It has been another busy month for ISSUP! All focus has been on prevention as we made our way to Ghent, Belgium for the 10th European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Conference and Members’ Meeting where we shared ISSUP with colleagues in the prevention field. It was fantastic to be amongst old friends and to hear the latest ideas in Prevention Science.
The conference was held on 16th and 17th of September 2019, with post conference workshops and project meetings on September 18th. The theme of this year's event was Looking Over the Wall and keynotes and special sessions focused on optimising cross-disciplinary working and improving the ways in which different groups in the prevention field – practitioners, policymakers, researchers, communities – can work together.
ISSUP’s Executive Director, Joanna Travis-Roberts, presented on the role of ISSUP within the field and how we offer access points for anyone working in the field to information and research, training, support and networking. Joanna was joined by ICUDDR's Executive Director, Kim Johnson, who presented on the importance of establishing and supporting a consortium of universities to provide academic provision of drug demand reduction.
We would like to thank everyone at EUSPR for welcoming us and we look forward to next year!