PROGRAM

IVHEM will feature an exceptional program including sessions on:
1. Monitoring: Finding the missing millions - HBV
2. Monitoring: Finding the missing millions - HCV
3. Linkage to Care: how can we keep patients in the care continuum?
4. Strategic information
5. Integrated approaches -  collaboration between the various stakeholders to optimize the use of resources

Each session will start with an introductory talk given by the chair(s), followed by best practice talks from representatives of selected countries. Additionally, the program will include short talks of selected abstracts and several round table discussions on controverse topics

Introduction by Chair

Day 1

12:00 Welcome Lunch
13:00Welcome and opening
Opening Session
             
Chair: Magaret Hellard and Jordan Feld
13:05Keynote: The elimination movement
John Ward, MD
U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, USA
13:25WHO - update on the performance indicator
Yvan Hutin, MD, PhD (tbc)
World Health Organization, Switzerland
13:45The economic barriers preventing elimination – the importance of an investment 
Margaret Hellard, MBBS, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD
Burnet Institute, Australia
14:05Coffee Break
Session 1: Monitoring: Finding the missing millions - HBV
                 
Chair: John Ward and Lina Nerlander
 14:30Introduction by John Ward
 14:45Best practice talk - Myanmar
Khin Pyone Kyi, MBBS, DBact, MMedSc, PhD, FRCP
Myanmar Liver Foundation, Myanmar
 15:00Best practice talk - Rwanda
Constance Mukabatsinda, MD
Kigali University, Rwanda
 15:15Discussion
Session 2: Monitoring: Finding the missing millions - HCV
                 
Chair: Michael Ninburg and Yvan Hutin
 15:45Introduction by Michael Ninburg
 16:00Best practice talk - Egypt
Manal El-Sayed, MD
Ain Shams University, Egypt
 16:15Best practice talk - France
Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, PhD
Inserm, France
 16:30Discussion
 17:00Short Break
Session 3: Linkage to Care
                 
Chair: Olufunmilayo Lesi and Charles Boucher
 17:15Introduction by Olufunmilayo Lesi 
 17:30Best practice talk - The Netherlands
Marc van der Valk, MD, PhD
AMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 17:45Best practice talk - Australia
Alisa Pedrana, PhD 
Burnet Institute, Australia
 18:00Discussion
 18:30Networking/Poster reception
 19:30Workshop Dinner

Day 2

Session 4: Strategic information
                 
Chair: Jordan Feld and Angelos Hatzakis
08:30Introduction by Jordan Feld
08:45 Greece - ARISTOTLE HCV: A fast-track intervention to seek-test-link-treat PWIDs in Athens
Vana Sypsa, PhD
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
09:00Best practice talk - Iceland
Sigurdur Olafsson, MD, FACP
Landspitali University Hospital Hringbraut, Iceland
09:15Discussion
 09:45

Oral abstract presentations

  • Successful cascade of care and cure HCV in more than 2000 drugs users: how increase HCV treatment rate in drug users by nurse outreach care, since screening to treatment - Andre Jean Remy
  • Integrating Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Linkage to Care of Baby Boomers at Community Hospital Emergency Department - Angelica Mercado
  • Estimating the Impact and Costs of Scaling-Up Screening and Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus Elimination in Pakistan - Aaron Lim
  • Monitoring viral hepatitis elimination – generating reliable estimates of hepatitis C prevalence - Ida Sperle-Heupel
  • Hepatitis C care cascade in the country of Georgia: monitoring progress towards elimination - Tengiz Tsertsvadze
  • Disproportions in the HCV incidence between Centers Addictions and Harm Reduction Unit - Jorge Valencia La Rosa
  • Integrated testing and integrated diagnostic platforms of Hepatitis B and C with HIV and TB in Rwanda - Jean Damascene Makuza
  • HCV, HBV and HIV infection and linkage to care in migrants: The Immigrant Take Care Advocacy (I.Ta.C.A.) experience in Palermo - Marco Tutone
 11:00Coffee Break
Session 5: Integrated approaches
               
  Chair: Jeffrey Lazarus and Manal El-Sayed
11:30Introduction by Jeffrey Lazarus
11:45Best practice talk - Georgia
Amiran Gamkrelidze MD, PhD
National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Georgia
12:00Best practice talk - USA
Timothy Morgan MD
Department of Veterans Affairs, USA
12:15Discussion
 12:45Closing remarks
 13:00Closing Lunch