Prevention and control of HPV and HPV related cancers in Denmark: lessons learnt and the way forward, 17-18 November 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the health care systems and vaccination programs.
  2. Review the epidemiological situation of HPV infection and related diseases.
  3. Give an overview of the current prevention and control measures on HPV.
  4. Discuss the challenges and the progress achieved in HPV prevention.
  5. Review the possible implementation of new prevention strategies, control measures and monitoring systems.
  6. Discuss the successes, issues and barriers to overcome, and the way forward.

Background document (pdf, 14MB)

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Session 1        Welcoming and review of the meeting objectives   
Chairs: Robb Butler & Palle Valentiner-Branth

  • 09:00 - 09:10    Welcome by Director of the Division of Health Emergencies and
                                Communicable Diseases (DEC) 
                                Nedret Emiroglu, WHO EURO
  • 09:10 – 09:20   Welcome and review of the meeting objectives and programme 
                                Alex Vorsters, University of Antwerp

SESSION 2        The Danish Health Care System

SESSION 3        Epidemiology, burden of disease and surveillance 

  • 10:10 - 10:30    HPV surveillance (pdf, 1.1 MB)
                                Christian Munk, Danish Cancer Society (Denmark)
  • 10:50 - 11:10    Questions & discussion.
  • 11:10 - 11:30    Coffee break 

Session 4     Prevention and control of HPV in Denmark
Chairs:  Kate Cuschieri & Kåre Mølbak

  • 11:50 - 12:10    Cervical cancer screening programmes in Denmark
                                Elsebeth Lynge, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • 12:30 - 12:50    Questions & discussion

Chairs: Susan Wang & Scott Wittet

Session 5 Achievements and challenges in Denmark and lessons learnt

  • 14:15 – 14:35   The case of POTS (pdf, 2. 8 MB)
                                Jesper Mehlsen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Frederiksberg (Denmark)
  • 15:55 - 16:15    Danish Health Authority: possible efforts to increase HPV vaccine
                                uptake
                                Bolette Søborg, Danish National Board of Health (Denmark)
  • 16:15 – 16:35   Coffee break

Chair and moderator: Margaret Stanley

  • 16:35 - 17:35    Panel discussion.
                                Panel: Ulla Axelsen, Susanne Krûger Kjaer, Kåre Mølbak,
                                Jesper Mehlsen, Bolette Søborg, John Brodersen
  • 17:35 – 17:45   Conclusions of the day

NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Session 6 Global achievements and challenges
Chairs: Emilie Karafillakis & Elsebeth Lynge

  • 09:40 - 10:00    Questions & discussion
  • 10:00 - 10:15    Coffee break

Session 7 The way forward
Chairs: Pierre Van Damme & Camilla Rosengaard Villumsen

  • 10:15 - 11:15    The way forward in Denmark & lessons learnt for the rest of the world:
                                Discussion in working groups
  • 11:15 - 12:15    The way forward in Denmark & lessons learnt for the rest of the world:
                                Plenary: results from the working groups
  • 12:15 - 13:45    Lunch

Session 8 Conclusions of the meeting
Chairs: Silvia de Sanjosé & Bolette Søborg

Meeting report