WELCOME TO SCaH 2025 - HYBRID

If you have already registered for SCAH 23 and are looking for the Joining Instructions, please click on the button below to download the details.  These details include both Virtual and In-Person information.

The Smoking Cessation & Health Conference (SCaH) is the only dedicated national event for professionals working in smoking cessation and related services in the UK, that focuses on how to reduce the burden of smoking related death and disease for all sections of the population.

We are delighted that SCAH and all of our speakers are able to come back in-person to York on the 5th March 2025.  Following the success of the virtual SCAH conference in 2021, and our hybrid conference in 2023 we have planned the conference to be hybrid again, offering an exciting interactive virtual experience for those that are not able to join us in person. This year’s over-arching theme is ‘The Sustainability of Treating Tobacco Dependency ’.

The inaugural Smoking Cessation and Health (SCaH) conference was held in February 2020, as a one day live event in Birmingham. Following COVID restrictions the 2021 conference was held virtually in June 2021. In 2023 we ran our first hybrid conference in Manchester.  We were overwhelmed with the response.  SCaH 2021 welcomed over 1000 delegates and SCaH 2023 just over 400 delegates. The Programme hosted local and national speakers including Public Health England and NHS England and welcomed stakeholders from across  smoking cessation fields.

From commissioners to practitioners and researchers to policy makers, SCaH set out with a mission to provide the practical tools and an opportunity to share experiences that will drive down smoking rates and achieve the Smokefree ambition of a 5% smoking prevalence by 2030.

 

Smokefree 2030 – are you ready?

In order to accelerate progress towards Smokefree 2030, we need to continue to find the innovative solutions to reach each and every smoker.  The emergence of new technologies from digital behavioural support platforms and reduced risk nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, create new learning opportunities for us and the ability to reach the right people at the right time, with the right tools.  This is about prevention at scale and pace to save 500,000 lives over the next decade. We hope you share our ambition and are able to join us for SCaH 2025

As we continue to develop the programme for Smoking Cessation and Health 2025 we  welcome Abstract applications.  Please use the button below.

Testimonials from SCaH 2025 - Hybrid

It was lovely to attend the conference, meet people in person instead on the screen only. Exchange information – brilliant, possibility to make contacts and exchange experience. Food was lovely.

Excellent, informative and event, which left me feeling energised and ready for action, it will be in my diary for the future.

“I found it the most informative, motivating and energising smoking cessation conference that I have been too in a very long time. “

It really was an exceptional conference, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next one.

It really was an exceptional conference, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next one.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS/CHAIRS 2023

Mary Yates

Clinical Expert, National Tobacco Dependence Trainer

Liz Woodworth

Professional Lead

ABL Health Ltd - Smoking Cessation Services

Hazel Cheeseman

Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director

ASH (Action on Smoking & Health)

Melanie Perry

TTD Project Manager

British Thoracic Society

Rafik Hamaizia

Expert by Experience

Cygnet Health Care

Darren Haley

Co-founder

e-burn

Dr Maria Duaso

Senior Lecturer, Care in Long Term Conditions Research Division

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

Ailsa Rutter

Director

Fresh and Balance

Andy Burnham

Mayor of Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Jane Coyne

Senior Operational Programme Manager

Greater Manchester Integrated Care

Mary Aziz

Programme Development Lead

Health Innovation Manchester

Abigail Lee

Young Person’s Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Blackpool, Empowerment Charity

Amy Butler

Senior Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Blackpool, Empowerment Charity

Hilary Wareing

Director of iPiP

Improving Performance in Practice

Dr Debbie Robson, RMN, PHD

Senior Lecturer in Tobacco Harm Reduction

King's College London

Samantha Ryder

Head of Infection Prevention & Safety

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Tracy Sutton

Operational Health and Wellbeing Manager

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Parker

Finance Director

Liberty Flights

Dr Kirstie Soar

Trial Manager

London South Bank University

Steve King

Pharmacist

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Helen Pearson

Senior Pharmacist

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Emily Cannon

Head of Quality Improvement

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Dr Paul Cilia La Corte

Senior Programme Manager - Prevention

NHS England

Hanna Ellison

Programme Manager, Tobacco Prevention Team

NHS England

Dr Dianne Addei

Public Health Advisor for Health Inequalities

NHS England

Rob Hebdon

National Pharmacy Integration Lead

NHS England

Louise George

South West Maternity and Perinatal Programme Manager

NHS England – South West

Richard Holley

Area Manager

North and West Northamptonshire Council

Rachel McIlvenna

Smokefree NHS Strategic Manager

North East and North Cumbria ICB

Caitlin Barry

Project Manager

North East and North Cumbria ICS Smokefree NHS

Kaylee Hopwood

Targeted Lung Health Check Programme Tobacco Dependency Treatment Support Delivery Manager

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

Martin Dockrell

Tobacco Lead

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Richard Boden

Head of Tobacco Control and Gambling, Addictions Team

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care

Jo Locker

Senior Tobacco Control Manager

Office of Health Improvement & Disparities

Jamie Cameron

General Manager

PharmaStrat Ltd

Heidi Croucher

Dorset Integrated Care System Treating Tobacco Dependency Programme Manager

Public Health Dorset

Dr Francesca Pesola

Research Fellow in Statistics

Queen Mary University of London

Pete Stewart

Healthy Hospital and Community Programme Manager

Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust

Dr David Crane

Founder

Smoke Free

Martin Lever

Tobacco Reduction Programme Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Neil Skinner

Retail Area Manager Yorkshire and North East

Totally Wicked

Mike Elliott

Strategic Account Manager

Unite - Mercateo Procurement Portal

Kate Frazer

Associate Professor

University College Dublin

Dr Sharon Cox

Principal Research Fellow

University College London

Samantha Osborne

Specialist Smoking in Pregnancy Midwife

University Hospitals Dorset

Prof Sanjay Agrawal

Professor of Respiratory Science,

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Ian Pope

Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

University of East Anglia

Dr Nicola Lindson

University Research Lecturer & Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (TAG) Managing Editor

University of Oxford

Dr Alan Curley

Programme Lead and lecturer in Adult Health Studies

University of West of Scotland

Brian Watts

Head of Public Sector Channel

Vape Dinner Lady

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • TTD Practitioners as part of the Long Term Plan
  • Policymakers
  • Scientific / Research / Academic communities
  • Primary & secondary care commissioners
  • Medical/healthcare practitioners
  • Public health professionals
  • Stop smoking specialist services

KEY THEMES

  • Licensed pharmacotherapy and tools for the job
  • Non medicalised alternatives to smoking
  • Bridging the gap in health inequalities and Core20PLUS5
  • “The Long Term Plan” embedding services post national funding to reach a smokefree 2030
  • No artificial division with mental and physical health

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