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Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Control 2024 – moving targets: Part 2

Track 3
Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Room 7


Sponsored by AstraZeneca


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A/Prof Cathy Segan
Senior Behavioural Scientist

Cessation therapies – the standard toolkit

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


A/Prof Cathy Segan (BA Hons, PhD (Psychology), MAPS) is Quit’s Senior Behavioural Scientist. She is a co-author of the Australian National Minimum Quitline Standards. Cathy also co-authors Quitline counselling protocols to tailor for the needs of priority groups including people living with chronic diseases, mental illness, or substance use disorders and for pregnant people as well as for people who are vaping. She is an investigator on numerous translational research trials examining the effectiveness of these counselling protocols in real world contexts. She is also involved in health services research aimed at implementing best practice smoking cessation care.
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Assoc Prof Kristin Chahhoud
Associate Research Professor
University of South Australia

Cessation therapies – where do EC fit in?

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Kristin is the Director of Research at Women's and Children's Hospital Respiratory Department and Director of Houd Research Group, specialising in evidence translation and technology supported intervention development and implementation.
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Dr Nia Luxton
Senior Lecturer
School of Allied Health

EC cessation

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Dr Nia Luxton is a senior lecturer, a senior cardiorespiratory physiotherapist, and a passionate advocate for smoking and vaping cessation in education and health. Dr Luxton is the education officer for the the Oceania Chapter of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco, a member of the Academic Development Working Group Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia and a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, Australian Physiotherapy Association. Her clinical and research expertise and interest are in cancer, COPD, cardiovascular disease and tobacco control. Dr Luxton has a BSc Hons (Physiotherapy, Ulster 1993), MAppSc (COPD and exercise testing; USYD 2009) and a PhD in Psychology (Macquarie University 2019) and has received media attention for her research and editorials on smoking cessation.
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Prof Smita Shah
Director , Prevention Education And Research Unit
Western Sydney Local Health District / University of Sydney

Preventing EC uptake; school and community-based interventions

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Professor Shah is a Community Physician and Director and Founder of the Prevention Education and Research Unit (PERU), Research and Education Network at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Her career is devoted to education and research-based preventive practices for achieving health equity in culturally and linguistically diverse and disadvantaged communities. Her work in adolescents in schools promotes health and wellbeing through evidence-based programs and builds leadership skills in young people to self-manage and prevent disease. Professor Shah is a current recipient of the Order of Australia Medal, in June 2022 for her work in community health. She is also recipient of the prestigious TSANZ President’s Award, in recognition as “an outstanding respiratory health advocate”. Professor Shah has been on several committees of the TSANZ and the American Thoracic Society. She is currently an executive member of the Blacktown and Hills Doctors’ Associations and the Australian Indian Medical Graduates Association. She has peer reviewed journals including Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, British Medical Journal, European Respiratory Journal, and Medical Journal of Australia.
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Panel discussion

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Dr Moya Vandeleur
Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Specialist
Royal Children's Hospital


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM