The Global Fight Against HPV and Cervical Cancer-Unique Challenges and Opportunities

SPEAKER: Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D Founder and President 
Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (GIAHC).
DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Aureole, 135 West 42nd Street, NY, NY 10036

Cervical cancer is the only cancer where we have made tremendous progress: we have the HPV vaccine for primary prevention, Pap test for secondary prevention, and early treatment that is safe, inexpensive and easily administered for tertiary prevention. Yet, a young woman between the ages of 35-60 dies every two minutes in this world of this disease. Dr. Krishnan will discuss the opportunities and the challenges that her organization is facing while fighting this cancer.

“Saving lives from cervical cancer, one woman at a time, one day at a time is our mission,” said Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D Founder and President GIAHC.  “No woman deserves to die of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a preventable public health disease that can almost be eradicated through vaccination, screening and early treatment programs.”

The speaker will conclude with a riveting video clip of a 46 years old young lady called Michele Baldwin, mother of three, who paddle-boarded 700 miles of the Ganges River in India with terminal cervical cancer to raise awareness about the disease- her epic journey is in the process of being released as a documentary film in the near future. For more information go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVmWASKo4Js

Registration includes light fare, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Members and non-members welcome. Registration can be completed online at: http://www.womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=25720 


Dr. Shobha Krishnan is the founder and president of the Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer (www.giahc.org). She is a board certified family physician and gynecologist. She has been involved in the areas of primary care and women's health for over 25 years. She has extensive experience both nationally and internationally in the field of HPV and HPV related diseases.

Dr. Krishnan is a member on the expert's panel of the American Sexual Health Association, Medical Advisory Board of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and serves on the scientific advisory committee of the Akbaraly foundation based in Madagascar. She has also served as a member of the STD research-working group at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and as surveillance physician for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

She is the author of the award-winning book, The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics. The book is the recipient of the 2009 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing and is the winner of two 2010 International Book Awards.  For more information go to: http://www.thehpvbook.com/