Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman, and the College of Public Health will present a free CME conference “Evidence-based Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Populations with Mental Illness Challenges,” Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to behavioral health providers. The conference will take place at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center (2100 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282) and teleconference will take place in Tucson at Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (2502 N. Dodge Blvd., Ste. 130, Tucson, AZ 85716).

The purpose of this CME activity is to increase awareness of the effectiveness and benefits of using a quitline for individuals who want to quit tobacco use, and to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to assess and treat tobacco dependence in smokers with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders.

Please register online by Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, by clicking on the following link: REGISTER NOW. For additional information or questions, please contact: Shannon Vaffis, MPH, assistant director, community relations & referral, Arizona Smokers’ Helpline at (520) 320-6818 or [email protected]. Click here for conference information, including agenda and learning objectives.