First Open Science event by PMI Science
Our first Open Science event was held June 15, 2020. It was organized in part because our scientists had planned to present several posters at the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), but due to the need for social distancing, the conference moved online and the poster sessions were canceled. We felt that it was important to find a way to share the posters we had already prepared with the scientific community, and so our Open Science series was born.
Dr. Gizelle Baker, Director Global Scientific Engagement, lead the webinar and introduced five presentations that were pre-recorded by our scientists specifically for this event. After the presentations, Dr. Baker and other scientists answered questions live from the audience. In total, the one-hour webinar was hosted three times to accommodate multiple time zones. Over 1,000 participants registered for the event from 50 countries.
Although we hosted our own poster session, our Vice President Strategic and Scientific Communications Dr. Moira Gilchrist also presented at GFN, providing an overview of our research program and highlighting independent research on our leading heated tobacco product. You can learn more about her presentation and find references for the information Dr. Gilchrist discussed at GFN.