20th Annual SRNT-E Conference

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The SRNT-E board has held an online conference on 17-18th Sept 2020.

Registration to access all recorded materials is now open through this Whova webpage. Whova is the conference platform, which will provide you access to all recorded presentations and their Q&A session. Whova works on desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. The platform provides opportunity to discuss all sessions further in the Q&A or chat, or feel free to contact the presenter.

Registration is free for those from low- and middle-income countries, €20 for members, and €100 for non-members.

We are very grateful to Dr Sharon Cox for taking on the role of Chair of the Scientific and Organising Committee for this online event, and are happy to welcome her into the SRNT-E team. Dr Cox is a psychologist with over fifteen years’ clinical and research experience working within substance use. Her work is focused on understanding the disparity between alcohol and tobacco treatment availability and engagement, especially between different communities and by socioeconomic status. Her current research is focused on smoking cessation amongst adults experiencing homelessness, the impact of novel contingency management methods on substance use treatment trajectories, and the development of an ontology for use within e-cigarette research (E-CigO).

This year's conference was supposed to take place in Lausanne and we are extremely grateful to the Lausanne team for all the preparations they have done for this year's conference. We are very pleased and thankful that the Lausanne team, led by Dr Carole Clair, has agreed to postpone the Lausanne conference to September 2021.

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Welcome Addresses

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Dr Lion Shahab

President SRNT-E

Dear friends and fellow tobacco researchers

On behalf of the board of SRNT-E, I would like to welcome you to the society’s 20th annual conference - the first one to be held online! We live in strange and uncertain times and so I am particularly pleased that we have managed to put together a programme under testing (!) circumstances. This year we received over 70 submissions from all across the globe.

This is a first for all of us at SRNT-E, so please bear with us as we try to bring to you recent insights in the field of nicotine and tobacco research, including the latest on the association of smoking with COVID-19. Please do make the most of our conference platform at Whova and don’t forget the posters can be viewed both in the ‘documents’ tab, and also in the session against which their Q&A is scheduled. We hope you will enjoy what’s on offer and that we will be able to meet in person again soon, at the next SRNT-E conference.

Dr Sharon Cox

Chair of the Scientific & Organising Committee

Dear colleagues

Welcome to the 2020 SRNT-E conference. It has been a pleasure to take on the Organising and Scientific Chair. A year like no other, I speak for all involved, when I say it has remained an important goal to make sure we provide a platform for the important scientific advances from our field.

Despite being apart, I am particularly proud that this year we have great representation from our early career researchers and we also welcome many new speakers from across the globe. Of course, the agenda includes COVID-19 and nicotine sessions, but in addition we host some of the most important developments in relation to tobacco health inequalities - studies which I am sure will help to steer future research in the right direction. 

I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the SRNT-E board for asking me to lead preparations, and to all of you for joining in and taking part. As always, be kind, respect others, and be prepared to change your mind. See you (virtually) soon. 

Keynote Speakers

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Public health/Policy

Prof. Linda Bauld

Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health– SPECTRUM and University of Edinburgh, UK

Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh

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Prof. Daniel Kotz

Professor in general practice with a main focus on addiction research and clinical epidemiology - Düsseldorf, Germany

University Hospital of Düsseldorf (UKD) - Institute of General Medicine (ifam) - Center for Health and Society (chs)

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Basic science/Pre Clinical

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

Senior Researcher, Patras, Greece

School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Greece

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Prof. Billie Bonevski

University of Newcastle Women in Science Chair - Australia

Faculty of Health and Medicine - University of Newcastle, Australia

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