“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:
- Mental Health
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.
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
Professor Cheryl Oncken and Dr Lyndon Bauer
What works in Adolescent Smoking Cessation? Assessment and Management Strategies
Professor Joseph DiFranza, Assoc Professor Susan Towns, Tracey Marshall
- 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