Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12:00 AM, Online, IN


Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other interprofessional healthcare team providers are missing opportunities to recommend and vaccinate adolescents with HPV vaccine.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all boys and girls receive the HPV at age 11 or 12 when the immune response to the vaccine is optimal. This activity provides compelling stories of several individuals fighting cervical cancer.  Expert physicians from around the world provide the scientific and medical background related to the disease process and prevention provided by the HPV vaccine.

The Indiana Immunization Coalition’s HPV  Provider Resource Tool Kit will be provided along with the film.  The tool kit provides best practices information related to the scope of the problem (low HPV vaccination rates), the burden of disease associated with the HPV virus, the importance of recommending the vaccine alongside the other adolescent vaccines, strategies for discussing HPV and the vaccine with patients, and resources that providers can use to educate parents about HPV and the vaccine.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Identify the link between HPV and cancers in males and females.
  2. Recognize the HPV vaccine as safe, effective and ideally administered to boys and girls around age 11 to prevent cancers.
  3. Explain the physical and emotional toll that cervical cancer has on its victims and families.

To the view the online video, please go to the "Content & Tests" tab or click here.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Immunization Coalition. The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Original release: July 2015
Most recent review: July 2018
Valid through: July 2020

Pharmacy CE 

This free KNOWLEDGE BASED activity is accredited for 1.5 CE credit hour(s) (0.15 CEU) for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Statements of Credit will be posted to the online NABP/ACPE CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks after the activity. No partial credit will be given.  

Indiana University Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Online 0855-9999-15-033-H01-P & 0855-9999-15-033-H01-T. The home study component’s initial release date is September 30, 2015 and will expire on September 30, 2018.

 Please contact Stacia Strole, IU Health, at if you have questions regarding Pharmacy CE credit. 

Complete evaluation to receive Pharmacy CE credit:

Nursing CNE

Indiana Immunization Coalition (IIC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-454, 1/1/2020).  This activity is approved for 1.91 Contact Hours (for live view), and 1.3 Contact Hours (for online view).

Complete evaluation and receive Nursing CNE certificate of completion:

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.