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Addressing HBV as a public health issue beyond immunization: scaling up HBV testing and treatment

Date
22 Oct, 2019
Time
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue

Go-to-Webinar Platform (Link in Event Summary)

Organiser
Dr Shanti Singh-Anthony
Contact

pancap@caricom.org

Event Summary

About the webinar 

In episode 4 of the PANCAP Webinar series Updates from the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), Dr Nick Walsh, Regional Advisor for Viral Hepatitis at the Pan American Health Organization/ WHO Regional Office for the Americas based in Washington DC will discuss the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) as a public health issue beyond immunization.  He will also highlight the importance of scaling up HBV testing and treatment.

Details 

Facilitator

Dr Nick Walsh, Regional Advisor for Viral Hepatitis at the Pan American Health Organization/ WHO Regional Office for the Americas based in Washington DC

Topic – Addressing HBV as a public health issue beyond immunization: scaling up HBV testing and treatment

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM GYT

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About the Facilitator 

Nick Walsh is the Regional Advisor for Viral Hepatitis at the Pan American Health Organization/ WHO Regional Office for the Americas based in Washington DC.

He is a medical doctor with qualifications through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and clinical background in the screening, care and treatment of hepatitis, in particular B and C, and HIV in Australia and Cambodia. He also has substantial clinical experience across addiction medicine, infectious diseases, emergency and internal medicine and has worked extensively in indigenous communities in northern Australia. He has a public health background with particular experience in HIV and viral hepatitis in the Asia Pacific and Australia, holds a PhD in epidemiology from Monash University. He consulted from 2006 to the World Health Organization in the HIV Department, Global Hepatitis Programme and Mental Health and Substance Abuse, commencing as the focal point for viral hepatitis World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, the Philippines in 2014, before moving to PAHO in 2017.