Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

MDQuit's 12th Best Practices Conference

January
2018


We would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to all our keynote speakers, session presenters, and attendees for making our 12th annual Best Practices Conference a great success!

Below you’ll find the agenda for the day along with the available presentation materials.

 

Morning Session
Opening Presentation: MDQuit Current Initiatives
Carlo C. DiClemente, 
Ph.D. (diclemen@umbc.edu)

Keynote Address: Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Alcohol, Nicotine, and Substance Use Disorders: Empirical Findings and Recent Adaptations 
Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.
(katiew@unm.edu)

Keynote Address: Using Technology to Reach and Engage Smokers in Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Amanda Graham, Ph.D.
(agraham@truthinitiative.org)


Lunchtime Updates
Updates on Maryland Tobacco Control Initiatives
Dawn Berkowitz, M.P.H., CHES (dawn.berkowitz@maryland.gov)


Presentation of MDQuit’s Annual Fax to Assist Referral Awards
Carlo C. DiClemente, 
Ph.D. (diclemen@umbc.edu)

The following agencies are hereby recognized for their exceptional record of fax referrals
to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline for the contract year 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017

Recipient: MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Most Referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline Statewide

Recipient: MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Outstanding Record of Referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline

Recipient: University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center
Outstanding Record of Referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline

Recipient: East Baltimore Medical Center – Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Most EHR Referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline Statewide

Recipient: Sheppard Pratt Health System
Continued Excellence for their Record of Referrals to the Maryland Tobacco Quitline


Early Afternoon Sessions
Session: Media Relations: Best Practices
Karen Lightell, B.A. (klightell@redhousecom.com)

Session: Exploring Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Addictive Behaviors
Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.
(katiew@unm.edu)

Session: Tobacco Cessation for People with SMI: What Mental Health Clinicians Can Do to Help their Clients Quit
Melanie Bennett, Ph.D.
(mbennett@som.umaryland.edu)


Late Afternoon Session
Keynote Address: Federal, State, and Local Legislative and Policy Impacts for Tobacco Control
Kathleen Hoke, J.D. (khoke@law.umaryland.edu)