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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Youth Pre-Conference Workshop

TIME: 09:00-18:00

A Youth Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on 17-18 March for young people from Abu Dhabi, the Middle East and other parts of the world. This workshop will aim to empower the young participants by building their leadership and advocacy skills and provide a common networking platform for tobacco control campaigns through exchange and mentorship opportunities. The workshop outcomes will be presented to the WCTOH delegates as recommendations from the youth delegates to the global tobacco control fraternity.

During the first day workshop, tobacco control experts from across the world will interact with the selected young delegates (aged 18 to 30 years) to deliberate with them on the current tobacco control scenario and envision innovative methods to put an end to tobacco. Goals include building their capacity to use surveillance data on tobacco trends and to engage in advocacy efforts calling for policy action. The workshop will highlight the unique challenges posed by trends in tobacco use among young people, including the use of shisha smoking, hookahs, smokeless tobacco, flavoured cigarettes and bidis.

On the second day, participants will attend the Update on the WHO FCTC and MPOWER day-long symposium.

This is a closed meeting. Participation in the Youth Pre-Conference Workshop is limited to the pre-registered youth delegates.

Post-Graduate Courses

TIME: 09:00-13:00

LOCATION: Capital Suites 1-20

The WCTOH offers two post-graduate courses (PGC), which are complimentary for registered delegates. Persons not registered for the conference who wish only to attend a post-graduate course will be charged a fee equivalent to a one-day registration.

Both post-graduate courses will take place on Tuesday, 17 March 2015; consequently delegates may elect to attend two half-day post-graduate courses or combine a post-graduate course with a half-day workshop.

Since space is limited, pre-registration for the post-graduate courses is required. Please click hereto register. You can sign up for post-graduate courses when registering for the conference.

If you registered for the conference before the opening of post-graduate course registration (last week of January 2015) or want to add a course after having completed your registration, or if you registered offline, please send an e-mail with your selection as well as your Registration ID to registration@wctoh.org

Post-graduate course title

Start time

End time

Room

01. Meeting NCD Targets: Analysis and application of data for research and policy THIS COURSE IS FULL.

09:00

13:00

TBC 

02. Project Management THIS COURSE IS FULL.

14:00

18:00

TBC

 

 

 

Workshops

Workshops are complimentary for registered conference delegates only. Persons not registered for the conference who wish only to attend a workshop will be charged a fee equivalent to a one-day registration. 

All workshops and post-graduate courses will take place in parallel on Tuesday, 17 March 2015; consequently delegates may elect to attend one full-day workshop, two half-day workshops or a combination of a half-day workshop and post-graduate course.

Since space is limited, pre-registration for the workshops is required. You can sign up for workshops when registering for the conference. Please click here to register.
 
Please note: If you registered for the conference before the opening of workshop registration (last week of January 2015) or want to add a workshop after having completed your registration, or if you registered offline, please send an e-mail with your selection as well as your Registration ID to registration@wctoh.org.
 

Full-Day Workshops

Workshop title

 Start time

End time

Room

01. Tobacco Quitlines: Optimising Reach and Effectiveness

09:00

16:30

Capital Suite 10

05. Research Priorities to Advance the FCTC: Research-to-Policy in Low and Middle Income Countries

09:00

18:00

Capital Suite 7

06. Creating Hard-Hitting Health Consequences Media Campaigns That Motivate Smokers to Quit

09:00

16:30

Capital Suite 2

07. Social Media for Tobacco Control and NCDs Prevention in LMICs THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL.

09:00

18:00

Conference hall AC

11. Instituting Tobacco Use and Non-communicable Disease Surveillance Systems

09:00

18:00

Capital Suite 16

 

Morning Workshops

Workshop title

Start time

End time

Room

02. Sustainable funding for tobacco control and innovative financing in health and beyond

09:00

13:00

Capital Suite 1 

03. Building Support for and Compliance with Smoke-free Worksite Policies in the Middle East

09:00

13:15

Capital Suite 3

04. Implementing FCTC Article 19: Prospects and perils of suing tobacco companies

09:00

13:00

Conference hall BA

08. Beyond Analysis: Using Data to Accelerate Tobacco Control Policy

09:00

13:00

Conference room BB

09. mCessation

09:00

13:00

Capital Suite 19

12. Tobacco control and trade: Overview, current challenges and minimising risk

09:00

13:00

Conference hall BC

14. Economically viable alternatives to tobacco growing

09:00

13:00

Conference hall AD

16. Youthful Conversations from the Tobacco Free Generation 2000 Proposal

09:00

13:00

Capital Suite 13

 

Afternoon Workshops

Workshop title

Start time

End time

Room

10. Comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship -- TAPS bans

14:00

18:00

Conference hall AD

13. Tobacco Taxes

14:00

18:00

Conference hall BC

15. Towards the implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

14:00

18:00

Capital Suite 1

17. Waterpipe tobacco smoking

14:00

18:00

Conference hall BA

18. Safeguarding health from Big Tobacco: An Article 5.3 Implementation Workshop

14:00

18:00

Conference hall BB

19. Sustaining gains and addressing set-backs in tobacco control for countries in transition

14:00

18:00

Capital Suite 19

 

Inaugural Ceremony

TIME: 19:00-20:30

LOCATION: ICC

The Inaugural Ceremony will bring together all delegates of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health for a session that officially opens the conference and lays the foundations of the week to come.

