Release of the 2012 Surgeon General's Report - CONFERENCE CALLS March 6 & 8
Friday, March 2, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
On Thursday March
8th, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), Dr. Regina
M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General will release A Report of the
Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults. This report
represents the 31st Surgeon General’s report focused on tobacco use and its
release will also be Webcast live at www.hhs.gov/live at 10 am ET on
Thursday, March 8th.
CDC’s Office on
Smoking and Health will be hosting two calls to support the release of the
Tuesday, March 6th
from 1:00 pm-1:45 pm
Pechacek, Associate Director for Science, OSH, will provide a brief overview of the
report and plans for the release and there will be an opportunity for
Thursday March 8th
from 3:00 pm-4:15pm ET.
(This is the regularly scheduled
call for National Tobacco Control Program Grantees and we invite ARRA and CPPW
grantees to join as well).
Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Tim McAfee, Director of the Office
on Smoking and Health and Dr. Terry Pechacek, Associate Director for Science,
Office on Smoking and Health, will provide a detailed review of the major
scientific conclusions of the report and there will be an opportunity for
To conserve phone lines, please join
your colleagues in the same room. We expect heavy call volume and have a limited
number of call-in lines.
Please also plan to join the
conference line five minutes early to insure the calls will start on time.
March 6, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm-1:45 pm, ET
March 8, 2012
Time: 3:00 pm-4:15pm, ET
Thursday’s call will replace the monthly NTCP TA call.
CALL NOTES: *6
PHONE TO MUTE LINE. TO UNMUTE * 6 AGAIN.
To make the call go
as smoothly as possible, please keep these helpful tips in
After you are connected as a
participant, please be patient while the remaining participants join the call.
If you are accidentally disconnected, simply call back and repeat the
During the teleconference:
NEVER PUT YOUR LINE ON HOLD!! You can either crash the bridge line or inflict
hold music on the other participants.
If possible, use a speakerphone with the mute function activated. This prevents
the disruption of background noise. If you have others with you, muting your
phone also allows for discussion within your office without disturbing the rest
of the call.
During the discussion portion of the call, please keep your remarks concise and
to the point. Remember that we have limited time, and all questions,
experiences, and perspectives are valuable.
Whenever you speak, give your name and affiliation first so that other
participants will know who is speaking.
If you are connected while the teleconference is in progress, please do not
interrupt to announce yourself. The facilitator will ask you to identify
yourself at an appropriate time.
If you have colleagues participating with you on the call, try to have them in
the same room with you. Seat people as close to the phone as possible so that
others can easily hear their comments during the
Do not dial in on a cell or cordless phone. Please use a nonmobile
Source: CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health