MDQuit's 14th Best Practices Conference


We would like to thank all of our keynote speakers, session presenters, panelists and moderators, and attendees for making our 14th annual Best Practices Conference a great success!

Below you’ll find the agenda for the day along with the available presentation materials.

(Note: links to presentations are listed where available)

Morning Session

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP 
MDQuit Current Initiatives

Rachel Grana Mayne, PhD, MPH

Keynote Address: Tobacco Cessation – Where are we and where do we go from here?​

Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, PhD

Youth use and appeal of e-cigarettes and intervention development

Lunchtime Updates

Kathleen Hoke, JD
Maryland Legislative Update

Dawn Berkowitz, MPH, CHES
Updates from the Maryland Department of Health

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP
Presentation of MDQuit’s Annual Fax to Assist Referral Awards


Early Afternoon Sessions

Session: Navigating Medication Options for Smoking Cessation in Behavioral Health Smokers ​
Presenter: Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, TTS

Three slides sets: 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Session: Nicotine and the Adolescent Brain
Presenter: Kara Bagot, MD

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 

Part 4 

SessionEvaluation and Inner Workings of the Quitline​

Presenters: Optum Health & MD Marketing Source


Late Afternoon Session

Session: Integrating Smoking Cessation in Healthcare

Presenters: Health Systems Initiatives Grantees