UCSF It's About a Billion Lives Symposium

This event is part of a series of symposia highlighting cancer research on Parnassus.

For more information, view our page on Parnassus Cancer Research Symposia.

Keynote: "Global fight against an evolving tobacco industry" 
Gan Quan, PhD, Director of Tobacco Control, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

"Nicotine Salts: What are they and why are they in electronic cigarettes?"
Arit Harvanko, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

"Why the tobacco companies are into alternative tobacco products"
Dorie Apollonio, PhD, MPP, Professor, UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy

"Tobacco uncontrolled: Smoking in California drug treatment programs"
Joe Guydish, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, UCSF Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry

"Tobacco and Cannabis: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?"
Nhung Nguyen, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Closing Remarks
Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc, Dean and Professor, UCSF School of Dentistry

Poster session on the range of tobacco research at UCSF. 

No registration required! This event is FREE and open to all in the UCSF community as well as the public.

Co-presented by the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Contact Information

Friday, January 31 at 8:00am to 12:00pm

Cole Hall Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

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School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Local Community







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