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Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What every SLP needs to know
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The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is increasingly implicated as a cause of head and neck cancer and patients with this disease have unique demographics and expectations. This presentation will include review of the unique profile of patients with HPV associated head and neck cancers and the epidemiology of HPV associated head and neck cancer national as well as globally.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/1/3030
When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Where: Online Course: Take at your own pace
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United States
Contact: ABSSD Office


Online registration is available until: 6/1/3030
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About this Course:

This course is available now. It is pre-recorded so you can take the course at your own pace.
If you have already registered, please access your CE videos & documents within your groups pages in your online profile. (You must sign in).


CEU Credits and Prices

  • The regular price for the course is $50.00.  AB-SSD members receive a 25% discount.  (Members must log into their profile to receive the discounted rate).  Students receive a 50% discount.  Email info@swallowingdisorders.org for the discount code.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion from AB-SSD within three weeks of submitting your participant form to AB-SSD.
  • Your ASHA CEU credits will be processed through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and submitted to ASHA four times per year; January, April, July, and October.
You have access to the course materials for 1 year after subscribing.  You can access the materials as many times as you wish through the website.

Contact:

Email Karen with questions info@swallowingdisorders.org.

 

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Course Description

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is increasingly implicated as a cause of head and neck cancer and patients with this disease have unique demographics and expectations.  As these patients are younger, healthier, and more likely to live a long life, functional outcomes and avoidance of long-term treatment related morbidity is of paramount importance.  This presentation will include review of the unique profile of patients with HPV associated head and neck cancers and the epidemiology of HPV associated head and neck cancer national as well as globally.  We will discuss how these patients differ from traditional patients with head and neck cancer and how those differences may impact both oncologic and functional outcomes.  We will include review of the most up to date research regarding HPV in head and neck cancer.  We will cover frequently asked questions about HPV including questions regarding disease transmission, vaccination, risk to partners and other family members, and strategies for risk reduction.  Finally, we will outline the role of the SLP in the care of individuals with HPV associated head and neck cancers.  We will discuss the evidence regarding speech pathology interventions, challenges in achieving patient adherence to treatment recommendations, and future directions in the clinical care and research regarding this unique population.

This course is offered for .20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional area).


Presenters and Disclosures

Heather Starmer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Heather Starmer is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford University, Heather served as the lead of the head and neck cancer rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University.

Heather specializes in the rehabilitation of speech, voice, and swallowing in patients with head and neck cancer. She has particular interest in prevention of communication and swallowing disorders associated with radiation and chemotherapy. She has a strong interest in head and neck cancer survivorship and helping patients to accomplish their personal goals and to optimize their quality of life long term. She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing disorders.

 

Disclosure

Financial: Ms. Starmer is employed by the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology and receives a salary. She received a speaker honorarium from the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

Nonfinancial: Ms. Starmer has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

 

Duration

The presentation is approximately 2 hours.

 

Agenda

30 minutes – Introduction to head and neck cancer and the human papilloma virus
30 minutes – HPV associated head and neck patient profile
30 minutes – The SLP role in treatment of patients with HPV associated head and neck cancer
15 minutes – Case studies
15 minutes – Future directions in oncologic care