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Eduardo Bianco, MD

Cardiologist, Tobacco Dependence Treatment Specialist, Master in Prevention and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors

Eduardo Bianco worked in Uruguay as staff in a Mobile Emergency Medical System in Uruguay for almost 20 years and a clinical cardiologist in a CCU until November 2015. He has been involved in tobacco cessation and control, as well as research on tobacco control for more than 20 years. Since 2000 he has contributed to WHO-FCTC development and implementation in many Latin American countries. Initially he was Director of Tobacco Control Program of InterAmerican Heart Foundation (IAHF) and then as FCA Regional Coordinator. He currently is the Latin American Director of Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) as well as President of The Tobacco Epidemic Research Centre in Uruguay, Head of the Tobacco Control Commission of the National Medical Association, Chair of the WHF- Policy and Advocacy Committee and Board Member of InterAmerican Heart Foundation. In the last few years, he has been engaged on NCDs control and promoted the development of the NCD Alliance in Uruguay in 2011; he currently co-chairs that. Bianco has been awarded in many occasions, at national and international level, due to his tobacco control activities. This includes the Luther Terry Award for his outstanding leadership in tobacco control at the 16th World Conference Tobacco or Health in March 2015, in Abu Dhabi.

Previous Sessions

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Implementing Treatment as part of National Tobacco Control Policy: Country Case Studies

Eduardo Bianco, MD, Facilitates a review of tools available to help countries implement national treatment strategies in both high and low resource settings. Case examples of the benefits and challenges of providing widely available tobacco dependence treatment are described.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Panel Discussion: Effecting Policy Change through Physician/HCP advocacy

The presenters describe the important role of health care professionals in tobacco control advocacy reviewing specific examples of successful national advocacy efforts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HCP Advocacy for Article 14 – Workshop

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Research Agenda in Tobacco Dependence Treatment

This panel on research to advance treatment brought together a group of global tobacco treatment experts to discuss their views on research needs regarding treatment, and to identify what they consider to be the highest priority research efforts needed as well as what capacity is needed to accomplish that research.