Society for Prevention Research (SPR)

The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being.

The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.

SPR 2021 Annual Meeting

Washington DC,

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 29thAnnual Meeting that will be held June 1-4, 2021. This year’s theme is “Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context.”

Journal of Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program: Request for Applications

Overview: The Prevention Science Early Career Reviewer Program is an effort which aims to both mentor early-career researchers in prevention science and increase the pool of possible reviewers. We invite emerging prevention scientists to apply to serve a two-year term as mentored reviewers for the journal Prevention Science. Candidates apply for the position, and as part of that application process, they identify and secure a commitment from a prevention science mentor to supervise their appointment

SPR 2020 Annual Meeting

Online Event, United States,
The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance the vision of SPR by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

SPR 2020 Virtual Conference

Online,

As the premiere prevention research conference, the SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance the vision of SPR by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preven

SPR: Call for Papers for Special Issue

The Society for Prevention Research is gathering research for a forthcoming special issue of the journal Prevention Science. The title of the special edition is “Transparency, Openness, and Reproducibility: Implications for the Field of Prevention Science”. There are ongoing concerns about research waste, scientific misconduct, and lack of replication. To safeguard the credibility of the scientific enterprise, researchers and other interested stakeholders have begun to list, develop, and implement transparent, open, and reproducible workflows. This

SPR Annual Meeting

Washington, DC,

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference – the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting that will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s theme is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

Washington, DC, United States,

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020.

The theme for this year's event is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

Calling for Volunteers for SPR Committees!

The Society for Prevention Research offers various opportunities for our members to help advance the mission and the strategic plan of the Society by getting involved in our committees. SPR is now in the process of convening our committees for the 2019-2020 term. The majority of committee work is handled through monthly conference calls. Committee members then volunteer to work on specific projects to advance the goals and objectives of each committee. The chair of

Advocating for Prevention Science Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat ,

In today's world, advocating for effective approaches to prevention is imperative!

Join SPR on April 25, 2019, for the #PreventionSciencechat with prevention scientists from around the country about how to be the best advocate for prevention science research.

Share successes and challenges, and walk away with more connections and resources to share the vital work being done in the field!

Call for Applications for the SPR Sloboda and Bukoski Cup

Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honour of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup. The competition will take place during the annual SPR meeting, on May 28 through May