Get up to date information on the current state of HPV Vaccination in the US and Alaska. Learn about the reasoning behind the push for vaccinating at age 9-10, and the impact the HPV vaccination has had on cervical cancer rates since its start in 2006. Also get insight into best practices for vaccine recommendation and how to overcome barriers to reach your population.
About Dr. Saslow: Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., is the Managing Director of HPV & GYN Cancers at the American Cancer Society. Since 1997, Dr. Saslow has served as the ACS subject matter expert for HPV-related cancers including cervical cancer. She provides strategic direction and evidenced-based guidance to the organization on the implementation of HPV cancer-related activities and is responsible for developing and updating ACS guidelines for cervical cancer screening and for HPV vaccination. Dr. Saslow also has served as the Vice-Chair of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable since its inception in 2014.
About Dr. Banks: Chelsea Banks, MD is a board-certified general pediatrician working in Anchorage, AK at Alaska Center for Pediatrics. She attended medical school at Marshall University and completed her pediatric residency at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Banks is passionate about preventive medicine in primary care, especially the reduction of HPV-related cancers through vaccination.