#GFN18 Abstract Submission Information

The programme committee would like to invite the submission of abstracts, for either oral or poster presentation during the event.

Closing dates for submissions: oral presentations - 11 February 2018 (now closed); posters - 1 April 2018. Click here to submit.

The key theme of GFN18 is ‘Rethinking Nicotine’. The programme will include plenary sessions, symposia, panel discussions and poster presentations – including video posters. When submitting an abstract, please indicate the category of presentation you propose.


We encourage early-career researchers to submit abstracts for presentation. The organisers are making up to three Early Career Travel Awards available for researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations. These are funded from the GFN conference budget. If you would like to be considered for one of these awards, please submit your abstract as per the instructions below and e-mail the Chair of the Scientific Committee () giving details of your institution, course of study and circumstances. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of an award (the date will be announced shortly).

The programme committee will use selected abstracts to construct themed sessions over the coming months. Authors will be informed if their abstract has been accepted before the posting of the near-final programme by 22nd April 2018.

The conference has two main tracks: Science and Policy, Advocacy and Practice.

Sessions will be planned around both the submissions received, with some additional speakers invited to present.

Addressing the theme of the conference ‘Rethinking Nicotine’, submissions are invited from any relevant field including (but not restricted to) policy analysis, epidemiology and modelling, laboratory science, social science (including economics, psychology and cultural studies), market analysis, the consumer experience, advocacy, regulation and law, and health services research.

The list below identifies some possible topics, although the list is not exhaustive.

Research methods, and quality control of research and publication
Scientific assessment of lower risk nicotine products
Positive aspects of nicotine use (clinical and experiential)
Patterns of use of lower risk nicotine products
Modelling the future of nicotine, tobacco and smoking - including health and economic aspects
Positive aspects of nicotine use (clinical and experiential)
Tobacco harm reduction advocacy – including case studies
Consumer experience and influence
Harm reduction and developing countries
Nicotine and marginal, disadvantaged and confined populations
Regional and national situation updates
Developments in law, regulation and standards
‘Future-scoping’ nicotine products, use and regulation
Ethics, religion, tobacco control and harm reduction
The future role and structure of the nicotine industry
Media presentation, influence and responsibility in reporting nicotine

Abstracts should be submitted on-line, via the conference registration system. You will first need to create a user account before you can submit.

Please also note that if your abstract is selected for inclusion in the programme you must pay the appropriate registration fee to attend and present.

If you would like to submit an abstract, please click here in order to first create your user account. You will then be given the option to submit.

The closing date for abstracts for oral presentations was 2359 on Sunday 11th February 2018. (submissions closed)
The closing date for abstracts for poster presentations is 2359 on Sunday 1st April 2018.