The Importance of HPV Vaccination Beyond Cervical Cancer Prevention: Harnessing the Latest Evidence to Improve Vaccine Uptake

0.75 CME
0.75 CNE
$0 FEE


Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pediatricians, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with human papillomavirus infection (HPV).

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the latest evidence regarding the increasing burden of HPV-related, non-cervical cancers and implications for at-risk patients, especially males.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the role of HPV vaccination in the prevention of non-cervical cancers.
  • Communicate with patients and/or caregivers regarding the benefit of HPV vaccination to protect against HPV-related tumors in both males and females.

Activity Chair

Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Professor and Director
Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL


Stephen E. Goldstone, MD, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Physician Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

Nurse Reviewers

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Patricia A. Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC


Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education, LLC, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vindico Medical Education will provide 0.75 contact hours for nurses.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME/CNE Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate or a learner-paced Contact Hours Certificate.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

Activity Chair and Faculty Members report the following relationships

Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Consulting Fee: Merck
Speakers Bureau: Merck

Stephen E. Goldstone, MD, FACS
Consulting Fee: THD America
Speakers Bureau: THD America
Contracted Research: Antiva, Inovio, Medtronic

Reviewers report the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Patricia A. Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Offices of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2019 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education continuing education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education. Neither National Jewish Health, Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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