2021 Scientific Meeting
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The ASCCP 2021 Scientific Meeting will present the most up-to-date research, guidelines, and technological advances in the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and management of anogenital and HPV-related diseases. A variety of pre-courses offer in-depth sessions on topics like vulvovaginal disease and anal cancer prevention. Presentations during the main meeting will address cutting edge data on a wide range of HPV topics including new technologies, head and neck disease, innovations in testing, immunization updates, and the impact of the microbiome. The meeting will highlight critical issues around implicit bias and deep disparities seen with HPV-related disease. Select oral abstracts will be presented. Members of the consensus committee that drafted the 2019 ASCCP risk-based management guidelines will explore lessons learned about implementation during the year since the guidelines were introduced.
Through an array of educational offerings, the ASCCP 2021 Scientific Meeting will bring together healthcare professionals from different backgrounds and experience levels who are interested in staying informed about the latest research dedicated to improving clinical outcomes and to reducing the burden of anogenital and HPV-related diseases around the world.
- Integrate into practice new insights from the latest research on prevention, diagnosis and management of anogenital and HPV-related diseases.
- Describe the biology, epidemiology, natural history, and immune response to HPV, as well as the societal costs associated with HPV infections.
- Successfully apply consensus guidelines for cervical cancer screening and management of cervical abnormalities to the general population as well as those in special circumstances.
- Successfully learn and apply novel screening and management strategies to underserved and under-screened individuals (transgender, incarcerated, etc.).
- 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.
- Diagnose and treat HPV-related diseases including those that affect the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and head/neck. .
- Identify strategies for prevention and screening of HPV-associated oropharyngeal disorders.
- Review novel and experimental uses of therapeutic and prophylactic HPV vaccines, including the use of “catch-up” HPV immunization.
- Apply HPV testing and relevant diagnostic tests to clinical practice in a directed, evidence-based, cost-effective manner.
- Describe the vaginal microbiome and understand its impact on HPV clearance.
- Understand the impact of implicit bias on patient care and learn techniques to identify and address this bias.
- Apply data on HPV ecology to screening and management of patients who are postmenopausal.
- 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.
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 enduring activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPWH (CE Credits)
This activity has been evaluated and approved by the Continuing Education Approval Program of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health for contact 27 contact hours, 0 contact hours of pharmacology. NPWH Activity number 21-06.
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This conference is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck.