A call for abstracts is now open for the 9th annual conference of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR). The event, co-organised by the EUSPR and the EMCDDA, and hosted by the agency in Lisbon, will take place from 24–26 October and focus on the theme of ‘Prevention technologies — improving the use of evidence in prevention practice’.
In many areas of public health, and particularly in the field of prevention, there is frequently a gap between research evidence and the services delivered in daily practice. This may mean that public resources are wasted or that target groups and communities are unable to receive the interventions or other support that might benefit them most.
At the conference, participants will address some of these challenges and discuss ways forward. Keynote speakers will explore some of the major issues in implementation and translational science as well as highlight strategies that have been successful in bringing together prevention research, practice and policymaking (1). Looking at the use of new technologies in this process, speakers will address how these might offer fresh opportunities for delivering evidence-based interventions and programmes and provide a platform for better engagement across different sectors.