And the 2018 winners are...

All conference participants, who completed the on-line feedback form after the 2018 event, took part in a draw of two free places for the GFN 2019. The two lucky winners of the draw this year are Carrie, from US, and Tomas from Mexico.

Carrie kindly agreed to answer a couple of questions about herself and her professional interests.


GFN: Please tell us a bit about yourself. What is your area of work?

Carrie: I'm the director of harm reduction policy at the R Street Institute in Washington DC. Our program areas include THR, opioid harm reduction and sexual health. All forms of harm reduction have unique aspects, but our focus is to decrease the barriers to health by advocating for harm reduction to be broadly applied to public health strategies.

GFN: How did you hear about GFN? What made you decide to attend GFN 2018 and I hope next year?

Carrie: GFN was suggested to me after I started at my current position as a well-rounded tobacco harm reduction conference. The major draw for me is the focus on both science and policy. 
 
GFN: how did you get interested in nicotine harm reduction, new nicotine products, or related topics? What is your area of particular interest?
 
Carrie: I became interested in harm reduction during my time at Johns Hopkins and working at a harm reduction organization in Baltimore focusing on overdose education and naloxone distribution. It makes sense to apply the same principles of OHR to THR to reduce health disparities.
 
GFN: do you have some personal ideas, remarks about next GFN?
 
Carrie: I'd like to see some new voices added to the mix.

GFN: Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, and we're looking forward to seeing you at GFN 2019 in Warsaw!


On June 17, 2019, we will open a feedback form for the #GFN19 conference, and from among those who provide us with feedback, we will draw two new winners who will get free passes for the 2020 GFN.