Dr. Cary Adams

Union for International Cancer Control

Cary Adams has a BSc Honours degree in Economics, Computing and Statistics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Business Administration. In 2009, Cary made a career change, moving from the management of international businesses in the banking sector to become CEO of UICC based in Geneva. Cary focuses on global advocacy, convening the cancer community and running significant global capacity building projects that address global cancer issues.

Ms. Peyman Altan


Dr. Peyman Altan is the actual Regional Coordinator of WHO FCTC Europe and Head of Drug Control Unit of MoH. She has got a long-term experience in tobacco control, drug addiction prevention, infectious disease epidemiology, HIV prevention and sexual health, tuberculosis. Her work focuses in project management and coordination of international funded programmes, such as Bloomberg Initiative, The Global Fund and World Bank, among others.

Dr. Pilar Aparicio

Ministry of Health, Spain

Dr. Pilar Aparicio is the General Director of Public Health (Ministry of Health, Spain). Throughout her professional career, she has carried out different tasks in clinical-care areas; research applied to the epidemiology of infectious diseases, teaching and activities related to international public health and technical scientific cooperation, aimed at strengthening public health systems and control of communicable diseases World Health Organization (WHO) and National Center of Tropical Medicine of ISCIII in different countries of Latin America and Africa.

Ms. Emmanuelle Béguinot

Comité National Contre le Tabagisme

Emmanuelle Béguinot is the Director of the Comité National Contre le Tabagisme, CNCT (French National Committee for Tobacco Control) and received the WHO award for her involvement in the fight against smoking. The CNCT is the first NGO in France specialized and involved in the prevention and the protection of people regarding the damages due to tobacco and its industry. The association conducts studies, experimental projects and awareness-raising activities on all the harmful effects of tobacco, as well as advocacy activities to ensure that strong protection measures are adopted and respected.

Dr. Adriana Blanco Marquizo

World Health Organization

Dr. Adriana Blanco Marquizo is the Head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control since March 2020. She is a medical doctor with a master’s degree in Policies to Prevent Addictions in Children and Adolescents from the Latin American Centre of Human Economy (CLAEH). Over the past two decades, Dr Blanco Marquizo has worked in the region of the Americas, supporting tobacco control activities in many countries of the Region, including her home country, Uruguay.

Dr. James Robert Branston

University of Bath

Dr. Robert Branston is a Senior Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Bath School of Management. His primary research interests surround the governance and regulation of organisations, with a particular focus on the provision of public utilities and other key sectors, most notably the global tobacco industry. He has researched the conduct, performance, and market impact of transnational companies, and has been funded by many associations such as: Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), The Irish Cancer Society or The Irish Heart Foundaction.

Ms. Marion Catellin

Alliance Contre le Tabac

Since 2019, Marion Catellin has been the Director of ACT, Alliance Contre le Tabac, the French federation of the 24 main tobacco control associations in France. After 10 years of experience as a public relations specialist and in-house lawyer, she is in charge of the first national program (2020-2024) aimed at renewing the approach to tobacco prevention through public relations and advocacy campaigns.

Dr. Magdalena Cedzynska

Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology

Magdalena Cedzynska, psychologist and psychotherapist, is the Director of Smoking Cessation Service at the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology. She is involved in primary cancer prevention, mainly in reducing the consequences of smoking, with a special focus on the treatment of tobacco dependence. As a member of the Advisory Board of the International Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT) Europe, she is particularly interested and involved in issues concerning the smoking epidemic among women.

Prof. Luke Clancy

Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland

Professor Luke Clancy, PhD, is the general director, Tobacco Free Research Institute Ireland. Luke has an international track record in the area of smoking and health and on the causes, management and prevention of respiratory diseases, particularly air pollution, asthma, cancer and tuberculosis. For the last 40 years, he has directed and co-ordinated research projects on these conditions, and led TFRI in policy-driven research and extensive international collaborations. His current focus is on the prevention of smoking-related diseases through research and advocacy.

