Satellite Symposia


THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
7:30-9:00 a.m. - CME Certified Activity
Riverview 2, 41st Floor
 
PROVIDED BY VINDICO MEDICAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORTED BY MERCK
Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

CME-Certified Breakfast Symposium 

Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD
Nemours Children’s Hospital

Annie-Laurie McRee, DrPH
University of Minnesota
 
Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd., MPH
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

Description: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various types of cancer. An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and approximately 50% of new infections occur before the age of 24. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, HPV vaccination coverage remains low. There are a number of reasons why the vaccination rates are low, including lack of knowledge about HPV and discomfort with talking to health care providers about sexual activity. This CME activity is designed to build experts who can spread knowledge and awareness about HPV and the importance of vaccination. Expert faculty will review the latest clinical advances, recent data, and new guideline recommendations for HPV vaccination. They will also discuss the current challenges and controversies surrounding HPV vaccination and strategies to overcome these obstacles.
 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review recent recommendations by the ACIP and CDC regarding the use of HPV immunizations in preteens and adolescents
  2. Compare HPV immunization practices in preteens and adolescents who have initiated the series of vaccinations versus those who have not
  3. Assess continuing barriers that impede successful completion of the HPV immunization series
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FRIDAY, MARCH 10
7:30-9:00 a.m. 
 
SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM HOSTED BY PFIZER  
 
The Importance of Vaccination Against MenB
Cynthia Mears, DO, PhD
Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn
 
Description: Exploring Meningitis B; it’s ACIP category B recommendation, the disease burden and populations at risk for MenB, the importance of vaccination for MenB, and the needs to implement MenB vaccination given a Category B recommendation.