Annual Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference

This annual conference brings nationally recognized speakers and local experts together to discuss a wide array of tobacco treatment and prevention topics, new research and innovative approaches to tobacco control. It also provides an opportunity to network with other tobacco treatment professionals from across the state.

Looking to the Future: Emerging Landscape in Tobacco Treatment, Prevention & Control

2021 Annual Tobacco Treatment & Prevention Conference: June 7-9, 2021


Conference Agenda:

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Monday, June 7, 2021, 1pm – 3pm

  • 1pm – 3pm: Helping Tobacco Treatment Groups Thrive, Ann Steiner, Ph.D, TPI Berkeley (Conference Pre-Workshop)
  • The pre-conference workshop will be capped at 50 people and is required for those who are pursuing the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.  We recommend registering early if you are planning on attending to ensure that there is space available.  If the session fills, we will be running a waitlist and individuals will be registered from the waitlist on a first come basis.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 8:45am – 1pm

  • 8:45am – 9am: Welcome, Center for Tobacco Independence, MaineHealth & Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 9am – 10am: Boosting Tobacco Prevention and Treatment in Young People, Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
  • 10am – 10:15am: Break
  • 10:15am – 11am: The Pathway to Advancing Health Equity in Tobacco Treatment, Prevention, and Control, Heritier Nosso, Healthy Androscoggin, Laura Valencia-Orozco, Maine Mobile Health Program & Eben Francis
  • 11am – 11:45am: Reaching Priority Populations through Marketing InterventionsSarah Rines, Center for Tobacco Independence, MaineHealth & Nikki Jarvais, Rinck Advertising
  • 11:45am – 12pm: Break
  • 12pm – 1pm: Addressing Nicotine Dependence in Youth, Dr. Deborah Hagler, MD, Mid Coast Pediatrics

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9am – 1pm

  • 9am – 10:15am: Psychedelics as Tools for Smoking Cessation and Addiction Treatment, Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • 10:15am – 10:30am: Break
  • 10:30am – 11am: Maine QuitLink 101: Overview and Offerings of the formerly named Maine Tobacco Helpline, Shannon O’Brien, Center for Tobacco Independence – Maine QuitLink
  • 11am – 11:45am: Maine QuitLink 201: Quitting Tobacco in the Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on State Quitlines, Katie Mason, North American QuitLink Consortium, Ermion Pierre, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, & Amy Giles, Center for Tobacco Independence – Maine QuitLink
  • 11:45am – 12pm: Break
  • 12pm – 1pm: Emerging Opportunities to Address Co-Occurring Tobacco and Marijuana Use, Chad Morris, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Behavioral Health & Wellness Program


The conference will be free and held virtually in 2021. Additional information, please direct questions to [email protected] 

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