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Prevention and control of viral hepatitis in the Baltic States: lessons learnt and the way forward.

November 19-20, 2015- Riga, Latvia

Objectives of the meeting:

  • The aim of the meeting is to focus on Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania;
  • Provide an overview of surveillance systems for infectious diseases;
  • Review the epidemiological situation on viral hepatitis;
  • Give an overview of the current prevention and control measures on viral hepatitis;
  • Discuss the progress achieved in hepatitis prevention;
  • Review the possible implementation of new prevention strategies, control measures and monitoring systems;
  • Discuss the development or the enrolment of a National hepatitis plan;
  • Discuss the successes, issues and barriers to overcome, and the way forward.

Background document - 1.5Mb (.pdf)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SESSION 1 : OPENING AND OBJECTIVES ;
Chairs: Antons Mozalevskis – Daniel Shouval

09:00-09:30

SESSION 2: THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY

Part 2.1: Organisation and funding of the health care system in The Country

09:30 - 09:50 Latvia
Jana Feldmane

09:50 - 10:10 Lithuania - 5.2Mb (.pdf)
Laimuté Vaideliené

10:10-10:45 Discussion

10:45-11:05 Coffee break

Chairs: Laimuté Vaideliené and Paolo Bonanni

Part 2.2: National immunization program (all vaccinations focus on hepatitis) coverage and impact

11:05 - 11:25 Estonia - 2.1Mb (.pdf)
Irina Filippova

11:25 - 11:45 Latvia - 1.1Mb (.pdf)
Jurijs Perevoscikovs

11:45 - 12:05 Lithuania - 586kb (.pdf)
Vytautas Usonis

Part 2.3: National program (Plan) for viral hepatitis control and treatment

12:05 - 12:25 Latvia - 783kb (.pdf)
Jana Feldmane

12:25 - 12:45 Discussion
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

SESSION 3 :SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN THE COUNTRY
Chairs: Mira Kojouharova and Jurijs Perevoscikovs

Part 3.1: Overview of HAV, HBV, and HCV surveillance systems and results

14:00 - 14:20 Estonia - 461kb (.pdf)
Jevgenia Epštein

14:20 - 14:40 Latvia - 2.9Mb (.pdf)
Raina Nikiforova

14:40 - 15:00 Lithuania - 4.9Mb (.pdf)
Saulius Caplinskas and Irma Caplinskiene

Viral hepatitis surveillance in special risk groups
15:00 - 15:20 Estonia - 1.1Mb (.pdf)
Kristi Rüütel

 

Part 3.2: Epidemiology of different hepatides (B, C ) in the different countries

15:20 - 15:40 Estonia - 7.4Mb (.pdf)
Kristi Huik

15:40 - 16:00 Latvia - 2Mb (.pdf)
Raina Nikiforova

16:00 - 16:20 Lithuania - 3.6Mb (.pdf)
Saulius Caplinskas and Irma Caplinskiene

16:20 - 16:40 Discussion
16:40 - 17:00 Coffee break

 

Chairs: Liudmila Mosina and Irina Filippova

Part 3.3: Viral hepatitis (surveillance) in special risk groups (IDU, Migrants, Prisoners ….)

17:00 - 17:20 Lithuania: Hepatitis screening in the Lithuanian blood establishments - 1.5Mb (.pdf)
Joana Bikulčienė

17:20 - 17:40 Latvia: Hepatitis screening in the Latvian blood donor centres.
Anita Daugavvanaga

 

Part 3.4: Prevention and control in different risk groups for HBV and/or HCV.

17:40 - 18:00 Estonia: People who injecting drugs - 115kb (.pdf)
Aljona Kurbatova

18:00 - 18:20 Latvia: Hepatitis prevention in the context of HIV prevention point work - 7.4Mb (.pdf)
Liva Gramatina

18:20 - 18:40 Discussion

Friday 20 November 2015

SESSION 3 (CONT) : SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN THE COUNTRY
Chairs: Hélene Norder and Jana Feldmane

09:00 - 09:20 Estonia: Hepatitis E virus in domestic pigs, wild boars, pig farm workers and hunters in Estonia - 3.7Mb (.pdf)
Tatiana Kuznetsova

Part 3.5: Molecular genetic characterization of hepatitis epidemiology

09:20 - 09:40 Latvia - 1.9Mb (.pdf)
Irina Sominskaya

09:40 - 10:00 Lithuania - 971kb (.pdf)
Valentina Liakina

10:00 - 10:20 Discussion
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break

SESSION 4: SPECIAL PREVENTION AND AWARENESS OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN THE COUNTRY
Chairs: Tatjana Reic and Vytautas Usonis

Part 4.1: Control of hepatitis A- outbreak control.

10:40 - 11:00 Latvia - 4.6Mb (.pdf)
Rita Korotinska

Part 4.2: NGO involved in creating awareness for viral hepatitis.

11:00 - 11:20 Latvia - 18.4Mb (.pdf)
Kristaps Kaugurs

Part 4.3: WHO Regional Office for Europe updates: the global strategy and the regional action plan for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis

11:20 - 11:50 Global, regional and national strategic planning for viral hepatitis prevention and control - 783kb (.pdf)
Antons Mozalevskis

11:40 - 12:00 European Vaccine Aciton Plan Goal 3: control of hepatitis B. Regional targets and priority activities - 1.8Mb (.pdf)
Liudmila Mosina

SESSION 5: TREATMENT OF VIRAL HEPATITIS IN THE BALTIC STATES
Chairs: Mojca Maticic and Rui Tato Marinho

12:00 - 12:20 Lithuania: Treatment policies and access of treatment for chronic heptatis B and C - 3.8Mb (.pdf)
Ligita Jancoriene

12:20 - 12:40 Discussion
12:40 - 14:30 Lunch

SESSION 6: CONCLUSIONS OF THE MEETING
Chairs: Van Damme Pierre and Johannes Hallauer

14:30 - 15:30 Presentation of the VHPB meeting conclusions - 104kb (.pdf) + discussion
David FitzSimons

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