MDQuit has changed our name, but our mission as the new Maryland Tobacco Control Resource Center remains the same.

MDQuit's 15th Best Practices Conference


We would like to thank all of our keynote speakers, session presenters, panelists and moderators, and attendees for making our virtual 15th 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)


Wednesday, January 27th Session

Introduction & Updates from Maryland Department of Health: Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP & Dawn Berkowitz, MPH, CHES

     Link to Powerpoint of Introductions and link to Powerpoint of Part 1 and Part 2 of Updates from Maryland Department of Health and to Recording

Keynote #1 Different smokes for different folks: Health disparities in an evolving tobacco marketplace: Daniel Giovenco, PhD, MPH

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording

Workshop A Tools for tobacco use prevention and education communication: Meghan Moran, PhD

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording 

Workshop B Engaging underserved smokers in tobacco treatment through community-based health system and social service agency partnerships: Jennifer Vidrine, PhD

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording 

Workshop C Characterizing electronic nicotine delivery systems, flavors, and use: Sabrina Smiley, PhD, MPH, MCHES

     Link to Recording 


Thursday, January 28th Session

MDQuit Current Initiatives & Maryland Legislative Update: Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP & Kathleen Hoke, JD

     Link to Powerpoint  and Recording

Keynote #2 Treating light smokers: A key to addressing tobacco-related health disparities:  Lisa Sanderson Cox , PhD

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording 

Workshop D Childhood adversity and tobacco: Bringing trauma-informed approaches into our tobacco cessation work:  Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording 

Workshop E *Same as Workshop B, please see above*

Workshop F Maryland Tobacco Quitline: Meeting the moment of e-cigarettes, COVID-19, and behavioral health: Maria Martin MPH & Chelsea Nash, BA

     Link to Powerpoint and Recording