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November 2, 2017 - November Med School Café Lecture to Feature Dr. Lisa Spiryda
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Spiryda_L6[1].JPGThe November Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Lisa Spiryda, professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

Her lecture, titled “Pap Tests, HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening: Are the Current Recommendations Being Dictated by Insurance Companies or Evidence-Based Medicine?” will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the USA Strada Patient Care Center Conference Room on the first floor. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Spiryda will discuss screening and prevention of cervical cancer and the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. She will also address how often female patients should be seeing their physician for Pap tests and what age cervical cancer screening should begin.

Dr. Spiryda recently joined the USA College of Medicine faculty as professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology and Director for the Center of Colposcopy and Abnormal Pap Tests. Dr. Spiryda earned her M.D. and Ph.D. through the Medical Scientist Training Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts Hospital Residency Program at Harvard University. In addition to being in private practice, she has had faculty positions at the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida.

She has dedicated her career to developing an expertise on abnormal Pap tests, HPV and colposcopy in her clinical practice and conducts both clinical and translational research in these areas. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on cervical cancer screening, abnormal Pap tests, HPV /cervical pre-cancer disease as well as a variety of topics in womens' health.

Dr. Spiryda is a member of the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She is on several journal editorial boards and is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail kepartridge@health.southalabama.edu.

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