Warner Series: Is the Nation on Track to End the Tobacco Epidemic?
Monday, March 12, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Five Years After the Release of Institute of Medicine’s Tobacco Report:
the Blueprint for the Nation on Track to End the Tobacco
Five years ago,
the public health and tobacco control communities were given
boldrecommendations on how to end an epidemic that kills more than 400,000
adults annually. In this time, the nation has seen historic changes in public
policy as well as historic declines in smoking prevalence. Many of the Institute
of Medicines’ (IOM) 42 recommendations have been implemented, however, public
health leaders recognize that more still needs to be done to achieve full
success by 2017 when the report will reach its decade mark. Please join Legacy
for a thought-provoking panel discussion examining the IOM report as a tool to
measure progress, while highlighting key areas where improvement is
Opening Remarks by
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, President of the IOM
Richard J. Bonnie, Committee Chair of the IOM’s 2007 Report, Ending the
Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation, Harrison Foundation Professor
of Law and Medicine, University of Virginia School of Law
Joseph A. Califano Jr.,
Founder and Chair Emeritus, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
at Columbia University (CASA Columbia), and former Secretary of the U.S.
Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Tim McAfee, MD, MPH, Director
of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) within the National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
· Steven A.
Schroeder, MD, Distinguished
Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine and Director,
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California, San
12:30 to 2:30 P.M.,
1724 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Networking luncheon at
12:30 P.M. Program to begin at 1 p.m. ET
The discussion will be
available via webcast at www.legacyforhealth.org/WarnerSeries
No call-in or password
To register click here.
information, please call 202-341-0324.