A webinar presented by the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and special presenter Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP.
• Thursday, June 23, 2016
• 12:00 – 1:00pm
Only about one-third of Ohio girls and less than one-quarter of Ohio boys are fully vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), despite date showing a very effective and safe vaccine. Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, a nationally renowned physician, immunization expert and researcher, will explain current trends in HPV-related disease, the safety and efficacy of the immunization, key barriers to series completion and important strategies to improve rates in boys and girls. The webinar provides one hour of CME for Ohio residents only.
Dr. Feemster works on the nationally recognized team at the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, led by Paul Offit, MD, FAAP, which focuses on providing accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information about the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
- Review current trends in HPV-related disease, HPV vaccine safety and efficacy and HPV vaccine recommendations
- Identify key barriers to HPV vaccine series initiation and completion among males and females
- Identify strategies to improve implementation of HPV vaccine recommendations among males and females
Target Audience: The target audience is Ohio adolescents reached via primary care and other immunization providers. The secondary target population is Ohio physicians, nurses and office staff.
The Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Ohio AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
About Dr. Feemster:
Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, research director at the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Medical Director of the Philadelphia Department of Health’s Immunization Program. Dr. Feemster is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases and has a Master’s degree in public health and health policy research. She has led or collaborated on multiple research projects related to infectious disease epidemiology, implementation of new vaccine recommendations and vaccine hesitancy. In addition, Dr. Feemster is chair of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and a board member of the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition.
This work is funded either in whole or in part by a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Immunization Program and as a sub-award of a grant issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the To Prevent Vaccine-Preventable Disease Through Maintaining Immunization Structure grant, grant award number NH23IP000765, and CFDA number 93.539.