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HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention: Changing the Conversation

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This webinar will discuss the HPV virus, HPV vaccination, potential barriers to the HPV vaccination, the importance of a strong provider recommendation, and some common barriers providers face when suggesting a child be vaccinated against HPV. Minnesota pharmacists' scope of practice was broadened in the 2015 Legislative Session to include vaccination of adolescents aged 13 and over for the three-dose HPV vaccination series. This Virtual Coffee Break will provide pharmacists with important information as they move forward in offering the HPV vaccine to their patients.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the burden of HPV disease.
  2. Define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention. 
  3. Explain the rationale for vaccinating youth at ages 11 or 12. 
  4. List the recommendations for administering the HPV vaccine to girls and to boys. 
  5. Provide useful and compelling information about HPV vaccine to parents to aid in making the decision to vaccinate. 
  6. Locate resources relevant to current immunization practice.

Presenter: Theresa Tranel, PharmD

Theresa is currently a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident with the University of Iowa and Hy-Vee Drugstore in Iowa City, IA. I received my PharmD from Drake University in 2015. Her areas of interest include developing clinical services and disease state management in the community pharmacy setting. She is passionate about immunizations and specialize in providing travel immunizations through Hy-Vee's Travel Services Program at Hy-Vee Drugstore in Iowa City, IA.



Registration Fees:

Free for MPhA members and $25 for nonmembers. Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration.

Student pharmacists and residents are provided a complimentary registration, please use the promo code “WebinarComp16” when checking out.

MPhA members may take this program on a complimentary basis through support of an educational grant from the Scenic River Area Health Education Center (AHEC).


Continuing Education:

This presentation is being submitted to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for Continuing Education credit approval (one hour).

To receive Board of Pharmacy credits for this program the following must be completed:

  • Full participation/completion of webinar either during the live program or the archived presentation

  • Completion of survey post webinar acknowledging participation

Board of Pharmacy credit processing takes place on the 15th of each month.

The Minnesota Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Questions? Please contact karip@ewald.com with questions about credits.

Please contact jessicag@ewald.com with any technical questions or issues.

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