The HPV Prevention and Control Board is composed of a group of ‘core’ experts, HPV Prevention Board Advisers, who set the strategy and define the actions. The advisers are internationally recognised experts in the fields of HPV, HPV related cancer, public health, and vaccinology. They are able to offer high quality information and expert opinions to the target audiences of opinion leaders, policymakers, and health care professionals. They are professionally highly active in their fields of expertise, and will ensure that the HPV Prevention Board responds rapidly and effectively as new issues emerge. Apart from academia, and national health authorities, representatives from headquarters (WHO/HQ), the WHO regional office for Europe (WHO/EURO), IARC, GAVI, the International Papillomavirus Society (IPS), European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be invited to become member of the board.
In addition to the permanent group of experts, external experts will be invited on an ad hoc basis depending on the topics discussed at the meeting.
A flexible, experienced, and well-connected Executive Secretariat
The secretariat of the HPV Prevention Board is located at the University of Antwerp, at the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute, within the structure of the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV), which has over 22 years of experience of successfully running the VHPB secretariat The CEV is a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases.