• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 04th July, 2012

European Society for Prevention Research Conference 2012

strong>European Society for Prevention Research Conference 20123rd International Conference and Members’ Meeting “Common risk and protective factors, and the prevention of multiple risk behaviours"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. In a time where European prevention funding is being reduced, or is increasingly being merged into other more general health and wellbeing streams, the conference aims 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. 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.*******For programme and registration information, see: EUSPR conference 2012For all queries regarding conference registration please contact EUSPR administrator Stuart Smith (s.m.smith@ljmu.ac.uk). For queries regarding the scientific programme please contact Prof Harry Sumnall (h.sumnall@ljmu.ac.uk).

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