Program Highlights

Here is a sneak peek at some of the exciting experiences that are in store for IPVC participants. The Conference co-chair, Karen Canfell, shares her insight as to what is unique about the scientific program this year...

"We will be running an integrated Australian meeting targeted at local immunization and screening providers which is called "PCC: Preventing Cervical Cancer". We will also have two days of pre-conference educational workshops with presentations by local and international experts. These will have three parallel tracks that people can move between as they wish – clinical, public health and basic sciences.

During the main conference there will be a focus on presenting the latest international research (featuring Australian innovation in implementation of vaccination and HPV screening) and there will be sessions on behavioral research, as well as clinical, public health and basic sciences tracks.

Professor Ian Frazer will give the opening plenary and there will be many other great plenary presentations by the best international researchers and policy experts."

We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney!


(Programme Overview - PDF version)


Plenary Session Highlights

IPVC 2018 Opening Plenary:

HPV VACCINATION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A 50 YEAR JOURNEY

Invited Speaker: Ian Frazer (Australia)

Session 2: 

WARTS AND ALL: ARE ANOGENITAL WARTS A THING OF THE PAST? 

Invited Speaker: Charles Lacey (United Kingdom)

LATEST ADVANCES IN TREATMENT FOR HPV-RELATED CANCERS: THE MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST’S PERSPECTIVE 

Invited Speaker: Catherine Eng (USA)

CANCER TREATMENT ACCESSIBILITY IN LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES  

Invited Speaker: Groesbeak Parham (Zambia)

Session 3: 

HPV VACCINATION AND CERVICAL SCREENING IN LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL SCALE-UP

Invited Speaker: Nonhlanhla Dlamini (South Africa)

RESEARCH TO CONTROL CERVICAL CANCER IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Invited Speaker: Doug Lowy (USA)

GALVANISING POLITICAL ACTION FOR CERVICAL CANCER ELIMINATION: THE WHO INITIATIVE

Invited Speaker: Nono Simelela (Switzerland)

Session 4:

IMMUNE MECHANISM FOR PERSISTING AND PROGRESSING HPV INFECTIONS

Invited Speaker: Margaret Stanley (United Kingdom)

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES FOR CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Invited Speaker: Marc Schiffman (USA)

HPV VACCINATION SCALE-UP IN LOW AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES: VACCINE SUPPLY AND PIPELINE CHALLENGES

Invited Speaker: Peter Dull (USA)

AOGIN Plenary Sessions:

1. HPV related disease in Asia-Oceania and prevention

2. HPV Vaccination

3. Screening and HPV program

IPVC/AOGIN 2018 Closing & Award Ceremony: 

A global call for cervical cancer prevention: Implications for future research needs

Invited Speaker: Christopher Wild (France) 


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Early Career Highlights

Communicating Your Research

Ensuring visibility of your research: advice for early career researchers

Invited Speaker: Donna Weerd-Wilson (The Netherlands)

Publish or perish: advice for early career researchers

Invited Speaker: Christopher Fairley (Australia)

Communicating your research through media and social media: advice for early career researchers

Invited Speaker: Julie Leask (Australia)

Career Planning: Personal Experiences in HPV Research
Advice for Early Career Researchers

Invited Speaker: Jane Kim (USA)

Invited Speaker: Ian Frazer (Australia)

Invited Speaker: Nonhlanhla Dlamini (South Africa)


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Structured Scientific Session Highlights

Session 1: Genomics of HPV associated disease / Cancer atlas / Taxonomy

Invited Speaker: Matthew Lechner (United Kingdom)

Session 2: Vaccine safety and communication

Invited Speaker: Helen Pertousis-Harris

Session 3: HPV diagnostics and biomarkers/VALGENT

Invited Speaker: Michael Pawlita (Germany)

Session 4: Papillomavirus vaccines (i.e. new developments)

Invited Speaker: Marij Welters (The Netherlands)

Session 5: Screening for HPV related disease: implementation, evaluation and impact

Invited Speaker: Rolando Herrero (France)

Session 6: Oral HPV & Oropharyngeal Cancers

Invited Speaker: Aimee Kreimer (USA)

Session 7: Boosting the immunological response

Invited Speaker: Denise Galloway (USA)

Session 8: Modelling cervical cancer elimination

Invited Speaker: Marc Brisson (Canada)

Session 9: Treatment of HPV related disease

Invited Speaker: Joel Palefsky (USA)


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