GFN 2018 Programme Outline

12:30 - 13:25 PLENARYISoNTech - Part 1

Speakers to be announced soon

13:25 - 14:10 Lunch break

Yummy lunch for ISoNTech participants.

14:10 - 15:10 PLENARY ISoNTech - Part 2

Speakers to be announced soon

15:10 - 15:25 Coffee break

15:25 - 16:30 PLENARY ISoNTech - Part 3

Speakers to be announced soon

16:30 - 17:15 Media Briefing

Introductory briefing for the media

16:30 - 18:30 Refreshments and Networking

18:30 - 19:30 OPEN LECTURE Michael Russell Oration & Awards

Chair: Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn (Australia)
Lecture Dr Joe Kosterich (Australia) - Rethinking Nicotine: New nicotine products, the media and the medical profession
International Network of Nicotine Consumers Awards Judy Gibson (UK)
Michael Russell Award Prof. Gerry Stimson (UK)

19:45 - 24:00 GFN Social Event

All GFN participants are welcome to the Conference Social Event at Sphinx Restaurant in the same building.

8:45 - 11:00 OPENING & PLENARY 1Rethinking nicotine - policy and science

Chair: tbc (tbc)
Film Festival Introduction Aaron Biebert (USA) - FF excerpts & introduction by the director of A Billion Lives
Presenter Joe Gitchell (USA) - How to feel AND think about nicotine and those who use it
Presenter Professor David Sweanor (Canada) - The changing global nicotine market: disruptive technology hits the cigarette business
Presenter Sarah Jakes (UK) - Rethinking why people like nicotine
Presenter Mohamadi Sarkar (USA) - The role of smokeless tobacco in harm reduction - the divergence between consumer perceptions and scientific evidence
Presenter David Levy (USA) - Modelling future impact of the uptake of e-cigarettes and other safer nicotine products.

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Morning Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 PARALLEL 1Advocacy and Practice Track: Country updates on tobacco harm reduction

Chair: Nancy Sutthoff (New Zealand)
Presenter Dr Hiroya Kumamaru (Japan) - Japanese experience with heat-not-burn
Presenter Karl Snaebjornsson (Iceland) - Iceland – new to snus, dramatic decline in smoking
Presenter Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn (Australia) - The Australian tobacco harm reduction association – educating the public and health community about vaping
Presenter Dr Roberto Sussman (Mexico) - Regulation of electronic cigarettes in Mexico

11:30 - 13:00 PARALLEL 2Science Track: Clinical and real world contexts for reduced harm nicotine products

Chair: tbc (tbc)
Presenter Dr Richard Holliday (UK) - E-cigarettes for smoking cessation within healthcare settings: patients’ perceptions and research feasibility.
Presenter Dr Thomas Brandon (USA) - Using the balanced placebo trial design for parsing nicotine administration effects
Presenter Karolien Adriaens (Belgium) - Experimental trial on the effectiveness of heat-not-burn cigarettes compared to e-cigarettes and regular tobacco cigarettes: Effects on acute craving, withdrawal, positive and negative experiences
Presenter Associate Professor Daniel Frings (UK) - How do vaping ads and anti-smoking messages affect attitudes towards both e-cigarettes and tobacco held by smokers, vapers, dual users and non-smokers?
Presenter Christelle Haziza (Switzerland) - Changes in Biological and Functional Markers after 6 months, in 3 Populations: IQOS Users, Continued Smokers, and Smoking Abstinence
Presenter Karl Lund (Norway) - Perceptions of relative risk between cigarettes and snus, e-cigarettes and NRT-products

11:30 - 13:00 PARALLEL 3GFN Film Festival

GFN Film Festival in association with A Billion Lives, curated by Aaron Biebert

13:00 - 14:00 POSTERS Q&A Lunch break

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 PARALLEL 4Policy, Advocacy and Practice Track: Regulation and consumers

