Tobacco and Nicotine Products Regulatory Science Symposium

April 11, 2024   Washington, DC   In-Person & Virtual Event

Last Year’s Agenda

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

8:30–9:15 AM 
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15–9:55 AM 
FDLI Welcome and Keynote Address
Christine M. Simmon, President & CEO, FDLI
Todd Cecil, Deputy Director of Regulatory Management, Office of Science (OS), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

10:00–11:00 AM 
Development of Tobacco Data Standards for FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products to Achieve Efficiencies for All Stakeholders
Presenters: Chrissie Cai, Data Quality Management Team Supervisor, OS, CTP, FDA and Christine Connolly, Head of Standards Projects, Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
Moderator: Benneville “Ben” Haas, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Discussant: Jim Solyst, Principal, JMS Scientific Consulting

11:00–11:20 AM    
Discussion and Networking Break

11:20 AM–12:20 PM     
What’s Happening With Heated Tobacco Products in Japan? Findings from the ITC Japan Project
Presenter: Geoffrey T. Fong, Professor of Psychology and Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo and Senior Investigator, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Moderator: Gal Cohen, Head of Scientific Affairs, Rose Research Center
Discussants: Aruni Bhatnagar, Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine and Director, American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation Center; Angela van der Plas, Manager, Real World Evidence and Epidemiology, Philip Morris International (PMI)

12:20–1:20 PM
Luncheon

1:20–2:20 PM
Measuring the Impact of Menthol and Tobacco-Flavored Vapor Product Use on Cigarette Smoking Cessation and Reductions: The Longitudinal Tobacco Use and Transitions Survey (LTTS)
Presenter: Christopher Junker, Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, RAI Service Company (Reynolds American, Inc.)
Moderator: David Levy, Professor, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Global Health Initiative
Discussant: Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Brown University

2:20–2:40 PM          
Discussion and Networking Break

2:40–3:40 PM 
Rates of Switching Away from Smoking Using JUUL over Two Years in Populations of Special Interest
Presenter: Saul Shiffman, Senior Scientific Advisor, Behavioral Science, Study Design, and Analysis, Pinney Associates, Inc.
Moderator: Jasjit Singh Ahluwalia, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Discussant: Jonathan Foulds, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry, Penn State University College of Medicine

3:40–4:00 PM  
Discussion and Networking Break

4:00–5:00 PM 
Are Flavored Smoke-Free Products Necessary? A Case Study on the Role of Flavors in Switching Behavior Among Adults Who Smoke
Presenter: Elizabeth Becker, Senior Director, Population Science, Altria Client Services
Moderator: Brian Yagi, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Discussant: Dorothy K. Hatsukami, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School

5:00–6:30 PM          
Networking Reception (In-Person Attendees Only)