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).