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2016 Partner Xchange

June 10, 2016

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel
11925 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, Indiana  46032



The Partner Information X-change is Indiana's statewide tobacco prevention and cessation training event.  It provides an opportunity for the tobacco control network in Indiana to celebrate recent successes and chart a course for a tobacco free Indiana for the years ahead.  Session topics will include point of sale surveillance and tobacco marketing, addressing tobacco-related disparities, emerging tobacco products, maximizing messages through social media, youth engagement and others.



State and local tobacco control partners including TPC grantees and local coalition members, Tobacco Free Indiana coalition members, state and local health department personnel, individuals working in the area of chronic disease prevention and control, health clinicians, and professionals providing tobacco treatment services.




Phillip S. Gardiner, Dr. P.H.
Social & Behavioral Sciences and Neurosciences and Nicotine Dependence Research Administrator for the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), University of California Office of the President

Brian King, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director for Research Translation in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


8:00am                Registration Opens
9:00am                Welcome
9:20am                Keynote Presentations

                           The Evolving Landscape of Tobacco Control: Progress, Challenges, and Future
, Dr. Brian King
                           Reducing Tobacco Use Among Disparate Populations, Dr. Phillip Gardiner

11:30am              Concurrent Sessions
                           Public Health Promise or Peril? The Rise of e-Cigarettes and Implications for Public
                                 Health Policy and Practice,
Dr. Brian King
                          A Roundtable Discussion: Why Should We Care?, Dr. Phillip Gardiner
                         How to Deepen Your Bench for Policy Change, Traci Kennedy
                         #Change, Social Media as an Effective Tool in Communication and Change,
                                Joe Scarfone

12:30pm              Lunch Program
                Plenary Presentation
                           Fusion is the Future, Youth Engagement in the New Millennium!, Samuel Allen

2:45pm                Concurrent Sessions
                           Charting the Course: Engaging Behavioral Health Professionals in Treating
                                 Tobacco Use
, Debi Hudson & Julie Szempruch
                           The View from Within: The South Bend Story, Latorya Greene & Karl Nichols 
                           Smoke-free Housing: A Growing Trend, Cathy Blume, John Hall, & Jill Herron
                          Tobacco at the Point-of-Sale: Building Narratives from the Counter Tools Store
 Charla Hodges & Lisa Isgett
                          Maximum Velocity – a session for teens, Samuel Allen

4:00pm                Plenary Presentation
                          FDA’s New Authority: What Tobacco Control Advocates Need to Know, Joelle Lester

4:30pm                Closing 
                           Celebration! Recognizing Successes in Indiana
5:00pm                Depart 
                           * Subject to Change *


A small block of sleeping rooms are available at the Event Hotel for $89 + tax
Renaissance Indianapolis North
11925 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032  
Reservations must be made by Friday, May 13, 2016 in order to receive the discounted rate, via the following link:

Sleeping Room Reservation Link


We hope to see you on June 10th!

Questions about registration?  Contact Tina Mahern, tina@mahernevents.com