University of Ottawa Heart Institute

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

January 18, 2016 10:08 ET

Media Advisory/The War Against Tobacco: The 2016 Conference on Smoking Cessation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2016) - For the 8th year, Ottawa will be hosting the Annual Conference on Smoking Cessation.

During this two-days event, national and international experts will share the latest concepts in clinical tobacco treatment, program development, and smoking cessation research.

Presentation topics will address current issues, including the ongoing debate on the use of -e-cigarettes, the relationship between tobacco, alcohol and marijuana, interventions for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, and smoking cessation for girls and women. The conference will also host a debate on whether or not smokers should be hired in healthcare settings.

WHAT: 8th Annual Ottawa Conference on Smoking Cessation
WHEN: January 22 and 23, 2016
WHERE: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

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 policy-makers.

** 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
    613-798-5555, ext. 17793
    613-806-0188 (cell)
    jlachance@ottawaheart.ca