Richmond Center Webinar Series

​Richmond Center Webinar Series


To help support its mission, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence hosts a series of webinars focused on tobacco prevention and control issues. These webinars have been generously funded by a grant from Truth Initiative.

Note that while some past webinars may mention CME credit, we are unable to offer credit for watching the archived webinars. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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View one of our previous webinars:

Tobacco 21 and Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing— Opportunities to Accelerate Tobacco Control
June 17, 2016

Featured speakers:
Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, Harvard Medical School
Erika Sward, MA, American Lung Association
Judith Groner, MD, FAAP, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Chair elect of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control (Moderator)

In this webinar, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence and AAP Section on Tobacco Control explored two important opportunities to advance tobacco control: raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 years and promoting smokefree policies in multi-unit housing. They present the importance and impact of both initiatives and review strategies for promoting them at the community, state and local level.

Protecting Children from Tobacco, Nicotine, and Tobacco Smoke
October 28, 2015

Featured speakers:
Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP, Children's Hospital Colorado
James Baumberger, MPP, American Academy of Pediatrics

On October 26, the AAP published three policy statements and a technical report on tobacco control. This webinar described major recommendations in the new AAP policy statements, current policy issues related to recommendations in the statements, and the Academy's actions on those issues.

Tobacco Control and the Patient-Centered Medical Home
April 16, 2015

Featured speakers:
Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina
Julie Wood, MD, FAAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians
Sam Weir, MD, University of North Carolina
Judith Groner, MD, FAAP, Nationwide Children's Hospital

This webinar, sponsored by the AAP Richmond Center and co-sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, explained the concept, and discussed the benefits, of a patient-centered medical home. The webinar also covered how tobacco prevention and control in the practice setting complements the patient-centered medical home.

The Buzz on Pot: AAP's Position and One State's Experience
March 4, 2015

Featured presenters:
Seth Ammerman, MD, FAAP, Stanford University
Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP, Children's Hospital Colorado

This webinar, sponsored by the AAP Richmond Center and co-sponsored by the AAP Committee on Substance Abuse and the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, discussed the health effects of marijuana throughout the lifespan, as well as highlight points from the new AAP Policy Statement and Technical Report. Also, featured in this webinar were lessons learned in practice from Colorado, and the intersection of marijuana and tobacco use.

As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns into Your Clinical Practice
August 7, 2014

Featured speakers:
Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Lucinda England, MD, MSPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Kathleen Crosby, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Judith Groner, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hosted by the AAP and moderated by the AAFP, this webinar provided information about tobacco education campaigns currently airing- the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers campaign and FDA's The Real Cost campaign. The webinar featured a discussion about how campaigns can be used to bolster discussions with patients and families about cessation issues.

It's All Acute to Me: Expanding Opportunities for Cessation Counseling Beyond Primary Care
July 23, 2014

Featured presenters:
Susan Walley, MD, FAAP, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rachel Boykan, MD, FAAP, Stony Brook University

This AAP Richmond Center webinar focused on opportunities for tobacco cessation counseling outside the primary care setting. Opportunities for these discussions in the hospital setting were discussed, as well as referring patients, clients, and families to local resources like the state quitline.

E-cigarettes—All that Vapes is not Nicotine…
June 3, 2014

Featured presenters:
Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, FAAP, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Mark Gottlieb, JD, Public Health Advocacy Institute

This AAP Richmond Center webinar focused on personal vaping devices like e-cigarettes. Covered in this webinar was an overview of product make-up and chemicals in these devices, as well as how clinicians can effectively discuss these products in a practice setting. The recently-released proposed FDA rule to expand its regulation of tobacco products was discussed as well, including how to make a comment on the proposed rule.


