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HPV and Cervical Cancer
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HPV and Cervical Cancer

Accreditation, Publication Information, and Post-Test

Learning Objectives

After reading this Clinical Proceedings, individuals will be able to:

  • Describe the natural history of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the development of cervical cancer
  • Understand the difference between transient and persistent HPV infection
  • Explain the rationale for an extended screening interval in cervical cancer screening algorithms
  • Describe the current recommendations for the annual well woman visit
  • Apply cervical cancer screening algorithms to the management of various test results

To receive continuing education credit, please complete the post-test.

Supporter Acknowledgement

Funding for this publication was provided by educational grants from Quest Pharmaceuticals.

Clinical Advisors

Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP
Ina Park, MD, MS

Contributing Staff and Consultants

Jennifer Baldwin, Consulting Designer
Deborah Kurnik, Consulting Copy Editor
Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, Consulting Writer
Wayne C. Shields, President and CEO
Rana Suliman, MPH, Senior Program Manager

Financial Disclosure Information

The following committee members and/or contributing staff have a financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturers of commercial products possibly related to topics covered in this issue of Clinical Proceedings. These financial interests or affiliations are in the form of grants, research support, speaker support, or other support. This support is noted to fully inform readers and should not have an adverse impact on the information provided within this publication.

Berman: Speaker for QIAGEN and consultant for Hologic

Baldwin, Kurnik, Park, Shannon, Shields, and Suliman: No affiliations to disclose.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Continuing Medical Education Credits: ARHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. ARHP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician Assistants who complete this activity may report up to 2 hours of credit.

Continuing Nurse Education Credits: ARHP is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16643, to provide nursing continuing education credits. HPV and Cervical Cancer Clinical Proceedings is approved for 2.0 contact hours.