CONFERENCES

      Open Science

      Open Science is an event series organized by us at Philip Morris International, to provide a platform to discuss our research results and other science-focused topics related to smoke-free products. This conference series discusses a wide range of topics, from sharing our scientific research results, data, tools, and knowledge, to driving scientific progress in a collaborative and transparent manner. Open Science provides a platform for experts to have insightful discussions and presentations and is a must-attend for anyone interested in our work toward a smoke-free future and the scientific research behind our products. 

      Open Science: Science and Sustainability

      Date

      Dec 14, 2023

      Location

      Online

      In this Open Science event we’ll hear from Gizelle Baker, Vice President Global Scientific Engagement, and Jennifer Motles, Chief Sustainability Officer, about how science and sustainability share a common ground in fostering positive changes in society and the environment.

      Open Science: You Ask, We Answer

      Date

      Nov 20, 2023 - Nov 22, 2023

      Location

      Online

      There is no shortage of misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinformation about smoke-free products and their role in tobacco harm reduction. In our 11 previous Open Science events, we’ve shared a wealth of information with the aim to bring clarity to the topic. In our next event, we invite you to ask your questions directly to our experts on LinkedIn®.

      How switching to smoke-free products has the potential to benefit current adult smokers: a focus on COPD

      Date

      Jun 26, 2023

      Location

      Neuchâtel, Switzerland

      Online

      Our speakers discuss the results of our studies on the topic of COPD, ranging from population health impact modeling to seeing the effects in Sweden that correlate with the introduction of oral products.

      Is the Tobacco Heating System's aerosol different from cigarette smoke?

      Date

      Apr 04, 2023

      Location

      Online

      At PMI, we have conducted several studies, building up a comprehensive understanding of the compounds that make up the aerosol of our Tobacco Heating System (THS). Learn more about which chemicals we test for, why those chemicals, and how we conduct our aerosol studies.

      Innovative Products Behind a Smoke-free Future

      Date

      Dec 06, 2022

      Location

      Neuchâtel, Switzerland

      Online

      At this event, we discuss why adult smokers who don't quit need a wide range of alternatives to cigarettes.

      A Focus on Real-World Evidence

      Date

      Sep 22, 2022

      Location

      Online

      At this event we presented some of the real-world evidence we have gathered on our leading heated tobacco product. 

      An open conversation on the science behind smoke-free alternatives

      Date

      Jun 22, 2022

      Location

      Neuchâtel, Switzerland

      Online

      For our seventh Open Science event, we focuse on the concept of tobacco harm reduction and the role scientifically substantiated smoke-free products can play by complementing existing tobacco control measures. We also discuss why the absence of combustion is an important first step in a harm reduction approach to smoking.

      ENDS and HTPs: Challenges and pitfalls in aerosol analysis 

      Date

      Feb 24, 2022

      Location

      Online

      Learn about the methods that we at PMI, and others, use to analyze the aerosol of smoke-free products.

      Open Science. Open Questions. Open Answers.

      Date

      Nov 04, 2021

      Location

      Online

      Does our leading heated tobacco product’s aerosol contain substances not present in cigarette smoke or at higher levels? What is the impact of passive exposure to our leading heated tobacco product’s aerosol? How do we know that use of heated tobacco products replaces smoking rather than increasing total nicotine consumption? For the fifth installment of our Open Science event, we answered questions around these and other topics.

      The challenge of measuring the use of nicotine-containing products

      Date

      Jun 10, 2021

      Location

      Online

      In this 4th PMI Open Science Event, take a closer look at the challenge of measuring the use of nicotine-containing products and more. We host a round table discussion with three of our leading scientific experts, followed by a live Q&A, where we welcome any questions you may have.

      How can smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?

      Date

      Feb 17, 2021

      Location

      Online

      Our 3rd Open Science event answers the question “Can scientifically substantiated smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?” with a resounding YES. People who don’t smoke should never start, and people who currently smoke should quit as quickly as possible. For people who would otherwise continue to smoke cigarettes: we, as a tobacco company, can really make a positive difference by developing and scientifically assessing new smoke-free products that represent an acceptable alternative to continued smoking.

      The fundamental difference between cigarette smoke and heated tobacco aerosol

      Date

      Sep 15, 2020

      Location

      Online

      For our second ever Open Science event, we decided to focus on one of the biggest problems with cigarettes: burning. It's the burning, or combustion, of tobacco that creates cigarette smoke and generates high levels of harmful chemicals. By heating instead of burning tobacco, we can avoid creating smoke and thus many of those harmful chemicals, and the levels of those chemicals that are present may be significantly reduced. This Open Science webinar will walk you through some of our most fundamental research on the aerosol of our leading heated tobacco product (HTP).

      PMI's first online poster session and live Q&A

      Date

      Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020

      Location

      Online

      We at Philip Morris International have committed to replacing cigarettes with better alternatives as rapidly as possible. Present circumstances related to confinement measures make it difficult to share our unpublished results at conferences as posters or presentations, and so we've created this space to share our scientific results openly with the scientific community.