Mr. Roland Driece

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands

Roland Driece is the Director for International Affairs at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands. Previously, he held positions within the ministries of Health, Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs. In that last capacity, he was Health Counselor at the Netherlands Permanent Mission in Geneva, dealing primarily with WHO-issues. He studied Public Administration and Law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Dr. Kira Fortune

World Health Organization

Kira Fortune is responsible for Healthy Cities, Health Promotion and Well-being in the Regional WHO Office of Europe. Kira has spent the last 25 years specializing in public health, equity, community engagement and the social determinants of health in various international organizations across the globe. Kira has extensive experience working across the international stage from global NGOs, academia as well as with inter-governmental organizations.

Dr. Manuel Franco

Johns Hopkins

Manuel Franco, Social and Urban Epidemiologist, is an associate faculty at the University of Alcalá and adjunct faculty in two institutions in the USA: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the City University of New York CUNY Graduate School of Public Health. He is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant Heart Healthy Hoods studying urban characteristics in relation to eating patterns, physical activity levels, smoking and alcohol consumption.

Dr. Allen Gallagher

University of Bath

Allen Gallagher is a research fellow at the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath, UK. Allen has a BA and MSc. from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), and a PhD from the University of Bath. While interested in various issues related to tobacco control and commercial determinants of health, Allen’s primary research focus to date has been to explore contemporary tobacco industry involvement in the illicit tobacco trade and related policy, with him having given evidence on this topic at the European Parliament and having contributed to the UK chapter of the World Bank’s global review of country experiences confronting illicit tobacco trade.

Mr. Silvano Gallus

Mario Negri Institute

Silvano Gallus, PhD, leads the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology of Mario Negri Institute in Milan. From 2017 to 2021 he has been Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. During his 25-year career, Dr Gallus gained extensive experience in conducting independent research and collaborative work in the fields of epidemiology and public health. His main fields of interest include the epidemiology of tobacco use in Italy and Europe, the role of novel (tobacco) products on public health, the role of tobacco on COVID-19 and the epidemiology of tinnitus.

Dr. José Miguel Gaona

Drug and Tobacco Rehabilitation Center

Dr. José Miguel Gaona is the Director of Neurosalus at the Drug and Tobacco Rehabilitation Center. He got his Medical degree with “outstanding” final qualifications in 1982, specializing in Psychiatry. Ten years later, he received the Young Researchers Special Prize. Moreover, he’s been a Psychiatry professor at many universities. Among other activities he’s carried on during his career, we can highlight his task being the Mental health coordinator at the Bosnian and Ruanda war for ACNUR and the writer of many books and scientific papers in relation to human behavior and psychology.

Mr. Christian Gil-Borrelli


Christian Gil-Borrelli is a specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health and Doctor of Health Sciences. He is the Coordinator of ISOSCELES, a research group dedicated to making visible the health needs of LGTBIQ people in Spain, and a member of the Working Group on gender and sexual affective diversity of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology. He has coordinated SIVIVO, a pioneering project in addressing hate violence from the healthcare field. Part of his production as a researcher has been transferred by himself to the field of art, inspiring different artistic projects.

Ms. Laura Graen

German Cancer Research Center

Laura Graen is a research associate at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and WHO Collaboration Center for Tobacco Control. She is also a freelance consultant and expert on human rights and tobacco control, and supports international organizations in their research, campaigns and advocacy. She has a background in social anthropology.

Mr. Laurent Huber

Action on Smoking and Health

Laurent Huber is the Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and a recognized leader in tobacco control. While at ASH, he directed an international coalition of over 350 non-governmental organizations from more than 100 countries. Laurent has played an influential role in tobacco control for over ten years reaching out to advocates and policymakers around the world. A natural coalition builder, he has had a major impact in the international health and tobacco control movement.

Dr. Dolores Isla

Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa

Dolores Isla, MD PhD, is currently a Consultant in Medical Oncology since 1993, Head of the Medical Oncology Department and the Thoracic Cancer Unit as well, Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain. She is the principal investigator of many different research trials based on Lung Cancer, preferently on new drugs, translational research, immunotherapies and personalized therapies.

