The programme will contain plenary and parallel sessions and focus on priorities for community involvement and advocacy targets for the after the event.

Programme will be updated in the upcoming weeks.

Civil Society and Community Involvement is crucial to eliminate HCV    – next steps for Advocacy and Actions

09.00 – 09.30

Welcome, Introduction

Eberhard Schatz, Correlation Network
Michael Ninburg, World Hepatitis Alliance

09.30 – 10.15

Challenges and Importance of Civil Society Involvement in Hepatitis Policy and Practice

Moderator: John Peter Kools, Trimbos Institute
Rui Coimbra Morais, EuroNPUD and Caso, Portugal
Speaker tbc, INHSU, Australia
Jose Queiroz, Apdes, Portugal
Paata Sabelashvili, ECOM, Georgia
Ricardo Bapista Leite, MP, Portugal


10.15 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00

Treatment goes Community

A conversation with hepatologists, doctors and patients about their experiences

Moderator: Sebastian Saville
Prof. Rui Tato Morinho
Dr. Graham Foster (tbc)
Dr. Jack Lambert
Prof. Mojca Maticic
Two patient representatives

12.00 – 12.45

Priorities for Action

Moderators: Ganna Dovbakh and Daniel Simoes

Representatives of Civil Society and Community Networks present advocacy priorities, based on a survey among their members and a public enquete:
Coalition Plus
Correlation Network
European Aids Treatment Group
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association
European Network of People Who Use Drugs
International Network of People Who Use Drugs
International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policy



12.45 – 14.00


Market Place and Poster Presentations

14.00 – 15.30

Parallell Sessions:

The importance of testing for access to treatment and cure
Hepatitis treatment and beyond – what response the community really requires?
Meaningful participation of the community in the HCV response – how do we get there?
HCV practice and policy in Portugal (in Portugees)

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.00

How can we increase the relevance of research on policy and practice?

A discussion between researchers, practitioners and community representatives

Moderator: Eberhard Schatz
Jude Byrne
Magdalena Harris
Astrid Leicht
James Dunne

17.00 – 17.15

Meeting wrap up video

Outlook to INHSU conference