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5 A's Conference

National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline Consortium, in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and with funding from Pfizer, hosted Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training on November 13-15, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The goal of the conference was to improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions delivered by healthcare professionals. The conference translated recent advances in both evidence and practice related to designing delivering and monitoring tobacco cessation training to healthcare providers and the importance of translating the growth of information and expertise into improved practice. The 5 A’s conference brought those who are currently designing and delivering smoking cessation provider education programs together with public health tobacco cessation experts, systems decision-makers, healthcare providers and researchers to translate recent advances in both evidence and practice into action that will improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions.

To translate lessons learned from the Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training Conference to a broader audience, an online Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity was developed. The CME activity highlights critical content and discussion topics from the three day conference, and offers practical considerations for improving cessation practice within healthcare settings.

Many helpful resources are archived from the conference. Click HERE to access more information and resources including:

•              CME/CE Activity - Beyond the 5 A's: What You Can Do for Smoking Cessation in Your Practice

•              Program videos

•              Innovation Updates

•              Virtual posters

•              Past course info

These resources will be available through March 2016. For questions about the 5 A’s please contact NAQC staff at naqc@naquitline.org.

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