What’s the hype about HPV? Recognizing HPV infections that affect the oral region - Columbus

  • Fri, May 03, 2019 | 12:00 PM - Fri, May 03, 2019 | 2:00 PM
  • Location: Green Island Country Club - Columbus
  • Address: 6501 Standing Boy Road, Columbus, GA
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  • Contact: Scott Piper
  • Email: scottp@gadental.org
  • How to find us: Green Island Country Club
  • Website: gadental.org
  • Phone: 404-636-7553 x128

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Friday, May 3
Noon - 2 pm
Green Island Country Club
6501 Standing Boy Road
Columbus, GA 31904

Presenter: Susan Muller, DMD, MS
Professor Emeritus, Emory University
Atlanta Oral Pathology

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that at least 50% of sexually active men and women will acquire genital HPV infection in their lifetime. “Low-risk” HPV types cause genital warts, while “high-risk” HPV types can cause cancer.  High-risk HPV types are linked to cervical cancer and other anogenital cancers.  Oropharyngeal cancer, one of the few cancers that have increased in incidence in the US, is associated with “high-risk” HPV.

This lecture will describe HPV infections, the natural history of the infection and which HPV - associated lesions are of most concern.  The presentation of oropharyngeal carcinoma will be discussed in great detail and will be contrasted with oral cavity cancer – specifically cancers that arise on the lateral border of the tongue. Risk factors for HPV-related cancers and review of the current HPV vaccines available will be reviewed.  The role of oral health care providers in screening for these cancers will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Understand the role of HPV and oropharyngeal carcinoma
  2. Understand the important distinction between cancer that occurs in the oral cavity and oropharynx
  3. Know the various HPV vaccines available
  4. Understand the limitation of screening tests for oropharyngeal carcinoma

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