Chair: Robyn Gougelet (USA)
Presenter Peter Beckett (UK) - Two years of TPD: what have we learned?
Presenter Greg Conley (USA) - Vapers, the vaping industry, and taxes: not always as they seem
Presenter Dr Sudhanshu Patwardhan (UK) - The three country experiences with THR- consumer insights and product implications
Presenter Carrie Wade (USA) - Challenging bad literature for the good of public health
Presenter Marewa Glover (New Zealand) - Recognising vapers’ knowledge as a lay epidemiology and collaborating with them to reduce smoking-related harm
Presenter Brian Carter (USA) - Smoking Cessation Using Vapor Products: A Content Analysis of ex-smoker Personal Stories

14:00 - 15:30 PARALLEL 5Science Track: Reduced harm nicotine products and their role in tobacco smoking cessation

Chair: tbc (tbc)
Presenter Tanvir Walele (Netherlands) - Overview of in vitro methods used to assess ENDS based on “Toxicity Testing in 21st Century” principles
Presenter James Murphy (UK) - Using System Dynamics modelling to assess the impact of launching e-cigarettes in the US market
Presenter Aleksei Trofimov (Russia) - Exploring the utility of the innovative nicotine delivery systems as nicotine replacement therapy tools
Presenter Hannah Farrimond (UK) - E-cigarette friendly smoking cessation services: Staff perspectives
Presenter Amelia Howard (Canada) - Hopeful "juice monsters": vaping and the micro-politics of macro-innovation
Presenter Veronica Boland (Australia) - “I'm not strong enough; I’m not good enough. I can’t do this, I'm failing.” A qualitative study of barriers to cessation among disadvantaged smokers and their experiences with accessing treatment and the role of technology-based quit support

14:00 - 15:30 PARALLEL 6GFN Film Festival

GFN Film Festival in association with A Billion Lives, curated by Aaron Biebert

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

Afternoon Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 PANEL DEBATEWho can we trust? Evidence and promises

Moderator: Martin Cawley (UK)
Amy Fairchild (USA)
Laura Leigh Oyler (USA)
Louise Ross (UK)
Derek Yach (USA)
Martin Cullip (UK)

17:30 - 19:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION Networking reception

Changes in Biological and Functional Markers after 6 months, in 3 Populations: IQOS Users, Continued Smokers, and Smoking Abstinence

9:30 - 11:00 PLENARY 2Science and the new understandings of nicotine

Chair: Professor David Sweanor (Canada)
Presenter Caitlin Notley (UK) - Nicotine in everyday life – from addiction to recreation
Presenter Paul Newhouse (USA) - Nicotine therapeutics: therapeutic aspects of nicotinic stimulation for brain disorders
Presenter Martin Jarvis (UK) - Michael Russell’s take on nicotine, smoking and harm reduction: how well does it stand up, 25 years on?
Presenter Ed Stephens (UK) - The role of emissions in the debate on health effects across the spectrum of nicotine delivery

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Morning Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 PLENARY 3Neglected issues – and those who are left behind

Chair: tbc (tbc)
Presenter Rajesh Sharan (India) - India and tobacco – rethinking the issues and the solutions
Presenter Helen Redmond (USA) - The Switch: The challenges for active drug users to switch from smoking to vaping
Presenter Annie Kleykamp (USA) - Rethinking nicotine across the lifespan: what about the older smoker?
Presenter Frances Thirlway (UK) - Poor smokers and harm reduction: why smoking still makes sense

13:00 - 14:00 POSTERS Q&A Lunch break

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 PANELRethinking Nicotine: Where to next?

Hosts: Clive Bates & Sharon Cox (UK)
Joe Murillo (USA)
Kgosi Letlape (South Africa)
Jeannie Cameron (UK)
Konstantinos Farsalinos (Greece)

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30 CLOSINGClosing Session

Chair: Professor David Sweanor (Canada)
Rapporteurs Harry Shapiro and David MacKintosh (UK)
Reflections on the conference Jacques le Houezec (France)
Reflections on the conference Cecilia Kindstrand-Isaksson (Sweden)
Reflections on the conference Cynthia Cabrera (USA)