Welcome
Dr Wael A Al Mahmeed, President, WCTOH 2015
José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union, Permanent Secretariat of WCTOH

Keynote Speaker

Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean
“Tobacco and Non-Communicable Diseases”

The WHO World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) Awards Presentation
Every year the WHO presents WNTD awards to key people and/or organisations to mark excellence in tobacco control and to acknowledge valuable contributions to curbing the tobacco epidemic. In 2014, one of the honorees was HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi. The award was granted by the WHO Director-General for the remarkable and unique efforts of His Highness in controlling waterpipe usage.

The Youth Pre-Conference Workshop
A youth delegate from the Youth Pre-Conference Workshop will speak about No More Tobacco in the 21st Century.

Panel Discussion
We are honoured to be able to host a panel discussion as part of the Inaugural Ceremony, during which leading experts will explore key tobacco control issues.

Chair
Zeinab Badawi, television and radio journalistZeinab Badawi, television and radio journalist
Zeinab has extensive experience in television and radio, working on a range of programmes. She is one of the best known broadcast journalists working in the field today. In 2009 she was awarded International TV Personality of the Year by the Association of International Broadcasters, and she has twice been named in Powerlist 2012 and 2015 (published by Powerful Media Ltd)as one of Britain’s top 100 most influential members of the black community.

Panel

HRH Princess Dina MiredHRH Princess Dina Mired
Director General, King Hussein Cancer Foundation,Honorary Chairperson of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program
HRH Princess Dina Mired has led the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) in Jordan as Director General since 2002. In her capacity as Director and mother of a cancer survivor, she developed the fundraising and development function and programmes at KHCF, making it the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against cancer. In September 2011, HRH delivered the keynote speech on behalf of all civil society (social, civic and voluntary organizations) on opening of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the first-ever High-Level Meeting on NCDs; and she is currently an Ambassador for the Global Smoke-free Worksite Challenge Initiative.

Dr Ala AlwanDr Ala Alwan
WHO Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)
Dr Alwan’s remarkable career in the field of non-communicable disease management is second to none. He has held major positions with WHO in Oman and Jordan and has served as Minister of Education and Minister of Health in the Government of Iraq. From 2005 to January 2008, he was Representative of the Director-General and Assistant Director-General for Health Action in Crises and Assistant Director-General for Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health from February 2008 until the end of 2011. He took up his current position in 2012.

Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, MD, PhDDr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, MD, PhD
Head of Secretariat of the WHO FCTC
Dr da Costa e Silva is medical doctor, with a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology and a Masters in Business Administration for the Health Sector. For 16 years she coordinated the department of epidemiology and cancer prevention at Brazil’s National Cancer Institute and led national legislative, economic, surveillance and regulatory tobacco-control measures. From 2001–2005, she worked as director of the Tobacco Free Initiative at WHO and oversaw the Secretariat’s work during the negotiations of the WHO FCTC. Since then she has worked as a senior international public health consultant and coordinated the Center for Studies on Tobacco and Health at Fiocruz, Brazil. From mid-2014, Dr da Costa e Silva has been the Head of the Convention Secretariat.

Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H Murthy, MD, MBAVice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H Murthy, MD, MBA
United States Surgeon General
Dr Murthy was confirmed on 15 December 2014 as the 19th United States Surgeon General. As America’s Doctor, Dr. Murthy is responsible for communicating the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprised of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of the United States.

H.E. Professor Maha Taysir Barakat, OBE, PhD, FRCPH.E. Professor Maha Taysir Barakat, OBE, PhD, FRCP
Director General, The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
H.E. Professor Maha Taysir Barakat is the Director General of The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi. Previously, she was Medical & Research Director and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) in Abu Dhabi, and Reader at Imperial College London from where she was on secondment. In 2013, she became a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. Professor Maha is on the Board of Trustees of the Family Development Foundation, and member of the Board of Directors of Shelters for Women and Children (Ewaa). For her work for the community in the UAE, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010, was awarded the Abu Dhabi Prize in 2011, and given the Imperial College Medal in 2013.

Delegates will be able to enjoy cultural demonstrations – including cooking and folkloric dance – on the concourse and at the entrance as they arrive and depart.

Welcome Reception

TIME: 20:30-21:30

LOCATION: Concourse outside ICC

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Reception following the Inaugural Ceremony. In addition to refreshments, delegates will be able to enjoy cultural demonstrations – including cooking and folkloric dance – on the concourse outside the ICC.