Dr Zili Sloboda Director, Research & Development; JBS International, (USA)