Sol Silverman Keynote Lecture

Location, Location, Location: Influence of Local Factors in the Outcome of Mucosal HPV Infection

Joel Palefsky, MD

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Herve Sroussi, DMD, PhD
Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD


This talk will explore the similarities and differences between the oral, cervical and anal mucosal, and their implications for understanding the pathogenesis of human papillomavirus-related neoplasia at these anatomic locations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the epidemiology of HPV infection and HPV-associated neoplasia in the oropharyngeal cavity, cervix and anus.
  2. Understand differences in the oropharyngeal, cervical and anal microenvironments and their role in the pathogenesis of HPV infection.
  3. Explore how understanding of local factors may lead to new approaches to prevention and treatment of HPV-associated neoplasia at these sites.