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Two decades of the VHPB: Achievements, impact and remaining challenges in prevention and control of viral hepatitis.

November 13-14, 2014- Antwerp, Belgium

Objectives of the meeting:

  • Review the achievements in more than 20 year VHPB;
  • Present available data on prevention and control of viral hepatitis in Europe (Survey)
  • Give an overview of the current immunization situation in Europe
  • Evaluate incentives and barriers in hepatitis B immunization
  • Discuss the lessons learnt over all these years and the way forward
  • Review European countries and their efforts to create a National hepatitis plan;
  • List and discuss the remaining challenges in prevention and control of the hepatitis;

Pre-meeting document 996kb (.pdf)

Thursday, Novermber 13, 2014

SESSION 1:   OPENING AND OBJECTIVES
Chair: Daniel Lavanchy and Mark Kane

  • Welcome and opening
  • Introduction of the participants
  • Objectives of the meeting
  • introduction of Post-It sessions

SET THE SCENE

09.20 – 09.40
Global Overview of Viral Hepatitis   2.1Mb (.pdf)
Stefan Wiktor

09.40 – 10.00
Overview of current hepatitis prevention and control issues - 3.1Mb (.pdf)
John Ward

SESSION 2: MORE THAN 2 DECADES PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS
Chair: Selim Badur and Angela Dominguez

10.00 – 10.20
Prevention and control of viral hepatitis B and C in WHO European Region - 700kb (.pdf)
Nedret Emiroglu

09.20 – 09.50
Vaccination policies and coverage in EU - WHO Euro - 430kb (.pdf)
Liudmila Mosina  

10.40 – 11.05 Coffee Break

SESSION 2 (cont.):  COUNTRY EXAMPLES

11.05 – 11.20
Italy (2002) - 812kb (.pdf)
Alessandro Zanetti  

11.20 – 11.35
Portugal (2010) - 10Mb (.pdf)
Rui Tato Marinho 

11.35 – 11.50
Greece (2007)  - 1.4Mb (.pdf)
Vana Papaevanglou

11.50 – 12.05
Russia - 1Mb (.pdf)
Vladimir Chulanov

12.05 – 12.20
Albania- 7.9 Mb (.pdf)
Silvia Bino

12.20 – 12.45 Q&A

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

SESSION 3:  LESSONS LEARNT FROM TECHNICAL VHPB MEETINGS
Chair: Helene Norder

14.00 – 14.30
lessons learnt from previous thechnical meetings and plans for the future - control of hepatitis C (public health issues)- 1.5 Mb (.pdf)
Daniel Shouval  

14.30 – 14.450
lessons learnt from previous thechnical meetings and plans for the future - Mutants .- 496kb (.pdf)
Alessandro Zanetti   

14.45 – 15.00 Q&A

15.00 – 15.20 Coffee Break

SESSION 4:  LESSONS LEARNT FROM TECHNICAL VHPB MEETINGS
Chair: Mira Kojouharova   and Liudmila Mosina  

15.20 – 15.40
Hepatitis B: are at-risk individuals vaccinated if screened and found negative for HBV? Results of an online survey conducted in six EU countries - 618kb (.pdf)
Paolo Bonnani  

COUNTRY EXAMPLES

15.40 – 15.55
The Netherlands. -294kb (.pdf)
Hans Houweling  

15.55 – 16.10
Scandinavian situation . - 369kb (.pdf)
Hans Blystad   

16.10 – 16.25
UK - control and management of CHB. 130kb (.pdf)
Howard Thomas 

16.25 – 16.45 Q&A

 

Friday,14 November, 2014

SESSION 5:  EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THEIR NATIONAL HEPATITIS PLAN
Chair: Erika Duffel and Koen Van Herck

09.00 – 09.30
Promoting national hepatitis planning as a key step to a comprehensive approach to hepatitis prevention and care. - 1.5Mb (.pdf)
Stefan Wiktor

LESSONS LEARNT - COUNTRY EXAMPLES

09:30 – 09:45
Scotland. - 777kb (.pdf)
Nicola Rowan

09.45 – 10.00
France. - 417kb (.pdf)
Françoise Roudot-Thoraval)

10.00 – 10.25 Q&A

10.25 – 10.35
Introduction Workshop
Pierre Van Damme

10.35 – 11.00 Coffee Break

SESSION 6:  WORKSHOPS
Chair: Pierre Van Damme and Nedret Emiroglu

Discussion subjects:

  • What still needs to be done in the prevention and control of hepatitis ;
  • What do we expect from the international organisations
  • What is the viral hepatitis focus of your organisation in the coming 5 years
  • What do the international organisaiton expect from the countries for the prevention and control of viral hepatiti

Southern Europe  - 236kb (.pdf)

Eastern Europe  - 380kb (.pdf)

Middle Europe  - 252kb (.pdf)

Northern Europe  - 247kb (.pdf)

International organisations  - 232kb (.pdf)

Comments on Post-Its  - 247kb (.pdf)

SESSION 7:  Conclusions of the meeting
Chair: : Johannes Hallauer and Elisabeth McCloy

16.30 – 17.30
Presentation of the meeting conclusions - 49kb (.pdf)
David FitzSimons  (Rapporteur).


 
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