Hepatitis C virus in people who inject drugs (PWID): Regional Webinar

Watch Professor Graham Foster, Mr Duncan Hill, Dr Cyrus Abbasian and Dr Professor Rosmawati Mohamed in this expert discussion exploring Hepatitis C virus in PWID in Asia and Europe.

Despite significant treatment advancements, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a worldwide health burden, particularly among people who inject drugs (PWID). Global prevalence of HCV in PWID is ~70% positioning this population as critical for treatment if we are to achieve the WHO elimination goal by 2030. This IOTOD webinar features Europe and Asia-based experts in HCV care and opioid dependence, to share best practices for addressing HCV in PWID, current care barriers and solutions to overcome them. By encouraging practice exchange between regions, we hope to learn lessons and together help optimise HCV care.

Agenda:

Opioid substitution therapy for PWID: a snapshot across Europe and Southeast Asia (01:26)
Psychosocial interventions for PWID (26:55)
HCV care among PWID: global and regional advancements (50:35)

Faculty

Cyrus Abbasian

Addictions Psychiatrist, Nightingale Hospital

London, UK

Rosmawati Mohamed

Consultant Hepatologist, University Malaya Medical Centre

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Graham Foster

Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary’s University of London & Consultant, Bart’s Health NHS Trust

London, UK

Duncan Hill

Specialist Pharmacist in Substance Misuse, NHS Lanarkshire

Glasgow, Scotland

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Funding Statement

This independent educational activity is supported by funding Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) and Hospital Healthcare Europe. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and organiser for this programme. The activity is run independently of the financial supporters and all content is created by the faculty. No funder has had input into the content of the activity.