3rd Meeting of the Hepatitis B and C Network
On the third meeting of the Hepatitis B and C Network national focal points and experts discussed the enhanced surveillance programme for hepatitis B and C across Europe and explored ways of improving it.
Sessions focused on countries‘ experiences, emerging trends, prevalence studies and surveillance. It was also an opportunity to review ECDC’s work and determine future priorities for the surveillance, prevention and control of these two diseases.
Participants included nominated contact/focal points of the 31 EU/EEA countries, experts from ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board (VHPB), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), WHO headquarters, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) and representatives from the civil society.
The first meeting of the European network for hepatitis B and C took place in Stockholm in March 2011. From 2011 onwards, ECDC implemented enhanced surveillance for hepatitis B and C across EU/EEA countries with the collection of case-based notification data using revised case definitions and an extended set of disease-specific variables.
ECDC holds the annual Observership programme for ESCMID, EUCIC and ESCV members
2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 - As every year, ECDC organised a week-long programme for observers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) and the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) from 2 to 6 September 2019.
World Hepatitis Day 2019
28 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019 - World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28 July each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.