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Hepatitis C Treatment for People who Use Drugs (PWUD)

Monday, December 8
 
8:00
Registration desk open by the conference room
 
 
9:00
Welcome remarks and introductions
 
 
9:20
Seminar Overview & Logistics
 
 
9:30
Framing the issue: Hepatitis C treatment for PWUD
 
Greg Dore (INHSU)
 
 
In an ideal world: What hepatitis C treatment among PWUD should look like
 
 
9:40
Hepatitis C therapeutic development: in pursuit of perfectovir
 
Greg Dore (INHSU)
 
 
10:10
Strategies to enhance HCV treatment uptake and outcomes for PWUD
 
Jason Grebely (INHSU)
 
 
10:50
Coffee/Tea break
 
 
11:20
Models of care for HCV treatment and care
 
Jason Grebely (INHSU)
 
 
12:00
Morbidity and mortality among PWUD: competing risks and needs
 
Greg Dore (INHSU)
 
 
12:40
Lunch
 
 
In reality: What hepatitis C Treatment access among PWUD looks like? The physician perspective
 
 
13:40
Experiences and issues in delivering HCV treatment among PWUD
 
Moderated panel discussion featuring doctors at the country-level describing the situation of hepatitis C treatment access and care among PWUD
 
Moderator- Greg Dore (INHSU)
 
 
Other considerations- Diagnostics and HIV Co-infection
 
 
15:00
Diagnostic tests in the HCV management
 
Nicolas Durier (TREAT Asia)
 
 
15:30
Coffee/Tea break
 
 
16:00
Management of HIV-HCV Co-infection:
 
Greg Dore (INHSU)
 
 
16:20
Findings on HCV disease, and HCV treatment in HIV co-infected patients in the TREAT Asia study
 
Nicolas Durier (TREAT Asia)
 
 
16:50
Close
 
 
Evening Reception
 
 
18:30-21:00
Film Screening + Dinner/Cocktails by the pool
 
Fire in the Blood: An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.
 
Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save millions of lives in the process.
 
As the film makes clear, however, this story is by no means over. With dramatic past victories having given way to serious setbacks engineered far from public view, the real fight for access to life-saving medicine is almost certainly just beginning.
 
 
Tuesday, December 9
 
 
Advocacy- Access to Treatment
 
 
9:00
Reflections from the film
 
Azzi Momen (OSF)
 
 
9:15
Experiences from the ground- Civil Society Advocacy for affordable and accessible hepatitis C treatment (National and Global)
 
Moderated panel discussion
 
Moderator- Karyn Kaplan (Treatment Action Group)
 
 
10:30
Coffee/Tea break
 
 
11:00
Where are we at in terms of treatment access?
 
Updates on HCV drug pricing, registration, patents, voluntary licenses, etc.
 
Giten Khwairakpam (TREAT Asia) & Leena Menghaney (MSF, Access Campaign)
 
 
11:40
Health policies that impact treatment access for PWUD- financing, insurance, guidelines/protocols, etc.
 
Moderated Panel Discussion
 
Moderator- Azzi Momen (OSF)
 
 
12:40
Lunch
 
 
Advocacy- Why we need to prioritize PWUD and what stands in the way
 
 
13:40
HCV re-infection & other common arguments to not treat PWUD:
 
Niklas Luhmann & Elisabeth Avril (Médecins du Monde)
 
 
14:20
Who to treat, when, and with what?
 
Moderated Group Discussion
 
Nicolas Durier (TREAT Asia)
 
 
15:00
Coffee/Tea break
 
 
15:30
What are the barriers and what advocacy needs to happen at the country/regional/international levels?
 
Country, regional, and global team breakouts to discuss advocacy opportunities/plans
 
 
16:30
Report back
 
 
17:30
Closing Remarks

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