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7th Annual Summit


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2022 Agenda at a Glance

Time Topic/Title Session/Speaker
10:15 AM Announcements / Stories
10:30 AM Welcome / Opening Remarks

David Lakey, M.D.
Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, The University of Texas System

Ernest Hawk, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:45 AM Review Of Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit Expectations

Jennifer Cofer, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Director, EndTobacco Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:00 AM Toll Of Tobacco In Texas

Sabeena Sears, M.P.H.
Epidemiologist III/Team Lead, Texas Department of State Health Services

11:20 AM Q & A
11:25 AM Introduction
11:30 AM Youth & Young Adult Tobacco Prevention & Engagement Programs

Kathleen Bates, M.S.
Program Manager, Tobacco Youth Prevention, Texas School Safety Center, Texas State University

Hien Nguyen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Coordinator, Peers Against Tobacco, University of Texas at Austin

Gustavo Torrez
Director of Youth Advocacy, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

12:10 PM Q & A
12:15 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Introduction
12:50 PM Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Panel

Shelley Karn, Ed.D.
Program Director, Tobacco Research and Evaluation Team, University of Texas at Austin

Chassity Holliman-Douglas, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Special Programs and Success, Houston Community College

Thaddeus Mantaro, M.S.
Associate Dean, Health Services and Promotion, Dallas College

1:30 PM Q & A
1:35 PM Introduction
1:40 PM Cessation Roundtable

Megan Jacobs, M.P.H.
Managing Director, Truth Initiative – This is Quitting Program Success

Texas Program resources:
Mayuri Patel, M.P.H., C.T.T.S.
Texas Department of State Health Services, Tobacco Cessation Coordinator: Texas Tobacco Quitline

Diane Beneventi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: MD Anderson Tobacco Quitline

Roman Alvarez, Ed.D., L.P.C., L.M.F.T.
Lead Counselor, Houston Community College: Incorporating Tobacco Cessation Services into Health Services

2:25 PM Q & A
2:30 PM Action Planning & Institutional Report Out
2:50 PM Closing Remarks
3:00 PM Adjourn

The Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit welcomes a variety of professionals working in higher education, professionals working in tobacco prevention, cessation, and policy, as well as community and non-profit partners whose mission aligns with that of Eliminate Tobacco Use. Summit organizers reserve the right to decline participant registration to any entity not meeting these inclusion criteria.

Continuing Education Credit Available


The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners for LMSW and LCSW CEUs. LMFT and LPC CEUs are available to participants upon approval of their licensing boards. Up to 4.0 CEU’s are available for April 20, 2022. Up to 4.5 CEU’s are available for April 21, 2022. Up to 8.5 CEU’s are available for both days.


Sponsored by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Up to 3.75hours of entry level CHES/MCHES credits available for April 20, 2022. Up to 3 hours of entry level CHES/MHES credits available for April 21, 2022. Up to 6.75 hours available for both days. NCHEC Provider # MEP 99697


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.