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Going the last mile: Preventing cervical cancer through screening and management of abnormal tests

Course Description
We have more ways than ever to screen for cervical cancer, but the guidelines can be confusing. This is a review of the latest guidelines and newest technology available for cervical cancer screening.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, the participant will be able to

1. Understand how HPV epidemiology drives risk-based cervical cancer prevention
2. Understand why HPV-based cervical screening and management represents an improvement in care
3. Review guidelines
4. Describe HPV disease in other areas of the body
5. Describe fundamentals of managing cervical HPV results for managing patients and their questions
6. Describe technologies

Jeanne Murphy-Stone, PhD, CNM, CPH, FACNM

Speaker Bio

Dr. Murphy-Stone is a consultant on health care in the federal government. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing and practiced with GW Midwifery. She currently practices per diem as a CNM at Inova Loudoun Hospital and at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She has over 29 years of experience as a nurse-midwife, practicing in settings such as hospitals, community clinics, a birth center, and as a volunteer in a needle-exchange van in Baltimore City. She earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing along with a graduate certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequality from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation was a randomized trial of self-sampled HPV testing to improve cervical cancer screening in a group of women living with HIV. In 2016 she completed the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Murphy-Stone received her midwifery education and master’s degree at Yale University School of Nursing, an AS in Nursing from Springfield Technical Community College, and an AB in Comparative Literature (English/Spanish) from Brown University.
CEs Offered: 1 CE

Course expiration: Oct 15, 2025