European Society for Prevention Research - 3rd International Conference & Calls for Abstracts
The European Society for Prevention Research will hold its 3rd International Conference and Members’ Meeting: “Common risk and protective factors, and the prevention of multiple risk behaviours”. - The aims are to highlight the importance of prevention work and promote research on interventions with multiple behavioural and mental health outcomes.
Participants are invited to submit papers on the conference theme. These include, but are not limited to epidemiological and aetiological research, studies evaluating the effectiveness of interventions or policies with multiple outcomes (e.g. substance use, eating habits, social and sexual behaviour, mental health as well as physical activity), or practice experiences carried out in specific populations.
Several health related behaviours share common risk factors and comprehensive programmes could be effective by addressing them together.
Health services have tended to overlook the potential for prevention to intervene between the emergence of problems or vulnerabilities early in life and manifestations, for example, violence and aggression, criminality, risky sexual behaviour, obesity, mental health illness and substance use related problems later in life.
This year’s EUSPR conference focuses on the identification of such common factors implicated in several risk behaviours, and on the beneficial effects that prevention programmes or policies can have on multiple outcomes.
The objective of the conference is to allow the drafting of a road-map for future international collaborative research, and to provide guidance to practitioners and policy makers about viable strategies at the Public Health level.
Call for abstracts: Deadline for abstracts is FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2012.