Objective: This small-scale 2-day workshop targets researchers interested in unfolding the relationship between science and policy-making in questions of public health and lifestyle regulation (concerning for example alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use; gambling; nutrition)
The 45th KBS Symposium will be hosted by the Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and the Municipality of Utrecht.
The Society for Prevention Research’s 27th annual meeting will be held May 28 – May 31, 2018, in San Francisco.
The theme for the event is “Prevention Science in a Big Data World”. It is hoped that the event will open up a discussion about ways in which the prevention science community can make use of data and innovative technologies to develop new opportunities in prevention research.
The first matrix cell on treatment (as opposed to harm reduction) seems a good time to ask: What is treatment there to do? ‘Cure’ addiction, or promote meaningful and productive lives? Meet patients’ wishes, or aid the government’s welfare-to-work agenda? And what do the patients want? Is treatment pushing them in the opposite direction?