HepBC PPA HCV Summit

Dear Participants,

As you are aware, a lot has happened in recent years in the European Hepatitis C policy and medical space, where we have witnessed major therapeutic advances. Hepatitis C is now curable with all oral, safe, short-term regimens.

Due to these developments, the elimination of HCV in Europe is no longer a distant vision but has become a genuine possibility. The ingredients to eliminate one of Europe’s major health burdens are there. Seizing this opportunity, however, will require a common commitment to action and close cooperation from all stakeholders involved, in particular policy-makers.

Against this background, we will organise the First EU HCV Policy Summit, to make the EU and, more importantly, national policy-makers understand the emerging possibility to effectively eliminate HCV in Europe, and to provide them with a political vision and a framework for action.

The HCV Policy Summit will provide an exceptional opportunity to meet and connect with Europe’s leading policymakers and experts on HCV. It will bring together over 100 members of National and European Parliaments, high-level government officials, experts and opinion leaders from across Europe in a unique multi-stakeholder set-up with the aim to:

  • Learn more about the genuine possibility to eliminate one of the most important public health challenges in Europe
  • Exchange views on the key elements of a successful elimination strategy
  • Map existing best practices across Europe
  • Identify the ingredients for successful policy action on EU and national level
  • Launch a call to action in the form of an Elimination Manifesto

 

Angelos Hatzakis, MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Hepatitis B & C Public Policy Association
Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Athens University Medical School

 

The 1st high-level European Policy Summit on the elimination of the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in Europe is being organised by the Hepatitis B&C Public Policy Association.

The HCV Policy Summit will take place on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.

The venue for the Summit is the Bibliothèque Solvay, Parc Léopold, Belliardstraat 137, 1040 Brussels. For more information about the Bibliothèque Solvay, please see the link Venue.

The summit will be followed by a networking dinner at the Stanhope hotel, which is within walking distance of the event venue. The address is Handelsstraat 9, 1000 Brussels.

Participation at the Summit is by invitation only. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to the Summit Administrative Secretariat: Ms Ann Fox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that registration for the Summit is not possible on this website.

English is the language of the HCV Policy Summit.