Conference Committees

IPVC 2023 Executive Committee

IPVC 2023 Co-Chairs

Suzanne Garland
Australia

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women’s Hospital, Department of Microbiology, RCH Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Toshiyuki Sasagawa
Japan

1957 April borned in Osaka, Japan

EUCATIONAL TITLES
1984 M.D.  cum laude, Kanazawa University School of Medicine
1992 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), Osaka University
(Thesis: Gene functions of HPV 16 E6-E7 in development of cervical cancer)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
2016-Present Chief Professor of Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
2013-2016 Professor in Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
2009-2013 Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
1999- 2009 Associate Professor in Health Development Nursing,
Health Science, Graduate School of Medical Science,
Kanazawa University.
1995-1999 Assistant Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kanazawa University Hospital
1993-1995 Post-doctorial Research Fellow, in Tumour Virus Group of
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cambridge, UK.
1992-1993 Medical Doctor in Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suita
Municipal Hospital
1988-1992 Graduate School Student in Tumor Virology, Institute for
Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
1987-1988 Medical doctor in Dept of Gynecology, Research Institute
for Microbial Diseases Hospital
1986-1987 Medical Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University

1983-1986 Medical doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital

IPVC 2023 Organizing Committee

Suzanne Garland
Australia

Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Women’s Hospital, Department of Microbiology, RCH Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Aimee Kreimer
USA

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
US National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Takayuki Enomoto
Japan

Takayuki Enomoto is a President of East Asian Gynecologic Oncology Trial Group and ex-President of Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group.
1983-1985: Resident in Osaka University Hospital
1986-1991: Visiting Fellow and Guest Researcher in Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research and
Development Center, Frederick, MD 21701 , U.S.A
1996-2007: Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Faculty of Medicine
2008-2012: Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka
University Hospital
2012-present: Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

Margaret Stanley
United Kingdom

Margaret Stanley is Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology in the University of Cambridge
and Honorary Fellow of Christs College, Cambridge. She has a lifetime award
for contribution to research on cervical cancer and cervical precancers from the American
Society for Colposcopy and Cytopathology (ASCCP) and a lifetime award for achievement
from the IPVS.

Anna R. Giuliano
USA

Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
Professor and Director
Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer (CIIRC)
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, Florida

Anna R. Giuliano, PhD, is the founding director of the Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer (CIIRC) at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr Giuliano’s career had its inception in the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and cervical cancer, and has evolved over the past 30 years to encompass penile, anal, and oral cancers in men, as well as other infectious diseases and their causal relationships with various cancers. Her work has contributed significantly to our understanding of HPV natural history and to HPV vaccine protection against multiple diseases in women and men.
An expert in the field of cancer research she has led numerous studies conducted globally. Dr Giuliano was a contributor to the 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled The Unequal Burden of Cancer and the 2005 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report that concluded for the first time that HPV is a cause of multiple cancers in women and men. In 2013, at the American Cancer Society (ACS) 100th anniversary, she was the recipient of the ACS Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Award. In 2018, she was selected for the ACS Clinical Research Professor Award for “Prevention of Infection-Related Cancers.” In 2019, Dr. Giuliano received the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Fraumeni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr Giuliano has authored >400 peer-reviewed publications.

Ryo Konno
Japan

Prof. Konno MD, PhD (Thesis: Progression of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix from CIN with HPV: A retrospective follow-up study by in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction. Tohoku Univ. 1992) is a Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. He is a gynecologic oncologist and a researcher of cervical cancer and had significant efforts to innovate the program of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in Japan with collaboration through the academia meetings of AOGIN (President of AOGIN Tokyo meeting, 2017), EUROGIN, WHO, ICO. He was an Editor in chief in HPV today, ICO HPV monograph, e-oncologia in Japan, an Editor in Papillomavirus Research and one of the expert panel members of Primary Prevention of Cervical Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology Resource-Stratified Guideline (2017).

