Highlights from the 2018 Evidence Academy

[vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”2416,2354,2357,2389,2390,2391,2392,2366″ img_size=”full” wrap=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1542663960840{background-color: #c9c9c9 !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy was held last Friday, November 16, 2018 at The Study at University City. There was ample space for the 90 registrants, breakfast and lunch, along with nine different breakout sessions. All were there to learn and share research on tobacco control, cessation, and smoking technology.

Click through the three photo galleries for highlights of the conference. The Plenary Addresses started us off, with Andrew Strasser, PhD, Robert Schnoll, PhD, and Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH.

View the program of the event for details and presentation titles, here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”2414,2404,2406,2405,2408,2407,2409,2367,2368,2403″ img_size=”full” wrap=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1542663650604{background-color: #c9c9c9 !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After the Clinical, Research, and Policy/Action Breakout Sessions, there was a short break to grab lunch and then take a seat for the Keynote Speaker, Kurt Ribisl, PhD, who gave his presentation on the “Demise of Cigarettes and the Rise of E-Cigarettes: Fixing our Flawed Response.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”2415,2397,2398,2399,2412,2411,2393,2382″ img_size=”full” wrap=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1542663722924{background-color: #c9c9c9 !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Planning Committee assembled a panel of specialists to discuss how tobacco is affecting Philadelphia. Sean McCormick moderated the panel through a discussion of how they’ve been able to make changes in their organizations’ policies and provide a healthier environment. We had five Flash Talk presenters from different universities and organizations. Please view the program of the event for details, here.

Support for this event was provided by the Population Science Program of Abramson Cancer Center, the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, and the UPenn Prevention Research Center.

View and download high resolution photos from our Facebook album here.

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Penn Stop

Get Healthy Philly 

Truth Initiative

Health Promotion Council

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

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Call for Flash Talks at the Tobacco Control Conference


We are seeking researchers, graduate students, postdocs, and community public health practitioners to give 6-minute “flash talks” about tobacco research, practice, or advocacy at the Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. Talks in all areas of tobacco control research and practice are welcome, including:

  • New tobacco products
  • Translating research
  • Tobacco cessation programs and interventions
  • Community action
  • Tobacco use in youth
  • Retail and point of sale regulations
  • Use of technology
  • Lung cancer and screening
  • Clinical and pharmacological research
  • Health disparities
  • Health communication
  • Advocacy

To apply, please see submission details here. Submissions are due by Friday, October 26th and will be reviewed by experts from our planning committee.

The Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania sites of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) and the Prevention Research Center (PRC). The CPCRN and the PRC are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, and seek to improve health, reduce disparities, and bridge the gap between research and practice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Submit” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fupenn.co1.qualtrics.com%2Fjfe%2Fform%2FSV_1HULInpW9RBKe45||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

A 1-day conference on tobacco control and products in Philadelphia

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November 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Study at University City, 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Featured Speakers

• Michael Amato, PhD
Methodologist and Research Investigator
Truth Initiative
• Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA
Hilldale Professor of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
• Meghan Moran, PhD
Assistant professor in Department of Health, Behavior & Society
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
• Kurt Ribisl, PhD
Professor and chair in the Department of Health Behavior
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
• Robert Schnoll, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
• Andrew Strasser, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Behavioral Health in Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
• Anil Vachani, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
• Jennifer Irvin Vidrine, PhD
Professor in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
• Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
Vermont Center on Behavior & Health at the University of Vermont

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Overview

This Evidence Academy will be a one-day conference designed to bring together researchers and health professionals, advocates, and policy makers, to accelerate the process of integrating research findings about tobacco prevention and control, into public health and clinical practice.

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) and the UPenn Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC) are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and seek to improve health, reduce disparities, and bridge the gap between research and practice. This event is also sponsored by the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education.

Contact Jade at jade.avelis@pennmedicine.upenn.edu if you need assistance with the $35 fee.

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