Mr. Luk Joossens

Association of European Cancer Leagues

Luk Jossens is a Special Advisor, Smoke Free Partnership and International expert on illicit tobacco trade. Since 1977, he has been the author of more than 500 articles, reports and presentations on the different aspects of the smoking prevention policy, such as smoking prevalence studies, Tobacco Control Scale, smoking cessation, passive smoking, advertising, etc. In 1991, he received the World Health Organization Commemorative Award and Medal for promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies.

Dr. Paul Kavanagh

HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme

Dr. Paul Kavanagh is a medical doctor, specialist in public health medicine, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Community Health, Health Economics, Medical Education, Healthcare Leadership and Data Science. He is currently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme. He has led on the development of Ireland first National Stop Smoking Clinical Guidelines, and various initiatives to improve tobacco control across health services in Ireland.

Dr. Rüdiger Krech

World Health Organization

Dr. Rüdiger Krech is the Director of the Department of Health Promotion at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva since September 2019. He heads WHO’s work on risk factors such as tobacco consumption and harmful use of alcohol; he is responsible for work on health-promoting settings and programs for more physical activity. In addition to the normative work, his team supports Member States with appropriate health promotion instruments, such as health literacy, empowerment and community engagement, public health legislation and fiscal measures to design well-being societies.

Prof. Anton Kunst

Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Anton Kunst is a professor in Social Epidemiology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre, where he is deputy head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health. His main interests are socioeconomic, geographic and ethnic inequalities in health and smoking, with a particular interest in the relationship with tobacco control policies at local and national levels. He has led European research projects on inequalities in youth smoking, with the aim to identify new opportunities for smoking prevention (the SILNE projects).

Dr. Daniel La Parra

Spanish State Council of Roma People

Daniel La Parra is a Sociology Full Professor, with a Sociologist undergraduate degree and PhD and Master of Science in Epidemiology. He’s been an expert member at the Spanish State Council of Roma People since 2010. He’ also occupied different positions such as Guest Researcher Sociology Department in Umeå, Sweden (2021-2022), Director of the World Health Organization Centre on Social Inclusion and Health (2012-2020), Expert at the Spanish National Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (2009) and Roma Inclusion Newsletter editor (2012-2021).

Dr. María-José López

Public Health Agency of Barcelona

María-José López has a PhD in Public Health and Biomedical Research Methodology and is graduated in Environmental Sciences. She is the head of the Evaluation and Intervention Methods Service of the Public Health Agency of Barcelona and the PI of the Policies and Programs Evaluation Group of the CIBERESP network. She has led and participated in numerous research projects, all of them related to the fields of Evaluation in Public Health and the secondhand smoke exposure. She is also associate professor at the Pompeu Fabra University.

Dr. Ángel López Nicolás

Grupo I+D

Ángel López Nicolás received his PhD in Economics from the European University Institute of Florence in 1993. He is currently Professor of Applied Economics at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. His recent research has focused on tobacco control policies, with contributions to the design of taxes, the economic impact assessment of smoke-free laws and the cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation interventions in Primary Care. Mr. López has also collaborated in various civil associations, such as the National Committee for Smoking Prevention.

Dr. Alessandra Lugo

Istituto Mario Negri

Alessandra Lugo holds a MSc degree and a PhD in biomedical statistics. She trained as a research fellow at Mario Negri Institute in Milan since 2010. She leads the Unit of Biostatistics for Observational Epidemiology, within the Laboratory of Lifestyle Epidemiology at Mario Negri Institute. Her main fields of interest include the monitoring of major risk factors for cancer and other non-communicable chronic conditions in Italy and Europe, including tobacco smoking, the use of novel (tobacco) products, obesity, and alcohol drinking, through the analysis of cross-sectional surveys.

Dr. Cristina Martínez

Catalan Institute of Oncology

Cristina Martínez, PhD, is a senior researcher at the Catalan Institute of Oncology and an Associate Adjunt Professor at University of California, San Francisco. She counts with an extensive background implementing and evaluating tobacco control policies. Also, she is a demonstrative expertise in designing, coordinating and, co-funding public health programs. Her broad experience in conducting scientific reviews, publishing and, disseminating research is remarkable.

