Duke Nicotine Research Conference

The 21st Annual Duke Nicotine Research Conference is sponsored by the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation and is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Addictions Division of the Duke University Psychiatry Department; no tobacco, e-cigarette or pharmaceutical company funds have been used to sponsor the conference. Each year, this conference addresses the latest in nicotine addiction research. Conference speakers address a multitude of viewpoints, research findings, and topics that educate and inform on the latest findings. 

When: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Where: Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC

Recent years have seen the advent of novel nicotine delivery systems to aid smokers in breaking their addiction to combustible cigarettes. Traditionally, medicinal nicotine replacement therapies have been recommended for limited periods of time, but in recent years there has been increasing interest in the potential usefulness of long-term nicotine substitution for cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy. This application of nicotine substitution raises questions about the residual abuse liability and toxicology of nicotine-containing products. Are nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes, a gateway to, or from, cigarette addiction? What are the potential adverse health effects of nicotine in users of products or in those subjected to environmental exposure? In this day-long conference, progress toward answering these questions will be reviewed by a panel of leading experts in the field. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the relative risks of nicotine vs. cigarette smoke and of the future utility of the nicotine substitution approach.


Registration Fees

Early Registration (before September 7) - $190.00

Late Registration (after September 7) - $275.00

Graduate/Postdoctoral Students - $120.00

Duke affiliates - Please call for rate information

Fee includes: conference attendance, continental breakfast, lunch, morning refreshments, parking and published conference materials. 

2015 Speakers

Konstantinos Farsalinos, M.D.

Peter Hajek, Ph.D.

Ed Levin, Ph.D.

Frank Luedicke, M.D.

Jed E. Rose, Ph.D.

Lion Shahab, Ph.D.

Patrick Vanscheeuwijck, Ph.D.

Kevin Walton, Ph.D.


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