EU 2019-2024: How can we support viral hepatitis elimination in line with the WHO Global Strategy and UN SDGs?

A facilitated panel discussion with EU policymakers and stakeholders

4 December, 14.30h-16.30h, European Parliament, Room ASP5 E2



Welcome by Tatjana Reic, ACHIEVE Chair
Welcome by Dr. Cristian-Silviu Busoi MEP

Opening Statements

Professor Dr. Milan Kujundžić, Minister of Health, Republic of Croatia – Keynote
Dr. Antons Mozalevskis, on behalf of WHO/Europe
Video message by EU Commissioner Andriukaitis

Panel 1: Can the EU help find the missing millions?

Introduction by Karin Kadenbach MEP

Contributions from
Professor Massimo Colombo, Chairman of EASL – International Liver Foundation
Alexis Goosdeel, Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Dr. Corina Pop, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, Romania
Professor David Goldberg, Consultant in Public Health Medicine/Clinical Epidemiology at Health Protection Scotland (HPS)

Q&A, moderated by Brian Johnson, European Parliament Magazine

Panel 2: Is Europe-wide monitoring important?

Introduction by Dr. Cristian-Silviu Busoi MEP

Contributions from
Dr. Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Tatjana Reic, Past President of the European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA)
Eberhard Schatz, Project Coordinator at Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network
Luis Mendão, past Chair of the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Ortwin Schulte, Head of Unit, German Ministry of Health

Q&A, moderated by Brian Johnson, European Parliament Magazine


By Ricardo Baptista Leite, President of UNITE – Global Parliamentarians Network to End HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Other Infectious Diseases

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