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January 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
What The Health: Let's Talk About HPV and Oral Cancer
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Online, via zoom

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Thursday, January 20th, 2022 - "Let's Talk About HPV and Oral Cancer" 

7:00 - 8:30 PM MDT

Come learn from Dr. Saranjeev S. Lalh and Dr. Cheryl Cable about the link between HPV and Oral Cancer!

Did you know that every time you see your dentist and hygienist for a checkup and cleaning, we look for signs of head and neck cancer? Have you thought – I’m not at risk for head and neck cancer; I don’t smoke, use drugs, or am involved in other risky behavior? If you haven’t received the HPV vaccine, you are at significantly higher risk for head and neck cancer. This virus doesn’t care if you are in a committed relationship or have pristine oral hygiene or are careful.HPV infection is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. It impacts more than 70% of sexually active men and women. While HPV is commonly known to be associated with cervical cancer, the number of oropharyngeal cancers has surpassed the number of cervical cancers and became the most common type of cancer caused by HPV in Canada. The numbers we see are dramatically increasing and impacting healthcare in ways we have never seen before.

This presentation by two of Alberta’s most experienced clinicians in this field will help you figure out how to protect your family, friends and you moving forward. We need your help in changing the trends and impact globally.

About the Presenters: 

Dr. Saranjeev S. Lalh

r. Lalh grew up and did his initial training in Edmonton. Dr. Lalh received his Dental degree from University of Alberta and Medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed two years of General Surgery training followed by the completion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program in Pittsburgh in 2001. That is why he does not know if he should cheer for McDavid or Crosby! Dr. Lalh has been a Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for over 20 years. He is involved in the undergraduate dental program and is extensively involved with continuing dental/medical education in sedation, implants, facial esthetic/cosmetics, and HPV/Head and neck cancer. He has been invited to speak on various surgical topics in Canada and internationally. He is the Section Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. He is the appointed Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeon at the iRSM clinic (formerly COMPRU) at the Misericordia Hospital and Covenant Health, dealing with reconstruction of patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Lalh also operates at the Stollery Children’s Hospital on children with congenital facial deformities. In addition, Dr. Lalh maintains a busy private practice at a private certified non-hospital surgical center: Renew Oral and Facial Surgical Centre.

Dr. Lalh is married and has two young children. He enjoys biking, hiking, and playing tennis and golf with his family. The Lalh’s like to travel but have limited that to watching the travel channel for the last 2 years.What The Health is a public lecture series featuring some of Canada's best medical experts discussing popular health topics centering around women's heath.

Dr. Cheryl Cable 

Dr. Cheryl Cable is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She is the President of the Canadian Association of Women Dentists and Lead of the Alberta Head and Neck Cancer Dental Leadership Team. She works in a multidisciplinary Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Practice on patients with trauma, head and neck cancer and congenital anomalies. She has created and developed education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has received numerous awards in mentoring and patient care. She is on several local, provincial, national and international committees for head and neck cancer, patient and clinician safety and EDI. Her focus is on ensuring efficient and effective patient care of local vulnerable populations and making sure there is a focus on fair and equitable representation . 

Cheryl is the Mother of 4 children 14 and younger (triplets and a systems upgrade - trial by fire). She is married to Kelly Cable (best decision ever).  Her best friends just might be her robot vacuums and her slow cooker. Her mantra is : "No one told me I couldn't. Mostly because I don't ask...."

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This event is subsidized by our wonderful sponsor, Alberta Blue Cross. Donations are not required but, of course, welcome!

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