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HPV Related Disease Burden and Impact of HPV Vaccine

Free, live webinar on May 30, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm ET

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.

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