Quitline Research “Coffee Break” Calls Series Continues in November
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The NAQC "Coffee Break”
series is a monthly 30-minute webinar designed to serve as an informal forum to
discuss current, upcoming, and potential quitline-related research; facilitate
communication and interaction between researchers; and create and support
connections between researchers and quitlines. Typically, the presenter gives a
10-15 minute presentation on a newly published research article, a new
methodology for conducting research or collecting data, a description of a
newly funded study, etc. There are 10-15 minutes at the end of each
presentation for questions. The calls are scheduled 2:00 to 2:30pm eastern time
on the second Thursday of each month.
We are looking for interesting speakers and relevant topics for our November 2011 and
January 2012 calls. If you are interested in presenting or know of someone you who
may like to present, please contact NAQC’s Director of Research, Jessie Saul,
We are especially interested in speakers doing work in the area of health
communications, marketing, or economics, as these are areas that are directly
related to areas of concern for quitlines, namely graphic health warnings on
cigarettes, cost effectiveness calculations for various constellations of
services, and sustainability for quitlines.
For more information about the series, click here. Call-in information is available
on the NAQC website at http://www.naquitline.org/?page=CallInformation.
Presentation slides are posted on the same page.
The September call featured Peter Selby (Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health, and University
of Toronto) who presented
enrollment and self assessment for NRT: feasibility and quit rates.” The presentation slides and call recording are available here.