University of Ottawa Heart Institute

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

January 21, 2017 10:11 ET

2017 Conference on Smoking Cessation - Today's Highlights

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2017) - For the ninth year, the Ottawa Heart Institute is hosting the Annual Conference on Smoking Cessation, bringing together national and international experts.

WHAT: 9th Annual Ottawa Conference on Smoking Cessation

WHEN: Today

WHERE: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Saturday, January 21

Dependence and Cessation: Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Women Smokers

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Megan Piper, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will address the significant issues that surround tobacco addiction and cessation treatment in women.

e-Cigarettes in 2017: Where Do We Stand?

10:20 - 11:05 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert Schwartz, from the University of Toronto, will discuss the promises and pitfalls of e-cigarettes for tobacco control and for smoking cessation.

How to Deal With Resistant Physicians!

10:20 - 11:05 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Mike Sharma, from McMaster University, will describe strategies to address physicians' resistance in implementing smoking cessation in a clinical setting.

The Tobacco Status Project: Outcomes for a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Facebook Smoking Cessation Intervention for Young Adults

2:35 - 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Johannes Thrul, from the University of California, will describe the strategies and opportunities in using Facebook to engage and support tobacco users.

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation-an important area of preventative health practice. This is an opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

** For the complete agenda and list of workshops consult the conference's brochure. **

Contact Information

  • Media:
    Judith Lachance
    Promotion and Communications Officer
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute
    613-806-0188 (cell)
    jlachance@ottawaheart.ca