Partnership to Promote HPV Vaccination and Share Best Practices With The Provider Community

September 16, 2014 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886 

Program Description
Rhode Island leads the nation in HPV vaccination, but is still far below the goals set by the Healthy People 2020initiative. Patients and families are more likely to receive the HPV vaccine when a healthcare provider makes a strongrecommendation; providers must be able to explain the effectiveness and safety of the HPV vaccine, modes oftransmission and diseases caused by HPV, and address common concerns surrounding HPV vaccination. This conferencewill equip providers with information and tools necessary to address patient concerns and implement strategies toincrease vaccination rates in RI. Other topics to be addressed include: efficacy and safety information, optimal timing forvaccination, common challenges for effective vaccination, strategies to increase the HPV rates within one’s own practice,and changes to the Rhode Island state school immunization requirements pertaining to HPV vaccine.

Target Audience
Immunization Providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply strategies in practice to improve HPV immunization rates2. 
  2. Identify the strains that HPV vaccine protects against & the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing HPV disease
  3. Describe diseases caused by HPV
  4. Understand and comply with current HPV vaccine requirements

Registration Information
There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

Dinner Options
Pesto Pasta with Chicken or Vegetarian Option. 

Register online: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration

CME Accreditation With Commendation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The WarrenAlpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited bythe ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians..

CME/CE Credit Designations
Physicians and Physician Assistants: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim on the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Accreditation: Application for CME credit has beenfiled with the American Academy of Family Physicians.Determination of credit is pending. 

Collaborators
American Academy of Pediatrics -- Rhode Island Chapter
Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians 
Rhode Island Department of Health
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University