The St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program is partnering with the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, American Cancer Society, and Indiana Immunization Coalition to offer a series of 3 virtual seminars this fall. The seminars focus on improving HPV vaccination coverage.
Do you need help getting your state’s HPV vaccination rates back on track? The FREE virtual seminars are designed to build skills and enhance the ability of state teams to improve HPV vaccination coverage.
The pandemic has disrupted HPV vaccination, with more than 3.5 million doses missed since March 2020. Now is the time to address these gaps.
Register today for this series. All seminars take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET.
The second annual meeting of the Memphis and Shelby County HPV Cancer Prevention Roundtable takes place Wednesday, September 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event features virtual and in-person attendance (100 capacity) at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The meeting aims to identify ways to collaborate to increase HPV vaccination rates among 9- to 12-year-olds and prevent HPV cancers in Memphis and Shelby County.
At this meeting, the roundtable will build on the great work that started last year, including provider education seminars, operational growth, and the development of the roundtable’s HPV goals.
The meeting will include:
Fred Dominguez, MD, from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will deliver a keynote address on data visualization and data storytelling.
Step up to the plate and vax like a champion at the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable 2022 National Meeting. Make plans to attend September 28–29. The event will feature an all-star lineup of inspiring speakers to help your team improve HPV vaccination. Join virtually from anywhere in the world. It’s free to attend. Join the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable’s mailing list to get into the starting lineup.
“Implementation Science in Action and Research Opportunities on HPV Cancer Prevention” was a 4-part virtual seminar series. This series was presented by the HPV Research Group of the St. Jude and Washington University in St. Louis Implementation Sciences Collaborative.
During the final virtual seminar, preliminary results from a systematic review of HPV vaccination intervention research contexts was reported. Most intervention research has been conducted in clinical settings. However, growing vaccination hesitancy demands more attention on intervention efforts to increase HPV vaccination confidence in a range of contexts. Few studies looked at the urgency of increasing HPV vaccination interventions with populations experiencing inequities.
Limited implementation science research on HPV vaccination has been published, thus, the review was limited to intervention implementation more broadly. Results point to important gaps in HPV vaccination intervention research, including a need for more research addressing community and policy settings. It also shows a need for a greater focus on groups that experience health inequities.
Following this, speakers shared a portfolio analysis of National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded research from fiscal years 2006–21. Results show an increase in HPV vaccinations with a common focus on clinical settings and health care providers. Future analyses may be directed to focus on rural populations and other populations.
The final segment provided a recap of the community, clinical, and policy contexts explored in previous seminars. HPV vaccination research priorities were captured during the virtual seminar. If you could not attend but would like to contribute, submit your feedback about research priorities in this survey. You may also share this link with others who may want to provide input.