ID / Passport number:
Date of Birth
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.
Attendees 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.
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
RăzvanVulcănescu 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