What information do I need before submitting a paper or session?

You need your name, contact information, title of your presentation and an abstract. You’ll also need contact information for any co-authors. All abstracts must be submitted on-line through our Cvent conference website. On the site you will be asked to indicate the type of submission you wish to make. Your submission choices include:





If you have any questions or concerns, please email Melissa Hurd, Conference Administrator.

How do I get on your mailing list to receive notifications regarding conferences

This link will bring you directly to our Cvents website, where you will click on the “LOG IN” button on the top right corner of the page. 

Here you will see a “Log into your account” page where you will click on the “Need to create an account?” link.  Please fill this information out and once Saved, you will be brought to the Abstract Submission page.  Please retain your Password as you will need this to access this site for future purposes.  

Can I submit the same abstract to more than one category of the program?


Deadlines for submitting?

March 14th, 2024.

What if I want to make changes to author information, title or abstract after I have submitted my proposal?

For questions and concerns, or if you have trouble submitting please send an email Melissa Hurd.

My research is on interpersonal violence, but not child abuse or spouse abuse. Are other types of violence research welcome?

Yes, we are expecting research on bullying, cyberbullying, sexting, and other internet victimization, and other peer violence. The topic of family violence has expanded to include same-sex relationships and other family constellations that were once considered "non-traditional." We are interested in other types of victimization and perpetration too, especially with regard to how other types of violence may relate or co-occur with family and youth violence.

My research is on treatment or prevention. Are topics related to intervention and prevention welcome?

Yes, most definitely. We have always featured many talks on treatment and prevention of violence. This year we expect to have some talks presenting data from randomized controlled trials of programs as well as other types of program evaluation. We are interested in the scientific study of all aspects of violence and the societal response to it.

How do I find where and when I appear on the program?

Prior to the conference, information on the dates and times of all presentations will be emailed to you.

Can I change the time and location of my presentation after it is scheduled?

No. We have a large amount of submissions to schedule; to try and change even one creates a domino effect. We ask that if you submit, please plan on the entire meeting days and times so you can allow for whatever time you are scheduled.

Will the session rooms have internet for presenting?

Yes, all rooms will have wireless internet

I will need special equipment for my presentation. Who can assist me in obtaining equipment?

The Conference Administrator will send you a presentation needs form. On this form, please let the conference team know what you will need.

I do not have access to a computer or the internet. How can I submit an abstract?

You will need access to a computer and the internet in order to submit an abstract.


What are the dates of the meeting? When does it start and end?

July 14-16, 2024
Sheraton Harborside Hotel
Portsmouth, NH

Check back for a detailed conference schedule around June.

How do I contact the hotel for reservations or special services?

For Reservations, call (888) 627-7138 or Book Online.
Mention "UNH - UKY Violence Prevention Research Conference" when booking in order to receive special rate.

Download hotel flyer here

Does UNH or UKY provide funding for travel?

No, UNH nor UKY does not provide stipends for travel or conference expenses for meeting presenters.

Are meals provided ?

Your registration fee includes coffee/beverage breaks and continental breakfast daily. Luncheon tickets are available for purchase separately.


Do program participants have to register?

Yes. Anyone who attends the meeting must register for the conference, whether or not they are the presenter/attendee/speaker. There are NO exceptions. Submitting an abstract does NOT register you for the meeting. You must pay the registration fee to attend the meeting and/or all sessions.  All conference presenter/attendees & exhibitors  must obtain and wear a badge.

What is the difference between Early Registration and Regular Registration?

Early Registration dates will be announced soon. Early bird registration fees cost less than regular registration.

What if I will not be able to attend the meeting?

Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail at melissa.hurd@unh.edu.  Refunds for cancellations submitted prior to June 1st will be issued, minus a 20% processing fee.  Requests for refunds submitted on or after June 1st are not guaranteed.  Each request will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Am I registered for the meeting?

You will receive an email after you register.  If you do not please send an email to Melissa Hurd to verify your registration status if needed.

Are Continuing Education (CE) credits available for this conference?

No, there will no CEs credits available this time