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The Smoking Cessation & Health Conference

16 June 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are excited to announce that the second annual edition of The Smoking Cessation & Health Conference (SCaH) will take place on 16th June online, and the programme is now available to view here.
SCaH is the only dedicated event for professionals working in smoking cessation and related services in the UK, that focuses on how to reduce the burden of smoking related death and disease for all sections of the population, and make up for lost time.  We are bringing together the leading experts, latest initiatives, practical tools, case studies, interventions, trials and expert insights to help you explore and understand the opportunities and challenges on the path to driving down smoking rates.  Full details are available here.

Register for free (for non-profit organisations)
Registration is now open – and we are delighted to confirm the conference is free to attend for all non-profit organisations.  Please click here to reserve your space and join us online.  The sessions will be recorded and will be made available on-demand for registered delegates, so if you are unable to join on the day, or can’t make the full day – do register to access and benefit from the recorded sessions, after the event, at your convenience.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Lead, Public Health England
  • Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive, Action on Smoking and Health
  • Prof Sanjay Agrawal, Professor of Respiratory Science, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Dr Paul Cilia La Corte, Senior Programme Manager – Prevention, NHS England
  • Dr Ashish Mandavia, Commercial Director, Quit Genius
  • Joanna Feeney, Tobacco Control Programme Manager, Public Health England
  • Chris Pitt, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Dorset Healthcare
  • Faye Ballard, Smoking in Pregnancy Lead Midwife, University Hospital Dorset
  • Melanie Perry, Acute Care Smoking Cessation Specialist/Public Health Leicester City
  • Katherine Sawyer, Research Assistant, Addiction and Mental Health Group, University of Bath
  • Lesley Sinclair, Digitally Enabled Trials Theme Manager, BREATHE, Usher Institute
  • Prof Jacob George, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital
  • Mary Yates, Nurse Consultant, Health Promotion & Wellbeing & Smoke-Free Lead, Addictions Management Team, South London & Maudlsey NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ruth Sampson, Health Improvement Officer, Public Health & Preventative Services, Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • Cecilia Farren, Director, GASP Consultancy & Chair South West ASH
  • Heidi Croucher, Dorset Integrated Care System Smoke Free NHS Programme Manager. Public Health Dorset
  • Louise Ross, NNA, Vice Chair
  • Dr Sharon Cox, Senior Research Fellow, University College London
  • Freya Howle, CURE Programme Lead, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Dr Debbie Robson, Senior Research Fellow, Kings College London
  • Jayne Coyne, Strategic Lead for the Smokefree Pregnancy Programmes, Greater Manchester H&S Care Partnership
  • Dr Andy McEwen, Chief Executive, National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training
  • Dr Roger Henderson, GP & Health Broadcaster
  • Darush Attar-Zadeh, Respiratory Lead Pharmacist, North Central London CCG (Barnet Borough)
  • Rachael Hodges, Senior Policy Officer, Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation
  • Keynote & close: Hilary Wareing, Director of Improving Performance in Practice (iPiP)


Whilst we’re not able to come together in person this year, we want to create a unique opportunity for professionals working in smoking cessation to come together, network virtually, and access an invaluable hub of presentations, demonstrations, case studies, speaker materials, inspiring insights and attendee ideas.  The conference materials will all be available for 6 months after the event, so register for the Conference to access all materials.

Invite a friend!
Please feel free to forward this email to people in your network that would benefit from attending – it’s free for your NHS colleagues, local government workers, academics, charities and health practitioners!

We look forward to welcoming you online, on Wednesday 16th June.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to present your own research or case studies, by submitting a poster or rapid-fire presentation, you can complete the abstract submission form here or contact us here,

We look forward to welcoming you on-line, in June!