Background
To speed up the achievement of the United Nations’s Millennium Development Goals for Indonesia, the Government has issued various policy documents within the health sector that include, among others, tobacco control regulations such as UU number 36 in 2009 on Health and Government Regulation number 109 in 2012.
These regulations on tobacco control have been well accepted by the general public. A survey conducted by Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia (YLKI) in 2011 showed that 90% of Indonesians agree that tobacco is addictive and 79% think that smoking and the use of tobacco products is a serious problem in the society. Ninety percent of the population was also concerned about the prevalence of tobacco use by young people, especially children. The problem is worsened by a widespread exposure to cigarette advertisements all over Indonesia with 88% respondents stating that they had recently seen cigarettes advertisements, as well as ads for other tobacco products.
The society’s support for the implementation of various tobacco control-related policies remains at 67% even when the respondents were informed about the potential implications of these policies for tobacco farmers in Indonesia. A majority of the respondents (71%) realized that smoking and exposure to second hand smoke is potentially a serious health hazard and 56% stated that they were disturbed when forced to become second hand smokers. Eighty-one percent of the respondents emphasized that clean air, free of cigarette smoke, is a human right because of its effect on their health. Only 18% stated that being able to smoke in public space is more important.
According to the survey, efforts to control tobacco cannot be done solely by the government. Support is needed from all parts of society to build a strong network for tobacco control. In this context, expansion of the Tobacco Control Research Network in Indonesia to include more committed individuals can strengthen the evidence base for controlling tobacco use and reducing its adverse impacts on the health of the people of Indonesia.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Improve the dissemination of evidence that supports tobacco control policy development and implementation.
2. Strengthen and synergize the Tobacco Control Research Network (TCRN) by:

• Engaging more researchers, government officials and civil society in the TCRN;
• Providing exposure to evidence that adds value to the work of controlling tobacco use in Indonesia; and,
• Providing a platform for identifying and discussing opportunities and challenges to tobacco control in Indonesia.

3. Encourage researchers to become involved in strengthening the evidence base for tobacco control.

OUTPUTS
1. Recommendations for consideration by policy makers, legislators and tobacco control practitioners.
2. Conference Proceeding

TIME AND PLACE
This conference will be held in January 2014 (date tba), at the Conference Room, AR Fakhruddin A Bldg., Jl. Lingkar Selatan, Tamantirto, Kasihan, Bantul, DIY 55183. Telephone: + 62 274 618019; Fax. +62 274 618085.

TOPIC
1. Community-Based, Culture and Local Wisdom-based TC Movement
2. Government Sponsored TC Movement
3. Science and Technology-Based TC Movement

IMPORTANT DATE
1. Dead line of Abstract Submission 30th November 2013
2. Announcement Of Accepted Abstract 14th December 2013
3. Deadline of Conference paper Submission 24th December 2013
4. Registration for Participant 1st October – 30th December
5. Conference January 2014 (date tba)

THE ABSTRACT
– Written in English and Bahasa, length of abstract maximum 200 – 300 words
– Structured abstracts, with the following headings: background, objectives, methods, results, conclusions.
– After (under) the Abstract write name, email, and keyword
– Delivery limit is 30th November 2013
– Below is the required format for abstract submission. Use Times New Roman in 12 point and 1.5 spacing, with the title underlined.

THE CONFERENCE PAPER
– Structured abstracts, with the following headings: background, objectives, methods, results, conclusions.
– Written in English
– After (under) the Abstract write name, email, and keyword
– Below is the required format for abstract submission. Use Times New Roman in 12 point and 1.5 spacing, with the title underlined.

Outcomes
1. Expansion of the Indonesia Tobacco Control Research Network in terms of reach and diversity;
2. Delineation of recommendation for applied research priorities that can be addressed through the seed grant process in 2014, as well as by other tobacco control stakeholder organizations; and,
3. Enhanced interest in and support for tobacco control in Indonesia.

CONTACT PERSON
Send form registration, abstract, and conference paper to Email: tiaifada28@gmail.com ; Henri.setiawan89@gmail.com

Get the application form here:
Registration form

Conference Agenda