Immunization

Protecting your Patients from HPV: Reducing the Risk of Vaccine-Preventable HPV-related cancers and diseases

When:
April 8, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:
Digital Delivery – 430-1200 W 73rd Avenue, Vancouver BC

The BC Pharmacy Association is hosting a live webinar on the role of community pharmacists and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Join our guest speaker, Dr. Unjali Malhotra, as she reviews the latest evidence surrounding the significant burden of HPV, strategies for prevention and how to integrate HPV vaccine discussions in community pharmacy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Review key aspects of HPV-preventable diseases and complications.
  2. Examine HPV vaccine effectiveness.
  3. Identify a patient at risk of HPV and assess his/her vaccine status.
  4. Integrate NACI HPV recommendations into pharmacy practice.
  5. Review public access verses private access to HPV vaccinations in BC.

About the Speaker: Dr. Unjali Malhotra

Dr. Unjali Malhotra is a Family Physician with extensive training and expertise in Women’s Health. She graduated from Family Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and went on to create and complete the Women’s Health fellowship program at the University of Manitoba, focusing on contraception, gynaecologic oncology, and general gynaecology. She went on to work at the Bay Centre for Birth Control at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and assisted in the creation and improvement of women’s clinics throughout Ontario.

She moved to Vancouver in 2008 and is the former Medical Director of Options for Sexual Health British Columbia (formerly Planned Parenthood). She is affiliated with BC Women’s Hospital, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC. She is the creator and supervisor of a Women’s Health training program for family practice residents at UBC and a provincial HPV program. Her current research interests surround health advocacy and access in Women’s Health.

Her practice focuses on well-woman care including  contraception (including IUD insertion), abnormal bleeding (endometrial biopsy), HPV-related issues, and menopause/peri-menopause.

CCCEP Accreditation

This program will be CCCEP-accredited for 1.5 CEU.

  • CCCEP Number: Pending
  • Author: Dr. Unjali Malhotra

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.