The first instalment in the World Cancer Report Updates webinar series will be broadcast live on Thursday 19 November at 10:00 CET. The topic of the webinar will be vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). The event, which will last one hour, will include two presentations and a question and answer session. Dr Gary Clifford, Head of the Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), will chair the event.
Dr Julia Brotherton, Medical Director of Population Health at the VCS Foundation in Melbourne, Australia, will describe the impact of HPV vaccination in Australia, which implemented one of the earliest and most successful vaccination programmes. Her presentation is titled “Key learnings from Australia’s HPV vaccination experience”. Mr Paul Bloem, HPV Vaccine Strategy Lead at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, will provide an up-to-date overview of global progress in the implementation of HPV vaccination, with a focus on challenges in low- and middle-income countries. His presentation is titled “Key trends in HPV vaccination from a global perspective”.
The topic of this inaugural webinar marks the formal launch of the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, by WHO and partners, which took place on 17 November 2020. The webinar series, as part of the World Cancer Report Updates learning platform, aims to provide new perspectives or present new research, to complement the large variety of educational resources based on selected content of World Cancer Report.