The ASCCP 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting will focus on new directions surrounding the most up-to-date advances in the prevention, screening, diagnosis and management of anogenital and HPV-related diseases. Delivered through a variety of educational formats, this meeting will consist of sessions focusing on topics such as screening guidelines, colposcopy standards, vulvovaginal and anal disorders, special and underserved populations, HPV vaccines and more. Through an array of educational offerings, the ASCCP 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting will bring together novice clinicians and experienced professionals who are interested in staying on the cutting edge of research dedicated to improving clinical outcomes and to reducing the burden of anogenital and HPV-related diseases around the world.
This activity is intended to appeal to licensed health professionals interested in anogenital and HPV-related diseases. This includes, but is not limited to, physicians (gynecologists, family physicians, gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, and others), advanced practice clinicians (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives), nurses, public health advisors, epidemiologists administering cancer prevention programs, and students/residents in these areas.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Integrate into practice new insights from the latest research on prevention, diagnosis and management of anogenital and HPV-related diseases (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement);
- Successfully apply consensus guidelines for cervical cancer screening and management of cervical abnormalities to women in both the general population and in special circumstances using evidence derived from epidemiological, natural history and observational studies (systems-based practice, practice-based learning and improvement, patient outcomes, medical knowledge);
- Successfully apply management strategies to women with anogenital and HPV-related diseases in special populations, especially the underserved and underscreened (transgender, incarcerated, etc.) populations (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, patient outcomes, systems-based practice);
- Apply colposcopy to the diagnosis and management of anogenital and HPV-related diseases in ways that reflect its usefulness and maximum benefits while minimizing potential harms (medical knowledge; systems-based practice; patient outcomes);
- Diagnose and treat anogenital and HPV-related diseases such as cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal intraepithelial neoplasia, genital warts, and other vulvar and vaginal diseases (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice);
- Discuss strategies for prevention, screening, early detection and management of HPV-associated oropharyngeal disorders (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement);
- Describe the biology, epidemiology, natural history, and immune response to HPV, as well as the societal costs associated with genital HPV infections (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement);
- Identify and vaccinate patients most likely to benefit from HPV vaccines, reflecting an understanding of the efficacy, benefits, risks, and cost-effectiveness of the vaccines (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice);
- Apply HPV testing and relevant diagnostic tests to clinical practice in a directed, evidence-based, cost-effective manner (medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, patient outcomes, systems-based practice); and,
- Manage positive cytology and HPV test results, high risk HPV genotype results, and histologically confirmed anogenital neoplasia, reflecting current and future patient risk of high grade neoplasia (medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; patient outcomes).
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
ASCCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
As an accredited provider of CME credit, ASCCP has implemented a process to ensure that anyone who is in a position to affect the content of an educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Any conflicts of interest have been resolved by ASCCP prior to the activity.