Annual Tobacco and Other Industries Documents Workshop

October 8th 2024

The University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Research and Education (CTCRE), an interdisciplinary research community, announces its one-day workshop on using tobacco and other industry documents for advocacy. We highlight how lessons learned from tobacco industry documents also apply to chemical, food, drug and opiate industries..

2023 Workshop:  The Industry Documents Library contains evidence of unethical industry tactics to suppress information about environmental factors contributing to breast cancer. This year, the annual Tobacco and Industry Documents Workshop is collaborating with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Philip R.Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Breast Cancer Action to uplift the use of the Industry Documents Library for breast cancer advocacy, campaign development, and research collaborations.

The goals of the Strengthening Breast Cancer Advocacy and Research Using Industry Documents Library session are to:

  1. Educate and train attendees on the breast cancer-related content in the IDL including high-level industry tactics to reverse public opinion that environmental exposures are causally linked to breast cancer and industry funded research
  2. Connect breast cancer advocates and researchers, journalists , and industry documents specialists
  3. Foster opportunities for partnerships that can advance research and advocacy goals 

If you are interested in learning more about the Industry Documents Library and breast cancer, please express interest in the event registration.

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to industry documents databases:
    • Tobacco
    • Opioids
    • Chemical
    • Drug
    • Food
    • Fossil Fuel
  • Hands-on practice searching and extracting key industry documents under the supervision of expert document researchers
  • Examples of ways in which the documents can be of use to end the tobacco and other industrial pandemics
  • Opportunities to network and brainstorm with top document researchers and other advocates

For more information about the workshop, please contact [email protected] or (415) 502-6341.

Check out the Industry Documents Library.