We look forward to sharing a diverse, international and exciting scientific programme with you. As always, renowned experts and new talent from all over Europe will inform you about the latest findings of current studies. On the basis of these findings we want to build a bridge between sound science and effective practice.
This year‘s conference will be centred around the topic of smoking and other diseases – does smoking make people ill or does illness make people smoke? We want to discuss the origin and treatment of tobacco dependence in other diseases. In addition to providing sound insights into the science of tobacco dependence, our conference will also offer practical implications for its prevention and treatment.
It is a great honour to welcome you to the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Our department is devoted to finding a balance between tradition and innovation, as is our home city. Thanks to its unique charm, Munich – the “metropolis with a heart” – manages to win over every visitor within a short period of time. Just you wait and see! As the conference president and a passionate tobacco researcher I am very much looking forward to sharing this exciting and unique conference with you.
Dr. Tobias Rüther