Hepatitis meeting 2011

The meeting took place in Copenhagen September Tuesday September 2011.

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For minutes of the 2010 meeting, please see the Hepatitis meeting 2010 page. For the agenda 2011 see below.

Brian McMahon      bdm9@cdc.gov
Nina Weis                ninaweis@dadlnet.dk
Anders Koch           ako@ssi.dk

Agenda: Viral Hepatitis Working Group Meeting September 20, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

9:00 Opening remarks and Introductions (Brian McMahon, Nina Weis, Anders Koch)

Morning Session: Results of Research and Projects in the Arctic since last Working Group Meeting.

9:15 Hepatitis A:
– HAV in US: Results from Universal Vaccination Program: Scott Holmberg, CDC , Atlanta
– Long-term protection in children and infants in Alaska: Brian McMahon

09:30 HBV Epidemiology/Natural History and Molecular Studies in the Arctic:
– Hepatocellular carcinoma associated with hepatitis B virus genotype F: Yasuhito Tanaka, Brenna Simons & Brian McMahon
– Active, Inactive, and immune active HBV in Alaska: Brenna Simons & Brian McMahon
– Update from Greenland: Henrik Krarup, Malene Børresen & Anders Koch
– HBV molecular studies in Canada: Carla Osiowy & Malene Børresen

10:30 Coffee break

10:50 HBV epidemiology (cont.)
– Update from Canada: Carla Osyowy & Brenna Simons
– Update from Russia: Vladimir Chulanov
– Discussion

11:35 Hepatitis C:
– HCV in Russia: Vladimir Chulanov
– HCV in Alaska: Dana Bruden & Brian McMahon
– Longitudinal analysis of chronic HBV and HCV in Canada: Carla Osiowy & Anil Dudani
– Discussion

12:20 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Research, Public Health and Clinical Project Planning

13: 20 Viral Hepatitis Planning Board and the VHPB meeting in Copenhagen 2012: Greet Hendrickx

13:50 Hepatitis E:
– HEV testing: Scott Holmberg
– HEV in the Arctic – a priority? Michael Bruce
– Discussion

14:20 Discussion: Hepatitis A – should we add this to our working group?

14:35 HBV:
– HBV Database: Status in Greenland, Alaska and Canada: Henrik Krarup
– HBV Registries: How can we use them for both patient care and research?
– – Greenland: Henrik Krarup, Karin Ladefoged & Nina Weis
– – Alaska: Translation studies to evaluate effectiveness: Brian McMahon
– – Canada: Enhanced Hepatitis B/C Surveillance System (EHSSS): Anil Dudani
– Discussion: Future molecular and other laboratory studies in the Arctic

15:35 Coffee

15:55 HCV:  Clinical care and research:
– HCV in Alaska: Brian McMahon
– – How we plan to choose patients for new protease inhibitors
– – Alaska Telemedicine project (Liver  Connect)
– HCV Russia: Vladimir Chulanov

16:25 Other Viral Hepatitis Research and Public Health issues

16:40 Next Circumpolar Working Group Meeting: Anchorage, AK, August 2012

16:50 Adjourn: Selection of new steering group

17:00 End of programme

Dinner at restaurant (at own cost)

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