Register for UCSF “It’s about a Billion Lives” symposium on Jan 29, 2021

Registration is now open for UCSF’s annual “It’s About a Billion Lives” Symposium will be held Friday January 29, 2021 from 8:00am–12:30pm Pacific Time by Zoom webinar.  In addition to the oral presentations, there will be posters from other UCSF research.

KEYNOTE: “Half a century later it is still about social acceptability,” Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Retired), Founding Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

“Smoking and E-cigarette Use among San Francisco Priority Populations,” Arturo Durazo, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

“Smoking, Vaping and Acute Lung Injury, Michael Matthay, MD, Professor and Associate Director, Critical Care Medicine, UCSF, UCSF Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine

“In Tech We Trust?: Peer-generated information about vaping nicotine and cannabis in digital spaces,” Meredith Meacham, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

“E-cigarette Policy and Social Media Discussions in China,” Joanne Lyu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Closing Remarks, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Symposium is free and open to all in the UCSF community and the larger community.  We work with the speakers to make sure everything is in plain language.

For information about this Symposium, and to see past Symposia, go to’s-about-billion-lives-annual-symposium.

The Zoom link will be sent out the week of the Symposium.

See you then!

Published by Stanton Glantz

Stanton Glantz is a retired Professor of Medicine who served on the University of California San Francisco faculty for 45 years. He conducts research on tobacco and cannabis control and cardiovascular disease/

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