The Clinical Implications of HPV-related Cancers: Looking ahead to the Possibilities

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Warner Huh, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor
Center for AIDS Research
Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Birmingham, AL

Rachel Caskey, MD, MaPP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Pediatrics Division Chief, Academic Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
University of Illinois
Chicago IL


This online activity will cover the mechanisms of HPV infection; the types of cancer that may arise as a result of HPV infection; and prevention and control methods. It will also cover HPV vaccination schedules and review ways to discuss and times to recommend vaccination to patients.


This educational activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pediatricians, primary care doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the care of pediatric and adolescent patients.


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the types of cancer, other than cervical cancer, that have strong associations with HPV DNA and reveal the characteristics and factors exposing these associations
  • Describe the underlying mechanism driving HPV vaccination, discuss clinical data revealing the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccination
  • Review available clinical data specific to pediatric and adolescent patients and current clinical guidelines for this patient population
  • Improve provider knowledge of current HPV vaccine schedule recommendations and discuss optimal methods of communication for patient inquiring about HPV vaccine


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients who are eligible for HPV vaccination. Credits: 2.0 ANCC Contact Hours


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Dr. Huh is a consultant for PathoVax.
Dr. Caskey has nothing to disclose.

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The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
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The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
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  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

Participants will receive their certificate via email within 30 days.


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RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: November 20, 2019

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