Prevention and control of HPV and HPV related cancers in Ireland and the UK: lessons learnt and the way forward, 30 November - 1 December 2017

Objectives:

  • Give an overview of the health care systems in both countries.
  • Provide a summary of the epidemiology, burden of disease and surveillance related to HPV and HPV related cancers in Ireland and the UK.
  • Discuss successes, topical issues and challenges related to HPV vaccination and screening particular to Ireland and the different regions in UK.
  • Gain insight in the various stakeholder perspectives.
  • Propose recommendations for the way forward.

Background document (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Session 1      OPENING AND OBJECTIVES
                       Chairs: Liudmila Mosina and Brenda Corcoran

 

Session 2     THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS IN IRELAND AND THE UK
                      Chairs: Liudmila Mosina & Brenda Corcoran

 

Session 3     EPIDEMIOLOGY, BURDEN OF DISEASE AND SURVEILLANCE OF HPV
                      AND HPV RELATED CANCERS IN IRELAND AND THE UK

                      Chairs: Mario Poljak & Scott Wittet

  • HPV associated cancers in Ireland (pdf, 891 kB)
    Mairead O’Connor, National Cancer Registry Ireland

  • Surveillance of HPV; a focus on the UK
    Kate Cuschieri, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh  (UK)

  • Northern Ireland (pdf, 496 kB)
    Lesley Anderson, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)

 

Session 4     PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HPV IN IRELAND AND THE UK
                      Chairs: Mario Poljak and Scott Wittet

 

Session 4     PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF HPV IN IRELAND AND THE UK (Cont'd)
                      Chairs: Susanne Krûger-Kjaer and Susan Wang

 

Session 5     HPV AND HPV RELATED CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMMES IN IRELAND
                      AND THE UK

                      Chairs: : Margaret Stanley & Eduardo Franco

 

Session 6     KEY NOTE
                      Chairs: : Rob O'Connor & Bruce Gellin

 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Session 7     CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN HPV CONTROL
                      Chairs: Margaret Stanley and Paolo Bonanni

 

Session 8 The patient’s perspective
Chairs: Mira Kojouharova & Sharon Hanley

 

Session 9 THE WAY FORWARD: BREAK- OUT SESSIONS
Chairs: Alex Vorsters and Kate Cuschieri

  • Break-out sessions:

What are important issues to take into account when considering gender neutral vaccination? (pdf, 179 kB)
Chair: Peter Baker

What should be the research topics to anticipate on future challenges and maintain good coverage? (pdf, 180 kB)
Chair: Doug Lowy

Lessons learnt from Ireland how to mitigate a crisis. (pdf, 182 kB)
Chair: Liudmila Mosina

How to articulate and convey “success” of the vaccine program to support future engagement (and to overcome spurious claims)? (pdf, 179 kB)
Chair: Mark Kane

  • Presentations from the break-out sessions & discussion

 

Session 10     MEETING CONCLUSIONS
                        Chairs: Pierre Van Damme and Mark Kane

Meeting Report