Global Forum on Nicotine 2015

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Following the success of the inaugural Global Forum on Nicotine, in Warsaw the conference team is now turning its attention to planning a second edition in 2015.

The second Global Forum on Nicotine will be held at the Marriott Hotel, in Warsaw, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015.

The venue is booked, budgets have been set and we are busy now convening a programme committee and local host committee to drive the development of the event. The format will be largely similar to 2014, with a combination of plenary, parallel and satellite sessions, along with the second Mike Russell Memorial Oration, and poster presentations. There will be a pre-conference social event on Thursday 4th June.

You can register now for the conference at https://register.kachange.eu/gfn2015/

Presentations, videos and other materials from this year’s conference
are now available on-line.

Professor Peter Hajek delivers the inaugural Michael Russell Oration at GFN 2014
See all 2014 conference videos here.

Konstantinos Farsalinos

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos , Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiologist, working as researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens-Greece and at Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gathuisberg in Leuven-Belgium. His main research interests are new modalities in cardiovascular imaging and he has received a scholarship from the Greek Society of Cardiology for research and education in this field. He has studied the effects of smoking on subclinical cardiac dysfunction using new imaging techniques since 2010.

He has been actively performing research on electronic cigarettes since 2011 as a principle investigator, in both clinical and laboratory level. Examples of his work include the first study on the cytotoxic effects of electronic cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of electronic cigarettes used on cardiac function and coronary circulation. He has presented his research in major international scientific congresses and has published more than 15 studies and letters about e-cigarettes in peer-reviewed medical journals.