Dr. María Neira

World Health Organization

Dr. Maria P. Neira obtained her degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Oviedo and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Dr. Neira is the Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at the World Health Organization (WHO). Previously, she served as President of the Spanish Food Safety Agency and Vice-Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs in Spain. In 1999 Dr. Neira was assigned as Director of the Department of Control, Prevention and Eradication at WHO.

Dr. Isabel Nerín

University of Zaragoza

Isabel Nerín is a doctor graduated from Medicine at University of Zaragoza, has got a degree in Psychology and is a specialist in Pneumology and Family and Community Medicine. From university professor to SEMG director chair, her work focuses on Tobacco Use and its prevention, being denominated an expert on this topic by SEPAR and University of Cantabria. Furthermore, Ms. Nerín is an individual member of the National Committee for Smoking Prevention (CNPT) and the International Network Women Against Tobacco (INWAT).

Dr. Haik Nikogosian

The Graduate Institute Geneva

Haik Nikogosian, MD, PhD, DSc, Prof. is currently a senior affiliate with the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, with focus on global health instruments, diplomacy and governance. In 2007-14 he was the founding Head of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Served also in other senior roles in WHO, including as Special Representative and as Head, Non-communicable Diseases and Lifestyles with WHO/Europe. Before his move to international work, served as Minister of Health, and as founding Chairman of the National Institute of Health of Armenia.

Ms. Frances O'Donovan

Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2

Frances O’Donovan is the Head Coordinator for the Joint Action on Tobacco Control 2 (JATC2) project. She graduated from The University of Southern Denmark in 2018 with a Masters in political science, specialising in public policy. Ms. O’Donovan has a background in local politics as a town councillor for the municipal of Fredericia. From her time as a local politician she has obtained a lot of experience in policy and organizational development, public affairs, implementation of initiatives and dissemination of policies. Ms. O’Donovan is currently employed at the Ministry of Interior and Health as a Special Advisor working on the Joint Action on Tobacco Control Project.

Ms. Lilia Olefir

Smoke Free Partnership

Lilia Olefir joined SFP in April 2022 as a Policy and Communication Manager. Prior to joining the SFP team she worked as Executive Director of the tobacco control NGO Advocacy Center “LIFE” in Kyiv in 2017-2021. She joined Advocacy Center “LIFE” in 2015 and has 6 years of experience in tobacco control, advocacy and communication. In 2019-2021 Lilia was a consultant on tobacco control policy to a Member of Parliament of Ukraine and served as member of the board of Coalition Reanimation Package of Reforms.

Dr. Charlotta Pisinger

University of Copenhagen

Dr. Charlotta Pisinger is the first Danish professor in tobacco prevention. She has a professorate at the University of Copenhagen and is an associated professor at University of Southern Denmark. She is often refered to the foremost national expert in tobacco, has written the national guidelines for the treatment of tobacco addiction and presented scientific results to the European Parliament. She’s chairman for the European Union Respiratory Society and former president of the Danish Society for Tobacco Research, in the directory board for Danish Epidemiological Society and part of the Danish Heart Foundation Research Evaluation Comittee.

Prof. Pekka Puska

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Professor Pekka Puska was the Director General of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland (THL). Recently he served as a Member of the Parliament of Finland, including the Health and Social Affairs Committee and of the Education Committee of the Parliament. Professor Puska has, for most of his career, worked at KTL/THL. He was, for 25 years, the Director and Principal Investigator of the North Karelia Project: prevention of cardiovascular diseases in North Karelia and later on in all Finland. Within 25 years, over 80% decline in annual heart disease mortality among the working age population and a dramatic general improvement in public health took place.

Ms. Leslie Rae Ferrat

Global Alliance for Tobacco Control

Leslie Rae Ferat is the Executive Director of Global Alliance for Tobacco Control (GATC) having previously served as Managing Director and Program Manager. She is a member of the WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs and Co-chair of its advocacy and communications sub-group. Leslie has over a decade of international experience, mainly working with low- and middle-income countries and other stakeholders to collect and use data to drive sustainable development and meet the SDGs.

