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Making the Case: Championing for HPV Cancer Prevention in Your Practice

  • Authors: Todd H. Wolynn, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/16/2018; Reviewed and Renewed: 8/16/2019
  • Valid for credit through: 8/16/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, obstetricians & gynecologists, pediatricians, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

The goals of this activity are to improve clinician knowledge about current recommendations for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine use and to present best practices in discussing the benefits of HPV vaccination with parents of age-appropriate boys and girls.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater knowledge regarding the
    • Collaborative role of the healthcare team in providing recommendations for HPV vaccination
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Applying the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices HPV vaccination schedule in general and in patients of different ages
    • Identifying components of an effective HPV vaccine recommendation, including differentiating between participatory and presumptive recommendations
    • Addressing common misconceptions about the need for HPV vaccination in boys
  • Have greater confidence addressing
    • Parental questions and/or concerns regarding HPV vaccination


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  • Todd Wolynn, MD

    President; Chief Executive Officer, Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    Disclosure: Todd Wolynn, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Merck & Co., Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Merck & Co., Inc.

    Dr Wolynn does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Wolynn does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.


  • Stacey J.P. Ullman, MHS

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Stacey J.P. Ullman, MHS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Beverly A. Caley, JD

    Freelance Writer


    Disclosure: Beverly A. Caley, JD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer / Nurse Planner

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Making the Case: Championing for HPV Cancer Prevention in Your Practice

Authors: Todd H. Wolynn, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/16/2018; Reviewed and Renewed: 8/16/2019

Valid for credit through: 8/16/2020


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