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Seminar | Smoking and substance use among young adults: Technology-based assessment and intervention

Thank you to all those who were able to attend this seminar. If you would like a link to a recording of this seminar please email aspire2025@otago.ac.nz to request it.

Join us for this ASPIRE2025 seminar to hear about innovative technology-based studies on smoking among young adults. The seminar will be presented by Johannes Thrul, a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Tobacco Control  Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco.

Details:
When? 11.45am Coffee/Tea. Seminar 12pm -1pm Thursday 11 May 2017
Where? University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown
RSVP: please email aspire2025@otago.ac.nz.
View flyer: Johannes Thrul -May 2017

Overview

Mobile and digital health research methods offer novel opportunities to study smoking behavior and develop interventions for underserved groups of smokers. With 90% of young adults in the US using both smartphones and social media, those technologies are of growing interest to tobacco researchers.

On the other hand, the policy landscape related to marijuana legalisation is changing rapidly, and there is increasing co-use between cigarettes and other substances, including alcohol and marijuana.

This seminar will describe findings of innovative technology-based studies on smoking among young adults, including:

1) An ongoing Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) study to investigate cigarette smoking, as well as cigarette/alcohol and cigarette/marijuana co-use among young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2) The results of a Randomized Controlled Trial with 500 young adult smokers testing the efficacy of a novel Facebook smoking cessation intervention.

Keynote speaker

Johannes Thrul is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Tobacco Control  Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his PhD in psychology in 2013 from  Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

His current  research is utilising digital technology,  including social media, to develop, test, and deliver evidence based cognitive behavioural interventions to prevent and treat substance use disorders. He also focuses on studying substance use behavior based on event-level data.

Don’t forget to RSVP to aspire2025@otago.ac.nz if you are able to join us. A live web-link will NOT be available for this seminar but a recording may be available at a later date. Please email if you would like to be sent details.