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									       The Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use:
           Translating Research into Practice

                                    March 29 & 30, 2006
                                    Richmond, Virginia

             Institute for Drug & Alcohol Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University
                                           PO Box 980310
                                        Richmond, VA 23298
                                       Phone: 804-828-8635
                                         Fax: 804-828-7862

                                          March 29th 2006

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Registration – Light refreshments

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Welcome and Conference Overview

11:00 – 12:00 PM
Keynote Address:
Dr Jack Henningfield, Johns Hopkins University

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Concurrent Plenary Panels:

Panel 1: What do we know about age/child development and youth smoking and nicotine addiction?
With Drs. Robert Smith, Robin Mermelstein, and others

Panel 2: What so we know about gender differences and youth smoking and nicotine addiction?
With Drs. Peggy Meszaros, Ada Castillo, Geri Anne Dino, and others

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:45 PM
Concurrent Breakout Groups
Discussing Policy and Practice Implications of Plenary Panels 1 and 2.

5:00 – 6:30 PM
Reception and Poster Session

                                           March 30th 2006

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Registration – Light refreshments

8:30 – 9:00 AM

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Keynote Address:
Danny McGoldrick, National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Plenary Panels:

Panel 3: What do we know about racial/ethnic differences and youth smoking and nicotine addiction?
With Drs. Rosalie Corona, Faye Belgrave, Glorisa Canino, and others

Panel 4: What do we know about co-occurring psychiatric disorders and youth smoking and nicotine
With Drs. Steve Evans, Lisa Dierker, Robert McMahon, and others

11:45 – 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Concurrent Breakout Groups
Discussing Policy and Practice Implications of Panels 3 and 4.

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break

2:45 – 3:15 PM
Closing Remarks and Future Directions
- Dr. Robert Balster, Virginia    Commonwealth University
- Marge White, Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation
                                          Conference Facts

                                       The Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                        555 East Canal Street
                                        Richmond, VA 23219
                                        Phone: 804-788-0900

                                 Room Reservation:
 Please reserve your room by February 26, 2006 to receive the room block rate of $99.00

            Reserve online:
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                                             Call for Posters

                        Deadline for submitting a proposal for the poster sessions is
                                            February 22, 2006
                            Questions? Contact Stephanie Hart at

                       The Virginia Forum on Youth Tobacco Use:
                           Translating Research into Practice
                                             Call for Posters
A poster session will be held in conjunction with the reception on the evening of the first day of the
conference (March 29, 2006 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm). This is a perfect opportunity to present your
research on the causes and prevention of youth tobacco use, including preliminary findings of research in
progress or conceptual models that may be tested through future research.

Appropriate topics for poster presentations are research covering the broad spectrum of methods and
approaches related to increasing our understanding and improving the prevention of youth tobacco use.
Thus, poster presentations may include basic research including the biological and behavioral mechanisms
associated with tobacco use and nicotine dependence; measurement research, including the development
of new instruments to assess the processes and outcomes of preventive interventions; clinical research,
including the translation of basic research into new interventions and testing the efficacy of interventions
with new populations; epidemiological research, including genetic epidemiology and studies to determine
the incidence and prevalence of youth tobacco use and addiction in Virginia and among specific
subpopulations; and services research, including the financing and organization of services, effectiveness
studies, and the studies of effective methods for disseminating science-based interventions.

Due to space limitations, a maximum of 15 posters will be accepted for presentation at the conference.
While submissions will be reviewed for appropriateness (i.e., they must address a topic related to the
etiology and/or prevention of youth tobacco use as described above), all submissions will be accepted if
received by the submission due date of February 22, 2006. However, in the event that more than 15
appropriate submissions are received by February 22nd, only the first 15 submissions will be accepted.

To submit a proposal for a poster presentation, send a brief description of the poster presentation along
with a listing of authors and their institutional affiliation to Stephanie Hart at The subject
line of the e-mail should be the name of the first author followed by the words “VYTP Poster Presentation.”
You will be notified of the acceptance of your poster presentation no later than March 1, 2006. At that time
you will be given guidelines for the preparation of the poster and an abstract to be included in the
conference agenda.

If you have any questions about the poster session, please contact Stephanie Hart at (804) 828-8635 or

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