Beyond Four Walls: Smoke-free Places
January 29, 2014

Featured presenters:
Gary Wheeler, MD, FAAP, Arkansas Department of Health
Cynthia Hallett, MPH, Executive Director, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

This webinar, from the AAP Richmond Center, focused on smoke-free places including the home, car, health care facilities, outdoor areas, and workplaces. Strategies to help child health clinicians have these conversations with families were discussed, as well as ways to utilize policy techniques to protect children from secondhand smoke exposure.

Think Globally, Act Locally: The Global Tobacco Pandemic
Friday, June 21, 2013

Featured presenters:
Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP, University of Wisconsin
Rosa Sandoval, MPA, Pan American Health Organization

The webinar addressed causes, potential solutions, and what the AAP and other partners are doing to combat the global tobacco pandemic. Effective global strategies, including World Health Organization initiatives and a country-specific case study were discussed.

Smokescreens and the Silver Screen: Smoking in the Media
Monday, May 13, 2013

Featured presenters:
Jim Sargent, MD, FAAP, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, Children's Medical Group Atlanta

This webinar focused on the influence of smoking imagery on children and evidence for smoking initiation. Different types of media were covered, as well as strategies to discuss the impact of smoking imagery with children, adolescents, and families in a pediatric clinical setting.

Helping Children Breathe: Effective Strategies to Reduce Tobacco Smoke Exposure for Children with Respiratory Illness
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Featured presenters:
Harold Farber, MD, MSPH, Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children's Hospital
Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital Colorado

Tobacco use continues to one of public health's most persistent problems. It poses a huge threat to all children, and children with respiratory illness are especially at risk for complications when exposed. This webinar addressed effective strategies, for families, physicians, and public health practitioners, to limit tobacco smoke exposure for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other respiratory ailments. Also covered were practical approaches to protecting children from tobacco smoke both in the hospital and at home.

"Those look like candy!": Emerging and Alternative Tobacco Products
November 14, 2012

Featured presenters:
Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, FAAP, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Mark Gottlieb, JD, Public Health Advocacy Institute

This webinar focused on lesser-known types of tobacco and nicotine products that youth and adults are using as popular alternatives to smoking cigarettes. Physical appearance and harm were discussed, as well as regulation and marketing, and how clinicians can discuss use of these items with patients and families in a practice setting.

Three Steps to Smoke-free Families: Clinical Systems Change and Policy Prescriptions
July 12, 2012

Featured presenters:
Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Cathy McDonald, MD, MPH, FAAP, Alameda County Tobacco Dependence Treatment Project

This webinar focused on using an office-based system to address family tobacco use and the potential causes of harm to non-smoking family members due to tobacco smoke exposure. The Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE) program was discussed as a way to address family tobacco use and exposure to both secondhand and thirdhand smoke in clinical practice.


Winning the Battle: Impacting Tobacco Control in the Real World
May 9, 2012

Featured presenters:
Bronson Frick, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Robert Berger, Public Health Institute

The webinar discussed strategies for successfully pursuing a tobacco control agenda while facing opposition at the community, state, and national levels. The topics in this webinar outlined ways to involve clinicians of all backgrounds and can easily be applied to any health topic


Social Media
November 3, 2011

Featured presenters:
Aaron Mushro, Senior Brand Manager, Marketing, Legacy
Sarah Shank, Communications Manager, Legacy
Jen Neumann, Partner, de Novo Alternative Marketing, LLC

This webinar provided an overview of the various social media platforms and how to effectively utilize this technology to advance tobacco prevention and control efforts.

Best Practices in Adolescent Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
July 27, 2011

Featured presenters:
Susanne Tanski, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and a practicing pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Rosie Henson, Senior Policy Advisor, Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

This webinar addressed adolescent smoking prevention and cessation at the clinical and community settings.


Smoke Free Multi-Unit Housing
April 11, 2011

Featured presenters:
Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, FAAP, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the facts, figures, and trends associated with secondhand smoke exposure and multi-unit housing. In addition to the research findings, you will gain insight into how research and policy can inform advocacy efforts and action plans in your community, state, and/or AAP chapter.

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