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Cervical Cancer and HPV Testing:
How We Got Here


Session Description

This session will discuss in detail cervical cancer from prevalence and diagnosis to testing methods and cost as well as how the HPV vaccine fits into the equation. The session will also discuss how HPV testing is changing the guidelines for cervical cancer screening.

Target Audience

Laboratory Professionals, including Cytotechnologists, and related practitioners.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of HPV in cervical cancer
  2. Review history of the Pap test and HPV testing
  3. Present Cervical Screening Guidelines
  4. Share HPV result findings in a public health setting


Erin McCarthy BS, CT (ASCP), IAC
Supervisor, Cytology Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Michele Smith MS, SCT (ASCP)

Program Director and Manager, Cytotechnology Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Academic Review - Supplemental

An additional level of academic review was requested and provided by the American Sociiety for Cytotechnology (ASCT). We appreciate their support in the review and distribution of the information in this educational activity.

Educational Program Agenda

- 05 minutes: Activity Intro, Front Matter, Registration
- 50 minutes: Michele Smith / Erin McCarthy Presentation
- 05 minutes: Evaluation, Certificate
- 60 minutes: Total Activity Timeline

ASCLS Policy on Disclosure of Potential Bias or Conflict of Interest

ASCLS requires all speakers in accredited Continuing Education Activities to disclose any possible bias or conflict of interest regarding the topic that is being presented. A conflict of interest is defined as any financial interest of the speaker in a company’s products or services discussed in the presentation. For example, if the speaker (1) holds stock in the company, (2) is paid salary or consultant fees by the company, (3) has grant support from the company, and/or (4) has received support for travel expenses, honoraria, etc., from the company, a conflict of interest exists regarding this topic and must be reported. If the speaker has a financial interest in a company but is not discussing a product or service of that company, no conflict of interest must be disclosed. In accordance with the above mentioned policy, our speakers have indicated they have nothing to disclose.

In accordance with the above mentioned policy, our speakers have indicated they have nothing to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this P.A.C.E.® activity:  

 Name of Faculty  Reported Financial Relationship
 Erin McCarthy
 Nothing to disclose
 Michele Smith
 Nothing to disclose

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this P.A.C.E.® activity:  

 Name of Planner or Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Nothing to disclose
 ASCLS and/or P.A.C.E.®   Nothing to disclose

Release and Expiration

Enduring Archive P.A.C.E.® Release Date: October 8th, 2015
Enduring Archive P.A.C.E.® Expired: October 8th, 2016

Accreditation Statement - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

Credit Designation - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) will provide 1.0 contact hour of credit.

Canadian Laboratory Professionals
P.A.C.E.® approved programs provide documented laboratory science related continuing education activity as required for maintaining continued competence for Canadian laboratory professionals.

This program has been approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

How to Obtain P.A.C.E.® Credit

Viewers are expected to complete the presentation before attempting to submit contact information and the session evaluation. Participants who successfully complete the program will be awarded 1.0 contact hour. ASCLS P.A.C.E.®  is accepted by the ASCP Board of Certification and all states including Florida and California as an approved provider for continuing education. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees and will submit attendance to CE Broker. To receive credit, the course must be completed between October 8, 2015 and Expired October 8, 2016

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive P.A.C.E.® credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the information above.
  • View the complete webcast program.
  • Click on the "Lab Professional" link to apply for P.A.C.E.® credit.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online evaluation.

After successful completion of this process, you will be redirected to the ASCLS CE Organizer where you may create and print an official ASCLS P.A.C.E.® certificate based on your attendance and completion of this ASCLS-sponsored P.A.C.E.® approved learning activity.

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Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) protect the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. ASCLS, ASCT, and our educational partners will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual's consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and Dane Garvin, Ltd. (DGL) maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Medium Used

This program has been made available online:
“Cervical Cancer and HPV Testing: How We Got Here”

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you will need a web browser with Javascript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Roche.


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