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Madison, WI 53704
Tel: 608.443.2462
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Preliminary Program Information

The SRNT program will center around a variety of themes, including international issues and topics of basic, clinical, and public health sciences, and will include invited addresses by leaders in these fields. This year’s program also will include state-of-the-science symposia, oral paper sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, a new investigator paper session and a member’s business meeting. A vital component of the program will be poster sessions that present the most recent research findings in the field of nicotine and tobacco and will take place throughout the conference. No other sessions will coincide with the poster sessions in order to maximize exchange of recent findings and promote communication among researchers with common interests.

A preliminary schedule is available now and the complete program schedule will be available in December.

Pre-Meeting Conference on Global Tobacco Research

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Preliminary Agenda: Pre-Conference on Global Tobacco Research
March 20, 2005 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Session 1: Overview
Session 1 will serve as an introduction to the pre-conference. Themes to be addressed include networking, capacity building, and advocacy especially in support of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The session will focus on issues in adult and youth tobacco reduction and will feature four speakers from geographically diverse regions: Abu Abdullah, Wara Alderete, Taghrid Asfar, and Neo Morojele

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 2: Building Capacity Session 2 will address national capacity building in the context of the
FCTC. Fran Stillman will provide an overview of a needs assessmentconducted with pre-conference participants. Tom Glynn will focus on resource mobilization, specifically American Cancer Society research funding priorities and the RITC small grants initiatives. Derek Yach will discuss challenges and obstacles facing tobacco control as we look toward the future. Mira Aghi will present a case study of capacity development in India.

12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Poster session and lunch on your own

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Session 3: Networking
Session 3 will feature several innovative projects from different areas of the world that are networking tobacco control researchers, advocates, and consumers. Heather Wipfli will speak on "The Global Tobacco Research Network and the Future of Information Networking," Wasim Maziak/Eyad Bachir on "Networking to Support Research in Developing Countries --the RAM Project;" Jean Francois Etter on "Using the Internet to Help People Quit Smoking;" Konstantin Krasovsky on "Tobacco Control Network in the Russian-speaking Countries;" and Ruben Israel "Learned Lessons from Networking for Tobacco control: GLOBALink"

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Session 4: Application of Research to the Implementation of the FCTC This session will highlight the challenges and the demonstrated successes from the Middle East (Mostafa Mohamed), the European Union (Michael Kunze), South East Asia (Naowarut Charoenca), and the Western Hemisphere (Geoffrey Fong will report on the International Tobacco Control Evaluation Project). This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more
about the FCTC and its relevance to research opportunities and tobacco control advocacy.

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Concluding comments

We invite abstract submissions for poster presentation at the pre-conference. Abstracts should be relevant to global tobacco control including research, advocacy, and capacity building efforts. All abstracts should be prepared in plain text, in English, should be no longer than 300 words, and must include information on sources of funding. Submissions must be received electronically (preferably in MSWord) no later than 12:00 midnight (CST) on Monday, February 7. Please submit abstracts to Melissa Stigler at

You may register for the pre-conference at by either completing the online registration form or by printing out the form and either mailing or faxing it to SRNT. Please check the appropriate box for the pre-conference when you register for the main meeting. If you are already registered for the meeting but have not yet signed up for the
pre-conference, please email SRNT at: If you plan to attend the pre-conference ONLY, please complete the registration form and check the pre-meeting conference box. Pre-conference registration will be on a first come, first served basis. We encourage early registration to guarantee that space will be available.


The official language of the SRNT 11th Annual Meeting and the 7th Annual SRNT European Conference is English.

SRNT 11th Annual Meeting held jointly with the 7th Annual SRNT European Conference

March 20-23, 2005

Prague, Czech Republic


Preliminary Program*

Sunday, March 20, 2005

8:30 am-5:00 p.m.


Pre-Meeting Conference on Global Tobacco Research

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Welcome Reception

Monday, March 21, 2005

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.


