Promoting a tobacco free society

Conference Schedule


Conference Programme Schedule

16th June

 |  17th June  |  18th June  |  Parallel Sessions
 
16th JUNE 2004
 
18:30 Networking Reception for Delegates
 
17th JUNE 2004
 
8:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00

Opening of Conference

Conference Chair: Dr Michael Boland, Board of the Office of Tobacco Control

Session 1 - Political and Legal Developments in Tobacco Control
 

Chair: Mr. Michael Kelly, Secretary General, Department of Health and Children
Mr Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Health and Children – Welcome Address
Mr David Byrne, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection – Improving the health and well being of EU citizens through tobacco control
Dr Catherine Le Galès-Camus, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, WHO – Developing and implementing an effective global response
The Hon. Mr Justice Nial Fennelly, Judge of the Supreme Court, Ireland – Tobacco control laws in the changing EU constitutional environment
Discussion
Coffee Break

 
11:30 Session 2 - Overview of Tobacco and Health
 

Prof. Sir Richard Peto, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Oxford – The tobacco epidemic in Europe
Dr David Madden, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University College Dublin – Economics and tobacco control
Prof. David Balfour, European Chair, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco – Therapies for Tobacco Dependence
Prof. Luke Clancy, Director General, Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society, Ireland – Strategic direction for research in tobacco control in Europe
Discussion

13:00 Lunch
 
14:30 Session 3 - Second-hand Smoke (ETS)
 

Dr Paolo Boffetta, Chief of Gene-Environment  Epidemiology and Co-ordinator of Genetics and Epidemiology, IARC – The carcinogenicity of second-hand smoking
Dr Dimitrios Kotzias, Head of Physical and Chemical Exposure Unit, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Joint Research Centre
Dr Shane Allwright, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Trinity College Dublin – Health effects of second-hand smoke in the workplace
Discussion
Instructions for Parallel Sessions & evening arrangements

16:00 Coffee
16:15 Parallel Sessions
18:00 Close of Day – parallel chairs to close proceedings Gala dinner
19:00 Gala Dinner
 
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18th JUNE 2004
 
8:30 Coffee
 
9:00 Session 4 - Comparative Tobacco Control Policies
 

Ms Isabel Saiz, General Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, Spain – Spain's tobacco control action plan
Prof. Witold Zatónski, Director of the Cancer, Epidemiology and Prevention Division of the National Cancer Institute, Poland – Improving Poland's health through tobacco control
Ms Margaretha Haglund, Head of the Tobacco Control Programme, National Institute of Public Health, Sweden – The Swedwish Experience
Dr Gregory Connolly, Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA – US tobacco control policies and their impact on tobacco use
Mr Noel Usher, Director, Department of Health and Children, Ireland – Integrated tobacco control measures in Ireland

Prof. Geoffrey T. Fong, Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada – International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey (ITCPES)
Mr Luk Joossens, Tobacco Control Manager, Belgian Federation against Cancer – Effective tobacco control policies ni 28 European countries (an ENSP project)

Discussion

10:45 Coffee
11:00 Parallel Sessions
12:45 Feedback from parallel sessions and conference conclusions
13:15 Conference Close
Informal lunch
 
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CONFERENCE PARALLEL SESSIONS
 
Parallel sessions will be held once on Days 1 and 2 and delegates will have a choice of attending two out of the three sessions. Sessions are 1 hour 45 minutes duration.
 
Parallel Session 1
 
BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASE – TOBACCO CONTROL RESEARCH IN IRELAND AND BEYOND
This session focuses on strengthening the research and evidence base in support of effective tobacco control strategies.
 
Parallel Session 2
 
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR A REGULATORY RESPONSE TO THE TOXICITY OF TOBACCO
Tobacco product regulation is the focus in this session, including an examination of developments to date and future directions.
 
Parallel Session 3
 
CIVIL SOCIETY
Beating the tobacco epidemic requires the commitment of society as a whole. No one sector can achieve it. Frameworks need to be created which include as many interests as possible to overcome the tobacco problem.
 
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