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JHF to Co-Sponsor CME event on Science of HPV, Practice-Based Strategies to Prevent Cancer through HPV Vaccination

September 20, 2016

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and the Allegheny General Hospital Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and UPMC Health System will hold a continuing medical education (CME) event on the science and public health implications of the human papillomavirus (HPV), and practice-based strategies to prevent certain cancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates.

The event, which supports JHF’s community-wide campaign to prevent cancer by boosting HPV vaccination rates, will be held on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30PM to 9 PM at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square (300 W. Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219). This CME course is intended for physicians, doctors of osteopathic medicine, certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, practice managers, and dentists from primary care practices, federally qualified health centers, and school-based clinics.

The event will feature a keynote address by Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FAAP, an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of research for the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and an assistant professor of Pediatrics within the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Feemster is an expert on the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, with a focus on community and social factors.

Participants will also gain insights from local pediatric providers who have succeeded in initiating and completing the three-dose HPV vaccination series.

This activity is approved for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and has a $25 registration fee. To register for the event, visit cmetracker.net/AHN/Catalog, then scroll to find the HPV Conference. For additional information, please contact AHN Continuing Medical Education Department Manager Cheri Jackel at cjackel@wpahs.org or 412-359-3396.

About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research, education, grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of health care. JHF and its three operating arms—the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women's Health Activist Movement Global (WHAMglobal)— are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serve a national and global audience. JHF is also a founding member of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). For more information, visit www.jhf.org.

David Golebiewski
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
412-594-2553 or 412-216-6305 (mobile)

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