Australian Smoking Cessation Conference (ASCC) 2013

  • Conference Call
  • Trans­lat­ing the sci­ence into clin­i­cal practice“

    Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Renee Bit­toun from the Smok­ing Research Unit, Brain and Mind Research Insti­tute at the Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney invites tobacco treat­ment spe­cial­ists, med­ical pro­fes­sion­als, health work­ers and oth­ers with an inter­est in the field to attend the Aus­tralian Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion Con­fer­ence 2013 (ASCC), 6 — 8 Novem­ber 2013 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

    At this con­fer­ence, you will have the oppor­tu­nity to:

    • Focus on clin­i­cal prac­tice in smok­ing ces­sa­tion, shar­ing knowl­edge gained from it and pass­ing on knowl­edge to help improve it
    • Trans­late the cur­rent evidence-​based sci­ence on nico­tine addic­tion and treat­ment into clin­i­cal practice
    • Gain pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment in smok­ing ces­sa­tion methodology
    • Learn about smok­ing ces­sa­tion projects from around the nation
    • Net­work with like-​minded professionals

    The con­fer­ence has four key themes:

    • Preg­nancy
    • Men­tal Health
    • Indige­nous
    • Ado­les­cence

    Plus var­i­ous top­ics related to cessation.

    The first day of the con­fer­ence is an optional day where you can choose to par­tic­i­pate in any two of four half-​day work­shops, fol­lowed by the two con­fer­ence days that will be filled with stim­u­lat­ing pre­sen­ta­tions from world-​leading experts in the above key themes.

    Call for abstracts

    The con­fer­ence pro­gram com­mit­tee invites all prospec­tive del­e­gates to sub­mit abstracts. Del­e­gates are invited to sub­mit as many abstracts for dif­fer­ent pre­sen­ta­tions as they wish. All top­ics of pre­sen­ta­tions are wel­come in any area of smok­ing ces­sa­tion. Case study pre­sen­ta­tions also welcome.

    Workshops

    Men­tal Health

    Best Evi­dence in the Treat­ment of Tobacco Depen­dence in Smok­ers with Men­tal Ill­ness or Addic­tive Dis­or­ders

    Judith J. Pro­chaska, PhD, MPH, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine, Stan­ford University

    Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Smoking

    Dr Gillian S Gould, GP and Tobacco Treat­ment Spe­cial­ist, Researcher in Indige­nous Health, James Cook Uni­ver­sity and Mr David Cop­ley, RN and Coor­di­na­tor – Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Can­cer Pre­ven­tion Team, Can­cer Coun­cil SA/​QuitSA

    Pregnancy

    Pro­fes­sor Cheryl Oncken and Dr Lyn­don Bauer

    Adolescence

    What works in Ado­les­cent Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion? Assess­ment and Man­age­ment Strate­gies

    Pro­fes­sor Joseph DiFranza, Assoc Pro­fes­sor Susan Towns, Tracey Mar­shall

    Con­fer­ence Speakers

    Inter­na­tional Speakers

    • Judith J Pro­chaska, PhD, MPH – Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine with the Stan­ford Pre­ven­tion Research Cen­ter at Stan­ford University
    • Cheryl A. Oncken, MD, MPH – Pro­fes­sor of Med­i­cine and Obstet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut School of Medicine
    • Dr Andy McEwen – Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the National Cen­tre for Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion and Train­ing; co-​founder and pro­gramme direc­tor of the UK National Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion Con­fer­ence; senior edi­tor of the jour­nal Addic­tion, edi­to­r­ial board mem­ber of the Jour­nal of Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion; con­sul­tant to the Depart­ment of Health, NICE (National Insti­tute for Health and Clin­i­cal Excellence)
    • Pro­fes­sor Dr. Joseph DiFranza – fam­ily doctor
    • Rachel F. Tyn­dale, PhD – Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ments of Psy­chi­a­try, Phar­ma­col­ogy and Tox­i­col­ogy, at the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto; Endowed Chairholder in Addic­tions, and Head of Phar­ma­co­ge­net­ics at the Cen­tre for Addic­tion and Men­tal Health; Chair of NIH’s Phar­ma­coge­nomics Research Network

    Aus­tralian Invited Speakers

    • Pro­fes­sor Dr Stu­art Fer­gu­son – National Health and Med­ical Research Coun­cil (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow
    • Pro­fes­sor Kay Wil­helm
    • Robyn Rich­mond – Pro­fes­sor of Pub­lic Health in the School of Pub­lic Health and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine, in the Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales
    • Nicholas Zwar, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACGP – Pro­fes­sor of Gen­eral Prac­tice in the School of Pub­lic Health and Com­mu­nity Med­i­cine, Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales
    • Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor Susan Towns – Head of The Depart­ment of Ado­les­cent Med­i­cine; Senior Staff Spe­cial­ist at The Children’s Hos­pi­tal at West­mead; Clin­i­cal Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Dis­ci­pline of Pedi­atrics and Child Health at the Uni­ver­sity of Sudney
    • Dr Gillian Gould – Gen­eral Prac­ti­tioner, a tobacco treat­ment spe­cial­ist and an adjunct senior lec­turer at South­ern Cross Uni­ver­sity; GP mem­ber at large for the Aus­tralian Asso­ci­a­tion of Smok­ing Ces­sa­tion Professionals
    • Dr Megan Passey – cur­rently Deputy Direc­tor of the Uni­ver­sity of Sydney’s, Uni­ver­sity Cen­tre for Rural Health (North Coast)
    • Ms Jan Robert­son
    • Mr David Cop­ley – Coor­di­na­tor of the Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander Can­cer Pre­ven­tion Team – Can­cer Coun­cil SA /​QuitSA.
    • Dr Lyn­don Bauer, MB,BS FRACGP – Gen­eral Prac­ti­tioner, Health Pro­mo­tion Eval­u­a­tion Offi­cer, and Con­joint Senior Lec­turer with Uni­ver­sity Of Newcastle
    • Ms Robyn Wright

    Timeline

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