December 17, 2020 - 1:00 pm
December 17, 2020 - 2:00 pm
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IPVS is pleased to conclude the Post-IPVC 2020 series of free one-hour LIVE webinars in Science & Education for Action Against HPV with the following timely topic:
Elimination of Cervical Cancer: Now, Later or Never
Session III – 17 Dec 2020 13:00-14:00 CET
Speaker: Prof. J. Dillner MD, PhD, Prof of infectious disease epidemiology, Head of Unit Center for Cervical Cancer Prevention, Director of R&D at the Karolinska University Laboratory, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden.
Moderator: Prof. M. Steben MD, DESS, CCFP, FCFP, Prof. School of Public Health, University of Montréal, Canada.
Global eradication of cervical cancer is a prioritized goal on the international public health agenda. Existing HPV vaccines are effective for preventing HPV infection. In countries that have had HPV vaccination programs for some time, the infection is today only maintained by younger adults (age<30 years of age). If young adult women are vaccinated concomitantly with HPV screening, the HPV reproductive rate will decrease to the level that should lead to rapid elimination of the infection. Combined with ambitious close-out screening to identify the cervical cancer precursors that HPV had caused before circulation was stopped, rapid and permanent elimination of cervical cancer can be reached.
During this session, experts will discuss the role of the age-specific reproductive rate for maintaining HPV infection, the importance of gender-neutral vaccination for elimination of HPV infection, the concept of concomitant HPV vaccination and HPV screening (FASTER) and how this could enable more rapid cervical cancer elimination.
Presentation 40 minutes, 20 minutes for Q&A.
Free Live Webinar session with Prof. J. Dillner, moderated by Dr. M. Steben. Hear expert views on how we can reach the WHO target to eliminate cervical cancer.Register Today