Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Reminder: Tobacco Harm Reduction Conference - April 21, 2016

You are cordially invited to the Tobacco Harm Reduction conference. This event will focus on persons with a mental illness and drug users who smoke tobacco. Dr. Riccardo Polosa, an internationally recognized expert on tobacco harm reduction from Italy, will be speaking about his research on smoking among people with schizophrenia

Speakers (partial list)
·      Shadi Chamany, MD, MPH, Director of Science, Division of Prevention and Primary Care, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
·      Kevin McGirr, RN, MPH, Associate Professor of Nursing, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
·      Helen Redmond, LCSW, Harm Reduction Specialist, Community Access, NYC
.   Christopher Russell, PhD, 
·      Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, Boston University, School of Public Health
·      Julie Woessner, JD, President, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association

Sessions (partial list)
·      Smoking, mental illness & drug use: What’s the connection?
·      Nicotine replacement therapies
·      The safety & efficacy of electronic cigarettes

DATE: Thursday, April 21st        
TIME: 9:00am-4:30pm        
PLACE: Sheraton Hotel, 228 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NYC


Conference co-sponsors: Community Access & School of Professional Studies, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

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