What is the New Approaches "Tobacco Harm Reduction" Conference?
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New Approaches is an annual conference that explores how policy innovation and technological innovation complement each other in reducing global tobacco dependence to prevent combustible tobacco-related deaths. The conference will discuss how modern nicotine solutions, such as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), improved pharmaceutical Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs), and tobacco-free nicotine products, can improve lives and meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference features approaches to policy and regulatory, innovation, investment, sustainability, and more.
When and where does NAC take place?
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The one-day event is hosted annually during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) week in September. The 2023 event was held on Monday, September 18th in NYC. The 2024 event date will take place on Monday, September 23rd, 2024, at the Harvard Club of New York City from 8AM-7PM (early registration is now open).
Who attends NAC?
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NAC is open to multi-sector professionals, researchers, policymakers and public health experts, industry representatives, media representatives, distributors/retailers, product manufacturers, consumer advocates, and individuals interested in tobacco control, harm reduction, and public health. Attendees from various fields, including medical, government, academia, financial institutes, and advocacy organizations, will find valuable insights and networking opportunities at this event.
What topics/themes are covered at NAC?
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The conference covers a wide range of topics, including the science of harm reduction, regulatory approaches to tobacco control, technological innovations, the impact of tobacco on public health, finance, and the relationship between tobacco control and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Presentations, panel discussions, and workshops will provide in-depth insights into these subjects.
What networking opportunities will there be?
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The conference provides ample networking opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to connect with experts, researchers, industry professionals, policymakers, and more during agenda breaks, sessions discussions, and networking/social events. The goal of NAC is to unite, and together foster collaborations and knowledge exchange.
Is there an opportunity for sponsors/partners?
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Yes, the conference welcomes sponsors who meet the criteria and wish to support and showcase their products, services, or initiatives aligned with the conference. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact events@newapproaches.nyc to learn more about available sponsor packages.
Is there an opportunity for media and press engagement?
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Yes, journalists are encouraged and welcome to attend. If you are a journalist interested in obtaining a media accreditation, or to schedule on-site interviews with select speakers, panelists, or the organizers please complete the media registration form. Media representatives attend for free; you may be asked to supply details of the organization or outlet you work for or, if freelance, which has commissioned you. For further inquiries and press kit, please email events@newapproaches.nyc.
Will there be poster or oral presentation opportunities?
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Yes, the conference will provide opportunities for both poster and oral presentations. Abstract submission guidelines and deadlines will be available on the conference website. This opportunity allows researchers and professionals to share their work, findings, and innovative approaches related to tobacco control and harm reduction. Contact events@newapproaches.nyc for more information.
Will the conference sessions be recorded or available online?
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This is an in-person event. The availability of recorded sessions or online access may vary, the organizers aim to provide access to conference materials after the event. Further information regarding materials will be communicated through the conference website and official channels during the lead-up and after the event.
How do I register for tickets and what is the cost to attend?
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To register for 2024 (save the date: 23 September 2024) click the "REGISTER 2024" button on the event website homepage. Early bird 2024 ticket rates are available from October 24, 2023 until March 23, 2024 on Eventbrite here. Early registration is recommended as space is limited to 150 attendees. We strive to make the conference as accessible as possible, particularly for media, NGOs, students, individuals, and advocates. Tiers range from $100.00 to $1000.00 depending on your professional delegate category tier. Breakfast, lunch, refreshments during the day, and a networking cocktail reception is included.
Are there accommodations and travel arrangements provided?
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Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations and travel arrangements. The conference organizers may provide information on recommended hotels nearby the venue located in midtown, but it is advisable to book well in advance given New York City is peak season adjacent to UNGA activities the month of September. Nearby airports include LGA, EWR, and JFK.

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