MDQuit's 9th Annual Best Practices Conference


We would like to acknowledge the contributions of all presenters and panelists and express our appreciation for making this year’s conference a success!


Morning Session

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD,

Chad Morris, PhD,

Nancy Rigotti, MD,


Lunchtime Updates

Kathleen Hoke, JD, & William Tilburg, JD,

  • Updates on Current & Upcoming Legislation

Dawn Berkowitz, MPH, CHES, 

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, 

  • Presentation of MDQuit’s 4th Annual Fax to Assist Referral Award

Award Recipients:

  • HARBEL Prevention & Recovery Center – “Most Referrals to the Quitline by a Behavioral Healthcare Agency”
  • Crisfield Clinic – “Most Referrals to the Quitline by a Family Practice Facility”
  • Cecil County Health Department – Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center – “Second Highest Number of Referrals to the Quitline”
  • Calvert OB/GYN Associates of Southern Maryland – “Third Highest Number of Referrals to the Quitline”


Early Afternoon Workshops

Panel Presentation – “Best Practices in Smoking Cessation in Medical Settings”
Moderator: Nancy Rigotti, MD,


Workshop“Peer Mentors to Promote Smoking Cessation in Persons with Serious Mental Illness”
Faith Dickerson, PhD,

Testimonial Template
The Cost of Smoking

Workshop “Youth Prevention: Products and Trends among Middle and High School Youth”
Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD,

Maryland Tobacco Quitline Youth Fact Sheet


Late Afternoon Workshops

Panel Presentation – “Challenges, Barriers, and Promising Practices for Behavioral Health Smoking”

Workshop“FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products”
Kathleen Hoke, JD,
William Tilburg, JD,

Workshop“Tobacco Use and Cessation Among LGBT Populations”
Erick Augustson, PhD,