European Testing Week October Webinar

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The October #EuroTestWeek webinar is on integrated testing for viral hepatitis & HIV in low threshold community-based settings in Europe

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Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:00-14:30 CET.

Title: HIV and viral hepatitis community-based testing in low threshold settings: European experiences

Brief description of webinar: This webinar will provide information on establishing and maintaining integrated testing for viral hepatitis and HIV through community services in low threshold organisations. Service providers will gain a better understanding of what community testing is, and the challenges when establishing integrated testing for viral hepatitis and HIV with medical workers or with peer workers (lay providers) in community services. The webinar will inform about the potential barriers and issues between both types of service provision and present good practice examples from select sites in Europe who have successfully overcome barriers in implementing community testing in low threshold organisations.

This webinar will also examine current EU policies and testing guidelines, including the 2015 WHO consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services and the 2018 ECDC guidance on testing for viral hepatitis and HIV, and identified best practices to support testing in low threshold settings.

The format of the webinar will be a 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes for Questions and Answers. Participants will be able to submit questions before and during the webinar. If you have questions for the presenter beforehand, please submit them to the ETW secretariat at eurotest.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk.

Brief presenter bio: Jason Farrell works as a project officer for Correlation Network. He is responsible for HCV prevention capacity building, providing training and program support for Correlation Network’s member organisations involved in HCV-community testing.

How to join the webinar:

  1. Simply click on this link or copy/paste this link (https://c.deic.dk/etw-october-webinar) into your browser 10 minutes before the start of the webinar.
  2. Log in as 'Guest' and enter in your name. It is not necessary to register through Adobe Connect.

For more information about the ETW webinars, visit the Webinars page on the ETW website.

For questions and troubleshooting, contact the ETW secretariat at eurotest.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk

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