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DAY ONE:  Thursday 14th October 
12.00 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.30 Welcome and Introduction from Co-Chairs:
Prof. Angelos Hatzakis; Mrs. Nadine Piorkowsky; Prof. Massimo Colombo
14.30 Session I: Hepatitis B and C: Underestimated Diseases
Chairs: M. van de Laar, D. Valla
Speakers: M. van de Laar, ECDC; L. Wiessing, EMDC
15.15 Session II: Hepatitis B and C: Major causes of morbidity and cancer mortality
Chairs: M. Colombo, G. Papatheodoridis
Speakers: Prof. G Dusheiko, Royal Free Hospital, London;
Prof. J Bruix, University of Barcelona
16.00-16.15 Question and Answer Session
16.45 Session III: Hepatitis B and C are both preventable
Chairs: P. van Damme, V.Soriano
Speakers: Prof A Zanetti, University of Milan; Rebecca Martin, WHO;
Prof M Carballo, ICMHD, M. Salminen, Prof A Lok, University of Michigan
18.00-19.00 Round Table on National Hepatitis Programmes
Chairs: D. Goldberg, Health Protection Scotland; M. Rizzetto, University of Torino
Scotland – D. Goldberg
Netherlands – I. Veldhuijzen
France – Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau
Italy – D. Prati
19.00-19.15 Question and Answer Session
19.15-19.45 Keynote Speaker Dr Nedret Emiroglu, Director a.i., Division of Non-communicable Diseases & Health Promotion, WHO-Europe
19.45 Reception




Friday 15th October


08.30 Session IV: Hepatitis B and C are treatable or curable
Chairs: P. Marcellin, R. Esteban
Speakers: Prof H. Janssen, Dutch Association of Hepatology; Prof H. Wedemeyer, Secretary General, EASL; Prof M. Thursz, Imperial College, London; Prof M. Buti, Hospital Universitario Valle Hebron, G.Esmat; M. Cavaleri, European Medicines Agency
10.00-10.15 Question and Answer Session
10.30 Session V: Member States and European Commission – Responsibility for Action
Chairs: A. Hatzakis, M. Carballo
Speakers: C. Gore, President, World Hepatitis Alliance; N. Piorkowsky, President, European Liver Patient Association; A. Peterle, MEP; J. Ryan, DG SANCO; A Lonnroth, DG Research
11.45-12.30 Round Table on Need for a Coordinated Strategy and Call to Action
Chairs: M. Manns, H. Thomas
12.30-13.00 The ECDC View: Marc Sprenger, Director, ECDC
13.00-13.15 The Way Forward: Hungary’s EU Presidency (Jan-June 2011)
Dr Attila Kovács, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Hungary
13.15 Closing Remarks: Nadine Piorkowsky, Co-Chair
12.45 Lunch