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HPV Related Disease Burden and Impact of HPV Vaccine

Orignally presented on May 30, 2018

Martin Mahoney, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections are very common and can lead to several cancers. A safe and effective vaccine exists to prevent these cancers. The optimal age for administration of the HPV vaccine is before exposure to HPV. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends administration to youth between 11-12 years of age. HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing disease. Even though we have an excellent preventive tool, the rates of HPV vaccination remain suboptimal. This webinar will provide a thorough overview of the burden of diseases related to HPV infection, review up-to-date information on the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine, and identify challenges providers face with acceptance of the vaccine, with an eye towards improving vaccine utilization.

Learning Objectives:
After this program participants will be able to

  • Discuss the burden of clinical disease related to infection with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV);
  • Restate the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on HPV vaccination for pre-teens;
  • Describe the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine; and
  • Explain the challenges limiting optimal uptake of the HPV vaccine.

Target Audience: Pediatricians and family physicians, as well as nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other medical providers who see adolescents/pre-adolescents in their practice.

Dr. Martin Mahoney has disclosed that he on the speaker’s bureau and is a consultant for the Merck Pharmaceutical Company.

None of the other planners, moderators, and presenters  have disclosed any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until May 31, 2021.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until May 31, 2021.