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EPACTT 2 - Development of a EuroPean Accredited Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment
 
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European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
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The Hellenic Cancer Society, Athens, Greece
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University of Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain
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Wide Services SA, Athens, Greece
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Tobacco control Alliance of Georgia, Georgia
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Wallionie Tabac Prevention, Brussels, Belgium
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Società Italiana di Tabaccologia, Italy
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Russian Public Health Association
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Center for Health Services Research and Development, American University of Armenia, Armenia
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Centre for Health Promotion and Office for Smoking Prevention, Institute of Public Health of Serbia, Serbia
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Bulgarian tobacco control, Bulgaria
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Kosovo advocacy and development center, Kosovo
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Slovenian Coalition for Tobacco Control, Slovenia
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Comité Nacional de Prevención del Tabaquismo, Spain
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Department of Healthcare, University of Vlora, Albania
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National Prevention Forum (AER PUR Romania), Romania
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Foundation ‘Smart Health – Health in 3D’, Poland, Poland
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Kyiv Health Center the Department of Health care, Kyiv, Ukraine
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Institute of Public Health, the American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
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George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB, Hellenic Cancer Society, Athens, Greece; Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Athens, Greece
Publish date: 2017-05-25
Submission date: 2017-04-11
Acceptance date: 2017-04-11
 
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2017;3(May Supplement):23
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction:
The aim of the EPACTT2 project is to: 1) translate and disseminate the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) Network’s Guidelines for treating tobacco dependence in 15 languages. 2) train and accredit professionals in Europe in smoking cessation and cutting edge issues in tobacco control.

Material and Methods:
A multi-country team has been assembled to support local adaptation and dissemination of the training program and guidelines. The updated 2017 ENSP guidelines will be translated into local language and disseminated in an e-format to health care professionals (>1000) in all ENSP associated network via project partners and linkages to professional associations in all 28 EU Member States and the wider European region. An interactive online curriculum will be developed in the 15 languages based on the ENSP guidelines and housed in a dedicated e-learning platform on the ENSP website. The online training will be fully accredited by the official European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Within all the participating countries we will train and accredit approx. 45 health care professionals per country. A pre-post evaluation will be used to assess the program’s impact increases provider knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, perceived behavioral control, intentions and rates of provider’s tobacco treatment delivery.

Conclusions:
Our project’s future direction is to continue the development and expansion of an accredited curriculum for tobacco cessation in Europe, enhance the formulation of a network of healthcare professionals, dedicated to advancing evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment, facilitate and broaden network’s outreach in Eastern and Southern Europe.

Funding:
This work is supported by Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment through a Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (GB- 25944945).

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Charis Girvalaki   
European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Chaussee d’Ixelles 144, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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