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HPV Vaccine Update and Cancer Prevention Webcast

03/21/2019 - 03/21/2019

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12:00 PM-1:00 PM (CST)

Please join your fellow colleagues for a special "HPV Vaccine Update and Cancer Prevention" webcast to learn how Texas Health Centers can help to improve HPV vaccination rates.

In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice has recommended routine HPV vaccination at ages 11 or 12 years for all adolescents since 2011 (and for females since 2006). Healthy People 2020 has established a target of 80% of all adolescents to have received the recommended number of HPV vaccine doses by age 13 to 15 years. Despite the remarkable cancer prevention opportunity HPV vaccination provides, Texas has fallen behind the rest of the country in adopting this practice. 

Our Guest Speakers will be:  Lois Ramondetta, MD - UT MD Anderson and Daisy Y. Morales-Campos, PhD, Research Assistant Professor.  

The learning objectives for the session are:

  1. Understand the current research regarding  HPV related CA types, screening, and HPV vaccine rates
  2. Understand the ACIP Recommendations for the expanded use of HPV Vaccine
  3. Understand the obstacles/challenges and solutions to achieving higher HPV rates
  4. Have improved knowledge regarding the issues that vaccine hesitant patients/parents may have
  5. Have improved knowledge of evidence based best practices for immunizing health center patients.

 

For more information contact Roxana Cruz, MD  TACHC Director of Medical and Clinical Affairs.