NIH Press Release
Office of the Director

Friday, October 30, 1998

Contact: Martina Vogel-Taylor
NIH Office of Disease Prevention
(301) 496-6614

NIH Conference Will Highlight Behavioral and Social Sciences in Preventive Intervention Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a conference on "Preventive Intervention Research at the Crossroads: Contributions and Opportunities from the Behavioral and Social Sciences," November 5-6, 1998, in the Masur Auditorium in the NIH Clinical Center.

The 2-day meeting will showcase examples of NIH-supported prevention research, ranging from primary prevention of health problems -- such as HIV infection, smoking, alcohol abuse, child abuse, and physical inactivity, -- to the management of chronic conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and arthritis. Speakers at the conference also will highlight contributions of the behavioral and social sciences to recent advances in prevention research, clinical and public health practice, and health care policy. Finally, the meeting will provide a forum for identifying promising areas of future prevention-related research.

Additional information about this conference including the meeting agenda and registration information is available on the following NIH Web site at or by calling Jann Sidorov at TASCON at 301-315-9000. The meeting is sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and the NIH Office of Disease Prevention.