Teaming Up to Increase HPV Immunization Rates: Rapid Response from SAHM 2018 Annual Meeting

0.50 CME
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Provider Statement: This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.
Endorsed by: SAHM.

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

Target Audience: The intended audience for the activity is pediatricians, adolescent medicine physicians or specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HPV.

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

  • Review the latest clinical data regarding the impact of HPV vaccination on relevant clinical endpoints.
  • Assess new strategies to educate and empower adolescents to become engaged in their own health as it relates to HPV vaccination.
  • Evaluate the value of concise and consistent communication to educate patients/caregivers on the importance of competing the HPV vaccination series.

Activity Chair:
Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, FSAHM
Professor of Pediatrics & Clinical Psychology
Co-Director, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis Center for HPV Research
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Adolescent Medicine
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

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

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This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of release, March 29, 2018 through March 28, 2019.

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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 member report the following relationship(s):
Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH
Royalty: UpToDate

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, FSAHM
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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