Dr. Yannick Romero

Union for International Cancer Control

Yannick Romero, PhD, is Knowledge & Advocacy Manager and leads the tobacco control activities at the Union for International Cancer Control, developing and gathering evidence-based information for global advocacy purposes. In addition, he dedicates his time to national cancer control planning, which consists of the analysis and evaluation of country cancer plans in the frame of the International Cancer Control Partnership. In the past decade, he has worked in the area of cancer, infectious diseases & genetics with diverse global stakeholders.

Mr. John F. Ryan

European Comission

John F. Ryan is Director of the Commission Public Health directorate since September 2016 and acting Deputy Director-General for Health since December 2021. He is currently the Commission representative on the Board of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. His current priorities include management of the Covid pandemic, implementation of an EU cancer plan, development of a European mental health initiative, and the implementation of financial instruments to support health, including research.

Dr. Jon Samet

Colorado School of Public Health

Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College, an MD degree from the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on the health risks of inhaled pollutants and the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases. For several decades, he has been involved in global health, focusing on tobacco control, air pollution, and chronic disease prevention.

Prof. Sean Semple

University of Stirling

Research active academic with over 25 years experience of human exposure science with interests in the health effects of indoor air pollution, tobacco control research, and occupational epidemiology. He carries out translational research work focused on air quality measurement and interventions relating to second-hand smoke, biomass fuel smoke and workplace inhalation hazards. His recent research program has had a significant impact on public health policy to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland.

Ms. Helen Stjerna

A Non Smoking Generation

Helen Stjerna is the Secretary General of the Swedish nonprofit foundation A Non Smoking Generation since 2015. With a background in business development, marketing and PR she had the knowledge and experience to shed light on young people’s conditions for a tobacco-free life. With numerous debate articles and extensive advocacy work she has contributed to a new law, regulating the emerging new nicotine products. She is also active in the Nordic Tobacco Control Network and the Tobacco free Europe Citizen initiative.

Dr. Robert West

University College London

Robert West is Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology at University College London. He specialises in behaviour change and addiction with a special focus on tobacco use. He has more than 900 academic publications. He has acted as an advisor to the UK government on behaviour change and authored several books on behaviour change as well as guides for government agencies. His most recent book is ‘React: Harness your animal brain’ which provides a concise summary of our understanding of motivation as it applies to topics such as addiction.”

Prof. Marc C. Willemsen

Dutch Trimbos Institute

Marc is Scientific Director of the Netherlands Expertise Center for Tobacco Control at the Dutch Trimbos Institute. He holds an endowed professorship in Tobacco Control Research at the Department of Health Promotion, University of Maastricht. He has an MA in Psychology and a PhD in Public Health. He has conducted numerous studies in the field of tobacco control and has publicized 100+ peer-reviewed scientific articles on various tobacco related topics, including harm reduction, genetic aspects of smoking, the efficacy of cessation methods, among others.


Dr. Josep M. Borrás

Catalan Cancer Strategy

Josep M Borras (MD, Phd) is a physician with postgraduate training in epidemiology, Scientific advisor to the Catalonian Cancer Strategy at the Department of Health and full professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Previously, he was director of the Catalonian Cancer Institute (ICO). He studied medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and subsequently, he gained his PhD in Medicine at the same University. Also, he holds a Master in Methodology in Health Sciences (UAB).

Dr. Kristin Byrkje

Norwegian Cancer Society

Kristin Byrkje is a special adviser at the Norwegian Cancer Society (NCS). Kristin Byrkje has almost 20 years’ experience in tobacco control, covering areas such as tobacco cessation, advocacy work, strategic planning and policy making, media work, project development and project management. She contributed to drafting a national tobacco control strategy (A Future Without Tobacco, 2013-2016) at the Ministry of Health and Care Services. Byrkje serves as vice president of the Smoke Free Partnership Board of Directors. She is active in the Nordic Tobacco Control Network and the Smoke Free Partnership Coalition.

Dr. Angela Ciobanu

World Health Organization

Angela Ciobanu is a medical doctor and graduated with a Master’s degree in the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Doctoral programs at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemițanu”, Republic of Moldova. For more than 10 years she worked in the National Center of Public Health of the Republic of Moldova. In the second term of 2018 she moved to Copenhagen in the position of technical officer in tobacco control of the WHO Regional Office for Europe where is currently working.

