Welcome to HPV-Associated Oral and Throat Cancers: What You Need to Know
This course, offered by the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is designed to inform primary care physicians and otolaryngologists (general and head and neck surgeons), as well as medical students, residents, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, about HPV-associated oral and throat cancers. It is also applicable to individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge and vernacular about this disease process, especially those who may have been diagnosed with HPV and/or HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers. The course has been divided into four modules, each of which is followed by multiple choice questions to help attendees further understand this condition:
Week 1 – CME Information, Accreditation and Introduction (2 min)
Week 2 – Module 1: HPV-associated Throat Cancer: An Epidemic (11 min. + quiz)
Week 3 – Module 2: HPV Risk Factors and Clinical Presentation (10 min. + quiz)
Week 4 – Module 3: Management of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancer (13 min. + quiz)
Week 5 – Module 4: Prevention, Vaccination, and the Horizon (10 min. + quiz)
The primary objective of this course is to provide physicians with a thorough understanding of how to better diagnose and treat patients who have HPV-related oral and throat cancers.
Those participating in this course have the option to receive CME credit. Please review the CME Information and Accreditation prior to proceeding with the course modules.
Release Date: February 4, 2019
Expiration Date: February 4, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
CME Fee: $30
CME Credits Offered: 1.0
CME Reviewer: Marita S. Teng, MD
How to Receive CME Credit:
For physicians who are interested in earning CME credits and other allied health professions who wish to receive a Verification of Attendance certificate, you must:
a. Complete Signature Track (details to follow after enrolling in this course)
b. Complete registration process through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CME Office using the following link:
(You will be required to pay an additional non-refundable fee of $30.00 in addition to the $49.00 fee for signature track.)
To obtain your CME/CE certificate: Email an attached copy of your Verified Certificate from Coursera to the CME office at the Icahn School of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org and request your CME certificate. Please make sure the subject line reads: Coursera CME
Eric M. Genden, MD
CME Information and Accreditation
Module I: HPV-associated Throat Cancer: An Epidemic
This module describes the nature of the Human Papillomavirus and the effect of a viral infection. The module explains the emerging epidemic and its impact on the development of throat cancer. The module concludes with the current state of population awareness and the impact that erroneous information can have on the spread of disease and the risk of malignancy.
Module II: HPV Risk Factors and Clinical Presentation
This module describes the risk factors associated with transmission of HPV and the development of HPV-associated cancer. We will review how the virus is transmitted and malignant transformation. We will also explore the clinical presentation of HPV-associated throat cancer, early signs, and the clinical manifestations of advanced disease.
Module III: Management of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Cancer
This module describes options for treating oropharyngeal throat cancer and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. In this module, we discuss the indications and contraindications for treatment.
Module IV: Prevention, Vaccination, and the Horizon
This module describes nature of HPV infection and techniques for preventing infection. This module reviews the nature of the HPV vaccine and its effectiveness. We also review indications for vaccination and commonly asked questions.
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