EECA INTERACT is a research workshop that brings together scientists, clinicians, policymakers, and civil society to debate topics facing individual countries, while building capacity and strengthening research and clinical networks.
The first EECA INTERACT workshop, hosted in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2019, brought together clinicians, policy makers and civil society representatives from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region to share knowledge about the epidemiology, treatment, pathogenesis and prevention of HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis C virus, and harm reduction initiatives. Over the two days, attendees focused on the particularities of the EECA region in regards to these epidemics, and how each disease can be addressed in the coming future.
2021 live virtual event served as a preliminary workshop to the 2022 symposium, which will be a face-to-face event, and consisted of three one-hour panels focusing on:
- Integration of HIV, TB, and overdose prevention services;
- Surveillance focused on data collection, validation, and analysis;
- Impact of COVID-19 on health care services.
The third EECA INTERACT will be held in Riga, Latvia on December 13-14 2022. This year are expanding EECA INTERACT to include the Baltics, the Balkans, and several countries in Central Europe.
The local partner of EECA INTERACT 2022 is Riga Stradins University, Institute of Public Health.
The call for abstracts for EECA INTERACT 2022 is now open until October 9, 2022. We encourage researchers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Baltics, the Balkans, and several countries in Central Europe to submit abstracts for peer review.