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Tobacco Induced Diseases
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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DOI: 10.1186/1617-9625-3-6
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Chair of Scientific Committee: Dr. Athanasios I. Zavras, Harvard University – ISPTID President Dr. Matthew Falagas, Tufts Univ. & Dunant Hospital Scientific Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Boschi, World Health Organization Dr. Carolyn Dresler, International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO Prof. Anthony Hedley, University of Hong Kong School of Medicine Asst. Prof. Taru Kinnunen Mustonen, Harvard University School of Dentistry Prof. Steve Sussman, Univ. of California San Francisco Prof. David Scott, Univ. of Louisville School of Dental Medicine Dr. Alexandra Shields, Georgetown University Institute for Health Policy Organizing Committee Members: Prof. Konstantinos Alexandridis, Univ. of Athens School of Dental Medicine Asst. Prof. Vassillis Gorgoulis, Univ. of Athens School of Medicine Dr. Argyris Michalopoulos, Intensive Care Unit, Dunant Hospital Dr. Katerina Katsampe, Deputy Mayor of Athens Prof. John Kyriopoulos, National School of Public Health Mr. Kyriakos Souliotis, Onasion Cardiothoracic Surgery Hospital Mr. Dimitrios Zavras, National School of Public Health Dear Delegates It is a great honor to host the 4th annual meeting of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases in Athens, Greece. As the birthplace of democracy, Athens seems the ideal place for debate. And the subject, quantifying tobacco's impact, seems most suitable for scientific exchange. Tobacco use is the single most important preventable risk factor for a number of debilitating diseases around the world. ISPTID global; membership is dedicated to the prevention of tobacco induced diseases. Some of the primary aims of the annual ISPTID conference are a) to disseminate important, state-of-the-science information about the biologic effects and the public health impact of tobacco use, b) to present updated data about the clinical signs and symptoms of tobacco induced disease

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