This year's conference theme, Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science, challenges prevention scientists to explicitly recognize the central role that geographical concepts such as location, distance, distribution, connectivity, place, neighbourhood, and activity space (routine locations of individuals) have on health outcomes.
This call for papers seeks to stimulate creative spatial thinking to advance prevention science by further integrating place into existing behavioural theories, testing new theories and research designs, using technologies such as Geographic Information Science, and examining new data collection and analytic methods.
The SPR Conference Committee encourages special conference theme submissions related to:
- place-based prevention
- technology and spatial epidemiology
- increasing health equity and strengthening resilience.