Programme and Speakers

Economic Crisis and healthcare – ensuring access to public health services:
the case of hepatitis B and C

Conference Chairs: G. Papatheodoridis, H. Thomas

Under the auspices of the Greek EU Presidency
and the Greek Ministries of Health and of Foreign Affairs
Athens June 3-4, 2014

Athens June 3-4, 2014. President Hotel

Preliminary Program

13.00-15.00 Registration
15.00-15.15 Introductions by Conference Chairs: G Papatheodoridis, H Thomas [video]
15.15-16.30 Epidemiology and Burden of Hepatitis B and C
  Chairs: J Koskinas, S Manolakopoulos
  -       Changing Epidemiology of HBV and HCV. B Degertekin [video] 
  -       Migration and Viral Hepatitis. M Carballo 
  -       Current and Future Burden of Disease. I Goulis [video] 
  -       Discussion 
16.30-17.30 Hepatitis B and C are Both Preventable
  Chairs: M Raptopoulou, S Dourakis 
  -       Blood Safety. D Prati [video] 
  -       Progress and Gaps of HBV Vaccination in Europe. V Papaevangelou [video] 
  -       Discussion [video] 
17.30-18.00 Coffee Break 
18.00-18.30 Keynote Lecture - Chair: M Malliori
  Harm Reduction in IDUs for Prevention of HBV and HCV. A Pirona, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction [video] 
18.30-19.00 Keynote Lecture -Chair: A Hatzakis
  Global control of viral hepatitis: are the pieces falling into place? S Wiktor, World Health Organization [video] 
19.00-19.45 Opening Ceremony - Chairs: A Hatzakis, J Kremastinou [video]
  Short Introductions: 
  -    A Hatzakis, Hepatitis B & C Public Policy Association
  -    J Kremastinou, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
  -    G Patoulis, Athens Medical Association 
  -    G Ruocco, Italian Ministry of Health 
  Opening Address: Adonis Georgiadis, Greek Minister of Health 
19.45 Dinner
09.00-10.15 Hepatitis B and C are Treatable or Curable
  Chairs: S Hadziyannis, H Thomas
  -    Treatment of HBV. M Cornberg [video] 
  -    Treatment of HCV. R Flisiak [video] 
  -    Cirrhosis, HCC and Liver Transplantation. M Bernardi [video]
  -    Discussion [video] 
10.15-10.45 Special Lecture -Chair:  P Efstathiou 
  The Eradication of HCV in the EU as a Serious Health Issue: The Case for Setting Standards. D Goldberg [video] 
  -    Discussion [video] 
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-12.30 Barriers for Prevention, Care and Treatment in the EU 
  Chairs: G Dalekos, G Papatheodoridis
  -    Barriers for the Management of Patients with HBV or HCV Infection. 
  G Papatheodoridis [video] 
  -    Barriers for prevention, treatment and care of HCV for people who inject drugs. E Schatz [video] 
  -    Action in Hepatitis B and C is Possible – International Recommendations and Examples. A Kautz [video] 
  -    Discussion [video] 
12.30-13.00  Special Lecture -Chair: Y Tountas
  International recommendations for the management of Hepatitis C in IDU population. G Robaeys [video] 
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Barriers from a Patient Perspective. Chairs: C Gore, A Kautz 
  Bulgaria (H Hasardzhiev), Croatia (T Reic) [video], Germany (A Kautz) [video], 
  Greece (G Kalamitsis) [video], Italy (I. P. P. Gardini) [video], Poland (M Kozuchowska) [video] 
  Portugal (E Rodrigues) [video], UK (C Gore) [video] 
15.30-16.30 Public Health Responses in Times of Austerity. Chairs: I Yfantopoulos, K Souliotis
  - Activities of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent and control Hepatitis B and C in times of austerity. J Kremastinou [video] 
  - Funding Innovation in Hepatitis C Treatment. P Kanavos 
  -    Discussion [video] 
16.30-17.00 Keynote Lecture - Chair: M Matičič 
  Economic Crisis and Healthcare - Ensuring Access to Public Health Services: lessons from the HIV Epidemic for Hepatitis B and C. D. Wilson, World Bank [video] 
17.00-17.30 Coffee Break 
17.30-18.00 Keynote Lecture - Chair: J. Kremastinou 
  - ECDC Activities on Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C in Europe.
  - E  Duffell, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 
18.00-19.00 Closing Remarks - Chairs: H Thomas, M Carballo [video]
  -    R Baptista Leite, Member of Parliament, Portugal
  -    Call to Action. H Thomas, C Gore, G Papatheodoridis, A Hatzakis
  -    C Papanikolaou, Greek Secretary General of Public Health

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