HPV Awareness Program

HPV Awareness Program

Throughout the world, awareness and understanding of HPV and its connection to cancer is unacceptably low. Alongside advances in science, raising awareness and understanding of HPV is essential to our mission of preventing HPV-related disease.

To strengthen the connection and dialogue between HPV science and advocacy, IPVC 2024 features an excellent HPV Awareness Program in which experts and thought leaders from around the world will share knowledge and insights on various HPV awareness-related topics. Don’t miss the opportunity to join some of these sessions. You will be inspired.

Tuesday, November 12, 2024 – Friday, November 15, 2024

Here is an overview of the full HPV Awareness Program at IPVC 2024.  For more information on the different sessions, scroll down and click on the sections to learn more. Please note the information might be subject to change.

INTRODUCTION TO THE HPV AWARENESS PROGRAM AT IPVC 2024

Tuesday, 12 November | 09:00 – 09:30 GMT

More information coming soon.

GENDER-NEUTRAL HPV VACCINATION POLICY: INCREASING AWARENESS, IMPROVING UPTAKE (ECO Symposium)

Thursday, 14 November | 16:00 – 17:30 GMT

Gender-neutral HPV vaccination is being increasingly widely adopted globally, mainly in high-income countries. GNV remains controversial, especially for lower-income countries with very high rates of cervical cancer. With vaccine supply increasing and single-dose programmes changing cost-effectiveness calculations, it is time to look again at the case for gender-neutral vaccination on a global basis

A LIFE-COURSE APPROACH ON THE PERSPECTIVES FROM WOMEN AT RISK OF CERVICAL CANCER

Friday, 15 November | 08:00 – 09:00 GMT

In alignment with WHO life-course approach to ensure healthy lives, that aims at providing a holistic view of people’s health and well-being at all ages, it is crucial to implement cervical cancer elimination plans (90%-70%-90%), with this continuum in mind, harnessing the understanding, views and challenges faced by girls and women to identify levers for change and shape the elimination programme for accelerated impact

  • HPV vaccine confidence
  • Time efficient models for healthy women
  • New HPV-testing and ablative treatment technologies
  • Community needs to support early-stage diagnosis

NAVIGATING HPV VACCINATION IMPLEMENTATION IN LMICS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM WEST AFRICA

Friday, 15 November | 09:10 – 10:40 GMT
  • Programmatic decision-making process and implementation challenges in HPV vaccine programmes implementation and sustainability
  • Challenges and successes associated with the implementation of HPV vaccination in Francophone West Africa
  • Incorporation of gender-neutral vaccination in populations with a heightened burden of HPV-related disease
  • Spotlight real world public health interventions that facilitate HPV vaccination uptake and the sustainability of such programs
  • Amplify the voices from the Global South to share invaluable expertise

COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE

Wednesday, 13 November | 11:10 – 12:10 GMT
  • Why does communication matter?
  • What needs to be communicated?
  • Who do women trust?
  • Cultural influence on communication?
  • Healthcare practitioner awareness and communication competency
  • The role of community health workers in referral and follow up
  • Q&A

TALKING TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT HPV

Thursday, 14 November | 10:30 – 11:00 GMT

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ZUMBA DANCE CLASS

Thursday, 14 November | 07:00 – 07:30 GMT

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TAPPING INTO THE POWER OF LIVED EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, 13 November | 13:45 – 15:15 GMT
  • Using human stories to raise awareness – the International HPV Awareness Campaign
  • Ethical approaches to engagement of people with lived experience of HPV related cancer
  • Policy advocacy and personal testimony

INTERNATIONAL HPV AWARENESS CAMPAIGN 2024 REPORT

Thursday, 14 November | 08:00 – 09:00 GMT

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ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Thursday, 14 November | 11:00 – 12:30 GMT
  • Who are the underserved?
  • Barriers to vaccination in low-income settings
  • Critical success factors – case studies from SSA
  • Access to screening and treatment
  • The poverty of riches – white middle classes and vaccine hesitancy
  • Q&A

HARNESSING THE POWER OF REGIONAL AND COUNTRY PARTNERS FOR CERVICAL CANCER ELIMINATION

Wednesday,  13 November | 10:00 – 11:00 GMT
  • Profiling the Global HPV Consortium and our approach to convening and supporting country-based partners to drive locally developed regional and sub-national initiatives for cervical cancer elimination.
  • Showcase ACHA as a regional alliance galvanizing grassroots civil society organizations working with diverse communities across the African continent towards the common goals of cervical cancer elimination
  • Cervical Cancer Elimination Consortium in India: Profiling models for coalitions spearheaded by in-country organizations and experts, with collaboration and strategic guidance from the Global HPV Consortium.
  • Latin American perspective

IPVS COUNTRY AMBASSADORS WORKSHOP (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Wednesday, 13 November | 10:00 – 11:00 GMT

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MALES & HPV

Thursday, 14 November | 09:00 – 10:30 GMT
  • Male risk and prevalence
  • Gender neutral vaccination
  • Screening for head and neck cancer – state of the art
  • Anal cancer screening protocols
  • Engaging men as advocates
  • Q&A

Please note that the workshops for IPVC 2024 are included in the conference fee. No additional fee or pre-registration is required. 

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