Awards – EUSPR 2016

EUSPR awarded four prizes plus two runner up prizes at their 7th Conference which was held in Berlin, Germany in 2016.

Award winners:

President’s Award – Avalon de Bruijn and colleagues

Prize: Certificate, plaque and one year’s free EUSPR membership. The President’s award winner will be invited to give the Society Lecture the following year

For an outstanding Prevention Science Research Paper in the past year.

Selection by:

  • EUSPR President (Prof David Foxcroft, Oxford Brookes University, UK),
  • President Elect (Dr Jeremy Segrott, DECIPHer Centre at Cardiff University, Wales, UK)
  • Past President (Prof Harry Sumnall, Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
  • Past President (Prof Rosaria Galanti, Karolinska Institutet, SW)

EUSPR Sloboda Medal – Gregor Burkhart

Prize: Certificate and medal and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For sustained contribution to the development of Prevention Science in Europe and internationally.

Nominations will be requested from the EUSPR membership with the final decision to be made by the EUSPR Awards Committee.
 

Leading European Prevention Science Practitioner Honour – Amador Calafat

Prize: Certificate, plaque and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For outstanding leadership of the adoption and implementation of evidence based prevention strategies, including support for further high quality research evaluation.

Nominations will be requested from the EUSPR membership with the final decision to be made by the EUSPR Awards Committee.

 
Early Career Researcher Prize – Aniek van Herwaarden

Prize: Certificate, plaque, and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For outstanding promise based on a paper or poster presentation at the Society annual meeting.

Selection by the EUSPR Awards Committee.

For the 2016 award, “early career” includes those who entered the prevention field through first job or commencing doctoral studies in 2008 or later; as well as current Masters and Doctoral students in a prevention-related discipline.

Early Career Researcher Prize 2nd place – Martha Canfield

Early Career Researcher Prize 3rd place – Nicole Gridley

Travel and Accommodation – EUSPR 2018

Accommodation and Travel guidance

Our EMCDDA co-organisers in Lisbon have provided a handy travel and accommodation guide based upon their previous experiences of hosting conferences and meetings. Please note that neither the EMCDDA, nor EUSPR, take any responsibility for your booking choices, experiences and stay. You are also advised to check with independent review websites before making your final booking. Alternatively, please use a website such as TripAdvisor to research and select your hotel.

All our suggestions are within the city centre, but please check the precise locations to ensure that they meet your needs.

The travel guide includes directions on how to reach the EMCDDA at Praça Europa, which is next door to the EMSA-EMCDDA Conference Centre, where the main conference is being held.

Accommodation and travel guide

You can also visit Lisbon’s official tourism page for travel guidance at:

Lisbon tourism website

You can also visit Airbnb or HostelWorld who have many accommodation listings in Lisbon. Please remember to take due care and diligence when booking any private accomodation.

 

Transferring from Lisbon airport

Lisbon is a safe and friendly city, but like many cities, sometimes visitors can unexpectedly pay more than locals for taxis from the airport. If you have enough time, and not too much luggage, then the Metro or Aerobus are convenient modes of transport (please see the Travel Guide above). If you decide to get a taxi then we would recommend avoiding the taxi queues at Arrivals, and instead walking to the Departures drop off area and getting a taxi from there, or using a service like Uber, which will also pick you up from Departures.

 

Pre-conference workshops – EUSPR 2017

We are convening the following FREE (€0) pre-conference workshops and meetings on 20th September 2017 as part of our Vienna conference. If you would like to participate then you can book at the same time as conference registration.

1) Publishing addiction science in practice

Full day Early Career workshop convened by Professors MiovskĂ˝, Pates, and GabrhelĂ­k.

The main objective of the workshop is to familiarize attendants with one of the basic skills within scientific communication – to write a complete but concise description of your work that is to be published in scientific journal articles. Participants will be encouraged to acquire basic knowledge and skills needed for successful academic writing – therefore they are asked to bring an abstract of their own text (article, thesis etc.), title included; ideally both in electronic and paper form). The workshop is designed to support the practice of publishing in domestic and especially international journals and is closely linked to 3rd edition to monograph Publishing Addiction Science (see also www.isaje.net). Although the examples used in the workshop focus on ‘Addiction’ it will also be of great relevance for all prevention fields. The workshop will cover:

  • Role of title, abstract and key words in bibliometrics (purpose, impact factor, h-index, criticism…)
  • Authorship
  • Publishing guidelines (CONSORT, PRISMA, JARS, MARS…)
  • Publishing bachelor and master theses
  • Abstracts from the auditorium and their analyses – practical exercise.
  • What is the appropriate title of my work?
  • Key words

Prerequisite for the workshop is prior preparation of a title and abstract for your existing (or planned) paper (or Masters or PhD thesis etc.) and suggested key words.

