Activity Chair

Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director of the Surgical/Subspecialist Children’s
Outcomes Research (SCORE) Fellowship
Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research
and Dissemination Science (ACCORDS)
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Consulting Fee: Pfizer
Advisory Board: Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi

Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD
Division of Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology,
and Infectious Diseases
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL

Consulting Fee: Merck Vaccines, MSD
Advisory Board: Merck Vaccines, MSD

Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP
President, Kentucky Pediatric/Adult Research
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
Bardstown, KY

Contracted Research: Merck


Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Vindico Medical Education Staff: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Compliance.

Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Amount: 1.5
Release Date: December 16, 2016
Expiration Date: December 16, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 90 minutes
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for participating in this activity.

Provider Statement

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Activity Description

This CME activity is based on a satellite symposium that took place in San Francisco, CA on October 23, 2016 titled "Effective HPV Immunization: It Takes a Series."

Statement of Educational Need

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for adolescents. Research has shown only 40% of US girls and 22% of boys aged 13 to 17 years receive all 3 doses of the vaccine. There are a number of reasons why vaccination rates are low, including lack of knowledge about HPV and discomfort talking about sexual activity. In this CME activity, leading experts will discuss the current recommended HPV immunization schedules, the clinical advances in vaccine development, and practical strategies for overcoming barriers to completion of the series. In addition, they will use role-play to simulate common discussions that they encounter with patients and parents and how to respond to their concerns.


Current State of HPV Infection and Vaccination
Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD

Clinical Advances in HPV Vaccination
Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP

Overcoming Barriers to Completion of the HPV Vaccination Series
Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Summarize the current state of HPV infection and associated risks.
  • Utilize prevention strategies that reflect recent clinical advances in HPV vaccination and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Employ strategies to overcome barriers that impede successful completion of the HPV vaccination series.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients eligible for HPV immunization.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view CME content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. Vindico Medical Education

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Activity ID 16112432. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/ Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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