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Asia Harm Reduction Forum 2022 Agenda

October 28, 2022

Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel

One Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila

​8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


​9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

​National Anthem

Welcome Remarks

By: Prof. Ron Christian G. Sison, MLS (ASCPi), MPH Introduction of Speakers By: Prof. Xandro Alexi A. Nieto, LPT, MEd, MStat

​9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Harm Reduction in Legislation: The Philippine Vape Law

By: Cong. Ace Barbers

​9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

How Innovative Products & Policy Can Bolster Tobacco Harm Reduction By: Prof. David Sweanor, JD

​9:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Tobacco Use Dynamics & Prospects of THR in LGBTQ Peers By: Dr. Sree Sucharitha, MD

​10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

​Morning Break

​10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

India as the Largest Battleground between THR Advocates and Prohibitionists in the World By: Jagannath Sarangapani

​10:50 AM - 11:30 AM

Smoking as A Risk Factor to Other Diseases - A Meta Analysis By: Edgardo Delmo and Dr. Rosanna Florencia Ulep, DMD, MPH

​11:25 AM - 1:00 PM

​Lunch Break

​1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

How Will the Vape Law Change the Smoke-Free Industry in the Philippines? By: Joey Dulay

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Smoking’s Toll and Recalcitrant Public Health Policy Makers By: Asa Ace Saligupta

​1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

Saving 16 Million Filipino Smokers: Embracing Tobacco Harm Reduction through Proper Information and Reasonable Regulation By: Dr. Lorenzo A. Mata, Jr., MD

​2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

What's Next After the Approval of the Vape Law? Implementation is the Bigger Challenge By: Atty. Peter Paul Dator, JD

​2:40 PM - 2:55 PM:

​Afternoon Break

​2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

The Subversion of Public Health: Consumer Perspectives By: Nancy Loucas

​3:25 PM - 4:15 PM

​Panel discussion and Q&A

​4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Acknowledgement By: Prof. Ronald P. Cabral, MD, DPPS

Closing Remarks Prof. Jay P. Jazul, RPh, MS Pharm

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