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GHS 2018 Welcome Address & Plenary 1: WHO Elimination Targets | Exhibit Hall G

Thursday, June 14, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Welcome to the 16th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease, ISVHLD

The Summit's opening ceremony, is the perfect way to begin your experience of Toronto, one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Warm greetings to delegates from Harry Janssen and Michael Mannswill be followed by acknowledgments of groundbreaking achievements that have impacted upon science and medicine.

Chairs: John Ward & Julio Montaner

Invited Presentations:

2:15pm
Elimination targets: Rationale and WHO’s role in helping countries get there Gottfried Hirnschall , World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva

2:35pm
What tools are needed to generate the evidence - measuring success David Thomas, Johns Hopkins University, Towson

2:55pm
Role of patient and community in the global response Su Wang , Center For Asian Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Florham Park

3:10pm
National elimination in a focused epidemic: Australia Gregory Dore , The Kirby Institute, UNSW, Sydney

3:30pm
National elimination in a generalized epidemic: Egypt Manal El-Sayed, Ain Shams University, Cairo