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Webinar: Pharmacists & Physicians: An Opportunity To Prevent Cancer in WV

April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Increasing access to HPV vaccination.

Co-sponsored by the WVU School of Pharmacy

Upcoming Webinar:
Pharmacists & Physicians: An Opportunity To Prevent Cancer in WV

Monday, April 9, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Free Webinar

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Webinar Description:
West Virginia has some of the highest HPV-associated cancer rates in the nation. However, HPV vaccination rates continue to stay low, with only 41% of West Virginia teens fully vaccinated against HPV. One factor leading to these low vaccination rates is limited access to the HPV vaccine. To address this issue of access, during the 2018 Legislative Session, the scope of practice of pharmacists was expanded to allow pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer HPV and influenza vaccines to patients age eleven through eighteen years of age with a prescription from a physician. The legislative rule (available here) passed the legislature, has been filed with the Secretary of State, and is now effective.

This webinar will provide an overview of this rule change along with an overview of HPV, HPV-associated cancers, recommendations for the HPV vaccine, WV’s current HPV vaccination rates.

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Examine human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-associated cancers.
  2. Discuss the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HPV vaccination recommendations.
  3. Summarize WV HPV vaccination rates.
  4. Explain the new WV legislative rule permitting pharmacists to administer HPV and influenza vaccines to children with a prescription from a physician.

Target Audience:
Pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare providers in West Virginia.

Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, BCACP, AE-C, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Capehart completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and later completed a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a focus in drug policy and regulation at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Capehart has focused her practice in community and ambulatory clinical pharmacy, concentrating on improving patient compliance and quality of life through patient counseling and education. She has experience educating patients with asthma, COPD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes about their chronic conditions; providing immunizations; compounding medications; and meeting the special needs of her patients. Dr. Capehart has received multiple award recognitions including the National Community Pharmacist Association West Virginia Pharmacy Leadership Award 2014-2015, the WV Asthma Coalition Asthma Champion 2013, WVPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist 2012, and Teacher of the Year in 2006. She was selected as a Salzburg Global Fellow and participated in the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled “The Drive for Universal Health Coverage: Health Care Delivery Science and the Right to High-Value Health Care” in Austria in 2013. Dr. Capehart also serves as the Assistant Residency Director for the WVU/Kroger community pharmacy residency program in Charleston, WV.

Cost: Free!

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*Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the WIN website here, for future viewing.

About the WV Immunization Network
The WV Immunization Network (WIN) is a statewide immunization coalition of over 300 members from the public and private sectors who are focused on improving immunization rates and protecting West Virginians from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center for Rural Health Development serves as the lead agency for WIN.

Click here to see more training opportunities from the WV Immunization Network and The Center for Rural Health Development.


April 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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