The programme will contain plenary and parallel sessions and focus on priorities for community involvement and advocacy targets for  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 – 10.30

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


Rui Coimbra Morais, EuroNPUD and Caso, Portugal
Julie Bruneau, INHSU, Canada
Jose Queiroz, Apdes, Portugal
Paata Sabelashvili, ECOM, Georgia
Ricardo Bapista Leite, MP, Portugal


10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 11.45

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

11.45 – 12.30

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 survey:
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



12.30 – 14.00


Market Place and Poster Presentations

14.00 – 15.30

Parallell Sessions:

  • The importance of testing for access to treatment and cure – chaired by Correlation Network
  • Hepatitis treatment and beyond – what response the community really requires? – chaired by EATG
  • Meaningful participation of the community in the HCV response – how do we get there? – chaired by EHRA
  • HCV practice and policy in Portugal (in Portuguese)

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
Ruth Zimmermann, Robert Koch Institut

17.00 – 18.30

Meeting Wrap Up, Outlook to INHSU conference

and Community Village

hosted by  Portuguese Community Organisations and the City of Lisbon