World Hepatitis Day Conference 2019 – Punjab

The National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) is co-organizing a pre-World Hepatitis Day Conference on Friday, 26 July 2019, at Hotel Mount View in Chandigarh. The meeting, Finding the missing millions, will unite authorities from the Government of Punjab, Industry any other agencies to share information about viral hepatitis in the region.

Date and time: Friday, 26 July 2019, 10:30–13:30
Venue: Mountainview Hotel, Chandigarh

Finding the missing millions
Welcome Dr Jaspal Kaur, Director Health Services, Punjab
11:10–11:20 HCV situation in the world, India and Punjab and management of HCV under NVHCP – Dr RK Dhiman, Prof & Head Hepatology, PGIMER
11:20–11:30 Public health approach to screening and management of hepatitis C: Gilead/Industry approach – Dr Rahul Bargaje, Gilead, Mumbai
11:30–11:40 HCV situation analysis in Punjab – Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, State Programme Officer, NVHCP/IDSP
11:40–11:50 Contribution of Project ECHO for the successful management of hepatitis C in Punjab – Dr Sunil Anand, Executive Director, ECHO India
11:50–12:00 Leveraging partnerships to address pressing gaps and accelerate efforts toward hepatitis elimination – Ms Oriel Fernandes, Associate Director, Planning & Operations, CHAI
12:00–12:10 Collaboration with FIND and progress of the HEAD-Start project – Dr Sanjay Sarin, Country Head, FIND
12:10–12:20 Community perspective on prevention and management of hepatitis C – Lisa Nova Jena, Community Representative
12:20–12:30 Address by ADGP Prisons Punjab – Sh. PK Sinha, ADGP, Department of Prisons, Punjab
12:30–12:40 Way forward in the management of hepatitis C in Punjab – Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Principal Secretary of Gov’t. of Punjab, Department of Health and Family Welfare
12:40–13:30 Launch of “Journey of Punjab against HCV” (A progress report) – S. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Honorable Health Minister, Punjab
MoU between FIND and Prisons Department for screening prison inmates for HCV
Release of flip book for hepatitis C counsellors
Distribution of certificates to performers
13:30–13:45 Keynote address by Chief GuestS. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Honorable Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab
13:45–13:50 Vote of Thanks – Dr Avneet Kaur, Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab