News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – Health Minister Kim Wilson will give opening remarks at the UK Tobacco Control Research Project workshop on Wednesday, July 3 at Willowbank.

Public Health England (PHE) is leading a four year (2016-2020) programme to strengthen implementation of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the UK Overseas Territories. The Department of Health is a participant in the research project.

The workshop objective is to share findings from research with UK territories and provide current research on standardised packaging of tobacco products.

The agenda is listed below.   Media coverage is appreciated, and your on-site contact is Director of Department of Health, David Kendell.


Stakeholder engagement meeting

8.30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9.15


Meeting Chair – Professor Linda Bauld

Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, University of Edinburgh

9.15 – 9.30

Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP,MP address

09:30 – 10:30

Research on tobacco control and standardised packaging in the overseas territories

Dr Sarah Hill, Senior Lecturer,

Global Public Health Unit

University of Edinburgh

10:30 – 11:00

The legal context

Dr Benn McGrady

Technical Officer (Legal), Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases

World Health Organisation

11:00 – 11:20


11:20 – 11:50

Implementing tobacco control – lessons from Framework FCTC 2030 programme

Andrew Black

Team Leader Development Assistance

World Health Organisation FCTC Secretariat

11:50 – 12:15

Standard packs in England

Martin Dockrell

Tobacco Control Lead, Public Health England

12:15 – 12:40

Standard packs in the Americas

Dr Francisco Armada, Advisor Tobacco Control

Pan American Health Organisation

12:40 – 13:15

Panel Q&A

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch and end session