On November 13-15, 2013, over 160 professionals currently designing and delivering smoking cessation provider education programs, public health tobacco cessation experts, systems decision-makers, healthcare providers and researchers gathered to translate recent advances in both evidence and practice into action that will improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions delivered by healthcare professionals. Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training reflected a growing body of evidence and practice related to designing, delivering, and monitoring tobacco cessation training to healthcare professionals and the importance of translating this growth in information and expertise into improved practice.
Through participation in 12 breakout sessions offered in 3 tracks, a luncheon session, opening, mid-day and closing plenary sessions, a poster session, and ample opportunities for sharing with, and learning from, colleagues, attendees:
- Shared successful approaches, strategies and techniques for improving the effectiveness and quality of cessation training for healthcare providers
- Reflected on recent progress made to improve cessation-related healthcare professional training and practice
- Translated lessons-learned into recommendations for quality training design and delivery
- Considered future strategies that may transform current practice (i.e., emerging technology)
- Fostered shared-learning and built collaborative efforts to create new and improved practices
An educational conference presented by National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline
Consortium in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.
This educational activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.