Tentative Agenda

 Additional speakers and panelists to be added as confirmed  

8:30-9:00am      Check-in/Continental Breakfast 


9:00-9:15am       Welcome 

9:15-10:00am     2020 Surgeon General Report on Cessation - Review of the Key Findings

    Anthony Alberg, Ph.D., MPH, Contributing Author, 2020 Surgeon General Report on Cessation;

    Professor & Chair, University of South Carolina Arnold School, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

10:00-10:15am   South Carolina Adult Smoking Rates

10:15-11:30am   Panel Discussion: Evidence-based and Other Cessation Programs in South Carolina

     SC Quitline

     South Carolina Department of Mental Health

     Group Program: American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking

     Workplace Program: American Cancer Society Freshstart

     Individual Coaching/Counseling:Tobacco Treatment Specialists

     Health System Change: Opt-Out, SC CAN Quit

11:30-12:00pm   Former Smoker Quit Stories

12:00-1:15pm     LUNCH


1:15-1:45pm      The Role of Mass Media in Promoting Cessation

    Jim F. Thrasher, Ph.D., MA, MS, Professor, University of South Carolina Arnold School, 

    Health Promotion, Education & Behavior

1:45-2:45pm      Best Practices for Motivating Smokers to Increase Quit Attempts 

    Karen Hartwell, MD, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine,

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services

    Elizabeth J. Santa Ana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina,  

    Department of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Center of Innovation 

2:45-3:45pm      South Carolina Tobacco-free State Plan: Identifying Goals & Priorities for Cessation Activities


3:45-4:00pm      Closing Remarks & Evaluation

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