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The Omnia CME Journal
The Omnia CME Journal is a free-standing educational supplement that focuses on key issues of interest to stakeholders in women’s health. Topics are identified through multiple sources, including Omnia Education’s formal needs assessment process, quality improvement data, evaluation of peer-reviewed literature, an expert-needs survey, and medical advisory board input. Each article takes a practical approach to prevention, diagnosis and management strategies in order to improve patient care.
Inside The Omnia CME Journal September 2009 Issue
HPV: Past, Present, and in Practice
This supplement addresses some important issues regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) and its effect on women. Even though most clinicians have a general understanding of the natural history of HPV and HPV DNA testing, many are using HPV DNA testing inappropriately. In addition, the knowledge base on HPV keeps expanding with well-validated, molecular tests that determine which women are infected with highrisk types of HPV. More news is available on a highly effective vaccine that prevents infection for the 2 most important high-risk types of HPV—HPV 16 and 18. This volume of The Omnia CME Journal is titled “HPV: Past, Present, and in Practice.” Dr. Thomas Wright’s article focuses on what we have recently learned about the natural history of HPV infections. The second is a reprint of a recent Clinical Update from the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) on HPV assays. The third by Dr. Barbara Levy is an article on implementing HPV vaccination in your office. All 3 are focused with the intent of providing you with key clinical points in an easy-to-digest format.