HPV Self-Sampling Symposium
Toronto – October 14, 2016
Agenda Summary

8:45-9:00     Registration, Breakfast

9:30-10:30     Opening plenary session

  • VP Research & Innovation, Ryerson University - Dr. Usha George
  • Director, Chair in Inter-sectoral Solutions to Urban Health Problems, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute - Dr. Patricia O'Campo (St. Michael's Hospital) - Research at St. Michael's
  • Introduction and acknowledgement of sponsors, review of the project objectives and background information about HPV self-sampling: findings related to lit review, key informant interviews (Presentation by Drs. Mandana Vahabi & Aisha Lofters - HPV Self Sampling - Has The Time Come In Canada?
  • Key note speaker: Dr. Kathleen Decker  - Cervical cancer screening in Canada: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Demonstration of HPV self-sampling by Eve medical

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15    Panel presentations (30 minutes each)

12:15-13:30    Lunch

13:30-15:00    Panel presentation

  • Dr. Gina Ogilvie – BC (Acceptability and Feasibility of Self collection)
  • Dr. Mariam El-Zein - Quebec (Effectiveness of HPV testing)
  • Dr. Francesca Holme - USA (Women's Cancers Reproductive Health)

15:00: 15:15    Coffee break

15:15-16:15    Moderated Brainstorming session: Should primary HPV screening and HPV self-sampling be priorities in Canada? (see Appendix 1)

16:15-16:30    Concluding remarks and next step - Drs. Mandana Vahabi & Aisha Lofters

 Appendix 1: HPV Self-Sampling Questions for Moderated Brainstorming Session

1)    What are your opinions on the use of alternative cervical cancer screening formats in general and HPV self-sampling in particular?

2)    What are the knowledge gaps in adopting HPV self-sampling into the cervical cancer screening program in your province or area?

3)    What resources/changes are required for adopting HPV self- sampling as part of screening programs?