HPV & Cancer Conference

Ankeny, IA US
May 16, 2017


  • Free: Iowa Cancer Consortium Members
  • Late Registration (After May 7th): $30.00
  • Non-Member Registration: $25.00
  • Speaker Registration: Registration code required
  • Student Registration: $10.00

To register, please visit the meeting website.  If you have questions, please contact the Iowa Cancer Consortium at staff@canceriowa.org or 319-384-1741.

***DMU faculty, staff, and students are able to attend at no cost. To register, please contact the CME office at cme@dmu.edu or 515-271-1596 by Friday, May 12.

Target Audience

All interested health professionals. 


The HPV & Cancer Conference focuses on increasing HPV vaccination rates in Iowa by educating and encouraging strategies related to provider recommendation, cancers associated with the virus, policy, and best practices. The conference will bring together leaders from healthcare, public health and non-profit sectors to discuss best practices and resources available while encouraging collaboration among attendees. 


  • Provider Recommendation
  • Policy
  • Health Disparities
  • Tools & Resources
  • Cancer Screening & Co-testing
  • Survivor Stories

***Special feature: the National HPV Roundtable will be in attendance throughout the day and has asked Iowa HPV Workgroup members to attend a special listening session following the HPV Conference from 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm at the FFA Enrichment Center. The session will include an opportunity to learn more about the Roundtable and share ideas for how they can support work in Iowa.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the need for HPV Vaccination in Iowa and how Iowa compares nationally in regards to vaccination rates.
  • Share resources and tools available to increase HPV awareness and vaccination uptake.
  • Engage new and existing partners to share best-practices related to HPV community and clinical outreach showcasing statewide efforts to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine.


TimePresentation Title and Speaker
8:30 amRegistration
9 am

Welcome and HPV 101 

Debbie Saslow, PhD, Senior Director, HPV Related and Women’s Cancers, American Cancer Society

9:30 am

Keynote – Our Legacy: Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics/Division of Emergency Medicine Children’s Mercy Kansas City Professor of Pediatrics UMKC School of Medicine

10:30 am

Survivor Stories

Jon Scharingson, Cancer Survivor

10:45 amBreak
11 amHPV Associated Cancers Panel
  • Becky Parrish, DNP, WHNP-BC, Clinical Policy Coordinator, Family Planning Council of Iowa
  • Joseph Freund, MD, Family Physician UCS Healthcare
  • Shane Gailushas, MD, Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose and Throat Mercy, Cedar Rapids
12 pm Lunch
1 pm

Nurses: A Key to HPV Vaccination

  • Randi Belling, RN, Clinic Lead, Mercy Waukee Pediatrics
  • Tiffany Smith, RN, Mercy ACO Pediatrics Health Coach
  • Paige Grochala RN, Clinical Supervisor, Mercy East Pediatrics
  • Annette Owenson, RN, Nurse, UnityPoint Pediatrics, Walnut Creek

HPV Vaccine Policy

Noah Tabor, Iowa Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network    

HPV Vaccination Tools You Can Use

Jennifer Nkonga, MS, Director, HPV Vaccination Roundtable, Health Systems and Provider Engagement

1:45 pmBreak
2 pmHPV Vaccination in Pharmacies
  • William Doucette, PhD, Professor and Head, Health Services Research Division, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Kelly Kent, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, Director of Clinical Operations, Towncrest Pharmacy

HPV Vaccination Among the LGBTQ Populations

  • Annie-Laurie McRee, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Deputy Director, Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center University of Minnesota
  • Paul Gilbert, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, Director of Training, Prevention Research Center, University of Iowa

HPV Vaccination Tools You Can Use

Jennifer Nkonga, MS, Director, HPV Vaccination Roundtable, Health Systems and Provider Engagement

2:45 pmBreak
3 pmVideo
3:30 pmAdjourn


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/16/2017 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/16/2017 - 3:30pm CDT
FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States
+1 (515) 289-4444

Hotel Block

Rooms have been reserved May 15th for conference participants arriving early.

Fairfield Inn & Suites - Ankeny
215 NE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA 50021

To receive the negotiated rate of $108.00, make your reservation under The Iowa Cancer Consortium block at 515-965-8100, prior to April 15, 2017.



FFA Enrichment Center
adjoining the DMACC Ankeny Campus
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

From Interstate 35 (I-35)

  • Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
  • Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
  • If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
  • If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
  • After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
  • Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
  • Turn right on SW Campus Court

From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines

  • Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
  • Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
  • Turn right on Oralabor Road.
  • Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd. 
  • Turn left on SW Campus Court


Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Cancer Consortium. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 AOA Category 2­A
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 4.50 IBON


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