Webinar: Telling the Public Health Story to the FDA
May 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will hold a free webinar which will explain how attendees can interact directly with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products to help the agency advance public health. Many members of the public health community do not fully understand the federal regulatory process, the procedure for interacting with the FDA as a regulatory authority, or the types of information and evidence that will allow the FDA to act decisively. In this webinar, Consortium attorneys will provide an interactive tour of the agency's website, describe the kind of information the agency will find most helpful in advancing tobacco regulation, and discuss the process for submitting comments to the FDA. For more information or to register, please click here.
Webinar: Winning the Battle: Impacting Tobacco Control in the Real World
May 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Richmond Center of Excellence will hold a webinar which will discuss strategies for successfully pursuing a tobacco control agenda while facing opposition at the community, state, and national levels. This webinar will outline ways to involve clinicians of all backgrounds and can easily be applied to any health topic. Click here to register for the webinar. Physicians can earn up to 1.25 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for participating in the live event. Contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about earning CME credit.
Webinar: Practical Applications of the New Joint Commission Tobacco Standards – Revenue and Clinical Opportunities for Tobacco Specialists and Hospital Administrators
May 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Co-hosted by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), this webinar will provide a brief overview of the Joint Commission’s new tobacco Core Measures, and help attendees understand the potential clinical benefits both specific to hospitals (e.g. reduced readmission, reduced surgical and procedural complication rates) and other beneficial outcomes. Speakers will discuss the potential revenue sources (billing) for hospitals and how the standards are an opportunity for positive return on investment, address challenges facing hospitals considering adoption of the tobacco measures, and discuss lessons learned and challenges from a pilot site. Click here to view a flyer with more information about this webinar. A separate invitation email with instructions for registering for this webinar was sent to members of UCSF’s 100 Pioneers listserv. If you are not a listserv member and would like to join the webinar, and for answers to other questions, contact Reason Reyes, SCLC Director of Technical Assistance, or call toll-free (877) 509-3786. This webinar will be recorded and may be viewed online on the ATTUD website and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s website after the presentation.
NAATPN Webinar: Telling the Public Health Story to the FDA
May 22, 2012 at 2:30-3:30 Eastern Time
Sponsored by the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and featuring staff attorneys Mike Freiberg and Joelle Lester from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, this interactive session will help attendees understand how to interact directly with the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products to help the agency further public health. Many members of the public health community still do not fully understand the federal regulatory process, the procedure for interacting with FDA as a regulatory authority, or the types of information and evidence that will allow the FDA to act decisively. Barriers to participation in the regulatory process are likely to exclude underrepresented communities in particular. Therefore, educating and mobilizing African American public health advocates is critical to ensuring that the regulations ultimately enacted reflect the African American community’s evidence and experience. In this session, staff from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will teach attendees the process for submitting comments to the FDA on tobacco regulation. This will be done through an interactive tour of the agency’s website and a discussion of what kind of information will be most beneficial to the agency so that it can advance sensible tobacco regulation. To register for the webinar, please email Kara at email@example.com by May 18, 2012.
National Association of Local Boards of Health Conference: Celebrating Achievements, Shaping the Future
August 8-10, 2012
Registration is now open for the 20th National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) Annual Conference! The 2012 conference is designed to provide attendees with information about past public health achievements, current public health priorities, and the role of governance in shaping the future of public health. Click here for more details about the conference, and to register.
NCTOH ancillary meeting: A Winning Hand for Smokefree Casinos
August 13, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation is hosting an ancillary session for Smokefree Casinos at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health on August 13, 2012 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CT. The day will be packed full of useful ideas for advancing the smoke-free casino movement. Hear from colleagues about smoke-free gaming outreach and strategies, including how to survey players clubs and work with casino management, plus learn how one community generated 1,000 testimonials in support of smoke-free casinos. Space is limited for this free event. For more information and RSVP details, contact Char Day.
NAQC Conference 2012: Quitline Innovation and Sustainability: Exploring Strategies and Seizing Opportunities in Challenging Times
August 13-14, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) Conference 2012, Quitline Innovation And Sustainability: Exploring Strategies and Seizing Opportunities in Challenging Times, will be the only international conference to focus solely on building the capacity of the quitline community to improve the availability and quality of its services while responding to these mounting challenges and opportunities. The conference will take place as an official ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). To learn more about the conference, click here, or register online here.
8th annual National LGBTQ Health Equity Summit - Bridging the Gap: Promising Practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco Control
August 14, 2012
Kansas City, MO
As an official ancillary meeting to the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, the LGBTQ Health Equity Summit will address promising practices in both LGBT health and tobacco control. The goal of this event is to give participants tools and strategies to strengthen and advance their movements in their own communities. A broad group of individuals from all areas of health equity, LGBT advocacy, and tobacco control are expected to attend, including seasoned and emerging leaders, community activists, Federal and state health department employees, and policymakers. Click here for more details about the summit.
POSTPONED: NCTOH ancillary workshops from the Multi-State Collaborative
Kansas City, MO
The Multi-State Collaborative for Health Systems Change has decided to postpone its August 14 National Conference on Tobacco or Health ancillary workshops to a later date in the fall to provide more dedicated time to focus on these important topics. This change will provide expanded opportunities for participation, especially among those unable to attend due to competing meetings on August 14. An announcement of the new date and location will be sent as the Collaborative works with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and other partners to reschedule. For more information, contact Caroline Cranos.
2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health
August 15-17, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States. Click here to view the conference website, or to register. Information about ancillary meetings is now available, and detailed information about the conference program will be posted soon. Click here to sign up to receive conference updates by email.
National Summit on Smokeless & Spit Tobacco
August 6-8, 2013
The 7th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco is designed especially for professionals and advocates working in the field of smokeless tobacco use prevention and cessation. The conference is dedicated to addressing the health and social issues attributed to smokeless and spit tobacco use. Click here to learn more, and save the date!
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