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The ‘new’ cervical screening test: How to optimise the use of HPV self-collection and manage your patients’ follow-up | Online
August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As we work towards the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, Cancer Council Victoria is engaging with the community to raise awareness of the importance of regular cervical screening and the new HPV self-collection option.
Self-collection for cervical screening became widely available on 1 July 2022. A year on from the policy change, this session will look at the impact it has had on cervical screening in Australia and address the common remaining questions and concerns from patients and clinicians.
With an increasing number of patients now asking for self-collection, we’ll also provide the tools to effectively support patients to make an informed choice about their screening method and explore how to harness the full potential of this option to engage those patients who are reluctant to screen. We will also look at management options for abnormal self-collection results (including unsatisfactory results) and the recent introduction of new testing processes.
Using case-studies and an interactive Q&A format, we will include practical information and tips to get the most out of self-collection, make it work for you, your patients and your practice, and keep us on track to eliminate cervical cancer in Australia by 2035.
Audience: GPs and GP Registrars, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, practice managers and general practice staff
Presenter: Professor Marion Saville AM, Executive Director - Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer; Judy Slape, Cervical Cancer Elimination Lead - Cancer Council Victoria
Related Health Pathways: Cervical Screening