Key Note Speakers

Marcus Munafò

Marcus Munafò

PRE-CLINICAL/BASIC SCIENCE

UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies
University of Bristol, UK

Working title keynote: "Triangulation: How basic and clinical science complement each other"

Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol, UK, and Programme Lead within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit.
He joined Bristol in 2005 after completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford and University of Pennsylvania.

Carole Clair

Carole Clair

CLINICAL

Policlinique Médicale Universitaire (PMU)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Working title keynote: "Diabetes and smoking cessation: assessing the efficacy and metabolic impact of a smoking cessation intervention"

Carole Clair is a general internist, lecturer, and researcher at the department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She worked in Nancy Rigotti’s team as a research fellow at the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center of the Massachusetts General Hospital and completed a Master in Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
In 2015, she obtained a 3-year Ambizione Grant from the SNSF to conduct a research project on smoking cessation in people with type 2 diabetes.
Her main research interest is the interaction between smoking and metabolism. She uses mixed methods to pursue her aims of understanding the specificities of type 2 diabetic smokers to adapt clinical interventions for smoking cessation.

Ute Mons

Ute Mons

EPIDEMIOLOGY/PUBLIC HEALTH

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany

Working title keynote: "The role of tobacco control in the prevention of non-communicable diseases"

Ute Mons heads the Cancer Prevention Unit at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) based in Heidelberg, Germany. She holds an M.A. in Sociology and Economics, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Heidelberg. She has co-authored > 80 publications, mostly in her main research areas tobacco control, cancer prevention, and chronic disease epidemiology.
Ute Mons participates in several committees in Germany to promote public health and tobacco control.

Marc Willemsen

Marc Willemsen

POLICY

Netherlands Expertise Center for Tobacco Control (NET)
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Working title keynote: "The enormous time lag between recognising the tobacco problem and effective national tobacco control policies: searching for explanations"

Marc Willemsen is a national and international expert on tobacco control and tobacco policy. He published more than 150 scientific contributions on various aspects of tobacco control in national and international journals and books.
He is an endowed professor in tobacco control research at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and is also employed as Scientific Director Tobacco Control at the Netherlands Expert Center on Tobacco Control (NET) at the Dutch Trimbos Institute.
He is lead investigator of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Netherlands Study and is also involved in various past and present European research projects (e.g., ESCHER, SILNE, SILNE-R, EUREST-PLUS).
He chairs the Netherlands Network for Tobacco Control Researchers (NNvT).