Download PDF version of the programme: gfn.net.co/downloads/2015/GFN2015_Programme.pdf

Conference Presentations
(click on a title to show/download a PDF of a presentation)

Friday 5th June
Times Session Content
  Media Briefing

Organised by Knowledge-Action-Change

1000 - 1300
Satellite #1

Science and Policy Update

Chair: Bernd Mayer, Austria

Tord F Vedoy

Norwegian Institute of Drug and Alcohol Research (SIRUS), Norway

The elusive gateway effect: what do we mean when we talk about nicotine as a gateway drug?

Gunnar Sæbø

Norwegian Institute of Drug and Alcohol Research (SIRUS), Norway

The notion of denormalisation in tobacco policy: a critical assessment in light of e-cigarettes and the possible renormalisation of smoking behavior

Jennifer J. Ware, Amy E. Taylor, Philip Haycock, Jack Bowden, Peter J. Rogers, George Davey Smith, Marcus R. Munafò

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit,  University of Bristol, UK

Investigating the causal effect of coffee consumption on smoking behaviour

John D. Pritchard

Imperial Tobacco, UK

Scientific basis for rational policies on vaping in public places

Bruce Clark

Philip Morris International R&D, Switzerland

Assessment of the tobacco heating system (THS) 2.2, a candidate modified risk tobacco product: from concept to early clinical data

Christopher Russell  and Tiffany Hamilton-Barclay

Centre for Drug Misuse Research, UK

Perceived harm reduction benefits of even brief, first time use of an e-cigarette by current smokers

Konstantinos Farsalinos

Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece

Pitfalls in e-cigarette research methodology, presentation and interpretation: lessons from the current literature


Satellite #2

Product Standards - Progress towards standards for nicotine delivery devices

Chair: Peter Beckett, UK

Part I - “Finding goldilocks”; what kind of standards regime is “just right” for the vapour industry; keeping things in perspective

Alberto Simeoni

Centre Europeen de Normalisation

European standard setting via CEN TC 437

Katherine Devlin

President, ECITA, UK

The British Standard Institute standard for e-cigarettes - PAS 54115

Yushu Zhu Ruvian Ltd, China Standards in China, meeting the challenge of a regulated market
Clive Bates, Counterfactual Consulting, UK first responder

Joe Gitchell

Pinney Associates, USA

second responder

PANEL – Alberto Simeoni, Yushu Zhu, Katherine Devlin, Clive Bates, Joe Gitchell

 

11.35 – 11.45 BREAK

 Part II - “Lessons from elsewhere”; what can the vapour industry learn from other sectors?

Jack Henningfield

Pinney Associates, USA

OTC medicines in the USA

David Sweanor

University of Ottawa, Canada

Lessons from the history of product regulation

Inger Wahlberg

IWG Consulting, Sweden

Snus and GothiaTek

Lou Ritter AEMSA first responder
Monica Vialpando Liberty Flights second responder
PANEL – Jack Henningfield, David Sweanor, Inger Wahlberg, Lou Ritter, Monica Vialpando
Chair’s closing remarks


Satellite #4

(11:30-13:00)

Switching and Quitting: keeping my options open - a panel providing practical insights and advice to those working in, managing, or using mainstream health and smoking cessation services

Chair: Donna Darvill, Australia

A panel discussion providing practical insights and advice to those working in,
managing, or using mainstream health and smoking cessation services

Linda Bauld

University of Stirling, UK

Smoking cessation services and e-cigarettes

Louise Ross

Leicester Stop Smoking Service, UK

Leicester – the first ecigarette-friendly stop smoking service

Riccardo Polosa

University of Catania, Italy

Vaping shops and smoking cessation
1300 - 1430 LUNCH
1430 - 1630
Opening
Session

Welcome & the Michael Russell Memorial Oration 2015

Conference Chair's Introduction - Delon Human, Switzerland
Welcome Address from Conference Patron - Hon Lik, China

The Michael Russell Memorial Oration 2015

"Defining the endgame: why we must separate nicotine from tobacco control policy"

Professor Derek Yach, South Africa


Plenary #1

A Different Kind of Endgame (1) - can safer nicotine products hasten an end to smoking - what is the evidence?

Chair: Delon Human, Switzerland

Karl Lund

SIRUS, Norway

The Scandinavian experience: evidence for the impact of snus on smoking

Martin Dockrell

National Addictions Centre, England

Recent evidence on e-cigarette use and its contribution to public health in the UK

Marewa Glover

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

E-cigarettes and vaping in New Zealand

1630 - 1800 Networking Reception - drinks and canapés
Saturday 6th June
0930 - 1100
Plenary #2

A Different Kind of Endgame (2) - safer nicotine products – products, industry, policy and engagement

Chair: Rebecca Taylor, Macmillan Cancer Support, UK
Terry Hu CECMOL, China The e-cigarette industry in China: History and development
Jed Rose Duke University Medical Center, USA Modified risk products
Barnaby Page ECigIntelligence, UK and Spain Analysis of the e-cigarette industry
1100 - 1115 TEA & COFFEE BREAK
1115-1230
Parallel #1

A Moral Maze - the ethics and realities of the new stakeholder landscape (a moderated panel discussion)

Chair: Gerry Stimson, UK
Martin Dockrell Public Health England, UK Public health stakeholders
Linda Bauld University of Stirling, UK The new research landscape
Joe Gitchell Pinney Associates, USA Working with nicotine companies

Parallel #2

It really is about me' - vaping, snus, pleasure, politics and health (a moderated panel discussion)

Chair: Lorien Jollye, UK
Carmen Escrig Spain Getting support from medical professionals
Simon Thurlow Wales Engaging with politicians
Nathalie Dunand France Promoting social activism
Patryk Bełzak Poland Legal challenges
1230 - 1315 LUNCH
1315 - 1430
Plenary #3

A Different Kind of Endgame (3) - what does the science tell us?

Chair: Deborah Arnott, UK
Riccardo Polosa University of Catania, Italy E-cigarette use: implications for harm reversal
Linda Bauld University of Stirling, Scotland Young people and reduced risk products
Konstantinos Farsalinos Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece From first to fourth generation products and beyond
1430 - 1445 TEA & COFFEE BREAK
1445 - 1615
Plenary #4

A Different Kind of Endgame (4) - getting the regulation and policy right globally

Chair: Delon Human, Switzerland
Clive Bates UK Prohibition or profit motive? Competing visions for the endgame
Vaidotas Linkevicius Policy Matters EU tax policy and e-cigarettes: an inevitable increase of taxation?
Attila Danko Australia Australia's war on vapour; no endgame in sight
Sally Satel USA GFN2015 - a personal overview

Closing
Session

Delon Human - Closing remarks from the Conference Chair

Hon Lik - Closing remarks from the Conference Patron