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Screens and Vaccines: Making Cervical Cancer a Thing of the Past

Cervical Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, and leads to the fourth highest number of cancer deaths. Cervical cancers result from exposure to some strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus is also associated with throat and mouth cancers, in both women and men. When given to young women, the HPV vaccine can prevent them from developing cervical cancer later in life. As is the case with most vaccines, there are many questions in the public domain about who should receive this vaccine, and at what age.

Come and join an open and honest public discussion, and hear local experts speak about the tools we have at our disposal to combat this deadly disease.

Screens and vaccines event flyer

Speakers

Dr James Faherty

Clinical Director and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southland Hospital Campus

“Cervical cancer – to date”

Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma

Department of Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine

“e virus and the development of the vaccine”

Dr Kate Coffey

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southland Hospital Campus

“HPV and ano-genital cancer”

Dr Gary Fentiman

Clinical Leader, National Cervical Cancer Screening Programme

MC:Associate Professor Konrad Richter

Associate Dean and Southland Hospital Coleractal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist

Date Thursday, 8 August 2019
Time 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
CampusInvercargill
LocationHealth Sciences Southland Study Hub, Learning and Research Centre, Southland Hospital
CostFree. Places are limited. RSVP essential.
Contact NameMadge Storm
Contact Emailmadge.storm@otago.ac.nz

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