Eliminating HCV in Romania

Eliminating HCV in Romania

27 September 2017, 15:00-17:00

HCV Elimination Mini Policy Summit
European Parliament, 27 September 2017, A5G-1, 15:00-17:00



Accessing the European Parliament
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NB: please remember to bring your ID / passport to access the European Parliament.

Meeting point
On the day of the event, please meet us at 14:30 at the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament – Simone Veil entrance facing Place Luxembourg (see map below). Please note that timing is important for security reasons.

Arriving to the European Parliament - Arrival by train
Get off at the Gare du Midi (Brussels South) and take the subway (Metro) Line 2 or 6 in direction Simonis to the station Trône. Leave the station through the exit Rue du Luxembourg. Turn to the left and walk down the Rue du Luxembourg. You will already see the buildings of the European Parliament at the end of the street.

Event language
Please note that the event language will be English. However, simultaneous translation English/Romanian will be provided.

Presence of media
Please note that journalists might attend the meeting.

You will be provided with a list of attendees on the day of the event.

Contact for the day
We would appreciate if you could send us a phone number on which we could reach you on the day of the event. It will be used by the organisers and only in case of an emergency.

For any question on the day of the meeting please call
Ann Fox at +39 339 6596105 or
Christian Hierholzer at +32 (0)498 624 925.




Agenda item


15:00 - 15:10

Welcome and introduction



  • Welcome, context and objectives of meeting

Cristian Silviu Buşoi(chair)
Member of the European Parliament


  • Presentation of the Hepatitis B&C Public Policy Association and the Elimination Manifesto

George Kalamitsis    (moderator)
Hepatitis B&C Public Policy Association

15:10 – 15:45 HCV elimination in Romania  
  • The government’s actions and plans to address and eliminate HCV in Romania
Corina Silvia Pop
State Secretary at Ministry of Health
  • The IFN-free program in Romania
Răzvan Vulcănescu
President National Insurance House
  • The clinician perspective on the Romanian response to HCV and key challenges to elimination
Mircea Manuc
Associate Professor at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • The patient perspective on the Romanian response to HCV and key challenges to elimination
Marinela Debu
President of APAH-RO

15:45 – 16:05

Addressing the HCV challenge: potential solutions to HCV elimination in Romania

  • How France is eliminating HCV and the role of screening strategies
Sylvie Deuffic-Burban  
Inserm. France
  • Best practice: harm reduction
Luís Mendão
Chair of GAT Portugal (patient association)

16:05 – 16:25

The role of the EU in helping Romania in eliminating HCV

  • The role of the EU in supporting Romania’s efforts to eliminate HCV
Jean-Luc Sion
Policy Officer DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Presentation of the ACHIEVE Coalition
Tatjana Reic
President ELPA & Co-Chair
ACHIEVE Coalition

16:25 – 16:55

Outcomes oriented discussion

Moderated by George Kalamitsis

  The discussion will be based on the presented content and will aim at identifying how concrete challenges to eliminating HCV in Romania could be overcome and the role the Romanian government as well as the EU could play in this context. Hepatitis B&C Public Policy Association
16:55 – 17:00 Wrap-up and signing of the Elimination Manifesto  


  • Highlight of the main outcomes of the meeting & next steps

 Cristian Silviu Buşoi
Member of the European Parliament