Plan to attend annual “It’s About a Billion Lives Symposium” on Jan 26, 2023

Registration is now open for the annual UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education symposium. The symposium is back to being in person (as well as streamed) on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8am Pacific Time. I will be participating in a panel on the tobacco documents with a great group of people. As usual, there will also be presentations from UCSF fellows and faculty.

Registration is now open!



Keynote Panel: 20 Years of the Industry Documents: Past, Present and Future:

  • Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Retired)
  • Micah Berman, JD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Law, Ohio State University’s College of Public Health and Michael E. Moritz College of Law
  • Mignonne C. Guy, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of African American Studies
  • Kate Tasker, MLIS, UCSF Industry Documents Library Managing Archivist
  • Moderator: Dr. Cheryl Healton, Professor of Professor of Public Health Policy and Management and Founding Dean, NYU School of Global Public Health

Presentations by Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars:

  • “Unequal risk for tobacco-related stroke in Black adults,” Jelena Mustra Rakic, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
  • “Industry Influence Over Scientific Information on Breast Cancer: Exploring the UCSF Industry Documents Library,” Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA, Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
  • “Tobacco Cessation in Substance Use Treatment: Research & Policy Efforts to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Inequity,” Caravella McCuistian, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
  • “Tobacco Industry documents: how looking through the keyhole contributed to tobacco control in Brazil,” Andre Luiz Oliveira da Silva, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Closing Remarks, Chris Shaffer, MS, UCSF Assistant Vice Chancellor and University Librarian

FREE credit can be earned for a limited amount of participants, who join the LIVE session in-person or virtually, on Thursday, January 26, 2023. You will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post webinar email.

This event is co-presented by the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC), and the UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center.

Watch the 2022 symposium and past years’ symposia.

The in person meeting will be at Mission Bay in the UCSF Robertson Auditorium (inside William J. Rutter Center), 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California.

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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