The programme

The theme for  #GFN20 is ‘Nicotine: science, ethics and human rights’, reflecting advances in the science of nicotine, alongside the need to address the often complex ethical and moral arguments that are expounded, as well as considering the human rights issues that are a significant concern for consumers and those who advocate for rights to health.

The programme includes plenary sessions, symposia, panel discussions, poster presentations, and satellite sessions. See the programme introduction here. If you have suggestions for invited speakers or for main or satellite sessions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abstract submission

Sessions are planned around abstract submissions and invited speakers.

Please use the abstract submission system 
You need to create a user account to submit.

The programme committee uses selected abstracts to construct themed sessions.

Potential areas of interest

Abstract 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, consumer experience, advocacy, regulation and law, and health services research.

Potential topics include:

  • Who is using safer nicotine products?
  • Scientific assessment of lower risk nicotine products
  • Perceptions of nicotine and safer nicotine products
  • Law, policy, regulation and standards for safer nicotine products
  • Policy and politics of tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction
  • Research methods, quality of science and its communication
  • Ethics and human rights
  • Modelling the future of nicotine, tobacco and smoking
  • Tobacco harm reduction advocacy – including case studies
  • Consumer experience, engagement and influence
  • Tobacco harm reduction and developing countries
  • Nicotine and marginal, disadvantaged and confined populations
  • Regional and country updates
  • The future role and structure of the nicotine industry
  • Social, cultural and historical analyses of nicotine, tobacco and smoking
  • Tobacco farmers
  • Media representation, influence and responsibility
  • Young people and longitudinal trends
  • Vaping cannabis products and other substances
  • Global monitoring of adverse effects of nicotine containing products

Closing date for abstracts for poster & video poster presentations is Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Closing date for abstracts for oral presentations  is Sunday 9th February 2020.

Poster presentations may include video posters, and may be on any relevant topic related to science, policy, advocacy or practice.

Video Posters FAQ

  1. What is a video poster?

    Video poster is a presentation delivered using a FULL HD TV screen (1920x1080), in horizontal (standard) layout. Rules applying to standard poster presentations apply to video posters, only the medium of delivery is reacher, allowing the presenter to go beyond static graphics & text. Video posters may contain animations, video clips / short films, audio overlay. 

  2. May I use audio in my video poster?

    Yes. However, you must keep in mind that the audio track will be enabled only during coffee breaks and lunch breaks, and will be muted during regular session times. Therefore, it is strongly suggested to use subtitles (closed captions) to make the poster usable for viewers also during the quiet hours.

  3. What format should I use to deliver my video poster?

    Ideally, this should be a video file (MP4, AVI, MKV etc), which you should test on your own TV, and preferrably send us in advance so that we can confirm that your video works on our TV screens. You may also bring a looped PPTX or similar presentation format, however we do NOT have computers connected to the TV screens - so if you insist on using a non-standard form of presentation, you will need to bring your own presentation computer (preferrably a HDMI pendrive computer). Please consult with us in advance if you plan to use non-standard form of presentation.

  4. Is there a time limit for a video poster presentation?

    No. You may prepare a video loop of any length.

  5. What about the TV screens for presentation.

    We arrange these for you. Once your presentation has been approved for video poster presentation by the programme committe, all you need to do is to prepare and bring your presentation to the GFN conference. Preferrably, please send us your presentation a week in advance, and we will then have it installed and running on screen for you.

  6. How do I submit my video poster?

    Use the submission system here, and submit in a "video poster" category

Acceptance notifications

Authors will be informed if their abstract has been accepted by 25th April 2020.

If your abstract is selected for inclusion in the programme you must pay the appropriate registration fee to attend and present.

Early career researchers

We have up to three scholarships for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations - see here for details.


Please use the abstract submission system 
You need to create a user account to submit.

7th Global Forum on Nicotine

11-13 JUNE 2020 - Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland


KAC•Communications the organiser of GFN is committed to providing a platform for global public health debate, knowledge exchange and networking, underpinned by the principles of inclusiveness and multi-sectoral engagement

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