Welcome and opening remarks:
Ken Warner, Ph.D., SRNT President and Gay Sutherland, B.A., MPhil, President, SRNT Europe

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Keynote speaker: Derek Yach, Ph.D.
"Injecting Greater Urgency into Global Tobacco Control"

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon


Symposia 1: Nicotinic Receptor Antagonism by Antidepressants: Parsing the Link Between Smoking and Depression

Symposia 2: Adolescent Smokers and Smoking Cessation Studies: Issues in Eligibility, Enrollment, Recruitment and Retention

Symposia 3: Women, Tobacco, and Cancer: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Symposia 4: Tobacco Industry Funding of Scientific Research: Policies, Practices, and the Integrity of Public Health Research

12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.


Lunch (on your own) or Optional Workshops:

Training Workshop: Career Development in Nicotine and Tobacco Research: International Perspectives

Training Physicians in Smoking Cessation Interventions: An Educational Workshop

2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.


Paper Session 1:Cue Reactivity: Implicit and Explicit Paradigms

Paper Session 2: Smoking Cessation in Medical Populations

Paper Session 3: Role of Health Care Professionals in Tobacco Control

Paper Session 4: Examining the Tobacco Industry: Strategies and Documents

3:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.


Refreshment Break

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Clinical Theme Lecture: Karl Fagerstrom, Ph.D.
"The Past, Present and Future of Treatment for Tobacco Dependence"

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Poster Session 1

7:00 pm-10:00 pm


Sanofi Symposium - CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Paper Session 5: Nicotine Metabolism: CYP and Beyond

Paper Session 6: Role of Nicotinic and Other Brain Receptors

Paper Session 7: Substance Use and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Treatment Issues

Paper Session 8: International Tobacco Research: Trends and Treatment

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Symposia 5: Revisiting the Role Of Nicotine in Smoking Reinforcement

Symposia 6: What is the Role of Smoking Reduction in the Clinical Management of Smoking

Symposia 7: Evaluating Tobacco Control Policies of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

Symposia 8: Genetic Studies of Nicotine Dependence: It’s All About the Phenotype

12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.


Lunch (on your own) or Optional Workshops

Workshop: Publishing in N&TR

Workshop: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of the English Smoking Cessation Treatment Services

Workshop: Smoking Cessation and Reduction with NRT during Pregnancy: regulatory Barriers and Current Practice

Workshop: Have Lunch at a Smoke Free Irish Pub and Other Good Policy Outcomes from Research

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


Members’ Meeting

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Award Presentations, Doll/Wynder Award Address by Michael Fiore, M.D., M.P.H.
"Investing in Tobacco Control Research: We Can Move the Mountain"

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Refreshment Break

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Pre-Clinical Theme Lecture: Eric Kandel, M.D.
"Molecular Biology of Learning and Chronic Drug Seeking Behavior"

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Poster Session 2

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 19:00-20:30 "Disclosure and Competing Interests" Meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Paper Session 9: Studies of Nicotine Reward and Neuroimaging

Paper Session 10: Pharmacotherapy: New Developments and Evaluations

Paper Session 11: Smoking in Adolescence and Youth: Trends and Trajectories

Paper Session 12: Alternative Forms of Tobacco: Evaluating Effects and Comparing Risk

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Public Health/Epidemiology Theme Lecture: Ann McNeill, Ph.D.

"The Regulation of Nicotine and Tobacco and its Impact on Public Health"

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Poster Session 3

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Symposia 9: Genetic Variation in Smoking Consumption and Cessation

Symposia 10: New Medications for Smoking Cessation: Beyond NRT and Bupropion

Symposia 11: Barriers to Cessation and Treatment - Underestimating Tobacco Harm and Overestimating Medicinal Nicotine Harm

Symposia 12: Psychiatric Comorbidity and the Nicotine Dependence Phenotype

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


New Investigators Paper Session

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


Closing Remarks

* subject to change

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