Grand Rounds - December 1, 2023
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know about HPV, but Were Afraid to Ask"

Speaker: W. Martin Kast, PhD. Walter A. Richter Cancer Research. Chair Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology and Otolaryngology, Associate Dean of Academic Integrity, Keck School of Medicine of USC.




  1. Describe genital HPV and discuss its prevalence.
  2. Explain how genital HPV is transmitted and how it escapes the human immune system.
  3. Describe which diseases HPV is linked to and how you can prevent/treat those diseases.
  4. Discuss the issues that remain in the elimination of cervical cancer by vaccination.

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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