Michelle Adair Ozbun
USA

Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Co-Leader, Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Working Group, The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Toshiyuki Sasagawa
Japan

1957 April borned in Osaka, Japan

EUCATIONAL TITLES
1984 M.D.  cum laude, Kanazawa University School of Medicine
1992 Ph.D. (Dr. of Medical Science), Osaka University
(Thesis: Gene functions of HPV 16 E6-E7 in development of cervical cancer)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
2016-Present Chief Professor of Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
2013-2016 Professor in Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
2009-2013 Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gtynecology, Kanazawa
Medical University
1999- 2009 Associate Professor in Health Development Nursing,
Health Science, Graduate School of Medical Science,
Kanazawa University.
1995-1999 Assistant Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kanazawa University Hospital
1993-1995 Post-doctorial Research Fellow, in Tumour Virus Group of
Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cambridge, UK.
1992-1993 Medical Doctor in Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suita
Municipal Hospital
1988-1992 Graduate School Student in Tumor Virology, Institute for
Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
1987-1988 Medical doctor in Dept of Gynecology, Research Institute
for Microbial Diseases Hospital
1986-1987 Medical Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University

1983-1986 Medical doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital

Kiyoko Kato
Japan

Kiyoko Kato, M. D., Ph. D
CURRENT POSITION
Professor,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ,
Graduate School of Medical Science,
Kyushu University, Japan

POSITIONS
1986-1989: Medical Doctor of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Kyushu University (Japan)
1989-1992: Research fellow of La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation(USA)
1992-2009: Medical doctor in Medical Insitute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
1992-1998: Assistant Professor
1998-2009: Associate Professor (lectuler)
2009-2012:Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University (Prof. Satoru Takeda)
2012-present: Professor,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University(Japan)
2015-present vice dean of Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University (Japan)

OTHER POSITIONS
vice Chairpserson of the Executive Board of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology(JSOG)
vice President of The Japan Society for Menopause and Women’s Health(LMWH)
:Editor in Chief of “Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research (JOGR)”

Basic Science Track

Tohru Kiyono
Japan

1984 Nagoya University School of Medicine,
1965-2002 Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute (1996-1998 Denise Galloway's lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
2002-2020 Chief, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo.
2020- Project leader, Project for Prevention of HPV-related Cancer, Exploratory Oncology Research and Clinical Trial Center, National Cancer Center, Chiba

Margaret Stanley
United Kingdom

Margaret Stanley is Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology in the University of Cambridge
and Honorary Fellow of Christs College, Cambridge. She has a lifetime award
for contribution to research on cervical cancer and cervical precancers from the American
Society for Colposcopy and Cytopathology (ASCCP) and a lifetime award for achievement
from the IPVS.

John Doorbar
United Kingdom

John Doorbar is Professor of Viral Pathogenesis in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge, having worked previously at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. He obtained his PhD in Cancer Studies at Birmingham, and his first degree in Genetics & Microbiology at the University of Leeds. He has devoted much of his career to understanding how the human papillomavirus life cycle is organised, and how interactions between the virus and the infected epithelial cells drive the development of neoplasia and cancer. His current research addresses the mechanisms of lesion formation and regression, and the way that human papillomaviruses modulate epithelial homeostasis to facilitate virus persistence. His research group is focusing on the biology of the cervical transformation zone, and the molecular and cellular processes that make this particular epithelial site vulnerable to HPV infection and neoplastic progression.

Clinical Science Track

Kei Kawana
Japan

1987-1993 Faculty of Medicine, Tohoku University. Awarded the degree of BS (M.D.)
1993-1996 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo as a medical resident.
1996-1998 Division of Molecular genetics, National Institute of Infectious Diseases as a research resident (Prof. Tadahito Kanda Lab). Awarded PhD
2003-2005 Post-doc fellow, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
2005-2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2013-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2016.9-present Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nihon University School of Medicine

Anna-Barbara Moscicki
USA

Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, Division Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.
Associate Executive Chair for Clinical Research, and Chair, Clinical Trials Committee for Pediatrics

