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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a strong weapon in cancer prevention. One of the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) key priorities is to increase uptake of the HPV vaccine among girls and boys through a public education campaign to reduce the risk of cancer.
More recently, the CCS has collaborated with a number of Public Health Units to create an educational campaign, which highlights the potential of the HPV vaccine to reduce the risk of cervical, oral, anal and penile cancers.
This presentation will review the potential benefits of the HPV vaccine and provide an opportunity for public health units to consider working with the CCS by including HPV vaccine as part of their health promotion strategies and programs.
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Presenters: Jordan Prosper and Paul Sharma
Jordan Prosper is Senior Coordinator, Cancer Prevention at the Canadian Cancer Society. Jordan graduated from Brock University with a degree in Community Health Sciences. His expertise and interest in cancer prevention has been demonstrated in developing smoking cessation programs and other health promotion programs for youth and adult populations as well as advocating for healthy public policies. His recent interest, promoting population-based cancer screening programs at the regional and provincial level, has lead Jordan to the Canadian Cancer Society with a focus on early detection and screening and HPV.
Paul Sharma is a Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Peel Public Health. Paul currently sits on the Executive of Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (OAPHD) serving as President. Paul completed his Masters of Science in Dental Public Health from King’s College, University of London in London, England.
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