IPVS Human Papillomavirus Related Anogenital Diseases Course for Clinicians (IPVS PACC)
Monday, 11th November 2024 (full day) lectures
Tuesday, 12th November 2024 (half day) hands-on
*See registration information below
Andreia Albuquerque MD PhD Consultant Gastroenterologist, Porto, Portugal
Kimon Chatzistamatiou MD PhD Obstetrician – Gynecologist, Thessaloniki, Greece
The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is the global authority in Papillomaviruses with the mission to advance knowledge on human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases. The dissemination of knowledge on the clinical aspects of HPV infection can enhance better patient care and is part of the IPVS’s longstanding goals.
IPVS is organizing its first edition of a clinical Course on anogenital HPV-related diseases called Human Papillomavirus related Anogenital diseases Course for Clinicians (PACC), that will be a part of the 36th International Papillomavirus Conference (IPVC 2024) in Edinburgh, UK. This Course aims to provide clinicians with the best skills set for their daily clinical practice, with the opportunity to engage and learn from Clinical experts in this field.
This Course is divided into four anatomic modules: cervix, vulva/vagina, anus/perianus and penis: it covers the anatomy, epidemiology, screening and treatment of all the anogenital HPV-related diseases. It is designed for clinicians, with very practical sessions and with case-based discussions. This structure sets the difference from the IPVS Conference Clinical Workshop.
It will include a first full day of presentations regarding the four distinct anatomic modules, and a second half day (optional) of hands-on training on high-resolution anoscopy (HRA) or Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone (LLETZ) by using workstations.
Clinicians working on anogenital HPV diseases. This Course will be of interest to both Fellows and Senior Physicians, including gynecologists, surgeons, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, oncologists, pathologists and sexual health physicians, among others.
This course has been designed to provide clinicians with updated clinical information on anogenital HPV diseases and to help improve their knowledge and practical skills related to patient care.
The educational objectives of this Course are:
- To describe anatomy and histological classification of HPV related lesions in the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, perianal region and penis
- To discuss the epidemiology of anogenital HPV-associated diseases, namely incidence, prevalence, mortality and high-risk groups for precancer and cancer
- To describe the available screening options, when recommended for anogenital precancerous lesions
- To discuss prevention strategies and the role of prophylactic HPV vaccines
- To describe treatment options for anogenital precancerous lesions
- To discuss the current recommendations for screening and treatment in each of the anogenital locations
- To describe cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal and penile cancer diagnosis, stagging and treatment
Monday, 11th of November: 8 hours
8:30–18:30 (including a total of 2 hours of breaks)
Click HERE to see the course breakdown.
Tuesday, 12th of November (optional): 4 hours
Practical hands-on courses: HRA or LLETZ
The educational objectives for the HRA hands-on are:
- How to set up an anal cancer screening clinic: equipment, material, patients and medical records
- To understand the principles and to perform an appropriate digital anorectal examination
- To perform sampling for anal cytology and /or HPVDNA testing?
- To understand how to perform a high-resolution anoscopy and obtain anal biopsies
- Basic principles on anal precancerous lesions treatment
The educational objectives for the LLETZ hands-on:
- To get familiarized with the tools used for this procedure
- To learn how to set up the equipment (hardware, tools, settings)
- To understand the rationale behind the procedure
- To learn the consecutive steps of the technique
- To apply the technique on specimens used for training
- To learn how to avoid complications and how to treat them when they occur
REGISTRATION (Opening Soon)
This is an in person only course, available for IPVS members and non-members. The option to register only for the Course and not for the IPVS conference is available, although will be more expensive.
There is no limit to the number of the participants for the Course on the 11th of November. For the hands-on part on the 12th of November, registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and is limited to 25 participants. Only participants who are registered and have completed the 1st day of the Course will be allowed to register for the hands-on part.
*THE COURSE OR THE HANDS-ON ATTENDANCE DOES NOT LICENSE OR CERTIFY THE PARTICIPANTS TO CONDUCT ANY OF THE CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS DESCRIBED.
REGISTRATION FEES (in £)
|Add-On to the Conference Registration
|Fee for HIC and UMIC: Clinical Course Lecture Only
|Fee for HIC and UMIC: Clinical Course Lecture + Hands-On Workshop
|Reduced Fee for LLMIC, ECR, Students, AHP: Clinical Course Lecture Only
|Reduced Fee for LLMIC, ECR, Students, AHP: Clinical Course Lecture + Hands-On Workshop