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Webinar: HPV Vaccination: A Pinch of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
April 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Primary care and oral health professionals both agree on the need for prevention and early detection of HPV. There are concerns that not enough 11- and 12-year olds are getting vaccinated against HPV, and there’s been a growing number of life-threatening HPV-related diseases of the head and neck in some practices — many that could have been prevented. This webinar will explore the important role primary care providers have in preventing HPV by recommending HPV vaccination for their patients.
- Describe the burden of HPV disease.
- Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.
- Explain the rationale for vaccinating youth at ages 11 or 12.
- List the recommendations for HPV vaccine for girls and for boys.
- Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate.
- Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.
- Lori Racha, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Robert Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont
- Damon Silverman, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Robert Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont
- 1 AMA credit hour for physicians and physician assistants
- 1 ANCC contact hour for nurses
- 1 CEU for dentist, dental hygienists and dental assistants