COVID-19 Update from the Conference Organisers

Due to the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to postpone IPVC 2020. We are currently looking into options and availability for a future date and will provide an update by the latest on Tuesday, March 10. Registrations to the Conference will remain valid for the postponed dates of IPVC […]

International HPV Awareness Day – March 4th

NEWS RELEASE                                                     Geneva, Wednesday 4 March 2020   International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th sets the human papillomavirus in the global spotlight, and that’s important.  HPV is a serious health issue associated with 1 in 20 of all cancer cases in the world.  Each year nearly half a million people die from HPV-related cancer. Many […]

3rd Annual International HPV Awareness Campaign is LIVE!

The countdown has begun – just days away from the 3rd International HPV Awareness Day (IHAD) on March 4th.  The theme for the 2020 HPV Awareness Campaign is “Viral Before the Internet“, again playing on the double-meaning of  ‘going viral’ as we did with the theme of our award-winning 2019 campaign.   So what do an […]

To Prevent Cervical Cancer, Stop HPV

On Wednesday, January 22nd, Prof. Stanley took to the podium in the House of Lords to address the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights (EPF), a network of public policymakers from across Europe committed to advancing public health protection in this area. How well is Europe doing in terms of preventing cervical cancer? […]

Obituary for Dr A Bennett (Ben) Jenson

It was with great sadness that I learnt of the sad passing of Dr A Bennett (Ben) Jenson who died peacefully at the age of 80 on December 23rd 2019 in Louisville Kentucky.  Ben was a major figure in the papillomavirus community who performed crucial studies in the 1990’s using the canine oral papillomavirus (COPV) animal […]

A tribute to a great scientist and a legendary man: Dr. Keerti V. Shah

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, the papillomavirus research community lost one of our greats to kidney failure at age 90 – Dr. Keerti V. Shah.  Dr. Shah, a native of India, received his MBBS degree in 1951 at the B.J. Medical College in Poona, followed by an MPH (1957) and DrPH (1963) at the Johns […]

News From Papillomavirus Research Journal

t is a pleasure to announce that the new Editor in Chief of Papillomavirus Research, the Journal of the International  Papillomavirus Society will be Dr Lawrence Banks Director-General of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste Italy Dr Banks is a distinguished molecular virologist who has made important contributions to our understanding […]

In memoriam of Luciano Mariani

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Luciano Mariani. Yesterday the funeral of Luciano Mariani took place in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Rome. Luciano, born in 1955, passed away after a fight against cancer conducted with strength and serenity. Luciano Mariani is rightly recognized as the HPV man […]

HPV Awareness Day Won the Effective Voice of the Year Campaign

At the recent International & European Association Award IPVS took first prize in the Effective Voice of the Year campaign category with the inaugural HPV Awareness Day global campaign, launched in 2018. IPVS was nominated alongside Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) at this annual award ceremony and received the […]

International HPV Awareness Day March 4th 2019 – Headline Results from the day

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s event. The results are amazing! The campaign messages have reached out across the world and got people talking and learning about HPV and supporting the drive for effective action. As IPVS President Margaret Stanley says of the campaign, “we believe that the foundation […]