It’s About a Billion Lives Annual Symposium

Gan QuanPlease join us on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8am, Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA

To watch the archived symposium, click here

Keynote Speaker, Gan Quan, PhD, Director of Tobacco Control, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), presents: "Global fight against an evolving tobacco industry"   (6m:45sec)

Three of these presentations are from our postdoctoral fellows and graduates.  Interested in joining us for postdoctoral fellowship?  LEARN MORE  

  • "Nicotine Salts: What are they and why are they in electronic cigarettes?," Arit Harvanko, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (55m:55sec)
  • "Why the tobacco companies are into alternative tobacco products,Dorie Apollonio, PhD, MPP, Professor, UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy (1h:15m:51sec)
  • "Tobacco uncontrolled: Smoking in California drug treatment programs,Joe Guydish, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, UCSF Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry (2h:28m:44sec)
  • "Tobacco and Cannabis Co-use: Getting into the Weeds," Nhung Nguyen, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (3h:08m:50sec)

Closing Remarks, Michael Reddy, DMD, DMSc, Dean and Professor, UCSF School of Dentistry

This event, co-presented by the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is part of a series of symposia highlighting research on Parnassus. For more information, please visit http://cancer.ucsf.edu/parnassus-symposia.

Watch the 2019 symposium and past years’ symposia.