Welcome to The Virtual E-Cigarette Summit 2020
We are delighted that you are able to join us for the first Virtual E-Cigarette Summit and hope that it will provide a welcoming focal point to grapple with the challenging questions posed by e-cigarettes and new novel nicotine products. Although Covid, Brexit and the US Presidential Election dominate our news media, there is a considerable amount of change happening in the public health, policy and regulatory environments related to tobacco, e-cigarettes and harm reduction, all of which will be explored in the virtual summit.
Accessing the conference
While we would love everyone to join us for the live event, we appreciate that multiple time zones and challenging schedules means that joining the Summit for the duration in real time may be difficult for some, so we have designed the agenda to work as individual sessions which can be viewed on demand from Tuesday 1 December.
The live panel and Q&A sessions will take place as per the programme (see the agenda on the left hand navigation bar, or a printable version can be accessed here). You have the opportunity to submit questions in advance to the panels, and then watch later on playback if you are not able to join in real time.
Simply click on the agenda, on the left hand navigation to be taken to the conference programme. Presentations can be accessed by clicking into each session, in the agenda - if a pre-recorded version is available, you will see a video icon.
Note that all Q&A Sessions and introductory Chair remarks will not be available in advance as they will be live. However, once the live Q&A has finished, the recording of it will be added to the programme and available to view on demand.
A Conversation with the Summit Chairs - Prof Ann McNeill & Prof Thomas J Glynn
Ahead of this year's Summit, I'm delighted to welcome you to the Virtual E-Cigarette Summit and share a conversation with our London Chair, Prof Ann McNeill, Kings College London and our Washington Chair, Prof Thomas J. Glynn, Stanford University School of Medicine. Here they reflect on the state of the e-cigarette and harm reduction debate, why it has been so divisive and what their hopes are for the future. We also discuss their favourite presentations from the London and Washington Summits respectively. We hope you enjoy watching.