Dr. John Epling Presents Grand Rounds on August 14th

New York, NY (August 12, 2015) – John W. Epling, MD, MSEd, FAAFP will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s August Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention: Understanding the Burden of HPV Disease, the Importance of the HPV Vaccine Recommendation, and Communicating about HPV Vaccination,” will define the importance of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention and the rationale for vaccinating boys and girls at ages 11 or 12.

Dr. Epling is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.  Dr. Epling has taught evidence-based medicine, public health and clinical prevention at SUNY Upstate for the past 15 years.  He is the founding co-director of SALT-Net, the Department’s practice based research network, and through this network, his research has covered a variety of primary care and prevention topics.  He has authored evidence reports for the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs clinical guidelines project and has worked with the American Hospital Association in advancing the use of the US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. He completed the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Vaccine Science Fellowship in 2012 and currently serves on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s Adult Vaccination Workgroup and recently served on a CDC Task force on Vaccine Inventory Management. On the state level, he has worked with the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Immunizations on the Governor’s Prevention Agenda workgroup on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and on primary care issues in vaccination.  He maintains an active clinical family practice.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, August 14th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45am.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Grand Rounds are supported with a generous donation from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation. Grand Rounds are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the year.