North American HPV Awareness Week Is Set for January 27-31, 2020 

Members of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the Global Initiative Against HPV & Cervical Cancer, the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), The American Cancer Society, and the World Health Organization are once again collaborating to present the North American HPV Awareness Week, January 27-31, 2020. The goal of the initiative is to increase public and practitioner awareness of HPV, HPV-related diseases, and the importance of HPV vaccination.

Each day of the week focuses on a different HPV-related topic, with daily free webinars. Thursday, January 30 is dedicated to head and neck cancer. 

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Webinar Series

The US vs. HPV Webinar Series is hosted by American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC), with webinars offered through Indiana University.  

The 1-hour webinars (12:00 - 1:00 pm EST daily) are intended for members of the public, patients, health care providers, and anyone else who wishes to learn more about HPV, HPV-related diseases, and HPV prevention including vaccination. Download the webinar schedule here.

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

HPV Update: Community Initiatives and

Moderator: Ana M. Viamonte‐Ros, MD, MPH

  • Eliminating HPV‐Related Cancers: Spotlight‐Cervical Cancer
  • Strong Local and Statewide Partnerships: The Key to Improving
    HPV Vaccination Rates
  • Multilevel Barriers to HPV Vaccination in Diverse Populations

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Medical Societies’ Efforts Against HPV

Moderator: Theresa Rohr‐Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA

  • ACOG’s Initiatives and Clinical Guidance Development in HPV
  • Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine: SAHM’s Role in
    HPV Prevention
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP’s Effort in HPV

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Gathering Momentum for the Global Elimination
of Cervical Cancer

Moderators: Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP

  • Global HPV Cancer Free Campaign
  • Promising Technologies and Programs to Scale Up Cervical
    Cancer Prevention
  • Project HOPE: An Innovative Model for Saving Women’s Lives

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

HPV‐Associated Head and Neck Cancers

Moderator: Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS

  • The Impact of HPV on Head & Neck Cancer
  • HPV Risks & Prevention
  • HPV Oropharynx Cancer: What the Dental Community Needs to

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

HPV Affects Us All

Moderators: Theresa Rohr‐Kirchgraber, MD FACP, FAMWA

  • HPV and Anal Cancer
  • HPV Vaccination and the Elimination of Cervical Cancer: A Role
    for the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA)
  • Innovative Ideas to Spread Awareness: Young Leaders Group

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“I was able to do this through prayer, stubbornness, and humor. It all really helped keep my attitude positive and my head in the right frame of mind,” explained Gary. “Look, cancer sucks. It’s scary, but it can be beaten. Ninety percent of what it takes to beat it is in one’s mind.”Gary Lazarz
Survivor of Stage II HPV-Attributed Throat Cancer

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