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NAQC Conference: Important Information for Kansas City

Monday, August 6, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
NAQC Conference 2012
QUITLINE INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: Exploring Strategies and Seizing Opportunities in Challenging Times
Important Information for Kansas City!

On August 13thand 14thmore than 150 quitline and cessation colleagues will gather in Kansas City to focus on novel approaches designed to ensure or improve quitline accessibility and utilization; how quitlines are partnering and integrating with systems to share costs, increase reach and improve services; and how research and evaluation findings continue to be at the heart of improving quality and building external support for our work.

To help you make the most of your time at the NAQC Conference and the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) that follows, please refer to the following information:

The NAQC Conference will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kansas City Downtown, located at 1301 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.

NAQC Conference Registration
Registration will be on the top floor of the hotel in the Starlight Ballroom Foyer and will open at 8:00 AM. The conference will begin at 10:00 AM.

Please bring confirmation of your registration or your invoice to the registration table. If you do not have this information, please contact Natalia Gromov at or 800-398-5489 ext 701.

NAQC Conference Agenda
The full conference agenda is available on the 2012 Conference webpage. You will receive a copy of the agenda in your conference packet upon registration.

Vision Café
Be sure to prepare for our time in the Vision Café with NAQC's Board of Directors by reviewing responses to NAQC's blog, Celebrating 20 Years of Quitline History with 20 Questions about Our Future. For detailed information on the Vision Café, please see the Café invitation HERE.

NAQC Reception
Please join us on Monday evening, August 13 from 5:45 to 7:00 for ahosted reception in the Starlight Ballroom to celebrate the great work of quitlines over the past twenty years. Your conference name badge will serve as your admission ticket to the reception.

Quitline-Related Sessions at NCTOH
To continue learning more about quitlines during NCTOH, please refer to this list of quitline-related sessions.

Weather Forecast
Temparatures should be in the mid to high 80s. Please view the most updated forecast here.

Kansas City
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For more information please visit the 2012 Conference page or contact Tamatha Thomas-Haase at

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