SGO Issues July 16, 2015

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SGO Issues July 16, 2015

Highlights from 2015 Annual Meeting in this month’s Gynecologic Oncology
HPV film available for online viewing
HVO scholarship opportunities
The value of an SGO membership

Highlights from 2015 Annual Meeting in this month’s Gynecologic Oncology

The July 2015 issue of Gynecologic Oncology, Volume 138, Issue 1, includes Highlights from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, by authors Camille C. Gunderson, MD; Jeff Boyd, MD; and David M. O’Malley, MD.

HPV film available for online viewing

Lumiere Media, producers of the independent documentary, “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” is offering health care providers a chance to sponsor online viewings in addition to public screenings of the film, which follows the stories of five women impacted by an HPV infection.

Released in September 2014, the 80-minute documentary encourages the prevention of cervical and other HPV-related cancers through vaccinations and screening. Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, calls it “The best film on this subject in existence. A perfect mix of pathos, science, and medicine with a clear call to action.”

Health care providers may purchase online viewings in packages of 25, 50, 100 or 500 views for $1 per download. The latter option includes additional branding for the sponsor. The film can be downloaded through a customized online redemption code that can be replenished as needed. Sponsors can email the redemption code to their patients or post it on their institution’s website so visitors can watch the film for free anytime.

“Sponsors will also receive a list of emails of every person who watched the film using their redemption code if they wish to follow up with any of these viewers,” explained the film’s director Frederic Lumiere, who added that SGO members should select “SGO” from a dropdown menu to ensure that the correct version of the film is used for the online views.

SGO members interested in sharing “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” as an online sponsor can email screening@hpvepidemic.com to request a link to preview the entire film at no charge.

Opportunities for public screenings and sponsorship are also available. To date there have been more than 120 screenings in the United States and Canada.

“The public screenings are encouraged because you can have a discussion afterwards, but a lot of health care providers really don’t have the time to organize a public screening, so we also offer the ability for them to sponsor the event and we’ll match them with a local organization who will host it,” said Lumiere. Public screenings are $300 for an unlimited size audience. Every attendee will also receive a free digital copy of the film.

In honor of Kelly Pozzoli, whose death from cervical cancer at the age of 33 figured prominently in the film, the producers are offering all of their website visitors a chance to purchase the documentary for $1 (normally $9.99) during July.

To Buy Sponsored Online Views: http://order.hpvepidemic.com/collections/online-views (Select ‘SGO’ from the drop down called ‘Organization’)

To Host Public Screenings: http://www.hpvepidemic.com/hostit

To Sponsor Public Screenings: http://order.hpvepidemic.com/collections/sponsoring

HVO scholarship opportunities

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is offering two new scholarships that will fund professional development opportunities for health workers at HVO project sites: the Wyss Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health and the Warfield Scholarship for Anesthesia Professionals.

Eligible opportunities for funding through the Wyss Scholarship for Future Leaders in Global Health include regional conferences, meetings and short-term courses; international conferences, meetings, and short-term courses of study; and online courses.

Eligible candidates are health care professionals early in their careers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their patients and profession, a desire to share their knowledge, and leadership potential. Candidates may include residents, faculty, and clinicians at HVO project sites.

The Warfield Scholarship for Anesthesia Professionals will fund the professional development of anesthesia providers (both physicians and non-physician anesthetists) from HVO project sites. These funds can support attendance at international or regional professional meetings, workshops or other training opportunities, including on-line courses.

For more information about these scholarships and volunteer opportunities through HVO, visit hvousa.org.

The value of an SGO membership

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