HPV and Head and Neck Cancer
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.
Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.
- Understand the epidemiology of HPV infection of the upper aerodigestive tract and relationship to head and neck cancer.
- Understand the differences in behavior of HPV-related oropharynx cancer compared to carcinogen-related head and neck cancer.
- Know the most common approaches to treatment of oropharynx cancer.
- Know the current recommendations for vaccination against HPV.
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.
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A