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Canadian Public Health Association

Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum

 

While we are living with uncertainty on a day-to-day basis, we remain hopeful for future. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority. CPHA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the guidelines from public health authorities concerning public events. At this time, the Forum remains scheduled for 6-7 October. CPHA will continue to update the Forum website as the situation evolves.

Call for submissions is now open

The 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum will be held 6-7 October 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. 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.

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Important dates

  • Call for submissions deadline: Thursday 21 May
  • Abstract submitters notified of results: Tuesday 30 June
  • Registration opens: July 2020
  • Preferred hotel rate closes: Thursday 10 September

Program-at-a-glance
Call for Submissions
Registration
Accommodations
Questions

Steering Committee

Scientific Program

The Scientific Program will be developed by the Forum Steering Committee based, in part, on the submissions received through the open call. Session types will include:

  • Plenary sessions composed of a keynote speaker or panel of distinguished speakers which are planned by the Steering Committee;

  • Workshops and symposia that provide delegates with concrete skills and knowledge on various topics chosen by the Steering Committee based on the open call for submissions and the results of the peer review process; and
  • Oral and poster presentations, selected based on the results of the open call and peer review process.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

The 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum will provide participants the opportunity to:

  • Profile new research, successful strategies and best practices in tobacco and vaping control.
  • Connect stakeholders to shape the future of Canada’s tobacco and vaping control research, policies and programs.
  • Examine current tobacco and vaping control-related issues from various disciplines and sectors and discuss relevant knowledge translation approaches.
  • Explore strategies to address emerging issues and potential impacts on decision-making, research, policy and practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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.
  • Describe tobacco and vaping control-related research and identify colleagues and partners to develop initiatives.
  • Identify tobacco and vaping control-related challenges and solutions, trends, emerging issues and evidence gaps.


PROGRAM-at-a-glance

Subject to change.

Tuesday 6 October

8:30 - 10:00 Opening Plenary
10:00 - 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions 1
12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch 
13:00 - 14:30 Concurrent Sessions 2
14:30 - 15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00 - 16:30 Plenary II

 

Wednesday 7 October

8:30 - 10:00 Plenary III
10:00 - 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions 3
12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Concurrent Session 4
14:30 - 15:00 Refreshment Break
15:00 - 16:30 Closing Plenary 

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submission deadline: Thursday 21 May

We are now accepting submissions for presentations at the 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum. Our goal is to present an integrated scientific program of research, policy and practice perspectives that encourages delegates and presenters to connect, share and learn from each other.

The committee is particularly interested in submissions that address the following topics/themes:

  • Canada’s alignment with the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control
  • Endgame/Cessation efforts
  • Litigation/Consumer protection laws
  • Emerging trends in vaping, particularly among youth and young adults
  • Tobacco, Vaping and COVID-19

Abstracts may be submitted in either official language, and will be peer-reviewed according to the language of submission. As simultaneous interpretation is not provided at the Forum, sessions will be presented in English and French submitters will be prompted to indicate if they are comfortable presenting in English during the submission process.  

Abstracts

Given the very high quality of abstracts that we receive, submissions will be scheduled in the most appropriate format (oral or poster presentation) for the program. The goal is to create a concise but comprehensive oral program while featuring the posters in a complementary and interactive format.

Oral Presentation

Each session will have five presenters grouped together by similar presentation topic. An oral presentation is 12 minutes followed by a 3-minute discussion period. 

Poster Presentation

Posters will be on display on Tuesday 6 October and Wednesday 7 October. Presenters will engage with participants during the dedicated poster session.  

Review Criteria

The following criteria will be used by reviewers to evaluate each research submission:

  • Research addresses a gap in existing literature and evidence known to date.
  • The methodology supports the purpose of the study.
  • Validity of the conclusions based on the results.
  • Research is appropriate to the advancement of policy, practice or additional research.

The following criteria will be used by reviewers to evaluate each policy submission:

  • Definition of the problem demonstrates the need for a change in policy.
  • Research methodology is clear and  transparent and appropriate stakeholders were engaged.
  • Results and analysis supports the policy recommendation.
  • Policy recommendations are innovative and appropriate to the advancement of policy, practice or additional research.

The following criteria will be used by reviewers to evaluate each practice submission:

  • Program need and objectives address an important issue.
  • Program methods and activities address the issue and includes evaluation.
  • Results and outcomes used indicators that are valid and reliable.
  • Program demonstrates innovation and is appropriate to the advancement of practice or additional research.

Submission guidelines

Abstract submissions must meet the following criteria: 

  • The deadline for submissions is Thursday 21 May by 11:59 pm EDT.
  • Keep a copy of your submission for your records.
  • To facilitate peer review, submissions must be uploaded using the online portal.   
  • Data and other information presented at another conference may be submitted. 
  • All submission must use the appropriate Word template, any other file type will not be accepted.  
  • A maximum of two abstracts can be submitted as Presenting Author.
  • The presenting author certifies that all co-authors agree to the submission.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words excluding title and section headings.  

Submissions that do not adhere to these criteria will not be accepted for peer review.

