About this event

  • Date and time Mon 30 Sep 2024 from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Medicine and Society

As smoking remains the largest contributor to poor health and is linked to poverty, deprivation, reduced life expectancy and reduced healthy life expectancy, we invite you to join an event dedicated to discussing how society can address nicotine addiction from a person-to-system approach across health and the wider determinants of health for the future.

You'll receive insights about the success of wider restrictions, develop a 'smoking’ to a ‘nicotine addiction’ approach, explore integrated care systems, data platforms, and how the NHS's response to nicotine addiction supports improvements in health across healthcare.

By attending, you will:

  • Receive updates to smoking cessation approaches in acute care
  • Implementation practices for new smoking policy in England
  • Enable integrated care systems to address inequality through tackling nicotine addiction.

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Early Bird pricing available until 18 August 2024.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00


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Registration, tea and coffee

Welcome and introduction

Andrew Moran, President-Elect, Medicine and Society Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Nicotine in UK health policy

Speaker tbc

UK NHS nicotine policy 2024

Professor Sanjay Agrawal, National Specialty Adviser for Tobacco Dependency, NHS England

Tea and coffee break

Breakout session 1


Dr Bavithra Vijayakumar, President, Respiratory Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Serious Mental Health

Karen Howell OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust 


Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, World Health Organisation


Local government approach

Speaker TBC

Breakout session 2

Data and action on smoking: The current, the future and the AI

Speaker tbc

How to make every contact count for winter 2024

Speaker tbc

The politics of smoking

Dr Nicola Stingelin, President-Elect, Epidemiology and Public Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Networking break

Prize award presentation

Closing remarks

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Sunday 29 September 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.