2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases


On June 18, 2015, The University of Texas MD Anderson HPV Pilot Moon Shot, the MD Anderson Oropharynx Program with support through the Stiefel Oropharyngeal Research Fund, the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, the Office of Health Policy, and the Comprehensive Cancer Control Cervical Cancer Workgroup convened the Protecting Our Children: 2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases at the United Way of Greater Houston.
  • The goal of the 2015 Summit on HPV-Related Diseases is to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of HPV-associated cancers and improve the rates of HPV vaccination. This goal was accomplished by bringing together family practitioners, pediatricians, school principals and school nurses, physician assistants in pediatric settings, parent leaders of PTOs and PTAs, school and community health educators, nurse practitioners in pediatric settings, School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) representatives and community advocates to review and discuss the implementation of evidence-based best practices for HPV-associated disease prevention and treatment.

  • Topics included raising awareness of HPV-associated cancers and diseases prevention and screening, raising awareness of HPV vaccinations for adolescents, and identifying barriers and resources to help children receive needed HPV vaccines.

  • CME, CNE, CHES and CPE continuing education hours were also offered. Audio and video of the summit are posted online below.

Summit Presentation Videos (Slides with Audio) and Slides (PDF)

  • Introduction and Opening Address
    Introduction by Dr. Lois Ramondetta, Opening Address by Dr. DePinho
    video   Slides and audio (9:38)

  • Can Texas Lead the Nation to Protect Our Children From HPV Cancers?
  • Keynote Address: Protecting Our Communities with the HPV Vaccine: The Time to Act is Now
    Jason V. Terk, M.D., President, Texas Pediatric Society
    video   Slides and audio (32:54)
    Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Can Texas Lead the Nation to Protect Our Children from HPV Cancers?
    State Representative Dr. John Zerwas
    video   Audio (15:06)


  • Epidemic of HPV Cancers in Men: What Can We Do Now?
    Erich Sturgis, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    video   Slides and audio (18:01)
    Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • It’s Safe, Don’t Wait!: The New Nonavalent HPV Vaccine and Vaccine Safety Data
    Julie A. Boom, M.D., Director, Infant and Childhood Immunization, Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, Texas Children’s Hospital
    video   Slides and audio (24:05)
    Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors’ Stories: If It Could Be Me, It Could Be You
    Introduction by Elizabeth Castro, Chapter Leader, NCCC – Houston, TX
    Lynn Barclay, President and CEO, ASHA
    Stacey Sims, cervical cancer survivor
    Mr. Michael Terry, oropharyngeal cancer survivor
    video   Slides and audio (1:20:56)
    Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF) - Castro
    Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF) - Terry

  • Breakout Session #1 – Group 1
    Audience: Pediatricians, Family Practice, Mid-levels APNs, PAs, RNs, LVNs
    Topic: Emerging Data on HPV-Associated Cancers Beyond the Cervix

    • Review of HPV-Related Anal Cancers
      Cathy Eng, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Network Clinical Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Review of HPV-Related Penile Cancers
      Thomas G. Smith, III, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of Urology, Ben Taub Hospital
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Review of HPV-Related Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)
      Carla Marie Giannoni, M.D., Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Breakout Session #1 – Group 2
    Audience: All school-related participants & ISDs
    Topic: Can We Break Through the Barriers and What Are They?

    • Doctors Reaching Out to PTAs
      Maame Aba Coleman, M.D., Ed.M., Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • School Nurses and Health Fairs
      Joan Lawrence, R.N., B.S.N., School Nurse, Lanier Middle School, Houston, TX
      Gwen Johnson, B.S.N., M.Ed., R.N., Nurse Manager, Houston Independent School District
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • HPV: What is the School's Role in Educationg Students and Parents?
      Teresa Clapsaddle – School Principal, Canutillo High School, El Paso, TX
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • More Than 40 School Visits...One Man with a Mission
      Gilbert A. Handal, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Breakout Session #2 – Group 1
    Audience: Pediatricians, Family Practice, Mid-levels APNs, PAs, RNs, LVNs
    Topic: It’s Safe, Effective and it Works! Identifying Problems and Solutions for Communicating About the HPV Vaccine

    • Introduction to Ignite Format
      Overall Communication Strategy for Medical Providers

      Jill Roark, M.P.H., Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Common Reservations: Vaccine Safety
      Julie A. Boom, MD, Director, Immunization Project
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Common Reservations: Timing of Vaccinations
      Lynn Barclay, CEO, American Sexual Health Association
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Breakout Session #2 – Group 2
    Audience: All school-related participants & ISDs
    Topic: Tangible Tools and Resources to Educate and Protect Our Children

    • Communication Strategies in School Settings
      Kelly Reed-Hirsch, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Public Health Program Manager, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • How to Facilitate Curriculum Change
      Felicia Ceaser-White, Secondary Health Specialist, Houston Independent School District
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Communicating with Parents
      Paula Cuccaro, Ph.D., Associate Director, Training, Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, The University of Texas School of Public Health
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

    • Engaging Health Educators & School Nurses
      Gwen Johnson, B.S.N., M.Ed., R.N., Nurse Manager, Houston Independent School District
      Adobe PDF file  Slides only (PDF)

  • Next Steps and Q&A
    video   Slides and audio (29:49)


Summit Graphic Facilitation Boards (PDF)


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Can Texas Lead the Nation to Protect our Children from HPV Cancers?

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It's Safe, Don't Wait! The New Noavalent HPV Vaccine & Vaccine Safety Data - Julie A. Boom, M.D.

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Epidemic of HPV Cancers in Men: What Can We Do Now?

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Let's Talk about HPV: Don't put HPV in the "Special Chair" - Jill Roark, MPH

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It's Safe, Effective and it Works! - Breakout 2, Group 1

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Next Steps