Conference First International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking : Building Evidence for Intervention and Policy

By Invitation Only


Time 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location Abu Dhabi

Waterpipe (or hookah) use is very common throughout the Arab world, and is increasing rapidly in many other regions. This conference brings together waterpipe researchers from across the globe to synthesize current knowledge of health, social, and economic aspects of waterpipe tobacco smoking. In seeking to build a platform for future research collaborations locally and regionally, conveners plan to organize a follow-up conference and to present findings from these collaborations at the 2015 World Conference on Tobacco and Health to be held in Abu Dhabi.

Part of "Research at the NYUAD Institute"

Convened by

Scott Sherman Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine, and Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center; Principal Investigator, Public Health Research Center, NYUAD

Rima Nakkash Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, American University of Beirut

Organized by

Rima Afifi Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, American University of Beirut

Wael Al Mahmeed Head of the Division of Cardiology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City; President, Emirates Cardiac Society

Thomas Eissenberg Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Wasim Maziak Founding Director, Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies; Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Florida International University

Omar Shafey Senior Medical Research Officer, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi

Alan Shihadeh Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut

Ghazi Zaatari Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut

In Collaboration with

American University of Beirut

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies