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PHO Rounds: "Shelley Deeks and Sarah Wilson: HPV Process Evaluation"
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2


HPV: Beyond cervical cancer and results from a process evaluation of Ontario's school-based immunization program.

This webinar will review the current evidence on human papillomavirus virus (HPV), including burden of disease, currently available vaccines and their recommended usages, and an environmental scan of HPV vaccination programs nationally and internationally. In the fall of 2009, an Ontario HPV Prevention Evaluation Committee (OHPEC) was established with a mandate to oversee a comprehensive evaluation of both primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention programs. The results of the first evaluation activity of the Ontario HPV Primary Prevention Evaluation Committee, a process evaluation of Ontario’s school-based HPV vaccination program, will also be presented.

Presenter: Dr. Shelley Deeks

Dr. Shelley Deeks is the Associate Director of Surveillance and Epidemiology at the Public Health Ontario (PHO) and an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is Chair of the World Health Organization’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee and of the Ontario HPV Prevention Evaluation Committee. Dr. Deeks received both her medical training and Masters of Health Science at the University of Toronto. She holds fellowships in Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and completed the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program. Her current areas of focus at PHO are human papillomavirus prevention, vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine program evaluation.

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Wilson

Dr. Sarah Wilson is a member of PHO’s Surveillance and Epidemiology team and a field epidemiologist with the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program. Sarah obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto and has a Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sarah has trained as a family physician and recently completed postgraduate specialist training in Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2010. Sarah’s interests include immunization, vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology and outbreak management.
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