HPV Prevention Centre of Excellence

Beginning in January 2021, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada is creating an HPV Prevention Centre of Excellence.  Sessions will discuss the latest research in HPV Prevention.  Our first meeting was with Dr. Monique Bertrand of McMaster University.

Our second session was presented by Dr. Marla Shapiro, C.M., on March 12, 2021

Fourth Annual HPV Prevention Week

October 5-11, 2020



Join the Federation of Medical Women and numerous supporting organizations and individuals who are committed to preventing the spread of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the cancers it can cause.

HPV Prevention Week is designed to bring Canadians together to engage in a series of events and initiatives to increase awareness of an infection that is estimated to affect more than 75% of sexually active men and women in their lifetime.  The human papilloma virus causes genital warts, but persistent disease can cause 6 different types of cancer:  Oropharyngeal, Penile, Anal, Vaginal, Cervical, and Vulvar.

#CANADAvsHPV, demonstrates international leadership in how we  – doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, public health officials, NGOs, pharmacists, patients, government and industry – can work together to educate all Canadians to:

  • close the preventative care gap
  • encourage behaviour that could ultimately save lives.


For 2020, we're taking HPV Prevention Week virtual

We have a week of exciting lunch and learn seminars from some of the leaders in Canada of HPV prevention and elimination!  Each seminar will run from 12 to 1 pm Eastern time, but will be recorded and viewable here afterward.

You can register for the series at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdOysrDIuHNSme5K7zX85BLN7MpU3pvUR 


Monday, October 5 - Drs. Shelley McNeil and Vivien Brown "HPV in Adult Women, an overview of the state of the fight against HPV"


Tuesday, October 6 - Dr. Gina Ogilvie "The Canadian path to cervical cancer elimination"

This video is no longer available.

Wednesday, October 7 - Virtual Screening of Lady Ganga followed by a Q&A with medical students and their mentors on HPV in medical education

You can view the extended version of Lady Ganga: Nilza's Story here

Thursday, October 8 - Dr. Unjali Malhotra "Cultural Safety and HPV"

This video is no longer available.

From Dr. Malhotra's presentation:  Perinatal Health, Cultural Safety in COVID-19

Friday, October 9 - Dr. Monique Bertrand "Pouvons-nous éliminer le Cancer du Col de l ’utérus au Canada?"  (this session will be presented in French)


WANT TO GET INVOLVED? VISIT www.canadavshpv.ca

We hope you will join us in the #CANADAvsHPV fight for #HPVPW20


Made possible through the support of Merck Canada Inc. The opinions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Merck Canada Inc.