EUSPR Palma Conference Update – 15/08/2014

The Fifth EUSPR Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting will be held at the Centre de Cultura “SA NOSTRA”, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca on 16th – 18th October 2014, with pre-conference workshops on the 15th October. Entitled: Is an ounce of prevention still worth a pound of cure? The economics and value of prevention.

This year’s EUSPR main conference theme is Economics of Prevention and the ‘value’ of prevention to society, although parallel sessions will include talks on a variety of prevention science topics. Please visit the conference pages for further details including the programme and how to register, at Or see the conference flyer.

This year’s poster session will include a complimentary drinks reception, with SPAN again offering prizes with an equivalent value of €500 for the best posters by an Early Career Researcher. We will hold dedicated parallel sessions for PhD students and Early Career Researchers to present their work. Students, particularly full time students, will be eligible for discounted conference fees.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed but if you have missed the deadline then it may still be possible to submit. Please see the Call for abstracts page for details:

Conference Hotel

Discounted rooms have been reserved at the Hotel UR Palacio Avenida for delegates, keynote speakers and workshop conveners. The reserved rooms have all been booked. Information on local hotels is on the accommodation page:

Social Dinner

This year we have booked the El Pesquero Restaurant, located on Palma harbour for our conference social dinner on the evening of Day 2 of the conference, 17th October. Please note the conference fee does not include the dinner. Please see the social dinner page for further details and to book a place:

SPAN Bursaries

As part of the Science for Prevention Academic Network’s (SPAN) aim to establish stronger links to professional networks, they have provided bursaries of up to €500 to young prevention scientists (PhD Students, Post docs) to assist in travel and accommodation costs associated with pre-conference workshop attendance. The deadline for applications has now closed.

EUSPR Members’ Meeting and elections for the 2014 – 2017 EUSPR Board

All EUSPR Members are invited to attend the EUSPR Members’ Meeting, which will include the elections for the 2014 – 2017 EUSPR Board. The meeting will take place on the morning of Day 1 of the conference, 16th October, 9.30 – 12:15. Refreshments and a complimentary lunch are provided for members’ meeting attendees.

Renew your EUSPR membership or join the EUSPR to get the best conference and workshop prices, membership fees can now be paid via credit card. EUSPR Membership provides a significant discount for conference attendees, for example an EUSPR member attending the conference and a pre-conference workshop could save 75 EUR, compared to the membership fee of either 25 EUR, 40 EUR, or 80 EUR.


To assist with advertising the conference and ensure that it is a success, we would be very grateful if you can distribute the conference flyer amongst your networks and colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in Palma!