HPV Prevention Week Is Set for January 23-29, 2022

Members of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC), and Indiana University are once again collaborating to present the Us vs. HPV Prevention Week, January 23-29, 2022. The goal of the initiative is to increase public and practitioner awareness of HPV, HPV-related diseases, and the importance of HPV vaccination.

See below for more information on the 2022 webinar series. Each day of the week focuses on a different HPV-related topic, with daily free webinars. Thursday, January 27, 2022, is dedicated to head and neck cancer. 

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Webinar Series

The US vs. HPV Webinar Series is hosted by American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC), with webinars offered through Indiana University.  

The 1-hour webinars (12:00 - 1:00 pm EST daily) are intended for members of the public, patients, health care providers, and anyone else who wishes to learn more about HPV, HPV-related diseases, and HPV prevention including vaccination. Download the webinar schedule here.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


HPV Vaccination: Roaring Back to Prevent Cancer

Moderator: Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS


  • Investigating the Root Causes of Under Vaccination: Is it Access, Skepticism or True Hesitancy? (Sema Sgaier, PhD)
  • Increasing HPV Vaccine Uptake: A Framework to Promote Acceptance and Equity (Sarah Vivo)
  • HPV VAX NOW- Catch-Up To Get Ahead (Admiral Rachel Levine, MD)

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


Conquering Cancer- Documentary

Introduction: Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP


Moderator: Tamika Felder


Panelists: Mauricio Maza, MD, Ruth Frazier, Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD, Heather White, DrPH, and Melissa Lopez Varon, MS

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


Cervical Cancer Action for Elimination: Marching Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery

Moderator: Margaret Stanley MB, PhD, OBE, FMedSci, Hon FRCOG


  • State of the Union on the Global Prevention of Cervical Cancer (Nathalie Broutet, MD, PhD)
  • Cervical Cancer Elimination Jingle
  • Path to Ending Cervical Cancer: Scaling up, Scaling Wide and Scaling Deep (Kelly McCrystal, MBA)
  • A Global Partner to Make Cervical Cancer HERstory (Professor Marion Saville AM)
  • GIAHC Appreciation Award (Presented by Shobha S. Krishnan, MD, FAAFP)












Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


HPV Head and Neck Cancers: What you Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Moderator: Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS


  • HPV-Related Head & Neck Cancer: 2022 Update
    Andrew J. Holcomb, MD
  • HPV-Induced Head & Neck Cancer: Impact on Men and Minorities
    Deric C. Savior, MD
  • HPV-Induced Oropharyngeal Cancer: The Patient Perspective
    Peter Bertrand, DDS

Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm EST


Champions of HPV and Cervical Cancer Awareness: You, the Media, Educational Campaigns and Young Leaders

Moderator: Donnica L. Moore, MD


  • How to Maximize Your Impact as an HPV and Cervical Cancer Champion
    Donnica L. Moore, MD
  • Using Your Power for Change
    Jessica Wells, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN, Sonali Johnson, PhD and Eboni Peoples, MS, CHES
  • Role of Social Media in Cervical Cancer Elimination Efforts Are We Missing Opportunities?
    Bryn Elise Vance, MS
  • Fundraising for the Cost of Prevention
    Alex Palacios, MS
  • Cervical Cancer Elimination Jingle
    Lori Horhor
  • HPV and Cervical Cancer Champion Award
    Presented by: Janice L. Werbinski, MD, FACOG

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Like with all cancers, early detection is key, and I urge everyone to get screened for oral, head and neck cancers by taking advantage of the free screenings offered during OHANCAW®... The ball is in your court…get yourself screened!Michael Cooper
NBA Champion, Tongue Cancer Survivor and 2018 OHANCAW® Spokesperson


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