Why Attend?

The Tobacco and Nicotine Product Regulatory Science Symposium will provide a forum for diverse stakeholders to share scientific studies and research from a wide range of disciplines.

Presentations will focus on studies and research that are either conducted for or contribute to the U.S. regulatory process, which is established by the Tobacco Control Act and administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). These presentations will be critiqued and discussed by expert panelists, and event attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with both presenters and panelists.

Please note the Symposium will focus on studies and research submitted to CTP to inform its decisions, and also encourage discourse on identifying, conducting, and communicating science inherent to a sound decision-making process; however, this event is not intended to be a forum to critique CTP decisions themselves.

Call For Proposals

FDLI invites you to submit a proposal for the Tobacco and Nicotine Product Regulatory Science Symposium, taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2023. All submissions should focus on a study or research–regardless of publication history or future intent–intended to inform U.S. regulation of tobacco and nicotine products, including but not limited to:

  • Study submitted in support of a Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA)
  • Study submitted in support of a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Application
  • Post-market research after receiving a PMTA or MRTP marketing granted order
  • Behavioral study on tobacco or nicotine product use
  • Epidemiological study on impact of tobacco or nicotine product use intention

Proposal Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must include a description of the study or research to be presented on, including any conclusion(s).
  • Submissions must include an explanation of why the study or research is important to U.S. regulation of tobacco and nicotine products.
  • If accepted, presenters will be required to use slides (.ppt format) that include appropriate descriptions and summaries of methodologies and findings, copies of which will be provided to attendees after the event. Additional written materials (e.g. journal article, survey data) are encouraged but not required.
  • If accepted, the submitter must present a final draft of slides and additional written materials by Thursday, March 16.

Proposal Reminders

  • Multiple submissions from the same person or organization are welcome, however each proposal requires its own form.
  • All submissions must be received through the submission portal.
  • Speaking opportunities are generally reserved for FDLI members.

Proposal Submission Timeline

  • January 23: Call for Proposals opens.
  • February 17: Call for Proposals closes.
  • late February: Those who submitted proposals will be notified of their submission’s status.

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Industry & Firms

  • +$200 for nonmembers

Non-Profit & Government



  • full-time students only

Academics and 501(c)3 Non-Profits: Apply for discounted/waived registration fee

Registration fees may be waived or discounted for academics and staff/volunteers of 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.  If granted, in-person registration is complementary; virtual registration is $99. FDLI staff will be in contact after your application is received. 


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