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Vaping: Addiction & the Brain

May 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


9:30 – 10:00    Coffee & Tea

10:00 – 11:00
The Public Health Issue Wreaking Havoc on Teens
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

11:00 – 12:00
What You Need to Know About Teen Vaping, JUULing and E-Cig Use
·         The Latest Trends Among Adolescents
·         The Health Effects of Nicotine on the Developing Brain
·         Strategies and Approaches for Effective Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine and e-cigarette Related          Problems

Nicholas Chadi, MD
Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program, Boston Children’s Hospital

12:00 – 12:45    Catered Lunch

1:00 – 2:00
Panel Discussion: Diversion, Cessation, Access

  • A Model School Intervention Program
    Lisa A. Robideau, MA, LMHC, LADCI
    Clinical Director, Genesis Counseling Services, Inc.
  • Nicotine Cessation in Schools
    Nanette M. Vitali, MS, Contract Manager
    Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training, UMASS Medical School
  • Policies and Practices to Prevent Youth Access
    Cheryl Sbarra, JD, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy and Law
    The Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

2:00 – 2:30      Closing Remarks and Q&A

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May 22, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Bentley University
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452 United States