Up to date: comprehensive knowledge of human papillomavirus

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International Papilloma Virus Conference & Clinical and Public Health WorkshopsSan Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, 30 November–6 December 2012The 28th International Papillomavirus Conference, hosted by the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, attracted approximately 1500 participants from 75 countries. The purpose of the meeting was mainly to provide a forum for the exchange of new knowledge; the status of HPV research and its future direction and the impact of current strategies for the prevention and control of HPV burden and HPV-related conditions. The meeting program consisted of a clinical workshop and a public health workshop followed by the main conference program. The main conference featured five breakfast sessions, four plenary sessions and 22 satellite symposia. Over 800 posters, 167 oral presentations and 53 poster–oral presentations were presented. This article highlights the most important issues discussed in HPV, which will be of interest to those working in the field of HPV vaccines.

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