Mayumi Nakagawa
USA

Mayumi Nakagawa, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, U.S.A where she studied structure-function relationships of Class I Major Histocompatibility Complex. She completed her residency training in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco where she began her studies of cell-mediated immunity against HPV. After joining the faculty at University of Arkansas for Medical Science in 2004, Dr. Nakagawa continued her research pursuits in the area of HPV immunology and continued to provide patient care as an Attending Physician for the Transfusion Medicine service in the Department of Pathology. In her research laboratory, her team discovered that patients naturally infected with HPV do better when they can mount T-lymphocyte responses against HPV 16 E6 protein. This discovery led to the design of a therapeutic vaccine for treating patients with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. A Phase I clinical trial demonstrated safety, and the Phase II clinical trial is expected to reach its primary endpoint in August 2022. Currently, Dr. Nakagawa is a Professor of Pathology, a Co-Leader of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, and a Drs. Mae and Anderson Nettleship Endowed Chair in Oncologic Pathology.

Joakim Dillner
Sweden

Public Health, Epidemiology & Implementation Science Track

Sharon Hanley
Japan

Eduardo Franco
Canada

Eduardo Franco, is James McGill Professor and Chairman, Department of Oncology, and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal. Since 1985, he has conducted epidemiologic research on the causes of cancer and on the means to prevent this disease or to improve patient survival. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Medicine (2013-22), Senior Editor of eLife (2012-pres), and incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (from 2023). He is Officer of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Ann Burchell
Canada

Dr. Ann Burchell is Research Director at the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Scientist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. She is a Canada Research Chair in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention. She holds degrees in epidemiology from the University of Toronto (MSc) and McGill University (PhD) and has academic appointments as Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University; and Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Medicine, Toronto.

Dr. Burchell’s research program focuses on the epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Its goal is to generate evidence for effective and practical strategies to prevent STIs and STI-related cancers in high-risk populations, including people living with or at risk for HIV.

She has extensive methodological experience in the design and implementation of: observational longitudinal studies with primary and secondary data; sexual behaviour and health-access questionnaires; natural history studies using laboratory markers of infection; and pragmatic randomized trials for HPV prevention and improved screening for syphilis, cervical and anal cancer. She currently holds a Foundation Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Laia Alemany
Spain

Laia Alemany holds a Medicine degree (University of Barcelona-UB, 2000), a speciality in Preventive Medicine and Public Health (Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, 2005), a Master in Epidemiology and Public Health (Pompeu Fabra University-UPF, 2005), and a Master in Molecular Oncology (Spanish National Cancer Research Center-CNIO, 2017).
After her training at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in preventive medicine, in 2005 she received a fellowship from the Spanish Association of Vaccines-AEV to perform a half-year stay at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Argentina working on surveillance of immunopreventable diseases. After that, in 2006 she joined the Consorci d’Atenció Primària de Salut Barcelona Esquerra, where her main task was giving support to research, educational and management activities.
In 2007, she joined the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program (PREC) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO/IDIBELL), where she carried out her research into the causal relationship of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and anogenital and head and neck cancers. Her main activity was the coordination and participation in research activities within an international study on HPV and related cancers, involving more than 20,000 cancer samples recruited and analysed.
Based on this project, in 2016 she obtained her PhD with the thesis entitled ``Human Papillomavirus DNA Prevalence and Type-Specific Distribution in Invasive Cancers of the Cervix, Vulva, Vagina, Anus, Penis and Head-Neck``, which was awarded by the University of Barcelona and the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain. As part of her PhD program, in 2013 she stayed 3 months at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ, Heidelberg) supported by a scholarship from the Spanish Association Against Cancer-AECC.
Since 2016 she is Head of the Unit of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics in Infections and Cancer (UNIC EMG) and in 2018 she became Head of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme (PREC) and Research Team Head in CIBERESP (Institute of Health Carlos III-ISCIII), a network of multidisciplinary research teams from different institutions and universities working in epidemiology and public health.
Her current research topic is on endometrial and ovarian cancer prevention, anal cancer prevention; and particularly, the natural history from oral HPV infection to head and neck cancers, with a special focus on epidemiology and prevention.

