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Friday, November 4th 2022​
8:00am - 3:30pm EST

Join us in-person or online for our first ever hybrid HPV-Related Cancer Summit!

In addition to bringing national experts together to discuss the latest advances in HPV-related cancer prevention, we will also be celebrating our 10 year anniversary.

Speakers include Dr. Kristin Oliver, Dr. Rebecca Perkins, Dr. Emily Burger, Dr. Alessandro Villa, and more. We also have a breakout track for oral health providers, as well as hosting our first ever Survivor Panel discussion.  CME/CNE/CEU credits are also available.  Visit the registration page for details.

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10th HPV-Related Cancer Summit

UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom

Featured Speakers


Kristin Oliver, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Kristin Oliver is a pediatrician and public health specialist. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, and Environmental Medicine & Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Oliver’s scholarly and research interests focus on HPV vaccination. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ HPV Expert Physician Panel. Dr. Oliver has extensive experience working in public health and policy agencies. She served as a health care analyst for GAO in Washington DC, and has conducted projects with the CDC, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and UNICEF. Dr. Oliver holds a BA from McGill University, an MHS in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed residencies in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital.


Nancy Peña, OPN-CG, CMI, BS

Dana-Farber and Brigham & Women's Cancer Center

Nancy Pena is a Patient Navigator at Dana-Farber and Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center where she supports patients and develops protocols to engage patients to have direct access to their health care. She is Founder and Director of International Patient Navigation, an organization supporting low-income patient health through navigation in Guatemala.  And she is the producer and director of Colores Latinos, a local and online Spanish TV show to engage and educate the Hispanic community on health, education, and cultural topics; it broadcasts on 32 local channels in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Boston.




Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

Miami Cancer Institute 

Dr. Villa is the Chief of Oral Medicine, Oral Oncology and Dentistry at Miami Cancer Institute. Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Villa was the Chief of Oral Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Medical Center and an associate clinical professor of oral medicine and otolaryngology at University of California San Francisco. A renowned researcher, he focuses on oral dysplasia, oral complications from cancer therapy and prevention of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancers. Dr. Villa’s been the principal investigator in several clinical trials including the use of immunotherapy to manage oral proliferative leukoplakia. His work has been published in Cancer, JCO Clinical Practice, the Journal of Cancer Education, the Journal of the American Dental Association and more.



Emily Burger, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/University of Oslo

Emily Burger has a joint Postdoctoral Fellowship appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the University of Oslo. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Oslo, Department of Health Management and Health Economics in Norway. Her current research uses microsimulation models to estimate the cost-effectiveness of various cervical cancer screening strategies for vaccinated or unvaccinated women in Norway. In addition, she is eliciting preferences of Norwegian women with respect to new cervical cancer screening technologies that are currently under consideration by the Norwegian government




Rebecca Perkins, MD, MPH

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Dr. Perkins is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine, and a practicing gynecologist at Boston Medical Center.  Her career is dedicated to reducing health disparities in cervical cancer. Her current research focuses on improving utilization of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening guidelines.  Dr. Perkins is currently working on national projects related to HPV vaccination and cervical cancer prevention with the American Cancer Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and ASCCP.  She is also a member of the  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable,  and the Presidents’ Cancer Panel.


Anubhuti Shukla, BDS, MHA

Indiana University School of Dentistry


Dr. Anubhuti Shukla leads Indiana University School of Dentistry's community-based dental education program. Dr. Shukla joined the IU School of Dentistry’s Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health in 2019 as a clinical assistant professor and the director of Community-Based Dental Education. Prior to joining the IU School of Dentistry, Dr. Shukla served as a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology.

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