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Presentation


Background

Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and is caused by human papillomavirus infections. Yet there are a number of effective preventive strategies available today to protect women and prevent disease progression, but they remain unfamiliar to most women. At present the greatest challenge to accelerate implementation of cervical cancer prevention programs, to ensure high coverage and to achieve high participation of women is to inform and educate health professionals, women and the public at large, about the disease and its causes, as well as the benefits of vaccination, screening and preventive health care.

Purpose

The purpose of the education conference is to provide updated information on cervical cancer prevention strategies to health professionals working at scientific societies, patient associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutions, health communication specialists and media representatives, that have direct or indirect contact with patients and the public at large, and are presently interested in actively supporting health education initiatives, campaigns or programs on cancer prevention.

The specific conference objectives are:

  • Provide relevant information about the level of knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer among general public, health professionals including primary care givers, and government officials Identify and discuss remaining challenges for universal and equitable cervical cancer prevention

  • Elaborate on messages and campaigns that improve communication and increase awareness of HPV related diseases and preventive measures among women, with reports about media events

  • To launch a new international initiative to open new avenues for public health education with information tools to educate women and mobilize patient organizations

  • Exchange of ideas in round-table discussions, providing examples of efforts, campaigns and programs in Europe and elsewhere, that are tackling the equity and access issues

Target Audience

Health professionals working at scientific societies, patient associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations, research institutions and media representatives