Following the successful 2015 Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction Conference (KLNAC) held at Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur, there was a need to continue this event with increasing knowledge, skills and attitudes towards assisting smokers to quit. Since 2015, there has not been any conference within our region similar to KLNAC.
The Nicotine Addiction Research group of University Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences (NARCC) decided to lead in this area of smoking cessation. In the MPOWER strategies of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), the ‘O’ of MPOWER is to offer smoking cessation. This area in tobacco control is often neglected by current tobacco control advocates stop smoking service provider. It has also been called the weakest link of the six strategies of MPOWER.
This conference builds on the symposiums and conference held in Kuala Lumpur in 2012, 2015 and in Kota Kinabalu in 2016. All symposiums and conference aimed at capacity building, networking and knowledge transfer not just within the medical fields, but it has extended to the area of information and technology as well as engineering.
Experience sharing and collaboration in areas related to smoking cessation and tobacco control between fellows of the Asia Pacific Region from WHO Tobacco Control Programme held from the years 2015-2017. Besides to encourage participation and showcase of academic research outputs, KLNAC 2018 also has an objective to prepare the Nicotine Addiction Research and Collaborating Centre (NARCC) of UM to become a fellow WHO collaborating centre for the South-East Asia region.
Who Should Attend?
The symposium is open to all professionals and students in health and tobacco related fields; medical, engineers, IT professionals, dentists, pharmacists, scientists, members of non-governmental organizations and any other individuals who are interested in the area of nicotine addiction research and services
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to the KLNAC Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction International Conference 2018 (KLNAC 2018), which will be held in Hilton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from 9—11 July 2018. This year, the theme of the conference is “Smoke Free Generation: Research, Innovation and Practice” and will cover diverse disciplines of nicotine addiction from the present to the future.
This exciting conference offers a global and dynamic platform to share vital, significant and latest advances in the field of medicine, dentistry, allied health, engineering as well as information and communication technology.
We will start off KLNAC2018 with a one-day pre-conference workshops for a more hands-on approach. At KLNAC 2018, academia and industry will gather in force not only to show their best, but to share valuable ideas and develop new friendships.
KLNAC 2018 will provide all participants a firm platform for a meaningful academic, industrial, social and cultural experience. With the fascinating traditional and modern lifestyles, the city of Kuala Lumpur will surely be the center of many unforgettable moments for you.
The Conference Committee looks forward to welcome you in Kuala Lumpur!
Dr. Nur Amani @ Natasha Ahmad Tajuddin
Organizing Chairperson KLNAC 2018