Program

IVHEM 2017 will feature an exceptional program with invited lectures, round table discussions and interactive participation from delegates. The program is published below:

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Friday 17 November 2017

 13:00Welcome
By the workshop chairs
 13:05Setting the stage - Key challenges in elimination
Jordan Feld, MD, MPH | Biography
Research Director and Clinician-Scientist, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto, Canada
 
  Session 1: Test and screening strategies
Chairs: Michael Ninburg & Maia Butshashvili
 13:20 WHO status report: Global response to the strategic framework;
Yvan Hutin, MD, PhD | Biography
 13:40Global response to the strategic framework; Technologies perspective
Francesco Marinucci, PhD | Biography
Head of HIV/HCV Unit, FIND, Geneva, Switzerland 
 14:00Real-life experiences - Egypt
Imam Waked, MD | Biography
Professor of Medicine, National Liver Institute, Shebeen El-Kom, Egypt
 14:10Real-life experiences - USA
A. Blythe Ryerson, MD, PhD | Biography
Lead Epidemiologist, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA, USA
 14:20Discussion
 
 15:00Coffee break
 
  Session 2: Care & cure strategies
Chairs: Jordan Feld & Manal El-Sayed
 15:30Global trends in burden of disease
Graham Cooke, MD, PhD | Biography
Clinician scientist, Imperial College London, London, UK
 15:50How to measure your success; globally and locally
Yvan Hutin, MD, PhD | Biography 
 16:10Real-life experiences - bottlenecks & hurdles
  Moderators:
  Jordan Feld, MD, MPH | Biography
Research Director and Clinician-Scientist, Toronto Centre for Liver Disease, Toronto, Canada
  Manal El-Sayed, MD | Biography
Professor of Pediatrics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  Panel Members:
  Charles Boucher MD, PhD | Biography
Professor Virology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
  Maria Cássia Jacintho Mendes Correa, MD |
Sao Paulo University-Medical School, Brazil
  Margaret Hellard, MBBS, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD | Biography
Head Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  Khin Pyone Kyi, MD, PhD | Biography
President of Board of Directors, Myanmar Liver Foundation
  Jeffrey Lazarus | Biography
Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
  Olufunmilayo Lesi, FF9WACP, FMCP | Biography
Professor & Head, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, University of Lagos & Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria
  Huma Qureshi, MD | Biography
Pakistan Medical Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan 
  A. Blythe Ryerson MD, | Biography
Lead Epidemiologist, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA, USA
 17:40Lessons learned - approaches to bottlenecks and hurdles
 
 18:00Networking and poster reception
 19:00 Workshop dinner
 

Saturday 18 November 2017

 7:30Early bird coffee
 Session 3: Prevention & screening strategies
Chairs: Olufunmilayo Lesi & Francesco Marinucci / Ryan Clary
  8:00Prevention transmission strategies on treatment - Pediatric population
Manal El-Sayed, MD | Biography
Professor of Pediatrics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  8:20Prevention transmission strategies prior to infection - People who inject drugs
Diana Sylvestre, MD | Biography
Executive Director, O.A.S.I.S. Clinic, Oakland, CA, USA
  8:40Prevention transmission strategies prior to infection - Incarceration
Lara Strick MD, MS | Biography
Infectious Disease Physician, Washington Department of Corrections, Turnwater, WA, USA & Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 
  9:00Prevention transmission strategies through strengthening the health system
Maia Butshashvili, MD, MS, PhD | Biography
Health Research Union (HRU)
  9:20Panel discussion
 
 10:00Coffee break
 
 Session 4: Innovative models to finance the health care problem
Chairs: Margaret Hellard & Charles Boucher
  10:30Poster Presentations
  11:30Medicines Patent Pool’s approach to scale up access to HIV and HCV treatment
Esteban Burrone
Head of Policy, Medicines Patent Pool, Switzerland
 12:00Micro-elimination as a strategy to reach global elimination
Jeffrey Lazarus| Biography
ISGlobal, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona
  12:30Closing Remarks
  12:45Lunch