2) Developing evidence-based prevention in Ukraine. How to begin and what to do first? 

3 hour meeting convened by The State Agency for the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems (PARPA; PL)

Aims and objectives:  The general aim of the meeting is to initiate expert discussion on the best solutions for countries like Ukraine, with relatively limited experiences in prevention of risky behaviours. 

Specific objectives:

  1. Presentation of the specificity of contemporary situation in Lviv region
  2. Presentation of the current situation in the area of prevention and adolescents lifestyle and risky behaviours in Lviv region (based on the 2016 study results)
  3. Sharing and collecting ideas about the most urgent preventive needs and opportunities in the Lviv region
  4. Capacity building of prevention of addictive behavior in Lviv city:  experiences, suggestions and recommendations

Who would benefit from attending

  • researchers and practitioners from other countries who are interested in the situation in Ukraine – a country rarely represented at international meetings on preventive issues; and those who would like to extend their field of professional activity (to new geographical regions and new challenges related to the gap between West and East European experiences in preventive work).

What the expected outcomes will be: Formulation of ideas and proposals  concerning:

  • the necessary steps to be taken in order to develop evidence-based prevention in the Lvov region,
  • new partnerships and new projects.

Seventh EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, October 31st – November 2nd 2016, Berlin, Germany

The 2016 EUSPR conference will be held in Berlin, Germany from October 31st to November 2nd 2016. The main theme is “Sustainable Prevention in a Changing World” and this year’s conference will include keynotes on developing and understanding sustainable prevention systems, and prevention responses to the health and social needs of populations in transition.

Awards and Prizes – 2015 EUSPR conference

This page outlines the prizes and awards that were issued at the 2015 EUSPR conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22 – 24 October.

SPAN Poster Prizes

The Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) issued prizes at the conference for the best posters by early career delegates. The 1st prize was not awarded, second and third prize winners received € 80 and € 50 respectively, plus 1 year’s free EUSPR membership. The winning posters were announced at the conference closing ceremony on 24th October 2015, the prize winners were selected via a SPAN selection panel.

2nd prize: Dijana Jerković, Office for Combating Drugs Abuse of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, HR

Poster title: The role of self-determination and personality in predicting the cannabinoids consumption among students in student dormitories in Zagreb

Authors: Dijana Jerković, Martina Lotar Rihtarić and Valentina Kranželić

Link to abstract: http://easychair.org/smart-program/EUSPR2015/2015-10-22.html#talk:12376

3rd prize: Milica Vasiljevic, Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), UK

Poster title: Impact of advertisements promoting candy-like flavoured e-cigarettes on appeal of tobacco smoking amongst children: an experimental study

Authors: Milica Vasiljevic, Dragos C. Petrescu and Theresa M. Marteau

Link to abstract: http://easychair.org/smart-program/EUSPR2015/2015-10-22.html#talk:12383

 

EUSPR Awards

EUSPR issued 4 awards at the conference, nominees were not limited to EUSPR members:

President’s Award: Chris Bonell, Farah Jamal, G J Melendez-Torres and Steven Cummins

Chris Bonell is from the Institute of Education, UK

Prize: Certificate, plaque and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For an outstanding Prevention Science Research Paper in the past year.

EUSPR Medal: Zili Sloboda, Applied Prevention Science, Inc, USA

Prize: Certificate and medal and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For sustained contribution to the development of Prevention Science in Europe and internationally.

Nominations were received from the EUSPR membership with the final decison made by the EUSPR Awards Committee.

Leading European Prevention Science Practitioner Honour: Peer van der Kreeft, University College Ghent, BE

Prize: Certificate, plaque and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For outstanding leadership of the adoption and implementation of evidence based prevention strategies, including support for further high quality research evaluation.

Nominations were received from the EUSPR membership with the final decison made by the EUSPR Awards Committee.

EUSPR/SPAN Early Career Researcher Prize: Boris Chapoton, HygĂ©e Center – ICLN, FR

Prize: Certificate, plaque, € 120 and one year’s free EUSPR membership

For outstanding promise based on a paper or poster presentation at the Society annual meeting.

Talk title: Messages about drinking and smoking in the content of the TV series most popular with French youth

Authors: Boris Chapoton, Cristel Antonia Russell, Blandine Salles, Yannick Simond and VĂ©ronique Regnier-Denois

Link to abstract: http://easychair.org/smart-program/EUSPR2015/2015-10-23.html#talk:12354

Selection via a SPAN selection panel.