HPV and Head and Neck Cancer

Des Moines, IA US
January 26, 2017

The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.

Intended Audience

Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the epidemiology of HPV infection of the upper aerodigestive tract and relationship to head and neck cancer.
  2. Understand the differences in behavior of HPV-related oropharynx cancer compared to carcinogen-related head and neck cancer.
  3. Know the most common approaches to treatment of oropharynx cancer.
  4. Know the current recommendations for vaccination against HPV.

Case Moderator


Steven M. Sperry, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Dr. Sperry indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Continuing Education Credit

DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/26/2017 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/26/2017 - 8:00am CST
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
East Conference Room #7
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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