Susanne Krüger Kjaer
Denmark

Susanne Krüger Kjaer is a medical doctor and professor in cancer epidemiology at Dept. of Gynecology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen and the Danish Cancer Society. The research is focused on gynecological cancer. She is heading a group working on early detection and prevention of cancer by identification of lifestyle, socioeconomic, and genetic risk factors, and biomarkers to prevent cancer development and improve survival from cancer. The main part of the research falls within molecular biological epidemiology with most of the studies being multidisciplinary. She has established large population-based cohorts with collection of information on lifestyle factors as well as biological samples.
Dr. Kjaer has authored/co-authored more than 650 scientific papers

Basic Science Workshop Track

Iwao Kukimoto
Japan

I was born in Kagoshima and grew up in Yokohama, Japan. I graduated from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo and received my PhD in Pharmacy in 1996. I then started working at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), where I stayed in the U.K. as a postdoctoral fellow from 2001 to 2003 to study the basic biology of chromatin remodeling factors. Since 2007, as a laboratory head of Pathogen Genomics Center at NIID, I have been working on basic scientific research on Human Papillomavirus (HPV). My research focuses on the genomics and evolution of HPV. Our lab is also responsible for quality control and lot release of HPV vaccines distributed in Japan.

Nagayasu Egawa
United Kingdom

M.D., PhD.,
Research Associate,
Department of Pathology,
University of Cambridge

Thomas Broker
USA

Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama

Clinical Science Workshop Track

Etsuko Miyagi
Japan

2022-Present Director, Yokohama City University Next Generation Clinical Research Center
2017-Present Chief Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine
2015-Present Director of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yokohama City University Hospital
2014-2017 Professor of Department of Oncology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine
2008-2014 Director of Cancer Chemotherapy Center, Yokohama City University Hospital
2005-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine
2001-2005 Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine
1999-2001 Medical Staff, Department of Gynecology, Kanagawa Cancer Center

1995 Ph.D., Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine
1988 M.D., Yokohama City University School of Medicine

Board Certifications in Professional Societies
1995 Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1995 Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology
2007 Japanese Society of Gynecological Oncology

Joel Palefsky
USA

M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P.(C). Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. His interests include the molecular biology, treatment, pathogenesis and natural history of anogenital human papillomavirus infections, particularly in the setting of HIV infection. He is the director of the world's first clinic devoted to prevention of anal cancer, the Anal Neoplasia Clinic Research and Education Center at the UCSF Cancer Center. He is the chair of the Anal Cancer /HSIL Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Study, a national multi-site NIH study designed to determine whether treatment of anal cancer precursor lesions prevents the development of anal cancer. He is the founder and past president of the International Anal Neoplasia Society and is the past president of the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS). He continues to serve on the board of IPVS and leads the IPVS International HPV Awareness Day Campaign.

Public Health Workshop Track

Yutaka Ueda
Japan

YUTAKA UEDA

Title MD., Ph.D.
Position Associate Prof.
Name of laboratory Oncology and Pathology Section
Name of department Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Name of institute Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Field of specialty Gynecologic oncology
E-mail address ZVF03563@nifty.ne.jp
Date of birth 7/16/1970
Phone number +81-66879-3351

Brief academic background

1996-MD. (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)
2005-Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)

Brief business background

1996 - 1997 Junior Resident Physician (Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, JAPAN)
1997 - 1999 Resident Physician (Izumiotsu Municipal Hospital, Osaka, JAPAN)
1999 - 2001 Research Fellow (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)
2001 - 2002 Senior Resident Physician (Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, JAPAN)
2002 - 2005 Assistant Prof. (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)
2005 - 2006 NIH Visiting Fellow (Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis, NCI)
2007/1 - 2007/8 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow at NIH
2007/9 - 2018/3 Assistant Prof. (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)
2018/4 - present Associate Prof. (Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN)

