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2012 Seminar Series

Since 2004, NAQC has used conference call and webinar technology to offer members and partners an opportunity to dialogue with colleagues and experts from across North America on critical quitline-related topics. Promising and better practices, new research findings, and implementation successes and challenges have consistently been highlighted in order to improve quality, increase understanding of the evidence base, and ensure maximized access, use and effectiveness of quitline services. 

Considering recent national policy initiatives in Canada and the U.S., the focus of the 2011/2012 NAQC Seminar Series will be topics related to preparing for implementation of graphic health warning labels, working with Medicaid to ensure access to cessation and building public-private partnerships.  

Webinars as part of the Seminar Series will take place one time per month from December, 2011 through July, 2012. In addition to Seminar Series webinars NAQC will host Hot Topic webinars on emerging issues periodically throughout the year, giving ample notice to members to ensure maximum participation. Recordings of all NAQC webinars and their ancillary documents will be posted to the NAQC member-only archive for members who are not able to participate.

Upcoming 2012 Seminar Series

The last call of the series took place on June 13. Please check back at a later time for 2012/2013 seminar series topics. 

Seminar Series Archive

NAQC maintains a seminar series archive, which includes presentations, additional resources, and seminar summaries.
NOTE: The seminar archive is available to NAQC members only.

How Do I Register to Participate in the Seminar Series?

NAQC Members: Registration is required for all seminars that are part of the series. Please visit the event calendar page and select the event you are interested in to find registration information.

Non-Members: Non-members may participate in the NAQC Annual Seminar Series on a fee-for-service basis. To make arrangements please contact Natalia Gromov at Be sure to include the date you wish to join, the seminar topic, and the number of participants.

When Do I Receive the Seminar Materials?

NAQC Members: Two weeks before the seminar, all registered members will receive an e-mail with a link to the NAQC event calendar. Simply click on the title of the seminar you would like to register for and you will be directed to the Seminar Info Page. All seminar-related materials, including the agenda with dial-in instructions and slide presentations, are posted to the Seminar Info Page. Typically all documents are posted to the Seminar Info Page one week before the seminar and seminar summaries are posted to the calendar page approximately two weeks following the seminar.
NOTE: You will need to login to access the Seminar Info Page.

For Non-Members: One week before the seminar or upon registration (if registered less than a week before the seminar) non-members will receive an e-mail containing the agenda and other seminar-related materials. Seminar summaries will be sent to non-members approximately one week after the seminar.

If I Participate in a Seminar, Does NAQC Offer Continuing Education Technical Support?

Yes. Continuing education is at the core of many professional certifications and licensures held by NAQC members. In order to support the continuing education needs of members, NAQC offers technical support in fulfillment of self-certification* and post-approval** continuing education (CE) credit for participation in NAQC’s annual seminar series.

If you participate in a seminar and you would like to request technical support to secure verification of attendance for CE credit, including training session agendas with learning objectives, please contact NAQC at

*Self-certification - The professional holding the certificate or license keeps track of his/her educational activities; submits list of activities to the certifying or licensing organization annually; and expected to provide proof of attendance.
**Post-approval - Following attendance at a professional development activity, an agenda and proof of attendance is sent to the certifying or licensing organization. The number of CEUs to be approved is determined and recorded for each participant after the educational activity has occurred.

Who Do I Contact With Questions?

Please contact Tamatha Thomas-Haase at tthomas-haase@naquitline.orgshould you have any questions or concerns related to the seminar series. For technical assistance (location of the seminar materials, help with joining the call, system compatibility issues, etc), please contact Natalia Gromov at 800-398-5489 ext 701 or

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