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Last Year’s Agenda

Updates for 2021

FDLI remains committed to providing high-quality educational programs while keeping our members and event attendees safe during the current pandemic. With this in mind, we are excited to announce that the 2021 Tobacco and Nicotine Product Regulation and Policy Conference will be a virtual event. Please know we are actively exploring options to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience with ample opportunities to connect with your peers. Be sure to check the course website regularly for additional announcements and updates.

Join a diverse group of stakeholders – public health advocates, researchers, manufacturers, lawyers, consumer interest groups, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies, and others – for this three-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– Be CREATIVE!

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 can encompass current and important legal issues related to tobacco and nicotine product regulation and policy.


  • Topics should be at an advanced level
  • Topics that include a variety of perspectives and viewpoints, including government, industry, private attorneys, academics, and public interest are preferred.
  • FDLI is committed to supporting, promoting, and celebrating diversity and inclusion in the food and drug law programs. To that end, proposals addressing systematic or historical impacts on health disparities and racial equity in relation to all areas of the FDA-regulated community are strongly encouraged.
  • Preference will be given to sessions that are designed to be interactive and/or allow for schedule flexibility to enhance a virtual format
    • Examples: polling, pre-recorded remarks with real-time Q&A, or interactive case studies (do not feel limited to these suggestions; creativity is encouraged).
  • We prefer submissions to include a reasonably detailed and thoughtful title for and description of the proposed session.

Proposal Reminders

  • Multiple submissions from the same person or organization are welcome, but each proposal requires its own form.
  • All submissions are treated as recommendations, and proposals may be modified or combined by FDLI to best suit the needs of the conference.
  • All submissions must be received through the submission portal.
  • Speaking opportunities are generally reserved for FDLI members.

Proposal Submission Timeline

  • May 21: Call for Proposals closes.
  • July: Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their submission’s status in July.



Industry & Firms

  • +$500 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/15/21


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/15/21


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/15/21


  • +$100 for non-members
  • +$100 after 10/15/21


  • students registration
  • transcripts required
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Our event policies are listed here. If you should have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-956-6293.

Are You New to Tobacco and Nicotine?

Add the training course, Introduction to Tobacco and Nicotine Law and Regulation , to your conference registration and save $100 off the combined fees.



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

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Planning Committee

Jasjit Ahluwalia, Brown University
Lindsay Andrews, JUUL Labs
Scott D. Ballin, Public Health Consultant
James Baumberger*, American Academy of Pediatrics
Aruni Bhatnagar*, American Heart Association
Azim Chowdhury, Keller and Heckman LLP
Michael Cummings, Medical University of South Carolina
Brittani Cushman, Turning Point Brands, Inc.
Cliff Douglas*, American Cancer Institute
Stacy Ehrlich, Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP
Stacey Younger Gagosian*, Truth Initiative
Thomas Glynn, Stanford University School of Medicine
Robyn Gougelet, Pinney Associates, Inc.
Dennis Henigan*, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Desmond Jenson*, Public Health Law Center – Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
Eshael Johnson, CTP, FDA
Rima Khoury, Fumari, Inc.
Ondrej Koumal, Philip Morris International
John Marshall, Altria Client Services LLC
Elizabeth Oestreich, Greenleaf Health, Inc.
Augustin Rodriguez, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
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
Benjamin K. Wolf, Alston & Bird LLP