HPV: Points of Prevention in Primary Care

Released On
October 23, 2020

Expires On
October 23, 2021

Media Type

Completion Time
90 minutes

Infectious Disease, Primary Care

Adult Vaccination, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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This activity is provided by Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward family practice providers who treat patients who are candidates for HPV vaccination. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals interested in HPV vaccination are invited to participate.

Activity Overview

This online, on-demand virtual symposium brings together renowned experts in human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and immunization. In this educational program, these experts discuss the burden of HPV-related diseases, the benefits of vaccination, and methods to reduce the barriers to HPV vaccine acceptance. The activity includes clinical cases that reinforce the topics covered in the program.

This educational activity is an archive of the live virtual symposium held on October 14, 2020.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review recommendations for HPV vaccination with patients and caregivers to increase informed decision-making
  • Identify appropriate candidates for HPV vaccination, including the recently expanded group of patients aged 27 to 45 years
  • Counsel patients and caregivers on the risks and benefits of HPV vaccination to reduce barriers to administration
  • Discuss possible societal stigmas associated with HPV vaccination to improve vaccination confidence


Margot Savoy, MD, MPH

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH

Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM

Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM

Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Director, Connecticut Emerging Infections Program
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT



Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner
Owner – Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Amherst, NH

Accreditation Statement

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with ACCME guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all conflicts of interest for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH

  • Author of the Immunizations chapter for Merck Manual

Linda M. Niccolai, PhD, ScM

  • Consultant: Merck & Co.


  • Consultant: GSK, Merck & Co, Pfizer, Sanofi - Vaccines, OA/Pain;
  • Speaker’s Bureau: Allergan, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, Pfizer, Sanofi - Vaccines.

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®), have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and postactivity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.
You may immediately download your certificate.

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Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.