April 2-3, 2014, Tîrgu Mureș

Building Capacity for Tobacco Research in Romania - Designing and Implementing Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Morbidity and Mortality


Program April 2, Wednesday - „Mihai Eminescu“ Cultural House

9:00-9:25 Opening Remarks: Zoltán Ábrám, Pál Kikeli, Kristie Foley, Leonard Azamfirei

9:25-9:50 Tobaccology Section of Romanian Society of Pneumology: A working group dedicated to training specialists in the field: Ioana Munteanu

9:50-10:15 Romanian Society of Pneumology: The Society’s role in tobacco control: Florin Mihalțan

10:15-10:45 Cofee break

10:45-11:45 Intervention Development, Implementation, and Evaluation in Tobacco Control: Kristie Foley

11:45-12:00 Comments and Questions


12:00-12:30 Lunch


12:30-2:15 Mentor Groups Goals: 1. Who and what will be changed as a result of your intervention (clarifying the target/community and the what) 2. Use the social ecological framework to brainstorm different intervention options Prioritize targets of interventions 3. Write goals and objectives statements

2:15-2:45 Break

2:45-4:45 Mentor Groups Reconvene and Report Back to the Group



April 3, Thursday - University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hygiene Department, Floor 3


9:00-9:45 Planning Your Intervention: Kristie Foley

9:45-10:45 Lessons from Hungary Panel: Edit Paulik, Robert Urbán, Gábor Kovács, Melinda Pénzes, Péter Balázs, Andrea Grenczer 10:45-11:00 Cofee break

11:00-11:30 Evaluation - Doug Easterling

11:30-11:45 Why are we doing this? - Todd Rogers


11:45-12:30 Lunch


12:30-2:30 Small Group Work - Applying the Logic Model Strategy

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 All Research Teams Meet Together Evaluation - Process: How will you assess the quality of program implementation? Evaluation - Outcomes: How well did the program work?

4:00-5:00 Small Group Work: Identify key elements of your process and impact evaluation


4 April 2014 (Friday)

10:00-12:30 15-minute presentations: Using the Accountability Questions (1-8) as a framework Each team will present their logic model and answer the questions below. 1. Needs and Resources: What are the underlying needs and conditions in the community? 2. Goals: What goals, target populations and objectives (i.e., desired outcomes) will address the needs and change the underlying conditions? 3. Best Practice: Which evidence-based models and best practice programs can you use to reach your goals? 4. Fit: What actions do you need to take so that the selected program "fits" the community context? 5. Capacities: What organizational capacities are needed to implement the program? 6. Plan: What is the plan for this program? 7. Process: How will you assess the quality of program implementation? 8. Outcomes: How well did the program work?

12:30-1:00 Closing Lunch