Practice Gaps and Needs
Regionally, Understanding HPV and Oral Cancer intends to increase knowledge in diagnosis and treatments of oral cancers. Oral cancers due to HPV have rapidly increased in uncommon patient groups. Although, there is more research, patient survival rates have remained essentially unchanged over the past 30 years. This course will provide a comprehensive review of innovative research, cutting edge diagnostics, and best practices for treatment.
Intended Audience and Scope of Practice
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, medical otolaryngologists, oncologists, and other allied health personnel who treat and evaluate patients with head and neck cancers.
Elements of Competence
This CE activity has been designed to improve learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Provide primary care providers, dentists, otolaryngologists and oncologists with an update on the HPV induced oral cancer epidemic.
- Identify demographics, risk factors, imaging hallmarks, and treatment options for HPV induced oral cancer.
- Show the impact of treatment on quality of life and efforts to de-escalate therapy to reduce toxicities.
- Explain the importance of vaccination in the prevention of HPV related malignancy in Wisconsin and beyond.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.50 continuing education units (CEUs) or 5.0 hours.
Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
It is the policy of the Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made prior to the activity.