2016 Smoke Free Lowcounty Coalition Annual Member’s Meeting

The 2016 SFLC member’s meeting will feature scientific presentations focused on: 1) implementing tobacco dependence treatment in hospital settings presented by Dr. K. Michael Cummings, and 2) considerations for the treatment of smokeless tobacco use presented by Dr. Matthew Carpenter and Dr. Kathryn Hoover.

Guest Speakers


K. Michael Cummings, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Cummings is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina and co-leader with Matt Carpenter of the tobacco research program at the Hollings Cancer Center.  He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers and contributed to landmark reports for the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Cancer Institute, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Cummings is widely recognized for his research evaluating the impact of policy based approaches to reducing tobacco related diseases.  His current emphasis is on helping ‘jumpstart’ a  re-vitalized tobacco control initiative in the United States driven by the ‘intermediate goal’ of reducing adult smoking prevalence to 10% by 2024; and, the ‘ultimate goal’ of expediting the ultimate demise of adult smoking (5% or lower) by 2030. His presentation will describe how MUSC is attempting implement tobacco dependence treatment guidelines.


Matthew J. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carpenter's general research interests are within nicotine dependence and tobacco control.  He leads studies across the methodological continuum, from lab based studies on craving and stimulus control, to clinical trials for smoking cessation, to comprehensive, systems-wide delivery of cessation services.  He has a number of studies that examine the behavioral consequences of alternative tobacco products, including electronic (e-)cigarettes.  He has received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and smaller foundations.  He regularly mentors psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows, and is active in community advocacy to promote smokefree legislation.


Kathryn Hoover, Pharm.D.

Dr. Hoover is a clinical pharmacist at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and an Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hoover helps to run the tobacco cessation clinic and pharmacy for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Hollings Cancer Center. In addition to assisting patients with tobacco cessation medications, Dr. Hoover also helps to implement hospital-wide tobacco cessation support at MUSC as part of inpatient and outpatient services. Her research interests include combination pharmacotherapy and counseling for tobacco cessation.

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Friday, May 6th 2016 from 9:30am - 12:30pm


Medical University of South Carolina
Bioengineering Building (BEB), 68 President Street, Room 201
Charleston, SC 29425
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The Bioengineering Building is located at 68 President Street, Charleston SC, 29425. This building is on the corner of President and Jonathan Lucas Drive on MUSC’s campus.


There are several paid parking garages on the MUSC campus for visitors. The closest parking garage to the Bioengineering Building is the Jonathan Lucas Street Garage (97 Jonathan Lucas Street). You will be responsible for your own parking.

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Smoke Free Lowcountry
P.O. Box 3174
Summerville, SC 29484-3174

Call or Text us at: 843-588-5087
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Fax: 843-797-8638