Educate the Educators II
- Describe important elements of the biology, epidemiology, and natural history of HPV infections and their relationship to the development of precancers and cancers of the lower genital tract including those of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus and perianal areas;
- Identify the immune response to HPV infection, and the cost of HPV infections to the individual and society;
- Identify the content (genotypes) of available FDA licensed HPV vaccines, and understand important elements of vaccine immunogenicity and efficacy;
- Discuss recommendations for use of the HPV vaccine and the limitations of the effectiveness of HPV vaccines;
- Appropriately counsel patients, parents of patients and clinicians about the use of HPV vaccines;
- Discuss important elements of current U.S. cervical cancer screening guidelines;
- Describe the different types of HPV testing methods currently available and their relative strengths and limitations;
- Discuss the accepted clinical uses of HPV assays in screening, triage and management of HPV-associated conditions for the general population, specific age groups, and populations with unusual risk profiles;
- Interpret consensus screening and management guidelines and the new interim guidance for primary HPV screening and how to apply them in a clinical setting; and
- Apply HPV testing and relevant diagnostic tests to clinical practice in a directed, evidence-based and cost-effective manner.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
ASCCP designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This course is supported by unrestricted educational grants from BD Diagnostics and Merck.