Dr. Esteve Fernández

Institut Català d'Oncologia

Esteve Fernández, Director of the Department of Cancer Prevention & Control and the WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control of the ICO and IDIBELL, in Barcelona, is also a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the School of Medicine at University of Barcelona. He received his MD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, as well as the Master of Public Health and Doctoral degrees. Dr. Fernandez’s main areas of research are primary prevention and early detection of cancer, with special focus on tobacco smoking.

Ms. Mervi Hara

Action on Smoking or Health

Mervi Hara has been the Executive Director of Finland’s ASH since 1990. During her professional career she’s published numerous publications on tobacco policy, tobacco marketing, cancer, smoking and communication. She has got a large experience in the tobacco control field while participating in many activities such as the planning, promotion and develop of the national tobacco control policy, the strategic planning of various national projects and being a consultant on tobacco policy and health.

Ms. Astrid Knudsen

Danish Cancer Society

Astrid Knudsen is an analysis and development consultant at The Danish Cancer Society (DCS). Knudsen has more than 12 years of experience in the field of tobacco control with specific focus on strategic planning, policy development, professional networks, capacity building and the development of prevention strategies on novel products, tobacco environmental issues and the UN SDGs. She has been project leader and country focal point of the Danish WHO Capacity Assessment, has contributed to the advocacy work leading up to the Danish National Action Plan Against Smoking among Children and Young People in 2019 and coordinates The Nordic Tobacco Control Network.

Dr. Adelaida Lozano


Dr. Adelaida Lozano is a Public Health Nurse in the Health Promotion and Education Service of the General Directorate of Public Health and Addictions. She is the coordinator of the Smoking Group of FAECAP and SEAPREMURS, the former vice-president of the National Committee for the Smoking Prevention (CNPT) and current Territorial Delegate in the Region of Murcia. Her research and experience focuses mainly in the field of tobacco control, where she has been the principal investigator in three different lines of research.

Dr. Liliana Mahulea

Aragonese Health Service (SALUD)

Dr. Liliana Mahulea is a specialist in family and community medicine, with training in Zaragoza. She is currently working as a family doctor at the “La Jota” Health Center in Zaragoza. She has been Coordinator of the Health Center and associate professor of the University of Zaragoza. She is also a tutor of accredited residents. Dr. Mahulea is a member of the SEMERGEN Diabetes Group, the SEMERGEN smoking group and RedGDPS

Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Lozano

European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP)

Dr. Francisco Rodríguez Lozano is a Medical Doctor, Specialist in Dentistry and Magister in Tobacco Control. During his professional career he has held different positions such as: the president of CNPT, the vicepresident of CED and board member of SEDET, among others. He has done lobby work with Spanish parliamentarians, union representatives and journalists for the latest Spanish Tobacco Law (2010) and its maintenance and lobby work with Spanish MEPs for the latest Tobacco Products Directive (2014).

Dr. Lucienne Thommes

Director of the Fondation Cancer Luxembourg

A medical doctor (GP) by training, Dr Thommes is the Director of the Fondation Cancer Luxembourg (FC) since January 2016. Lucienne is a Board Member of the Scientific Committee in the Association of European Cancer Leagues – selecting cancer research projects to be funded by the FC – and acts as the representative of FC in the European Network on Smoking Prevention. She also participates in the ECL’s Access to Medicines Task Force and serves in multiple working groups of the National Cancer Plan as cancer patients advocate.

Dr. Rosa Urbanos

Complutense University Madrid

Rosa M. Urbanos has got a degree in Economics (UCM) and Political Science (UNED), a master’s Degree in Public Finance and Economic Analysis from the Institute of Fiscal Studies and her PhD in Economics from the Complutense University (Extraordinary Prize, Doctoral Thesis Award of the Institute of Fiscal Studies). She is currently a professor of Applied Economics at the UCM and member of the Health Advisory Council. She has participated as a speaker or guest lecturer in more than a hundred courses, conferences and seminars.