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Communication Conundrums: Tips and Techniques for Addressing Questions About HPV Immunization 

  • Authors: Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD; Ina Park, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/18/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 8/18/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pediatricians and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to provide expert guidance and best-practice modeling on effectively addressing questions and concerns about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in adolescents.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Strategies for discussing the efficacy and safety data on HPV vaccination to caregivers of adolescents
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Answering common questions patients and caregivers ask about HPV vaccine


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  • Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Central Florida
    College of Medicine
    Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases
    Nemours Children's Hospital
    Orlando, Florida


    Disclosure: Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Merck/MSD; Moderna
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Merck/MSD; Moderna


  • Ina Park, MD

    Professor, Family and Community Medicine
    Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
    San Francisco, California


    Disclosure: Ina Park, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • Maria B. Uravich, BSc

    Lead Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Maria B. Uravich, BSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Diana Lucifero, PhD

    Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC


    Disclosure: Diana Lucifero, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME, CE Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Communication Conundrums: Tips and Techniques for Addressing Questions About HPV Immunization 

Authors: Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD; Ina Park, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 8/18/2021

Valid for credit through: 8/18/2022




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