NFID Webinar: HPV Vaccination: Recommendations and Strategies for Improving Coverage
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) is a very common virus that infects nearly 80 million people—about one in four—in the US, causing more than 31,000 cases of cancer each year. Join NFID Medical Director, William Schaffner, MD and subject matter experts Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and Shannon Stokley, DrPH, Immunization Services Division of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for an update on current HPV vaccine recommendations, vaccine safety and effectiveness, and strategies for improving immunization rates.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss ACIP recommendations for the use of HPV vaccines and the rationale for universal immunization
- Understand data on HPV vaccine safety and effectiveness
- Describe strategies for increasing HPV vaccination rates among US adolescents and young adults
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
Register for the webinar.
About the presenters
Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD
Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center
Shannon Stokley, DrPH
Associate Director for Science
Immunization Services Division
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention