With vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) soon to be widely available – protecting girls and young women from cervical cancer – Consultant Nurse Vanessa Griffiths will be talking about the epidemiology of the virus and its treatment, at the Nursing in Practice event in Birmingham on Wednesday, November 21st. The Department of Health has confirmed that vaccinations for 12-13 year-old girls will begin next year, and the programme will be extended to under-18s, from 2009.
The venue for the Nursing in Practice Event will be the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham, and Vanessa will be speaking at 2:15pm. During the day, there will also be sessions on Smoking Cessation, Obesity Management, Hepatitis C, Neuropathic pain, Immunisation, and many others. The event is free to attend.
NiP Events run throughout the year – in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London, and Birmingham, as well as Belfast and Newcastlefrom 2008. Each event features speakers with national profiles, as well as local specialists and policy makers from the RCN and NHS. In addition to the educational sessions, there is an exhibition from pharmaceutical companies, charities, and colleges, demonstrating products and providing samples. NiP Events are supported by the Nursing in Practice magazine, and now NursingInPractice.com – providing daily news on clinical issues, research findings and patient care. There are also details of all the NiP Events, including maps to the venues, and the means to pre-register, which entitles delegates to receive a £5 travel subsidy.