Why Attend?

Last Year’s Agenda
Location & CLE

Join a diverse group of stakeholders – public health advocates, researchers, manufacturers, lawyers, consumer interest groups, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies, and others – for this two-day conference on effectively regulating the broad spectrum of tobacco and nicotine products in the US. Attendees will hear directly from FDA about the latest updates on regulations, guidance documents, and other initiatives. The conference will also include numerous discussions of timely tobacco and nicotine product issues and feature interactive dialogues between the panelists and audience.

Call For Proposals

FDLI invites tobacco and nicotine product industry stakeholders to submit a session proposal recommending a topic for the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Regulation and Policy Conference. Topics should be at an advanced level and focus on recent activity in regulation, policy, or related areas.

Submit Your Proposal

The proposal should include the following information:

  • Topic
  • Session description and other relevant details
  • Additional Information
    1. Format: Plenary, roundtable discussion, case study, or other?
    2. Audience: Tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or both?
    3. Recommended speakers
    4. Is this session suited to a virtual audience?

We are happy to accept multiple submissions from the same person or organization, just fill out a separate form for each topic you would like to submit. We prefer submissions to include a reasonably detailed and thoughtful title for and description of the proposed session, and such submissions generally receive greater consideration for inclusion and speaking opportunities. For example, a submission entitled “Industry Class Action Litigation” with no further information is unlikely to be accepted. 

Please know that FDLI truly appreciates your time and input, which we consider a vital component of creating high-quality programs.  Thanks in advance, and please contact Steven Leslie at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Proposal Submission Timeline

  • May 15, 2020:  Call for Proposals closes.
  • July 17, 2020:  Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their submission’s status.

Additional Guidelines

  • Speaking opportunities are generally reserved for FDLI members.
  • Please keep in mind all submissions will be treated as recommendations, and proposals may be modified or combined to best suit the needs of our audience.
  • All submissions must be received through the submission portal.

Register by August 13 and SAVE!

Industry & Firms

  • +$500 for non-members
  • +$100 after 8/13/2020
  • +$100 after 9/17/2020


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 8/13/2020
  • +$100 after 9/17/2020


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 8/13/2020
  • +$100 after 9/17/2020


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 8/13/2020
  • +$100 after 9/17/2020


  • students registration
  • full-time students only
  • transcripts required


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please let us know if you would like more information.

Gold Sponsor

Planning Committee

Issa Abuaita, Al Fakher USA
Scott D. Ballin, Public Health Consultant
James Baumberger, American Academy of Pediatrics
Aruni Bhatnagar, American Heart Association
Tara Lin Couch, EAS Consulting Group, LLC
Michael Cummings, Medical University of South Carolina
Brittani Cushman, Turning Point Brands, Inc.
Stacey Younger Gagosian*, Truth Iniative
Thomas Glynn, Stanford University School of Medicine
Robyn Gougelet, Pinney Associates, Inc.
Ben Haas, Latham & Watkins LLP
Bryan M. Haynes, Troutman Sanders LLP
Dennis Henigan, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Desmond Jenson, Public Health Law Center – Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
Eshael Johnson, CTP, FDA
Ondrej Koumal, Philip Morris International
Eric N. Lindblom, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law
Joe Murillo, JUUL Labs
John Marshall, Altria Client Services LLC
Kelley Coleman Nduom, CDER, FDA
Henry Roemer, Specialty Tobacco Council, Inc
Barry Schaevitz, Fox Rothschild LLP
Jim M. Solyst, Swedish Match North America
Mark J. Vaders, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP