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Register Now! Forum on Emerging Science in Tobacco Control


We are excited to announce that the Emerging Science in State and Community Tobacco Control Policy and Practice forum will be held on May 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This forum, hosted by RTI International and the State and Community Tobacco Control (SCTC) research initiative, aims to stimulate dialogue among policymakers, researchers, and practitioners about the critical needs and lessons learned in state and community tobacco control.

Who? Since 2011, the National Cancer Institute's SCTC research initiative has funded leading investigators to address critical gaps in state and community tobacco control, such as secondhand smoke policies and mass media strategies. Howard Koh, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will moderate the forum, and panelists who’ve researched and implemented tobacco control policies and practices will share their emerging knowledge.

What? A forum open to policymakers, advocacy groups, federal agencies, partners and press. The SCTC research initiative and partners will discuss how research findings from the last five years have informed policy and practice, and how this research helps to advance tobacco control locally and nationally.

When? Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET. Registration for onsite attendees will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Where? There are two ways you can join the forum:

  1. Attend in person at the National Press Club.
  2. Watch the event through a live stream.

Register Now! Please find additional details and register by visiting the Eventbrite page. Click the Register button if you plan on attending in person or via the live stream. Seating is limited at the National Press Club, and you must register to attend. The event staff will send updates, including the livestream URL, to the email provided in the registration form.

Questions? Email the SCTC Coordinating Center at