Symposiums 

Symposiums provide in-depth coverage on a tobacco and/or vaping control issue. Speakers offer a co-ordinated exchange on a common topic and facilitated Q&A with participants. Submissions should highlight how participants can apply the information learned in the session to their day-to-day research, policy or practice setting.

Review Criteria

Symposium submissions will be reviewed against six (6) criteria: 

  • Background / Rationale clearly outlines the need for the symposium.  
  • Description reflects an emerging or new perspective on a tobacco and/or vaping control topic or issue.
  • Session agenda is balanced and participants will be engaged.    
  • Proposed speakers will present diverse perspectives that will enrich the discussion. 
  • Session chair demonstrates expertise in moderating. 
  • Learning objectives are clearly described and articulate what participants are expected to accomplish as a result of attending the symposium. 

Submission guidelines

  • The deadline for submissions is Thursday 21 May by 11:59 pm EDT.
  • Keep a copy of your submission for your records.
  • To facilitate peer review, submissions must be uploaded using the online portal.   
  • All submission must use the appropriate Word template, any other file type will not be accepted.  
  • Submitting author certifies that the proposed speakers and session chair have been informed of the submission.
  • Submissions must not exceed two pages in length. 

Submissions that do not adhere to these criteria will not be accepted for peer review.
 

Workshops

Workshops are dynamic sessions and enhance the skills of conference participants through a practical learning experience. Submissions should highlight how the session will be interactive without excessive use of lecture style presentations. Workshops should have a specific, action-oriented purpose that enables practical application in a research, policy or practice setting.

Review Criteria

Workshop submissions will be reviewed against five (5) criteria:

  • Background / Rationale clearly outlines a need for the workshop. 
  • Description reflects an emerging or new perspective on a tobacco and/or vaping control topic or issue.
  • Workshop format is dynamic and will provoke discussion and interaction with participants.
  • Workshop facilitators demonstrate expertise and experience in the subject matter.  
  • Learning objectives are clearly described and articulate what skill(s) participants will learn as a result of attending the workshop.

Submission guidelines

  • The deadline for submissions is Thursday 21 May by 11:59 pm EDT.
  • Keep a copy of your submission for your records.
  • To facilitate peer review, submissions must be uploaded using the online portal.   
  • All submission must use the appropriate Word template, any other file type will not be accepted.  
  • Submitting author certifies that the proposed speakers and session chair have been informed of the submission.
  • Submissions must not exceed two pages in length. 

Submissions that do not adhere to these criteria will not be accepted for peer review.

Submission Templates

Submissions MUST be completed using the templates provided and submitted electronically.
Download the most appropriate template for your submission.

submit your proposal 

Submission acceptance

  • Each submission is scored by at least two independent peer reviewers. Final acceptance will be determined by the Steering Committee.
  • Submitters will be notified of the result on or before Friday 30 June.
  • Upon acceptance, all speakers must complete a disclosure form. 
  • All speakers who present must register for at least one day of the conference in order to be included in the program. Exhibitor and sponsor passes CANNOT be used by presenters.
  • Accepted abstracts and PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the CPHA conference website at the conclusion of the forum. Presenters may request that the presentation not be posted. 


REGISTRATION

Registration will open July 2020.

The 2020 Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum will provide a dynamic environment to share the latest research and information, promote policies and develop best practices to reduce tobacco use across the country.

Industry Involvement

In the past 5 years, have you been employed by or received research support or other funding from, or had any professional relationship with, an entity directly involved in the production, manufacture, distribution or sale of tobacco, tobacco products, or vaping products, or represented the interests of any such entity?

If yes, you will be contacted by the Conference Secretariat to confirm if your registration will be accepted. CPHA reserves the right to refuse entry to this event to any individual who has ties to the tobacco or vaping industry. Failure to disclose any such relationship will result in your removal from the event and you will forfeit your registration fee.

Full Forum

 

Rate

 

Participant $500

 

Student $350

Daily

 

 

 

Participant $275

      

Student $200

Proof of full-time student status required.

Payment Options

For online registration, a Visa or MasterCard is required to complete the transaction. To request an invoice payable by cheque or credit card, contact conference@cpha.ca. 

Substitution and Cancellation Policy

If you’re unable to attend the forum you may designate someone to attend in your place. Requests must be made by the person registered and received by e-mail on or before 1 October 2020. No substitutions will be granted thereafter.

Requests for cancellations received by e-mail on or before Wednesday 29 August 2020 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests after 29 August will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No cancellations will be granted after 29 September 2020


Accommodations

A room block has been reserved for Tobacco and Vaping Control Forum delegates at the Brookstreet Hotel. To make your hotel reservation, contact the hotel directly and refer to the Group Code. Rates are guaranteed until 10 September 2020.

Booking your hotel within our room blocks is an important way to support the Association as we can incur significant costs for rooms that remain unsold. Staying “within the block” is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the conference.

Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Drive
Ottawa, ON  K2K 2W2
Toll-Free: 1-888-826-2220

Group Name: Tobacco Forum

Book Accommodations at the Brookstreet

 


Have Questions?

Contact us at conference@cpha.ca or 613-725-3769, extension 126.

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
Lesley James, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada