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Canadian Public Health Association

Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum


2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum goes virtual!

The Forum is a key knowledge exchange event for public health and allied health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees committed to sharing best practices and policies to prevent, reduce, and control tobacco use and vaping.

We will embrace existing and new technologies that will enable a modified version of the Forum. This virtual event is moving dates to 22-23 September 2020. While the daily schedules will look different, we will continue to host a range of session formats. 

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Forum Objectives
Virtual Platform
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Steering Committee
Thank You to our Supporters

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend the forum, please contact

FINAL program 


Having attended the 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum, delegates will be better prepared to:

  • Utilize effective evidence-based programs and best clinical practices as well as policy approaches.
  • Identify tobacco and vaping control-related challenges and solutions, trends, emerging issues and evidence gaps.
  • Describe tobacco and vaping control-related research, successful strategies and best practices in tobacco and vaping control.
  • Explore strategies to address emerging issues and potential impacts on decision-making, research, policy and practice.
  • Design knowledge translation approaches to shape the future of Canada’s tobacco and vaping control research, policies and programs.


CPHA will embrace technology and present sessions September 22-23 from 12:00-16:30 (Eastern) daily.

The Virtual conference platform will allow participants to:

  • Stream live sessions and connect with speakers via online polls and live Q&A. 
  • Interact with other participants directly and share contact information.
  • Engage in live discussion forums where participants can ask and answer questions.
  • Connect with attendees, sponsors and exhibitors via 1:1 chat or in small groups.
  • Export session notes and contacts that participants meet in the platform.
  • Take notes directly in the platform to export or print following the sessions. 
Virtual Access

Only registered participants will have access to the virtual platform, post-forum recordings, and presentation gallery.    

The only equipment necessary for participants is an electronic device with an internet connection. The virtual platform works on computers, tablets and smartphones. The platform is optimized for viewing using Chrome but will work in other browsers such as Mozilla and Firefox Edge.

Your internet connection needs to be at minimum, 5mb upload and 5mb download. Perform a speed test to identify your internet upload and download speeds.

Conference Program


The virtual forum will feature many of the same program elements as the planned in-person event. Participants will be able to ask questions and up-vote other questions. Presenters will be able to answer verbally during the live session. If any questions remain unanswered, presenters and participants are encouraged to continue the discussion in a post-session discussion forum.

  • Plenary sessions will be live streamed and feature either a keynote address or a panel discussion with a live question and answer period.
  • Concurrent sessions, including symposia, workshops, and oral presentations, will be comprised of pre-recorded presentations and a live question and answer period.
  • Poster presentations will be available in gallery view only. Authors will provide a PDF digital poster with an optional 3-minute pre-recorded audio or video that can be viewed throughout the conference.


As the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum welcomes participants from all over the country, we want to ensure participants are engaged and avoid screen fatigue. Sessions are presented from 12:00-16:30 (Eastern) daily.


We understand that networking is an important part of forum participation and our virtual platform allows for the interaction of all registered participants and presenters through the networking space. The networking space will allow participants to:

  • See a list of all registered participants and initiate conversations;
  • Create a private chat or in small groups other participants; and 
  • Engage in the discussion forums to explore pertinent topics.

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Sponsor, exhibitor and advertising opportunites

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors of the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum will receive recognition for their support of and contributions to the scientific program for public health and allied health professionals. Sponsors will have numerous opportunities prior to and during the conference to feature their organization’s products/services and to reach a key audience. Each sponsorship opportunity includes an excellent range of benefits. 

To learn about all of the opportunities, terms and conditions please refer to Page 2 of the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum Prospectus

Please contact to discuss your sponsorship.

Contact Info 
Lison Pelletier, 613-725-3769 ext. 211 or

Exhibition Program

A select number of organizations will have the opportunity to exhibit their products or services during the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum.  As an exhibitor, you will benefit from networking virtually with delegates and will receive recognition in an exhibitor listing in the Conference Program and on the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum website. 

There are numerous benefits to being an exhibitor listed on Page 3 of the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum Prospectus.

Please contact to discuss the virtual exhibition.

Contact Info
Lison Pelletier, 613-725-3769 ext. 211 or

Advertising in the Conference Program

Advertisers are invited to purchase space in the Conference Program that will be distributed to all conference delegates as a PDF.

For information on size specifications, digital specifications, mechanical requirements and copy and contract regulations, please refer to Page 4 of the Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum Prospectus.  

Please contact to discuss advertising in the Conference Program.

Contact Info 
Lison Pelletier, 613-725-3769 ext. 211 or

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Have Questions?

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions.

Steering Committee

Ian Culbert, Canadian Public Health Association (Chair)
Mohammed Al-hamdani, Canadian Lung Association, Nova Scotia
John Atkinson, Canadian Cancer Society
Michel Blanchard, Health Canada, Tobacco Control Directorate
Kevin Coady, Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for Control of Tobacco
Flory Doucas, Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac
Les Hagen, Action on Smoking & Health
David Hammond, University of Waterloo
Stephanie Menezes, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Lesley James, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Thank you to our Supporters

Gold Sponsor