In 2000, the Society for Prevention Research, Fairfax, Va., held its eighth annual meeting, "Bridging Disciplines, Building Paradigms, and Crossing Borders in Prevention Science," in Montreal, Canada, June 1–4, 2000.
The Society for Prevention Research is a professional organization focused on the advancement of science-based prevention programs and policies through empirical research.
- "Bridging Disciplines, Building Paradigms, and Crossing Borders in Prevention Science," drew 403 prevention scientists and policymakers. The program included two pre-meeting workshops on May 30–31, 20 keynote presentations, 45 panel presentations, and more than 100 poster presentations. Among the topics addressed:
- Interventions to reduce violent behavior in schools and communities.
- Economic analysis in prevention — bridging disciplines.
- Prevention policies and programs, such as the Canadian experience and the Sacramento Neighborhood Alcohol Prevention Project (SNAPP), an environmental approach to the reduction of alcohol problems in two low-income minority neighborhoods.
- Stress and vulnerability and implications for prevention.
- Prevention science in the workplace.
- New directions in prevention research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
- Investigations into child conduct problems.
- The meeting program and abstracts of the presentations have been posted on the Society for Prevention Research Web site. Presenters have also been invited to submit their presentations for publication in SPR's journal, Prevention Science.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided partial support for the meeting with a grant of $24,999 between January and July 2000. RWJF funds covered travel and lodging expenses for 9 keynote speakers and 16 early career researchers, who otherwise may not have had sufficient funds to attend the conference. Other funding was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Mental Health, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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