The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now offering a CME course to educate clinicians about the importance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in protecting adolescents from certain types of cancer and to provide them with the skills and resources to make effective HPV vaccine recommendations.
Theis a Web-on-demand video that will teach clinicians how to be successful in making HPV vaccination recommendations, how to communicate HPV vaccination information to parents and patients, and how to properly answer parents’ questions. Currently, the CDC recommends the HPV vaccine for adolescents at 11- to 12-years-of-age. The CDC hopes this will reduce missed opportunities to protect patients against HPV.
Speakers in the video include, of the Orlando Family Physician Association; , MS, of Children’s National Health System in Washington; , president and CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, Pittsburgh; and , MBE, a pediatrician who is chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The course was initiated in Jan. 16, 2018, and will continue until Jan. 16, 2020. Anyone who provides immunization to patients can participate.
The course is called “Routinely Recommending Cancer Prevention: HPV Vaccination at 11 and 12 as a Standard of Care.” Read more about the course on and download it from the CDC’s.