Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG


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SIG Description

The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG (cigSIG!) was formed to create community of child healthcare professionals and researchers dedicated to eliminating the dangerous consequences of tobacco use and secondhand smoke in children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal of the cigSIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure. Specifically, the cigSIG provides the support and assistance to help members engage in advocacy and produce research. The SIG will also assist physicians and other healthcare professionals to stay up to date on research and program developments in tobacco control, prevention and treatment. We encourage medical students, residents, fellows and providers from all specialties to join the cigSIG.


SIG Mission/Goals:

The primary goal of the cigSIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure. The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG (cigSIG) will foster networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, advocacy training, and camaraderie among academic and community medical providers and researchers committed to ending the tobacco epidemic in children and their families. These goals will be attained through cigSIG meetings at PAS and the development of an online community.


Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities

  • AAP Julius B. Richmond Visiting Lectureship Program
  • AAP Julius B. Richmond AAP/FAMRI Scholarship Program
  • New Investigator Grants
  • Julius B. Richmond CATCH Grants
  • See also Resources for States and AAP Chapters. Also check with your local or state health department regarding funding for research, clinical and advocacy programs in your area.



Annual Report


Co-chairs:
Jyothi Marbin MD FAAP, University of California San Francisco
Susan Walley MD CTTS FAAP, University of Alabama at Birmingham

SIG purpose/mission: The primary goal of the Tobacco Issues SIG is to provide a dynamic environment for members to share knowledge and expertise about improving tobacco prevention, cessation, and elimination of exposure.

Current SIG goals:
Tobacco Issues SIG goals include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, advocacy training, and camaraderie among academic and community medical providers. In addition, the SIG's goals include keeping its membership informed on the latest research related to pediatric tobacco issues

Annual summary:
The Tobacco Issues SIG delivered a dynamic session around the theme "Hot Topics in Tobacco" at the PAS Conference in Baltimore on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. The SIG meeting had 35 members in attendance, and featured Dr. Susanne Tanksi from Dartmouth talking about e-cigarettes; Dr. Ray Niaura from Truth Initiative talking about the media and advertising around e-cigarettes, and Dr. Judy Groner from Nationwide Children's Hospital delivering policy updates - which included Tobacco 21 and FDA deeming regulation around e-cigarettes. The session featured lively discussion and question and answers, and members also provided feedback on sessions for the 2017 Tobacco SIG meeting at the PAS Meeting to be held in San Francisco.

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April 2017 Newsletter Article

The countdown to PAS in SF is on, and we are excited for our annual Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG meeting on May 6th, 8:30 - 11:30am! Mark your calendars!

We've got some great speakers lined up...see below for what we've got planned!

Topic

Speaker

Welcome

Susan Walley MD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Jyothi Marbin, MD
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco

Using Databases in Tobacco Research

Robert McMillen PhD
Associate Professor
Mississippi State University

Menthol and Health Disparities

Phillip Gardiner, Dr. P. H.
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program
University of California Office of the President

Smoking & the Movies

Stanton Glantz PhD
Professor of Medicine
Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control

Hot Topics: AAP Updates

Julie Gorzkowski MSW, LSW
Director, Division of Tobacco Control
AAP Richmond Center

Wrap Up
Brainstorming for next year's agenda
Election of 3rd Co-chair

Susan Walley MD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Jyothi Marbin, MD
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco


Since 2017-18 is the final year of Susan & I being co-chairs, at the meeting, we'll also be electing a third co-chair to join us for our final year to help ease the transition into 2018-19. If you're interested, definitely let us know!

And finally, after this SIG meeting, please join us for the "Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping: What You and Your Patients Don't Know Can Hurt Them" session from 3-5 on May 6th! (location TBD)

See you in SF!

Jyothi Marbin MD
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco
jyothi.marbin@ucsf.edu

Susan Walley MD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama, Birmingham
swalley@peds.uab.edu

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Jyothi Marbin, MD
1229 Pearl st
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (415) 572-6449
jyothi.marbin@gmail.com

Susan Walley, MD
1600 7th Avenue South Suite 108
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 638-9922
swalley@peds.uab.edu


 

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