Speakers and Presentations

Hepatitis B and C in Mediterranean and Balkan Countries
5 - 7 December 2012 – Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia Cyprus

Wednesday, December 5 (15.00-19.00)

15.00 - 16.00
Welcome and Introduction
  Chairs: M. Manns, A. Hatzakis, C. Gore [video]
  Short addresses from:
  - Alojz Peterle MEP (Slovenia) [video]
  - Adamos Adamou, Health Committee, Cyprus Parliament
  - Marios Philippou, Vice President, Cyprus Medical Association
  Opening Address: H.E. Androulla Agrotou, Minister of Health of Cyprus [ video ]
16.00 - 19.00
Hepatitis B and C: Underestimated Diseases
  Chairs: M. Donoghoe (WHO-EURO), E. Duffell (ECDC)
  Round Table on Epidemiology, Surveillance and Burden of HBV/HCV in Mediterranean and Balkan Countries. Speakers:
  - M. Tosti: Viral HBV and HCV in Italy
  - A. Vince: Surveillance and disease burden in Balkan countries (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo)
  - M. Sočan & M. Matičič: HCV and HBV in Slovenia [ video ]
  Questions & Answers [video]
   Chairs: M. Carballo , L. Vounou
  Round Table on Migration and HBV/HCV in Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Middle
  East. Speakers:
- H. Cortes Martins
- C. Hadjichristodoulou
- O.Hamouda
- P. Hartmann
  Questions & Answers [video]
  National viral hepatitis control policies: regional results from a global survey
  - M. Donoghoe (WHO-EURO)  [video]

Thursday, December 6 (08.30-19.05)

08.45 - 10.00
Hepatitis B and C are both Preventable
  Chairs: M. Manns (Hannover University), S. Manolakopoulos (Athens University)
  Safety of blood, blood products and transplanted organs

- D. Prati (Alessandro Manzoni Hospital, Lecco)  [video]

  Harm reduction in IDUs for prevention of HBV and HCV
  - L. Wiessing (EMCDDA) [video]
  Screening programmes for HBV/HCV
  - M. Buti (Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona) [video]
  Questions & Answers [video]
  - Keynote Speaker: M. Donoghoe, WHO-EURO [video]
10.35 - 13.00
Hepatitis B and C are Treatable or Curable
  Chairs: C.Trépo (Lyon University), H.Thomas (Imperial College UK, emeritus)
  Natural history and treatment of HBV (including HDV coinfection)
  - R. Esteban (Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona) [video]
  Natural history and treatment of HCV (including HIV coinfection)
  - G. Papatheodoridis (University of Athens) [video]
  Treatment effect in the future burden of HCV
  - S. Deuffic-Burban, INSERM, France [video]
  Cirrhosis and liver carcinoma
  - Mark Thursz (Imperial College, UK) [video]
  National hepatitis programmes: planning for funding
  - D. Goldberg (NHS, Scotland) [video]
  Questions & Answers [video]
14.00 - 19.05
Overview of Prevention, Care and Treatment Policies
  Chair: P. Van Damme (Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board)
  Round Table on National Policies for Prevention, Care and Treatment of HBV/HCV in Mediterranean and Balkan countries (case studies and good practices)

- D. Prati (Italy) [video]
- F. Roudot-Thoraval (France) [video]
- D. Shouval (Israel) [ video ]
- G. Potamitis (Cyprus)
- A. Dominguez (Spain)
- S. Hasardzhiev (Bulgaria)

  Questions & Answers
  Chairs: P. Kramarcz (ECDC), A. Hatzakis (Athens University)
  Global Hepatitis Programme
  - H. Harmanci, WHO Geneva [video]
  EU Research Programme on Viral Hepatitis
  - DG Research: C. Desaintes   [video]
  European Parliament and Viral Hepatitis
  - S. Hughes MEP [video]
  Questions & Answers [video]

Keynote Presentation: K. Fenton, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB, CDC: Accelerating Viral Hepatitis Prevention in the United States:  New Directions. Emerging Lessons [video]

  Keynote Speaker: M. van de Laar, ECDC
  Questions & Answers [video]

Friday, December 7 (08.30-13.00)

08.30 - 13.00
A Call to Action: A Multinational Response
  Chairs: G. Esmat (Cairo University), R. Esteban (Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona)
  Country specific presentations
- Bouafif Ep Ben Alaya (Tunisia)
- Ioannis Goulis (Greece)
- Ala Sharara (Lebanon)
- Imam Waked (Egypt)
- Saadi Berkane (Algeria)
- M. Fabri (Serbia)
- M. Shennak (Jordan)
- M. Benazzouz (Morocco)
- A-N Elzouki (Libya)
  Questions & Answers [video]
- Raquel Jose (World Hepatitis Alliance)
- Achim Kautz (ELPA)
  Round Table on Gaps and Barriers for Prevention, Care and Treatment in Mediterranean and Balkan countries (inc. cost of treatment): A patient perspective
- Gamal Shiha (Egypt)
- Tatjana Reic (Croatia)
  Address from H.E. Minister of Health of Egypt (or his representative)
  Questions & Answers [video]
  CALL TO ACTION - 5th December 2012 A Call to Action: Endorsed by WHA, VHPB, EASL, ELPA, HEPBCPPA
- M. Carballo (Executive Director, ICMHD)
- C. Gore (President, WHA)
  Keynote Speaker: M. Malik, WHO-EMRO: Hepatitis B and C in the Eastern Mediterranean Region:  WHO’s strategic approach for prevention and control
12.45 - 13.00
Closing remarks [video]
  T. Hatzigeorgiou, MEP (Cyprus) and C. Gore (WHA)



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