Welcome to IPVC 2023

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the Board of the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS), we are very pleased to invite you to participate in the 35th International Papillomavirus Conference & Basic Science, Clinical Research and Public Health Workshops (IPVC 2023) which will take place on March 27-31, 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.

We are very much hoping this will be a face-to-face meeting. This will provide the opportunity to meet with colleagues again, but also to experience the flavour of the Japanese culture from the ancient city of Kyoto, particularly as the last meeting in Japan was in 1984.

We are very excited to organise this conference in Japan, especially as Japan moves forwards to reintroducing HPV vaccination and considers a change from cytology to HPV cervical screening.

The theme of the conference is “Coming Together for HPV Elimination”. In line with the IPVS mission of addressing the most recent advances across the spectrum of PV research, conference topics will include:

  • Expanding scientific knowledge to benefit the whole community
  • Prevention of HPV infection and their associated diseases and cancers especially cervical cancer
  • The epidemiology and molecular biology of PVs
  • Animal models for the study of papillomavirus disease
  • Basic immunology and pathogenesis of PVs
  • Therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines
  • Changes in screening and HPV vaccination in Japan

With the overarching theme “Translation of research, new discoveries and education into clinical practice and public health to eliminate HPV and related diseases globally”, conference participants will hear about the latest research findings, scientific news, best practice updates and get opportunities for educational and networking exchanges.

The conference will be structured around 3 main tracks: Basic science, Clinical Research and Public Health, Epidemiology, & Implementation Science. The Scientific Committee is working hard to assemble an excellent line-up of speakers across workshops, keynote and plenary lectures but you can also expect to hear about the latest research results with the oral and poster sessions covering papillomavirus (PV)-related topics from basic science to global health impact.

Kyoto is one of the oldest towns in Japan, where many old Japanese cultures are still preserved. You will definitely enjoy walking around and discovering the beautiful temples during cherry blossom season. The Networking Events Committee is also developing an exciting social events program.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto!

Yours Sincerely,

Suzanne Garland, IPVC 2023 Co-Chair
AO, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, FRANZCOG Ad Eundem, FAChSHM, FASM, FFSc(RCPA), FACOG Hons

Toshiyuki Sasagawa, IPVC 2023 Co-Chair
MD/PhD

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