Everything You Need to Know About Young People and HPV &
Georgia Post Roe v. Wade and the Sex Ed Landscape
GCAPP's annual Sex Ed Summit is right around the corner. From 12:00 – 1:00 we will tackle HPV and teens/pre-teens and delve into the cancer prevention benefits of the HPV vaccine with physicians from Emory Winship Cancer Institute. For Part 2, 1:00 – 2:00, expect discussion about the sex ed landscape in Georgia, the state’s sex ed policy, why quality sex ed is important, and what GCAPP and partners are doing to advance comprehensive sex ed in Georgia.
Bring your questions! Parents, youth serving professionals, young people, and anyone who wants expert knowledge and deeper insight into these emerging issues are encouraged to attend.
12:00 – 1:00, in partnership with Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute
The primary focus of the 2022 Summit is on educating young people, parents, and youth-serving professionals on HPV (human papillomavirus) for preteens and teens. Through an interactive panel with doctors of various specialties, the opening session of the Summit will provide information on HPV transmission, prevention, the impact of HPV on the body, and information about the vaccine and how parents can get their child vaccinated against HPV. Bring your questions for the Q&A following the panel.
Dr. Robert Bednarczyk Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health
Dr. Bednarczyk's work on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to his affiliations with both the Emory Vaccine Center and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Winship Cancer Institute. His research focus is on adolescent and adult vaccination, particularly in addressing issues of vaccine hesitancy around HPV vaccination.
Dr. Brian Boyce, Co-chair of HPV Cancer Free Georgia/Assistant Professor, Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Dr. Boyce is a board certified otolaryngologist. His clinical and surgical expertise is in cancerous and non-cancerous tumors of the head and neck, micro-vascular reconstruction, minimally invasive and cosmetic treatment of parotid tumors, transoral robotic surgery for tumors and sleep apnea.
Dr. Lisa Flowers, Professor, Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Dr. Flowers is a professor in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Flowers specializes in the treatment of women with abnormal pap tests, HPV-related disease, and pre-cancerous gynecologic conditions.
1:00 – 2:00 in partnership with Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Alison Macklin, MSW, is the State Policy and Advocacy Director at SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change. She provides strategic guidance to communities looking to advance comprehensive sex education and for over 17 years has been a national leader in the comprehensive sex education field.
In 2019, she helped author and pass Colorado’s Youth Wellness Act, ensuring young people in that state are able to access inclusive comprehensive sex education. Alison is the author of “Making Sense of It: A Guide to Sex for Teens (and Their Parents Too!),” a skilled sex education trainer, and adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work.
Comprehensive sex ed and quality teen pregnancy prevention programs are more important than ever for young people, post Roe v. Wade. Part 2 of the Sex Ed Summit will delve into the sex ed landscape. How does Georgia stack up? What are the collective efforts to get young people the prevention programs and knowledge they need and deserve? What programs work? We hope you can join us!