Licenses and Certifications

-Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist (Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
-Board Certified Trainer of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
-Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist (Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
-Board Certified Trainer of Gynecologic Oncology (Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
-General Clinical Oncologist (Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy)
- Board Certified Physician for Public Health and Social Medicine (Japan Board of Public Health and Social Medicine)
- Board Certified Supervisory Physician for Public Health and Social Medicine (Japan Board of Public Health and Social Medicine)
-Clinical Instructor (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan)

Reward

-Best Presentation Award (The 48th Annual Congress of Japan Society of Clinical Oncology)
-Best Presentation Award (The 49th Annual Congress of Japan Society of Clinical Oncology)
-Best Presentation Award (The 32th Annual Congress of Japan Society of Endometriosis)
-Paper of the Year 2015: Journal of Epidemiology
-The 7th Foundation Award (Japanese Foundation for Sexual Health Medicine)
-The 20th Foundation Award (Kanzawa Medical Research Foundation)
-The 6th Foundation Award (Preventive Medicine in Healthcare)

Aimee Kreimer
USA

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
US National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Staci Sudenga
USA

Dr. Staci Sudenga is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Sudenga’s research focuses on infections and cancer, the natural history of infections, and the synergy between infections. Her goal as a molecular epidemiologist is to conduct research in clinical cohort studies in order to identify biomarkers that increase the risk for cancer that can be translated into primary prevention efforts, early diagnosis, or treatment. Dr. Sudenga has several funded projects focused on early detection and biomarkers related to anal cancer.

CJ Chen
Taiwan

Talía Malagón
Canada

Dr. Talía Malagón is an epidemiologist, mathematical modeller, and academic associate in the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University. Her research projects include understanding the predictors of human papillomavirus transmission between sexual partners, risk factors for cervical precancer, and decision modeling to evaluate the balance of screening harms and benefits of cervical cancer screening, and health inequalities in cancer incidence and cancer care pathways. Dr. Malagón is a member of the McGill Department of Oncology COVID-19 and Cancer Program, whose goal is to generate evidence to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related services across its network and inform decision-making for the resumption and improvement of cancer-related services. Dr. Malagón has a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Université Laval (2016). She teaches graduate-level and resident courses in cancer epidemiology in the Departments of Oncology and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. She is a senior editor of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (2022-), a reviewing editor at eLife (2020-), and a Board member of the International Papillomavirus Society.

Early Career Researcher Program

Takeo Shibata
Japan

Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kanazawa Medical University

Dorothy Machalek
Australia

Dr Machalek is an epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) and covers a wide range of projects. This includes developing and implementing public health surveillance systems in Australia and internationally and evaluating vaccination and screening strategies for preventing HPV and related diseases. Since 2014, Dr Machalek has led the development and implementation of a National HPV Monitoring Program that is evaluating the long-term impact of Australia’s HPV vaccination program on HPV infections in Australia. She is also an investigator on a world-first project that is measuring the impact of reduced HPV vaccine dose schedules in South African adolescent girls.

Khoo Su Pei
Malaysia

KHOO SU PEI
PhD Candidate
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya
ROSE Foundation
khoosupei@um.edu.my; hepy928@gmail.com
Biography
Su Pei Khoo graduated from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia with a bachelor’s degree in
pharmacy. She is a fully fledged pharmacist under the Ministry of Health before
embarking her postgraduate training at the Universiti Malaya. Her postgraduate
research serves to address the three pillars of cervical cancer elimination set out by
WHO in the Malaysian setting. This includes modelling the impact of HPV vaccination
in the population, improving cervical screening coverage via self-sampling HPV
testing, refining the clinical pathway of an abnormal screen and addressing the stigma
related to cervical screening areas. She was awarded the Global Student Ambassador
under the This is Public Health (TIPH) Global Grant Programme by the Global Network
for Academy of Public Health to raise awareness on cervical cancer prevention in
Malaysia. Other than her research projects, she is currently involved in the operations
of Program ROSE under the ROSE Foundation.

