June 2016 I What's New
- Upcoming HPV Vaccination Summit
- New Resources for Partners
- Partner Spotlight: Caleb's Feet Foundation
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of sixty-nine National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers working to improve domestic HPV vaccination rates, is hosting the next HPV vaccination summit for “Increasing HPV Vaccination in the US: A Collaboration of NCI-Funded Cancer Centers” Thursday, June 30th and Friday July 1st in Columbus, Ohio.
Douglas R. Lowry, MD, Acting Director of the NCI, is a special guest and keynote speaker. Goals of the meeting include:
- Updates from national partners supporting HPV vaccination uptake
- A review of HPV environmental scan supplements
- Discussion of opportunities for cancer centers to collectively engage in activities associated with HPV vaccination
- Research opportunities related to HPV vaccination.
An updated version of the You Are the Key slides is now available. These slides provide helpful information on effectively communicating with parents about vaccinating their 11 to 12 year olds against HPV cancers. As an HPV Vaccine Champion you can educate your entire staff by sharing the You Are the Key presentation with them. Furthermore, you can lead the conversation with others by presentingYou Are the Key to other clinicians to encourage their strong recommendation for HPV vaccine. To obtain the updated slides, email PreteenVaccines@cdc.gov. The presentation is also available for Continuing Education (CE) credits on our website.
Another new resource is now available to assist you in involving various partner organizations in improving HPV vaccination coverage in your area. What Can We Do helps us all better understand where we fit in and how we can work together to protect the next generation from HPV cancers. You can email us for a printable PDF copy of What Can We Do flyer.
This year's National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held September 13-15, 2016 at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel, in downtown Atlanta. This three-day conference will include plenary sessions, breakout sessions, workshops, immunization Q&A sessions, posters, exhibits, and the Hilleman Lecture. NIC will highlight the following major topic areas:
- Adult Immunization
- Immunization Information Systems
- Programmatic Issues
- Health and Risk Communications
- Epidemiology and Surveillance
- Childhood and Adolescent
Immunization. Please note that while there is no charge to attend the conference, space is limited. It is recommended to register well in advance of the registration deadline of August 22, 2016, to guarantee availability.
If you’re planning to attend the AAFP Family Medicine Experience, September 20-24 in Orlando, FL or the AAP Experience National Conference & Exhibition, October 22nd-25th in San Francisco, California, please stop by our exhibit booth (#1155 at AAFP FMX and#1313 at AAP NCE) and say hello!