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HPV Infection, Risk Factors, and HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer

Live Webinar With Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD
and Mark Lingen, DDS, PhD

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:00 p.m. CST 








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Registration Fees

ADA Members: Free
Non-Members: $69

Attendees will receive 1 CE credit

This course was developed by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs in collaboration with the ADA Science Institute

Course Description

Human papillomavirus (HPV) now causes the majority of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer in the U.S. The incidence of these HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers has increased substantially over the past 15 years. Common questions and answers about HPV transmission and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer will be discussed. Risk factors for oral HPV infection, including the role of oral sex will be reviewed. New data will be discussed that helps to explain why oral HPV infection and HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers are more common in men than women. We will review what is known about oral HPV infection, natural history, and trends in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.

The webinar will be comprised of a pre-recorded course by Gypsyamber D'Souza and a live Q&A session with Gypsyamber D'Souza and Dr. Mark Lingen. Attendees will receive webinar login information upon completing registration.

For assistance with online registration or to register by phone, please contact:

ADA Member Service Center (MSC) Phone: 800.621.8099
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m., CST

Learning Objectives

The purpose of this webinar is to:
  1. Ensure members are up-to-date about a relatively new risk factor for oral cancer.
  2. Address a knowledge gap on oropharyngeal cancer.
  3. To position members as leaders in this area of oral medicine.

Speaker Information

Gypsyamber DSouza, PhD, is a cancer epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was involved in discovering the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancer and has made contributions to our understanding of oral HPV infection, transmission and natural history as well as the epidemiology of HPV-related cancer.

Dr D’Souza’s work focuses on the epidemiology of oral HPV infection and how to understand and communicate about risk of oral HPV infection and related cancers. Her work has translational impact for social dynamics of current patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and their families, and informs cancer screening and prevention efforts.

Mark Lingen, DDS, PhD, is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his dental school training, residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology as well as his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology at Northwestern University. Dr. Lingen is the Editor in Chief for the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology Oral Radiology (TripleO). His research dealing with tumor angiogenesis and oral cancer has resulted in over 100 publications.

Dr. Lingen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Royal College of Pathologists.