Patient Vaccinations

Latest Updates in HPV – What BC Pharmacists Need to Know

April 24, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can transmit from one person to another during intimate contact, and can cause cervical, genital and anal cancer. In Canada, it is the most common sexually transmitted infection -- and around 75% of sexually active Canadians who have not been immunized against HPV will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives. Through vaccination and screening, patients can protect themselves. Join Dr. Renee Hall on April 24, 2024 as she discusses the burden of HPV-related diseases and cancers, the goals for elimination, a review of the latest clinical data, review of cervical screening and the role of pharmacists in HPV prevention.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you should be able to: 

  • Highlight the burden of HPV-related diseases and cancers in Canada and the goals for elimination 
  • Review the latest clinical data, immunization recommendations and schedules for HPV vaccination (including expanded public program) 
  • Review HPV primary cervical screening in BC and the transition from PAP to HPV testing 
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in HPV prevention

About the Speaker: Dr. Renee Hall, MD

Dr. Renee Hall is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC who has been working in the area of family planning in Vancouver for over 20 years. She is the medical co-director of Willow Reproductive Health Centre.  She also works at the CARE program at BC Women’s Hospital, Everywomans Health Center, Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic, Kelowna Women’s Services Clinic and is the director of the UBC CPD IUD and contraceptive implant training program.

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours. Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

This learning program received a financial support from Merck. This event will be moderated by a member of our Pharmacy Practice Support team at the BC Pharmacy Association.

Registration Information

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.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.