Understanding HPV and Oral Cancer

Madison, WI US
August 16, 2019

About the Course

Understanding HPV and Oral Cancer is a daylong course dedicated to new research and advances in head and neck cancers caused by the human papillomavirus. In recent years, head and neck cancer patients have changed dramatically. Join us to discuss the latest in research and treatment on this emerging epidemic.


Keynote speaker Dr. Erich Sturgis (internationally recognized HPV epidemiology expert) to discuss increasing incidence of viral related cancers and their growing impact on the population.

Practice Gaps and Needs

Regionally, Understanding HPV and Oral Cancer intends to increase knowledge in diagnosis and treatments of oral cancers.  Oral cancers due to HPV have rapidly increased in uncommon patient groups.  Although, there is more research, patient survival rates have remained essentially unchanged over the past 30 years. This course will provide a comprehensive review of innovative research, cutting edge diagnostics, and best practices for treatment.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity has been designed to improve learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of patient care and procedural skills, and medical knowledge.

Intended Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, medical otolaryngologists, oncologists, and other allied health personnel who treat and evaluate patients with head and neck cancers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Provide primary care providers, dentists, otolaryngologists and oncologists with an update on the HPV induced oral cancer epidemic
  • Identify demographics, risk factors, imaging hallmarks, and treatment options for HPV induced oral cancer.
  • Show the impact of treatment on quality of life and efforts to de-escalate therapy to reduce toxicities.
  • Explain the importance of vaccination in the prevention of HPV related malignancy in Wisconsin and beyond.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/16/2019 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/16/2019 - 2:45pm CDT


Greg Hartig, MD; Paul Harari, MD; and Howard Bailey, MD


An Epidemic of Viral-related Cancers:  HPV and Beyond
Erich Sturgis, MD, MPH


Speaking with Children and Families about the HPV Vaccine: A Pediatrician Perspective 
Mala Mathur, MD, MPH & Lindsay Geier, MD


Radiographic Features of HPV + Oropharyngeal Cancer
Greg Avey, MD


Questions and Discussion




The Role of Surgery: TORS and TLM
Aaron Wieland, MD


Treatment De-escalation Efforts: Summary of Clinical Trials
Matthew Witek, MD


HPV Neck Node Cancer from Unknown H&N Primary
Tiffany Glazer, MD


Role of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in HPV and SCCA
Stuart Wong, MD


Questions and Discussion






HPV-related Oropharyngeal Cancer: Screening and Staging
Erich Sturgis, MD, MPH


Treatment Induced Dysphagia in HPV + SCCA
Christopher Britt, MD


Multi-dimensional Bioinformatics Analysis of Head and Neck Cancers
Anthony Gitter, PhD


Questions and Discussion


Head and Neck Tumor Board: Panel Discussion
Greg Avey, MD; Tiffany Glazer, MD; Erich Sturgis, MD, MPH; Aaron Wieland, MD; Matthew Witek; & Stuart Wong, MD


Questions and Discussion


Closing Remarks
Greg Hartig, MD and Paul Harari, MD




Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715
United States
+1 (608) 316-4300

Conference Attire

Casual attire is appropriate for this conference. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational activity.

Conference Housing

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Wisconsin Union Hotel (1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53715), across the street from our conference site, The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.  To receive the special rate of $160.00, call 608-263-2600 to make your reservation and mention Group Code "HNC2019" or Group Name "Head & Neck Course."  The block of rooms will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis and any available rooms that have not been reserved by July 14, 2019, will be released to the general public. Complimentary parking for one car per room is included at Union South.

Parking Information
Discovery Center

Nearby parking is available in lot 20, which is located across University Avenue from the Discovery Center and can be accessed from University Avenue.

Parking also is available in lot 17, which is behind Engineering Hall and Camp Randall Stadium and can be accessed via North Randall Avenue. Lot 80, the Union South underground parking garage, can be accessed from Dayton Street.

Visit the Transportation Services website to locate lots with currently available visitor parking stalls. Visit the campus map page to view the Discovery Center and nearby parking lots.


From 7 AM until 4:30 PM, visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first three hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $15 per day. From 4:30 PM until midnight, visitor parking costs $1 per hour, up to a maximum of $5 per evening.

Prices and availability are subject to change. For more information, please contact Transportation Services.

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available in lots 17, 20 and 80. Individuals also can be dropped off at the main entrance to the building on Orchard Street.

For more information about campus accessibility, please review the Campus Accessibility Resources or contact UW–Madison Transportation Services at 608-263-6666.

Planning Committee

Gregory Hartig, MD (Co-Chair); Professor of Surgery

Paul Harari, MD (Co-Chair); Professor of Human Oncology

Annie Sugar, PA-C; Physician Assistant of Surgery

Laura Bucci; Administration Division Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Veronica Watson, MSOD; Outreach and Continuing Education Program Manager

Terese Bailey, BS; Senior Outreach Specialist

Visiting Faculty

Christopher Britt, MD; Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Erich Sturgis, MD, MPH: Professor of Surgery, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Stuart Wong, MD; Professor of Neoplastic Diseases, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin Faculty

Greg Avey, MD; Assistant Professor of Radiology

Howard Bailey, MD; Professor of Medicine

Lindsay Geier, MD; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Anthony Gitter, PhD; Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Tiffany Glazer, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery

Paul Harari, MD; Professor of Human Oncology

Greg Hartig, MD; Professor of Surgery

Mala Mathur, MD; Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Aaron Wieland, MD; Assistant Professor of Surgery

Matthew Witek, MD; Assistant Professor of Human Oncology

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.  Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:

Name of IndividualIndividual's Role in ActivityName of Commercial Interest & Nature of RelationshipDiscussion of
uses of drugs/devices
in presentation?
Greg Avey, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to dicloseNo
Howard Bailey, MDWelcomeNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Terese Bailey, BSPlannerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Christopher Britt, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Laura BucciPlannerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Lindsay Geier, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Anthony Gitter, PhDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Tiffany Glazer, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseYes
Paul Harari, MDPlanner & Educational ReviewerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Gregory Hartig, MDPlanner & Educational ReviewerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Mala Mathur, MD, MPHPresenterAstraZeneca (Consultant); Spouse is Founder of Respiratory
Monitoring (Stockholder or Other Ownership Interest Holder)
Erich Sturgis, MD, MPHPresenterRoche Diagnostics (Research Awardee)No
Annie Sugar, PA-CPlannerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Veronica Watson, BS, MA, MSODPlannerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Aaron Wieland, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo
Matthew Witek, MDPresenterSanofi Genzyme (Consultant and Member of Advisory Committee
or Review Panel)
Stuart Wong, MDPresenterNo relevant financial relationships to discloseYes

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.50 continuing education units (CEUs) or 5.0 hours.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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Syllabus & Conference Materials

Conference materials will be available to registered participants 48 hours prior to the event at this conference site.


Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu.  Cancellation requests received at least 96 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 nonrefundable processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 96 hours prior to the activity start date.


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.


For conference information or details regarding exhibit booths, please contact Veronica Watson at 608-263-7697 or watsonv@surgery.wisc.edu.