(In partnership with European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention)
Funding Agency: European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention
The goal of the EPACTT-1 was to develop an accreditation curriculum for tobacco cessation clinicians in Eastern Europe and to build a network of accredited healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment and advocates for tobacco control policies. In the scope of this project the CHSR team translated and adapted the second edition of the European Smoking Cessation Guideline. CHSR Senior Researcher Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH and Research Assistant Armine Abrahamyan, MS, MPH along with seven physicians from Yerevan and Gyumri completed the EPACTT-Treating Tobacco Dependence Training course and participated in the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Conference on Tobacco Control: Research, Prevention and Treatment in Brussels, Belgium. Participants of the training included healthcare professionals from 5 eastern European Countries (Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine). The training program was fully accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and granted 11 continuous medical education (CME) credits.