In the last several years, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has gained
a great deal of attention and support because of its ability to prevent
various strains of HPV – which is the leading cause of squamous
cell cervical cancer, and a contributing cause to various other forms
of cancer in women. With a great deal of misinformation surrounding the
topic, the decision of whether or not to have your child vaccinated can
To learn more about the facts of the HPV vaccine and its effectiveness
in cancer prevention, joinGisele McKinney, MD, an OB/GYN with Memorial Medical Group for
HPV Vaccine 101, a free seminar.
A native of Chicago and graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia,
with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Dr. McKinney is a graduate of
the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed
her residency at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital. Prior to moving
to Lake Charles, Dr. McKinney was on the staff of Martin General Hospital
in Williamston, North Carolina. She most recently saw patients at Southwest
Louisiana Center for Health Services.
HPV Vaccine 101 is a free seminar being held at 12 noon on Friday, May 27, in the Shearman
Conference Center at Memorial Hospital on Oak Park Boulevard. Light lunch
will be provided, and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit
lcmh.com/seminar or call (337) 494-2936. You can also watch the event live online by visiting