The Division of Public Health & Social Medicine of the Medical University of Gdańsk, at the invitation of the Head of the Unit – Dr. Habil. Łukasz Balwicki, Assoc. Prof., is organising an open lecture to be delivered by Prof. Maciej L. Goniewicz from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, USA. The lecture, entitled Public Health Consequences of E-cigarettes: Balancing Risks and Opportunities, will be held on 29th of November at 13:30 in at the UCC Non-Invasive Medicine Centre in room CMN_1/UCML/03. The initiative is aimed at students, postgraduates and staff of of the MUG. Enrolment for students is via szkoleniazawodowe.gumed.edu.pl.
Professor Maciej L. Goniewicz is a Professor of Oncology at the Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. He earned a Pharm.D. degree (2002) and a Ph.D. in Toxicology and Pharmacology (2007) from the Medical University of Silesia, Poland. He completed his postdoctoral fellowships in Clinical Pharmacology and Tobacco Control at the University of California San Francisco and in Smoking Cessation Treatment in Queen Mary University of London, UK. Expert’s primary research area is in toxicity of tobacco and cannabis products, nicotine and cannabinoid pharmacology, with a focus on nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. He has research experience in smoking cessation behavioral treatment, pharmacotherapy, and pharmacokinetics in both clinical and community-based settings. Specialist’s current research is focused on new nicotine- and cannabinoid-containing products and alternative forms of tobacco. He examines safety and efficacy of electronic nicotine delivery devices and other vaping products. These studies include the laboratory evaluation of the products, pharmacological and toxicological assessment, surveys among their users, and their potential application in harm reduction and smoking cessation.
graphic Monika Koiszewska, Administration Department for the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” Program
The initiative is implemented under the project POWER.03.05.00-22-Z082/18.