IPVC 2021 workshops will focus on this year’s theme, “Research and education for HPV elimination”. They will provide state-of-the-art knowledge on all papillomavirus (PV)-related topics, from basic science to global health impact.

Workshops will be run by and have speakers who are worldwide leaders in the field. They will provide a unique forum for education and discussion, for the full spectrum of professional audiences – junior through senior researchers; basic scientists, clinicians and public health investigators.

At IPVC 2021, the pre-conference workshops will be made up of two parts. The first day will start with an interdisciplinary workshop, consisting of a series of talks covering key aspects of basic science, clinical and public health, with plenty of opportunities for discussion and audience interaction. Afterwards, attendees will be able to join one of the three tracks – Basic Science, Clinical Science or Public Health, Epidemiology and Implementation Science – where specific topics of contemporary interest will be covered. A particular emphasis will be given to discussion on controversial areas of research and on experiences across different populations. In all sessions, audience interaction will be prioritized.

Although workshops stand alone as an educational and scientific activity, they are designed to provide the necessary scientific background to follow the main conference, where the latest knowledge in research will be presented. For junior scientists, the workshops will help them to be educated on both the basics and cutting-edge knowledge of papillomavirus biology, epidemiology, and prevention and control of papillomavirus infection and disease.

IPVC 2021 workshops will be a unique way to connect across the fields, and attendees will enjoy PV research from different perspectives and participate in wider scientific discussions.



Basic Science

  • Molecular basis of antivirals for HPV
  • Genome Structure and Gene Expression
  • Molecular Biology of Disease
  • Virus entry and trafficking
  • Replication

Clinical Research

  • Update on epidemiology of HPV-related cancer and pre-cancer
  • Emerging approaches to immunotherapy of precancer and cancer
  • Diagnosis and management of HPV-related disease in the immunocompromised patient
  • Emerging concepts in pathogenesis and diagnosis of HPV-related cancer and pre-cancer
  • HPV prophylactic vaccination update

Public Health, Epidemiology and Implementation Science

Putting back the elimination of cervical cancer when most affected countries from covid are also the most affected countries by cervical cancer will need aspiration, innovation, sound implementation. And with poor economies, good decisions, and letting no one behind remains of utmost importance and a significant challenge. Join us as a panel. Debates and sound science are critical in the advancement of cervical cancer prevention and control.