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Thursday, 15 June

11:00 - 13:00

Registration – tea and coffee served

13:00 - 17:00

PUBLIC EVENT

First International Symposium on Nicotine Technology

Lecture: Presentations will include one by Mr Hon Lik. [Read more here]

14:00 - 17:00

International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations - general meeting

14:30 - 17:00

Private seminar on Nicotine Regulation (invitation only)

17:00 - 18:15

Break

18:15 - 19:30

Michael Russell Memorial Oration 2017 &

Presentation of the INNCO Advocates of the Year Awards 2017

Introduction: Professor Pat O’Hare (UK)

Lecture: Dr Ethan Nadelmann (US) - Drug control and tobacco control: parallels, reform and advocacy

Response: Dr Alex Wodak (Australia)

INNCO Awards: Presented by Dr Ethan Nadelmann

20:00 - 24:00

Conference Social Event

 

GFN Social Event at Sphinx Restaurant

 
Friday, 16 June

8:15 - 9:15

Registration

9:15 - 11:00

Official Opening & Science Plenary 1

 

Opening

Welcome

Professor Dave Sweanor (Canada) - Chair of GFN

 

New nicotine products: health and population effects

Chair

Professor Linda Bauld (UK)

Presenter

Dr Peter Lee (UK) - the health effects of snus: a review of the evidence

Presenter

Dr Lion Shahab (UK) - toxicant and carcinogen exposure in nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes users compared with smokers and never smokers

Presenter

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos (Greece) - toxicant exposure: a comparison between e-cigarettes and heat not burn technology

Presenter

Dr Moira Gilchrist (Switzerland) - heated tobacco technology: science, behavior and avoiding unintended consequences

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 13:00

Science Parallel 1

Policy, Advocacy & Practice Parallel 1

 

Novel methods for research into lower risk products

International policy and advocacy issues

Chair

Professor Riccardo Polosa (Italy)

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas (UK)

Presenter

Dr Tom Kirchner (US) - Nicotine replacement meets smoking displacement: Novel methods to understand dual-use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes.

Jeannie Cameron (UK) - FCTC 5.3, what does it mean for you?

Presenter

Professor Kevin McGirr (US) - tobacco intervention for persons with serious mental illness: what works?

Judy Gibson (UK) - consumers and WHO COP7: challenges in establishing an international consumer organisation

Presenter

Justyna Lipowicz (Poland) - ‘image is everything’, the influence of media on the perception of the e-cigarette industry in Poland in 2016

Atakan Befrits (Sweden) - lost in translation: why Swedes don’t like to talk about ‘harm reduction’

Presenter

Amelia Howard (Canada) - using the tobacco industry’s past to control the vaping industry’s future

John Boley (Australia) - the lexicography of harm reduction

Presenter

Dr Thomas Mc Grath (Switzerland) - what is combustion?

Deborah Arnott (UK) - the UK: post the EU TPD and pre-Brexit

Presenter

 

Professor Gerry Stimson (UK) - challenging a bad law: the EU ban on the sale of snus

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30

Science posters - meet the poster presenters

 
 

14:00 - 15:30

Science Parallel 2

Policy, Advocacy & Practice Parallel 2

 

Lower risk products in practice

Addressing problems and finding creative responses

Chair

Joe Gitchell (US)

Jessica Harding (UK)

Presenter

Dr Richard Holliday (UK) - dental professionals’ opinions towards smoking cessation and e-cigarettes: a UK survey

Dr Marina Foltea (Switzerland) - banning e-vapour products: implications under international trade rules

Presenter

Catherine Kimber (UK) - cigalikes vs tank systems: effects on smoking reduction, self-reported satisfaction, cravings and withdrawal relief

Professor Rajesh N. Sharan (India) - tobacco and the prospects for harm reduction in India

Presenter

Dr Joanna Miler (UK) - vapers helping smokers: cascading the benefits of e-cigarettes

Gillian Golden (Ireland) - a snapshot of tobacco harm reduction in Ireland

Presenter

Dr Caitlin Notley (UK) - the unique contribution of e-cigarettes for avoiding relapse to smoking – consumer experiences of quitting, switching, dual using, and ‘permissive lapse’ on the path to maintaining abstinence

Professor Solomon Rataemane (South Africa) - developing tobacco harm reduction in South Africa

Presenter

Louise Ross (UK) - the first ecig-friendly stop smoking service: what we achieved in 3 years

Nancy Sutthoff (New Zealand) - how New Zealand shifted its policy on nicotine products

Presenter

 

Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn (Australia) - nicotine, the TGA and a missed opportunity in Australia

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion

 

Nicotine futures - the tobacco industry and public health

Moderator

Martin Cawley (UK)

Presenter

Professor Dave Sweanor (Canada) - the tobacco industry and public health: engagement or opposition?

Responder

Cynthia Cabrera (US)

Responder

Dr David O’Reilly (UK)

Responder

Dr Alex Wodak (Australia)

Responder

Julie Woessner (US)

17:30 - 19:00

Networking Reception

 

Drinks and canapes

 
Saturday, 17 June

9:30 - 11:00

Policy Plenary 1

 

Difference and diversity: tobacco harm reduction in different contexts

Chair

Martin Dockrell (UK)

Presenter

Helen Redmond (US) - mental health, nicotine use and e-cigarettes

Presenter

Professor Ron Borland (Australia) - trying to understand the rapidly emerging vaping culture: findings from the ITC project.

Presenter

Dr Lars Ramstrom (Sweden) - 50 years of increasing snus use in Swedish men – impact on smoking and public health

Presenter

Professor Linda Bauld (UK) - e-cigarette use during pregnancy

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 13:00

Science Plenary 2

 

Nicotine - past, present and future

Chair

Sarah Jakes (UK)

Presenter

Professor Neal Benowitz (US) - harms and risks of nicotine? Implications for tobacco harm reduction

Presenter

Professor Eric Donny (US) - reducing nicotine in cigarettes to enable positive behaviour change

Presenter

Dr Michael Hufford (US) - can you believe that they used to smoke it? The future of recreational and therapeutic nicotine consumption.

Presenter

Dr Sharon Cox (UK)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30

Policy Plenary 2

 

Regulatory models and hurdles: navigating the regulatory maze

Chair

Dr Attila Danko (Australia)

Presenter

Peter Beckett (UK) - why regulate?

Presenter

Patricia Kovacevic (US) - legal remedies in the United States – challenging the FDA

Presenter

Cecilia Kindstrand-Isaksson (Sweden) - are regulations fit for purpose? Borderline and novel products, markets and consumers

Presenter

Clive Bates (UK) - what would good regulation look like?

15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:30

Closing Session

Chair

Professor Dave Sweanor (Canada) - Chair of GFN

Rapporteur

Harry Shapiro (UK) - Conference Rapporteur

Observations

Joe Gitchell (US), Olivier Théraulaz (Switzerland), Louise Ross (UK)

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