Shangying Hu
China

Talía Malagón
Canada

Dr. Talía Malagón is an epidemiologist, mathematical modeller, and academic associate in the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University. Her research projects include understanding the predictors of human papillomavirus transmission between sexual partners, risk factors for cervical precancer, and decision modeling to evaluate the balance of screening harms and benefits of cervical cancer screening, and health inequalities in cancer incidence and cancer care pathways. Dr. Malagón is a member of the McGill Department of Oncology COVID-19 and Cancer Program, whose goal is to generate evidence to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related services across its network and inform decision-making for the resumption and improvement of cancer-related services. Dr. Malagón has a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Université Laval (2016). She teaches graduate-level and resident courses in cancer epidemiology in the Departments of Oncology and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. She is a senior editor of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (2022-), a reviewing editor at eLife (2020-), and a Board member of the International Papillomavirus Society.

Hawa Camara
Papua New Guinea

Sofia Tsiapakidou
Greece

Sofia Tsiapakidou - Greece Short CV Current Executive Member of ENTOG (European Network of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology), European representative of WATOG (World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynecology), National Representative of the Hellenic Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A 5-th year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with Head of Department Professor Grigoris Grimbizis. Since 2017 is a Ph.D. candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Medicine, Surgical Sector in Benign Gynecology – Urogynecology and has publications in international and national journals as she has participated in clinical trials. During her carrier has been funded and attended several international short-term fellowships in famous international centers. Loves traveling and tasting international cuisines. She speaks five languages. She is married and a mother of a two-year girl.

Andreia Albuquerque
Portugal

Affiliation: Research group CI-IPOP@RISE, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto (IPO-Porto) Portugal and Fernando Pessoa Teaching Hospital, Portugal.

Andreia Albuquerque MD PhD, is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with a special interest on early detection and anal cancer prevention.

She has developed an Anal Neoplasia Clinic in Portugal (Porto) and also worked as a Researcher and Honorary Consultant at the Homerton Anal Neoplasia Service (London) and as a Senior Fellow and Locum Consultant at St. James's University Hospital (Leeds).

In 2019, she completed a PhD on anal precancerous lesions, focusing on biomarkers and epidemiology. She has more than 70 papers published in peer-review journals. She is currently a member of the research group CI-IPOP@RISE, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto (IPO-Porto), Portugal.

She has served as an International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS) Board of Directors member and as a Co-chair of the IANS Spanish-Portuguese Task Force. She is an Affiliate Board member of the International Papillomavirus Society, a member of IPVS Early Career Working Group and a member of IPVS Social Media Task Force.

Dipanwita Banerjee
India

I am a Gynaecological Oncologist by profession and presently attached with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, one of the premier institute of clinical health care in India. I have more than 30 publications in HPV related cancers with special focus on cervical pre cancers and cancer. I have worked as a Principal Investigator of various community based cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination projects and presented my original work in various national and international conferences including UICC world congress, 2014, and FIGO world congress, 2015. I am the former principal investigator of the indigenous HPV vaccine trial developed by Serum Institute of India which is soon going to be introduced in commercial market. I am a IFCPC IARC certified colposcopist and also a trainer for their distance learning course on cervical cancer prevention. I have attended IARC summer school on Epidemiology and Cancer Research course in Lyon, France. I have also worked as a United Nation consultant and provided technical assistance in developing nation-wide cervical cancer screening guideline and setting up colposcopy clinic in various countries.

Matthew Ferreira
Brazil

Matthew is native to Rhode Island (USA). He received his Bachelor's degree with honors in Biology at Texas State University (USA) where he defended a thesis demonstrating the use of LEGOs as a teaching tool for biology courses. He then defended his Master's and Doctoral degrees, in Portuguese, at the University of São Paulo in the field of tumor metabolism. Currently carrying out his post-doctoral research in Brazil, Matthew broadened his horizons to investigate genetic variants of HPV-16 in men and their epidemiological implications and is a member of the IPVS community as an Early Career Researcher.

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