This 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.
2022 Tobacco Treatment & Prevention Conference
May 9 – 10, 2022
Evolving Nicotine and Tobacco Products: The Emerging Challenges and How to Move Forward
Matthew L. Myers, President
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The 2022 conference will be held virtually.
Registration is now closed for the 2022 Conference.
2022 Conference Agenda
May 9, 2022, 11am – 1pm: Pre-Conference Workshop
Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Promoting Tobacco Treatment, Dr. Joanna Streck, Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
The pre-conference workshop is a treatment focused extended learning opportunity that will focus on a specific content area. This session is designed for those who are currently providing or planning to provide treatment, and is required for those pursuing the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice.
May 10, 2022: Conference
- 8:45-9am: Welcome, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention & MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence
- 9-10am: Keynote Address: E-Cigarettes – “When Reality Doesn’t Match Hope,” Matthew L. Myers, President & CEO, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
- 10-10:05am: Transition to Breakout Rooms
- 10:05-11am: Breakout A: Tobacco Treatment Medications: Supporting Health Professionals in Maximizing Use and Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy, Dr. Christopher Buttarazzi, Addiction Psychiatrist, Maine Behavioral Healthcare and MMC Outpatient Psychiatry *this session is required for those pursuing the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice
- 10:05-11am: Breakout B: Achieving a Tobacco-Free Generation: Legal Innovation, Katharine B. Silbaugh, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
- 11-11:30am: Break
- 11:30am-12:15pm: Nicotine Replacement Therapy Tobacco Treatment Toolkits to Promote Smoking Cessation Among People Receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder, Jennifer Lyon-Horne, Program Manger of the Best Practices Core, Center for Rural Addiction, University of Vermont & Dr. Elias Klemperer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont
- 12:15-1pm: My Life, My Quit: A Tailored Nicotine Cessation Program for Youth, Sarah Rines, Program Manager, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence & Dr. Thomas Ylioja, Clinical Director, Health Initiatives Programs, National Jewish Health
- 1-2pm: Examining the Role of E-Cigarettes in Public Health: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go from Here? Dr. Krysten Bold, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
- 2-2:10pm: Closing, MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence
2022 Conference Pricing
- Conference Price: $75 includes access to all virtual sessions on May 10, 2022. Participants can earn 4.5 CME/CEU.
- Pre-Conference Workshop + Conference price: $100 includes access to the pre-conference workshop on May 9, 2022 and all virtual sessions on May 10, 2022. Participants can earn 6 CME/CEU.
Please direct questions to about the Tobacco Treatment and Prevention Conference to [email protected]
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence administers tobacco treatment trainings on behalf of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), Maine Department of Health and Human Services.