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Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Public Workshop – April 2017

Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Public Workshop – April 2017

Workshop Objective

FDA/CTP is hosting a science-based public workshop to gather information and stimulate discussion on batteries used in electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including electronic cigarettes. In particular, CTP seeks to gather information about battery safety concerns (e.g., overheating, fire, explosion, other modes of failure), risk mitigation, and design parameters related to ENDS. Additionally, information related to the communication from tobacco product manufacturers or importers to distributors, wholesalers, retailers, consumers, and the general public on battery-related safety concerns with the use of ENDS products will also be collected.

Who Should Attend this Workshop?

Scientific and medical experts; ENDS manufacturers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers; manufacturers of batteries for ENDS and other consumer products; federal, state, and local government agencies; and other interested stakeholders, such as academic researchers and public health organizations.

Registration to Attend or View Live Webcast of the Workshop

If you wish to attend the workshop in person or by Webcast, you must register by submitting either an electronic or written request no later than March 17, 2017.

Please submit electronic request to register online. Persons without Internet access may send written requests for registration to Dhanya John (see Contact for Questions below). Requests for registration must include the prospective attendee’s name, title, affiliation, address, email address if available, and telephone number. Registration is free and you may register to either attend in-person or view the live Webcast. Both seating and viewership are limited, so early registration is recommended. FDA may limit the number of registrants from a single organization, as well as the total number of participants, if registration reaches full capacity.

For registrants with Internet access, confirmation of registration will be emailed to you no later than March 21, 2017. Onsite registration may be allowed if space is available. If registration reaches maximum capacity, FDA will post a notice closing registration on our Public Meetings & Conferences page.

Archived Webcast and Transcripts

FDA will post the webcast along with complete transcripts on this website as soon as they are available.