2014 EUSPR Conference Presentations

The Plenary, Parallel, Special 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

Palma Conference SPAN Poster Prize Winners

We held a special guided poster session as part of Day 1 of the conference. There were prizes for the best Early Career Posters including cash prizes and one year’s free Society membership. The poster prizes were supported by the Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN). The winners of the poster competition were:

1st Place

Viveca Olofsson for the poster entitled “Implementing Parenting Programs: Challenges in Regular Care”.

Örebro University, Sweden

Contributing authors: Viveca Olofsson & Therése Skoog

2nd Place

Maria Wojcieszek for the poster entitled “The Importance of Children’s Abstinence for their Mothers”.

Universityof Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology, Poland

3rd Place

Ramona Marinache for the poster entitled “Medicalization of sleep in Romania – civilizing process and prevention science”.

Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest, Romania


EUSPR Members and attendees of the 2014 Conference can download the poster competition winning posters and selected posters from the conference at the following link:

Poster Presentations

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 https://euspr.org/fifth-euspr-conference. 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: https://euspr.org/fifth-euspr-conference-call-for-abstracts.

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: https://euspr.org/palma-travel-and-accommodation.

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: https://euspr.org/palma-conference-dinner.

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!


Palma Conference lunches and refreshments

Coffee breaks

Served throughout the pre-conference workshops and the main conference: Coffee and decaffeinated coffee, variety of teas, mineral water and assorted fruit juices. Assorted biscuits, pastries, and mini croissants

Drinks Reception

Day 1, 16th October: Assorted domestic cheese selection and guacamole with nachos. Cava (sparkling wine), beer, water and assorted refreshments

Buffet lunches

Coffee, tea, water, assorted refreshments, beer, white and red wine will be provided.

Pre-conference workshops, 15th October (provided for all workshop delegates): Hot cream of vegetables, rice salad with vegetables and prawns, assorted green salad, fish of the day in green sauce, canard ravioli, fruit salad and almond pie with almond ice cream

Day 1, 16th October (provided for Members’ Meeting attendees): Vichyssoise, pasta salad, couscous and vegetables salad, cod au gratin with baked apple, lamb with sweet potato, fruit salad and white chocolate brownie with strawberries.

Day 2, 17th October (provided for all conference delegates): Seafood cream, tomato salad with basil and mozzarella, antipasti served with assorted lettuce, dip-fried breaded fish with Mediterranean tartar sauce, beef brochettes with vegetables, fruit salad and crĂšme caramel.

Delegate dietary requirements will be accommodated, please mention any requirements during registration.

Pre-Conference Workshop Convener Biographies

Workshop 2 – Economic analysis and the cost effectiveness of prevention – Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions

Dr Claire McKenna, Centre for Health Economics, University of York (UK)

Dr Claire McKenna is a Senior Research Fellow in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York.  She has specific interests in the use of constrained optimisation methods in economic evaluation, the application of statistical and decision-analytic methods for cost-effectiveness analysis, the use of evidence synthesis techniques and value of information analysis to inform policy decisions in health care.  Claire is currently a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal committee and of the NICE Decision Support Unit.

Ms Rita Faria, Centre for Health Economics, University of York (UK)

Rita Faria is a Research Fellow in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. Rita’s research interests are focused on the methods of economic evaluation applied to health and social care.  She has particular interests on the use of non-randomised data to evaluate interventions and the use of decision models for evidence synthesis and extrapolation. Rita has contributed to several technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Conference and Pre-Conference Speakers/Conveners

Pre-Conference Workshops, 15th October 2014

See the following link for further details of the workshops, including convener biographies and information on the SPAN bursaries for Early Career Researchers:

Workshop 1 and 2 Details

1. Optimising behavioural interventions – the MOST model and understanding effective prevention programme components.

We are very pleased to announce that workshop 1 will be convened by:

  • Professor Linda Collins, Penn State University (USA)
  • Professor Fabrizio Faggiano, Avogadro University (IT)

2. Economic analysis and the cost effectiveness of prevention – Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions

We are very pleased to announce that workshop 2 will be convened by:

  • Dr Claire McKenna, University of York (UK)
  • Ms Rita Faria, University of York (UK)

Conference, 16th – 18th October 2014

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speakers for the conference are:

  • Professor Kevin Fenton (Public Health England, UK)
  • Dr Franco Sassi (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, FR)
  • Stephanie Lee (Washington State Institute for Public Policy, USA)
  • Professor Peter Anderson (Maastricht University, ND)
  • Professor Theresa Marteau (University of Cambridge, UK)

See the following link for the conference speaker biographies:

Conference Speaker Biographies