Synergies

Establishing synergies with other EU projects

The SmokeFreeBrain project would like to invite you to join the synergy on prevention of lung diseases caused by tobacco.

The European Commission strongly motivates to launch synergies between related projects in order to address the high need we all have: for data and building on previous experiences. The synergies main target is to identify common problems (e.g., subject recruitment, privacy issues), discuss on methodologies for prevention of respiratory diseases each project investigates, and establish a joint task force.

In order to reach this target the SFB is looking forward to collaborating with similar EU projects. Within this collaboration, we expect you and we are willing also to share an information to exchange knowledge about the intervention approaches that has been developed within our projects to prevent lung diseases caused by tobacco. In this way, the synergy projects will be able to observe each other approach to identify replicated actions, common problems, and share good practices in dealing with lung diseases.

For those who establish synergy with us, we propose the way we will work together (setting the communication tool, mailing list, document repository, etc.). After that, we organize an online teleconference/physical meeting to introduce each other and we present the plan of activities. In the meantime, we develop at the project website, a webpage about this synergy where we publish the common activities and the results.

We are looking forward in developing the synergies with the relevant active EU projects, in the field of prevention of lung diseases caused by tobacco. Participation is free and there are no mandatory requirements for members. You may find the plan of activities here

Optional Activities:

  • Become synergy member with access to a free full synergy documentation
  • Provide feedback on the synergy in a written form or during a conference call
  • Participate in the free synergy meeting and workshops
  • Participate in synergy webinars

Benefits of Membership:

  • Synergy repository access, gain access to data in the field of prevention of lung diseases caused by tobacco
  • Benefit from free access to synergy workshops, webinars and one on one engagement with relevant projects to empower the sustainability of your project
  • Engage with experts in similar projects
  • Knowledge

Exposure:

  • Have your project logo and description on all synergy material and on the project website
  • Opportunities to present and network with other similar projects at workshops
  • All relevant projects may share through Social media the results generated and agree to use a common hashtag #lungdiseaseprevention
  • Publication to relevant stakeholders through the Newsletter that SmokeFreeBrain will develop to present the experience generated of the synergy projects.

We would appreciate your projects’ collaboration. It is now an exciting time to join! Please send your name and contact details to Vasiliki Moumtzi at vasmoumtzi_et_gmail.com.

Who can benefit

Synergies
Public Health policy: Local Health system, Health ministries
Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain: an EU-sponsored project available to help smokers stop smoking

This category includes hospitals, health service organizations, Ministry of Health, Smoking cessation clinics etc. Although SmokeFreeBrain project does not include pupils in its target group, given the high incidence of smoking in schools it may be useful to involve Ministries and organizations (parent associations) related to education.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Free, effective ways to help stop smoking.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain project seeks the most effective way to help smokers stop smoking, such as the use of neurofeedback, e-Cigarette and objective ways to evaluate the efficacy of each method

This category includes doctors, researchers, academics, statisticians working in public health (projects).

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Allow for proper evaluation of neurofeedback as a smoking cessation treatment, and objective evidence for effective intervention.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain project seeks the most effective way to help smokers stop smoking, hence help maintain healthy and productive staff and reduce costs related to sickness claims etc

This category includes:

  • pharmaceutical companies, neuroimaging companies working on nicotine cessation (eg Imanova who is working on MRI and e cig, e cig companies, Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association
  • insurance companies or industries where smokers are likely concentrated due to work stress, such police forces and bank clerks.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Effective ways to help stop smoking and maintain healthy staff

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and feel free to participate/contribute in scientific discussions.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain: EU-sponsored project available to assess the effectiveness of current and new ways of helping smokers stop smoking

This category includes smokers and social environment associated with smokers (family, friends and colleagues), ex-smokers, passive smokers, pregnant and lactating smokers who want to quit smoking.

What do we offer? New scientific based information on the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of current and new emerging ways to help smokers stop smoking.

What is requested? Participation in our pilot trials and engagement with SmokeFreeBrain initiatives and activities. Feedback and recommendations on work carried out in the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

How to get involved? Join the pilot through website registration page, join our Facebook and Twitter page.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain: an EU-sponsored project available to assess the effectiveness of current and new ways of helping smokers stop smoking

This category includes patients who are suffering from, have suffered rom and are associated with people who are suffering from heath conditions caused or linked to smoking (e.g. COPD, asthma, lung cancer, cardiovascular problems, sleep apnea). This category will include patients suffering from mental illness (e.g. depression, bipolar, anxiety, addiction, schizophrenia) where smoking is prevalent.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: New scientific based information on the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of current and new emerging ways to help smokers stop smoking.

What is requested? Engagement with SmokeFreeBrain initiatives and activities. Feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.

Encourage patients to join the pilot through website registration page, join our Facebook and Twitter page.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain: An EU-sponsored research program is available for participation and collaboration

This category includes projects at universities and research institutes related to smoking cessation.

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Participation and collaboration in an European research program

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium and specific talks in universities and research institutes to attract participation and collaboration.

Synergies

SmokeFreeBrain: An EU-sponsored research program is available that is actively seeking to broadly disseminate its findings and form strategic collaborations with stakeholders in the smoking cessation arena (e.g. scientists, policy makers, industry)

This category includes organization of stand-alone workshops or as part of a bigger conference where SmokeFreeBrain researchers will present and discuss their findings and ideas with other scientists, industry and/or policy makers to enable dissemination and cross fostering of knowledge with the aim to develop new collaborations. Outreach activities (e.g. presentations) will be carried out by members of consortium to stakeholders (policy organizations, smoking cessation clinics, schools, universities, GPs, patient associations).

Benefit from SmokeFreeBrain project: Novel knowledge on efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of new and current smoking cessation methods and willingness to share and collaborate with targeted stakeholders.

How to get involved: Join the dedicated SmokeFreeBrain LinkedIn group to receive updates on the project and provide feedback and recommendations on work carried out by the SmokeFreeBrain consortium.