The second scientific workshop on HIV, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – EECA INTERACT 2021 – will be held online on 11 November 2021!
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.
This year’s live virtual event will serve as a preliminary workshop to the 2022 symposium, which we hope will be a face-to-face event, and will consist 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 virtual EECA INTERACT workshop will be facilitated by Scientific Co-Chairs Prof. MD Cate Hankins and Prof. MD Michel Kazatchkine, with each individual panel presided over by guest regional experts.
The panellists will be young investigators, epidemiologists, members of civil society and other specialists from the region. In addition to presentations, the programme will feature a moderated discussion between panel speakers and the audience. Real-time interpretation will be provided during the event.