Josep Maria Vilà, President, Catalan Institute of Oncology
Kristina Mauer-Stender, Programme Manager, Tobacco Control Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe
Carmen Cabezas, Public Health Agency of Catalonia
Esteve Fernández, Symposium’s Chair

10:00 h. OPENING CONFERENCE: “Advancing, evaluating, and defending tobacco control policies through research: Examples from the ITC Project” by Geoffrey T. Fong, University of Waterloo
10:45 h. DISCUSSION (Moderator: Joan R. Villalbí, Public Health Agency of Barcelona)

11:00 h. 2nd CONFERENCE: “Research on tobacco products taxation for global tobacco control” by Angel López-Nicolás, Polytechnic University of Cartagena
11:30 h. DISCUSSION (Moderator: Marcela Fu, Catalan Institute of Oncology)

11:45 h. 3rd CONFERENCE:“Impact of research on tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship for tobacco control” by Ute Mons, German Center for Cancer Research
12:15 h. DISCUSSION (Moderator: Carmen Cabezas, Public Health Agency of Catalonia)

12:30 h. Finger lunch and networking

14:00 h. 4th CONFERENCE:“Research on ENDS and the national and EU legislation” by Constantine Vardavas, Hellenic Cancer Society
14:30 h. DISCUSSION (Moderator: Jose M. Martínez-Sánchez, International University of Catalonia)

14:45 h. 5th CONFERENCE: “From tobacco research to tobacco control policies: the role of advocacy” by Xisca Sureda, University of Alcalá
15:15 h. DISCUSSION (Moderator: Francisco Rodríguez, European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention)

15:30 h. CLOSING ROUND TABLE: “Mind the gap: tobacco control research and policies” with speakers and young tobacco control researchers

Speakers: G. Fong, A. López-Nicolás, U. Mons, X. Sureda, C. Vardavas
Young researchers:
Bela Amalia, ICO-IDIBELL, University of Barcelona
Eli Henderson, ASPB, Pompeu Fabra University
Núria Matilla, International University of Catalonia
Roberto Valiente, Alacalá University
Moderators: Maria J. López, Public Health Agency of Barcelona, and Kristina Mauer-Stender WHO Regional Office for Europe

16:30 h. CLOSING REMARKS by Esteve Fernández (Symposium’s Chair)
CLOSING OF THE SYMPOSIUM by Anna Clopés Deputy Director General, Catalan Institute of Oncology